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The Eagle Experience

Your Georgia Southern journey begins with The Eagle Experience — a chance for you to dig in from day one and write your next chapter. Through a multitude of events and activities, you’ll meet new friends, learn from accomplished professors, create memories for a lifetime, engage in practical learning, and, most importantly, make our house YOUR house. 

We are here to ensure your college journey — from the classroom to the field and from game days to graduation — is a success. Are you READY for the experience of a lifetime?

Join an upcoming residence hall virtual meeting to prepare for move-in this August!

Click on the hall photo below to join the zoom session.

Get Ready for Fall 2023 at Georgia Southern!

Mark your calendar now for some key events. More will be added throughout the spring and summer.

  • Friday, August 11 – Operation Move-In
  • Sunday, August 13 – Eagles Brunch, Enrollment Quick-Stop, Eagle Info Tents, CRI Sunday Funday, Class Schedule Tours, Conversations with Professors, and more!
  • Monday, August 14 – First Day of Classes

New First-Year Students should attend New Student Convocation at 5:30pm.

Monday, August 14
Armstrong Campus
Fine Arts Auditorium

Tuesday, August 15
Statesboro Campus
Hanner Fieldhouse


Help GUS find the best spot for his new nest while you learn campus with THE GREAT GAME! Grab some friends and play this PokemonGo-style game.

August 11 – August 31

The fastest teams win GS swag!

NASPA Excellence Awards Gold Recipient - view more on

The Eagle Experience is a NASPA Award winning program for student transition.

Classes begin on August 10, but the action starts sooner!

After their first year*…

88% of new students say that The Eagle Experience helped them transition to Georgia Southern.

92% of students are confident that faculty and staff support their academic success.

86% of students are confident that Georgia Southern was the right choice for them.

79% of students say they belong at Georgia Southern.

*May 2022 survey of new 2021-22 students.

Learn about the Financial Aid Process and the HOPE Scholarship this Summer in Live Webinars!