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April 12-14, 2019

We are excited to invite you to attend this year's GSW Family Weekend to discover more about your student's life here at Georgia Southwestern State University. Throughout the weekend, families and their students are encouraged to attend the Student Leadership Awards, the Family Breakfast and the many sporting events going on around campus. We also invite you to explore Americus and Sumter County by attending the fun and exciting happenings around town mentioned below.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 12

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Americus Fire & EMS Services 24th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament | Tee time 1:00pm | Register by April 8

Student Awards Ceremony | 6:00pm | Marshall Student Center | Reception to follow 

The Day He Wore My Crown | 7:00pm | Central Baptist Church | Free attendance

Saturday, April 13

1K/5K Run with the President | 8:00am

Family Breakfast | 9:00am | GSW Private Dining Room | $10 per person Reservations required. Online sign-up form.

Visit the GSW Bookstore | open 9:00am - 11:00am | Marshall Student Center

Greek Awards | 10:00am | Fine Arts Theater

Trolley Tour of the City of Americus | 10:30am | Will leave from the Marshall Student Center

Cornhole Tournament | 11:30am

Tailgate | 12:00pm

Softball vs. UNC Pembroke (Cancer Day) | 12:00pm & 2:00pm | Free admission

Baseball vs. Lander University (Cancer Day) | 1:00pm & 4:30pm | Free admission

Tennis vs. Lander University | 2:00pm | Free admission

Wolf Creek Spring Festival | 11:00am | Wolf Creek Plantation

Plains Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Historic Downtown Plains

The Day He Wore My Crown | 7:00pm | Central Baptist Church | Free attendance

Sunday, April 14

Softball vs. Francis Marion University (Senior Day) | 12:00pm & 2:00pm

Baseball vs. Lander University | 1:00pm

Tennis vs. Francis Marion University | 11:00am

Jimmy Carter Sunday School | 10:00am | Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains

The Day He Wore My Crown | 2:00pm | Central Baptist Church | Free attendance

Please contact David Jenkins, Director of First-Year Experience, via email at or by calling (229-931-2724) if you have any questions.

*Schedule subject to change.

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