Freshman Convocation, Block Party Kick Off Fall Semester
Sunday will be a busy day for new Panthers.
First-year Georgia State University students are invited to participate in the Freshman Convocation ceremony from 3-4 p.m. in the Sports Arena.
University President Mark Becker will officially induct the new freshman class into the university community through a medallion presentation ceremony and recitation of the Freshman Pledge.
U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will be the keynote speaker. Her book, “Beyond Katrina,” is the fall First-Year Book.
After the ceremony, freshman students and their families are invited to the Panther Welcome Back Block Party. The event will include interactive games and opportunities to meet Panther athletes.
Trethewey will attend the Block Party to meet students and sign their copies of “Beyond Katrina.”
A valid Panther ID is required for attendance.
For the complete schedule of back-to-school events, go to the Panther Welcome homepage.
3-4 p.m. | Sports Arena
125 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
Doors open at 2:15 p.m. Free parking is available in G Deck and additional parking is available in M Deck for $7. Dress is business casual.
4–6 p.m. | Hurt Park
30 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA 30303