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Georgia Southwestern State University

800 GSW State University Drive
Americus, Georgia 31709

**Your GPS may likely direct you to the backside of campus. Please read through the following directions or use our interactive Campus Map to verify you are entering at the correct location.

From I-75 and I-85, Atlanta, North Georgia:

Take either I-75 South or I-85 South into Atlanta. Stay on the 75-85 connector until the two split. Take I-75 South. Take Exit 177 (I-475/Macon Bypass). This exit will put you back on I-75 south of Macon. Continuing back on I-75 South, take Exit 127 (Highway 26, Montezuma/Hawkinsville). Turn right off the exit and continue straight. Go straight at the 4-way stop (caution light). After going through Montezuma and Oglethorpe, turn left at the 4-way stop sign, onto Highway 49.  Highway 49 goes through Andersonville and into Americus. In Americus, you will come to a Zaxby’s and a Wendy’s on your right. Get in the left lane. Go straight at the traffic light crossing over Forsyth Street. You will be on Tripp Street. Veer right onto GSW State University Drive (about 2 blocks at the large brick Georgia Southwestern sign). Continue straight at the traffic light onto campus. To get to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions, continue left on GSW State University Drive. At the four-way stop sign, continue straight on Perimeter Road, and turn at the first left. The Marshall Student Center parking lot will be located on the left passed the Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith Memorial Building and across the street from the MSC and Campus Bookstore. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions is located in Canes Central, a short walk from the parking lot. 

From Augusta:

Take I-20 West to exit 175 (Thomson). Turn left. From Thomson, take Highway 278 to Warrenton. Take Highway 16 to Sparta. Take Highway 22 to Milledgeville. Take Hwy 49 into Macon. Look for signs that lead you to I-75/I-16. Take I-75 South. Take Exit 127 (Highway 26, Montezuma/Hawkinsville). Turn right off the exit and continue straight. Go straight at the 4-way stop (caution light). After going through Montezuma and Oglethorpe, turn left at the 4-way stop sign, onto Highway 49.  Highway 49 goes through Andersonville and into Americus. In Americus, you will come to a Zaxby’s and a Wendy’s on your right. Get in the left lane. Go straight at the traffic light crossing over Forsyth Street. You will be on Tripp Street. Veer right onto GSW State University Drive (about 2 blocks at the large brick Georgia Southwestern sign). Continue straight at the traffic light onto campus. To get to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions, continue left on GSW State University Drive. At the four-way stop sign, continue straight on Perimeter Road, and turn at the first left. The Marshall Student Center parking lot will be located on the left passed the Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith Memorial Building and across the street from the MSC and Campus Bookstore. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions is located in Canes Central, a short walk from the parking lot. 

From Macon:

Take I-75 south. Take Exit 127 (Highway 26, Montezuma/Hawkinsville). Turn right off the exit and continue straight. Go straight at the 4-way stop (caution light). After going through Montezuma and Oglethorpe, turn left at the 4-way stop sign, onto Highway 49.  Highway 49 goes through Andersonville and into Americus. In Americus, you will come to a Zaxby’s and a Wendy’s on your right. Get in the left lane. Go straight at the traffic light crossing over Forsyth Street. You will be on Tripp Street. Veer right onto GSW State University Drive (about 2 blocks at the large brick Georgia Southwestern sign). Continue straight at the traffic light onto campus as you pass the soccer and softball fields. To get to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions, continue left on GSW State University Drive. At the four-way stop sign, continue straight on Perimeter Road, and turn at the first left. The Marshall Student Center parking lot will be located on the left passed the Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith Memorial Building and across the street from the MSC and Campus Bookstore. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions is located in Canes Central, a short walk from the parking lot. 

From Columbus:

From I-185 South in Columbus, take Exit 1A onto Highway 280. Approximately 8 miles outside of Columbus near Cusseta, turn left onto Highway 26. Continue into Buena Vista, then turn right at the 1st traffic light onto Highway 41 South. Approximately 6 miles outside Buena Vista, turn left onto Highway 30 (look for a white church). Continue to Americus. At the traffic light (Gas N Go station), turn right onto US 19 South. At the 1st traffic light, turn left on West Lamar Street (one-way street). At the 4th traffic light, turn right onto South Lee Street. At the 2nd traffic light, turn left onto Glessner Street, and continue through the four-way stop. The road will dead end into campus. Turn right on Perimeter Road, and turn at the first left. The Marshall Student Center parking lot will be located on the left passed the Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith Memorial Building and across the street from the MSC and Campus Bookstore. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions is located in Canes Central, a short walk from the parking lot. 

If you miss the turn onto Highway 26, keep straight on Highway 280 to Richland. Turn left onto Highway 280 East into Americus. At the traffic light, turn left onto Highway 19 North. At the 2nd traffic light (Days Inn), turn right onto Lamar Street (one-way street). At the 3rd traffic light, turn right onto South Lee Street. At the 3rd traffic light, turn left onto Glessner Street. The road will dead end into campus. Turn right onto Perimeter Road, and turn at the first left. The Marshall Student Center parking lot will be located on the left passed the Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith Memorial Building and across the street from the MSC and Campus Bookstore. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions is located in Canes Central, a short walk from the parking lot. 

