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October 4-5, 2019

We are excited to invite you to attend this year's GSW Fall 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 First Friday, the men’s and women's soccer games, and other campus events. We also invite you to explore the Americus and Sumter County area together. Fall Family Weekend is part of GSW’s inaugural Blue & Gold Week, a fall spirit week held September 30th – October 5thClick here to download a PDF version of the schedule.

   Register for Family Weekend   

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 4

First Friday | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Downtown Americus

Meet and Greet | 7:00pm - 8:00pm | Historic Windsor Hotel | Check in and pick up your gifts!

Saturday, October 5

Coffee and Donuts | 9:30am - 10:00am | Carter I Lobby

Parent University | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Carter I | Choose a session about GSW programs & opportunities to attend each hour.

Blue & Gold Picnic | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Marshall Student Center patio | Students eat free with their meal plans. $8.75 for others.

Bookstore & Higher Grounds Cafe open | 11:30am - 1:30pm | Marshall Student Center

Trolley Tour of Americus | 1:00pm | Departs from the Marshall Student Center

Paint Party | 3:00pm | Student Success Center 2410 | Register in advance. $20 per person.

Women's Soccer Game | 5:00pm | Soccer Field

Men's Soccer Game | 7:30pm | Soccer Field

4th Annual Cornhole Tournament | 4:00pm | Soccer Field | Hosted by GSW Athletics | Register your 2-person team at

Catch the Big Football Games Tent | 6:00pm | Soccer Field | Sponsored by the GSW Alumni Association

Cookout with the Canes | 6:30pm | Soccer Field | Sponsored by GSW Athletics & GSW First-Year Experience

Mr. & Miss GSW Coronation | 7:00pm (between the matches) | Soccer Field | Sponsored by Student Government Association

Saturday Campus Recreation

Deriso Pool | 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Fitness Center | 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Game Room | 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Griffin Bell Golf Course | $22 for 18 holes with a cart, call ahead for a tee time at 229-924-2914

Indoor Basketball Court | 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Outdoor Basketball Court | continuously open

Racquetball Court | 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Rock Climbing Wall 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Tennis Courts | continuously open

Please contact Dr. 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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