Leah Seupersad, 404-413-1354
ATLANTA—Georgia State University will celebrate Family Weekend Sept. 9-11.
At the annual event, parents will be able to get a glimpse of the GSU student experience, by attending a lecture, tailgating and cheering on the Panther football team to victory when they play Old Dominion at noon, Sept. 10, in the Georgia Dome.
“I have attended Parents Weekend since 2008 when my daughter started Georgia State University. I believe it is an important time for parents to bond with their students as they start a new year at GSU,” said Wanda Pearson, president of the GSU Parents Association.
Registration for Family Weekend is open this week for $50 per person, which includes a football game ticket, or $40 without a football game ticket.
After an 8 a.m. check-in on Saturday (Sept. 10), parents will have the opportunity to attend a lecture taught by a distinguished GSU professor. Shelby Frost, clinical associate professor of economics, will teach a course about economics and making choices. And Jan Ligon, associate professor of social work, will teach a course titled, “Alcohol and Drug Use and Abuse: Assessment, Treatment, and Trends.”
At 10 a.m. Saturday, parents can show their panther pride and enjoy food and fun at a tailgate, sponsored by the Parents Association. The pre-game tailgate will be located in the Georgia Dome Orange Lot.
Throughout the weekend parents also can take advantage of student activities, such as watching movies at the Cinefest Theatre to swimming laps at GSU’s Student Recreation Center. Discounted adult admission to the Recreation Center is $3 for adults, $2 for children and students are admitted free with their Panther Card.
Family Weekend Cinefest movies will be shown on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m. All guests are $5 and students are free with Panther ID.
For more information or to register for Family Weekend, visit the Office of New Student Programs and Parent Relations online at http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwnew/parents.
Sept. 6, 2011