From Savannah:

Take I-16 West to Exit 39 (Cochran). Turn left on Highway 26. Highway 26 turns into Alt. 129 past Cochran. Just before reaching Hawkinsville, Alt. 29 ends. At the stop sign, turn right and go into Hawkinsville. When you cross the bridge, you will immediately turn left and then right. You should pass a McDonald’s after the right turn. Turn left onto Highway 27. Outside Vienna, Highway 27 turns left. When you reach Americus, get in the right turning lane and turn onto Highway 280/Forsyth Street (one-way street). Turn left at the first traffic light on Tripp Street. Veer right onto GSW State University Drive (about 2 blocks at the large brick Georgia Southwestern sign). Continue straight at the traffic light onto campus as you pass the soccer and softball fields. To get to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions, continue left on GSW State University Drive. At the four-way stop sign, continue straight on Perimeter Road, and turn at the first left. The Marshall Student Center parking lot will be located on the left passed the Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith Memorial Building and across the street from the MSC and Campus Bookstore. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions is located in Canes Central, a short walk from the parking lot. 

From Alt. 27, Carrollton/Newnan Area:

Take Alt. 27 South from Carrollton through Newnan. Alt. 27 will eventually become Highway 41. Stay on Highway 41. Outside of Geneva, Highway 41 turns left. Follow Highway 41 into Buena Vista. Go through Buena Vista, staying on Highway 41. Approximately 6 miles outside Buena Vista, turn left onto Highway 30 (look for a white church). At the traffic light (Chevron Station), turn right onto US 19 South. At 1st traffic, turn left on Lamar Street (one-way street). At the 3rd traffic light, turn right onto South Lee Street. At 3rd traffic light, turn left onto Glessner Street. Continue straight through the four-way stop, and the road will dead end into campus. Turn right onto Perimeter Road, and turn at the first left. The Marshall Student Center parking lot will be located on the left passed the Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith Memorial Building and across the street from the MSC and Campus Bookstore. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions is located in Canes Central, a short walk from the parking lot. 

From Buena Vista:

Take Highway 41 South. Approximately 6 miles outside Buena Vista, turn left on Highway 30 (look for a white church). At the traffic light (Chevron Station), turn right onto US 19 South. At 1st traffic light, turn left onto Lamar Street (one-way street). At the 3rd traffic light, turn right onto South Lee Street. At the 3rd traffic light, turn left onto Glessner Street. The road will dead end into campus. Turn right onto Perimeter Road, and turn at the first left. The Marshall Student Center parking lot will be located on the left passed the Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith Memorial Building and across the street from the MSC and Campus Bookstore. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions is located in Canes Central, a short walk from the parking lot. 

From Highway 19/Griffin/Thomaston:

Take US 19/US 41/GA 3 South. Just south of Griffin, turn right to stay on US 19/GA 3 (BP Gas Station). Continue straight, 88 miles, through Thomaston, Butler, and Ellaville, into Americus. At the 2nd traffic light, turn left on Lamar Street (one-way street). At the 3rd red light, turn right onto South Lee Street. At 3rd traffic light, turn left onto Glessner Street. The road will dead end into campus. Turn right onto Perimeter Road, and turn at the first left. The Marshall Student Center parking lot will be located on the left passed the Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith Memorial Building and across the street from the MSC and Campus Bookstore. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions is located in Canes Central, a short walk from the parking lot. 

From Thomasville/Albany/Leesburg:

Take US 19 North to Albany. Take Exit 6A (US 19 N/Slappey Blvd). Continue on US 19 North through Leesburg and Smithville, into Americus. At the 3rd traffic light (Days Inn), turn right onto Lamar Street (one-way street). At the 3rd traffic light, turn right onto South Lee Street. At 3rd traffic light, turn left onto Glessner Street. The road will dead end into campus. Turn right onto Perimeter Road, and turn at the first left. The Marshall Student Center parking lot will be located on the left passed the Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith Memorial Building and across the street from the MSC and Campus Bookstore. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions is located in Canes Central, a short walk from the parking lot. 

From I-75, Cordele/Valdosta/Florida:

Take I-75 North to Exit 101 (Cordele/Highway 280). Turn left on Highway 280 West for approximately 32 miles through Leslie into Americus. At the 3rd traffic light, turn left onto Tripp Street. Veer right onto GSW State University Drive (about 2 blocks at the large brick Georgia Southwestern sign). Continue straight at the traffic light onto campus as you pass the soccer and softball fields. To get to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions, continue left on GSW State University Drive. At the four-way stop sign, continue straight on Perimeter Road, and turn at the first left. The Marshall Student Center parking lot will be located on the left passed the Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith Memorial Building and across the street from the MSC and Campus Bookstore. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions is located in Canes Central, a short walk from the parking lot. 

From Waycross:

Take Highway 82 West to Tifton. Take I-75 North to exit 101 Cordele. Turn left onto Highway 280 West for approximately 32 miles through Leslie into Americus. At the 3rd traffic light, turn left onto Tripp Street. Veer right onto GSW State University Drive (about 2 blocks at the large brick Georgia Southwestern sign). Continue straight at the traffic light onto campus as you pass the soccer and softball fields. To get to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions, continue left on GSW State University Drive. At the four-way stop sign, continue straight on Perimeter Road, and turn at the first left. The Marshall Student Center parking lot will be located on the left passed the Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith Memorial Building and across the street from the MSC and Campus Bookstore. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions is located in Canes Central, a short walk from the parking lot. 

Lost?

Call the Georgia Southwestern Office of Recruitment and Admissions at 229-928-1273 or the Office of Public Safety at 229-931-2245.