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Preview Day at GSW

Join us for a Saturday Preview Day and get a snapshot of life at Georgia Southwestern. Students and parents will learn about admissions, financial aid, and scholarships. Attendees will also explore academic programs, interact with faculty, and enjoy a student-led campus tour. All students will receive a free GSW shirt, and one lucky high school junior or senior will win our $1,000 Preview Day scholarship!

Upcoming Preview Days

  • November 4, 2023
  • February 17, 2024
  • April 13, 2024

If you would like to visit before our scheduled Preview Days, please schedule a Daily Campus Tour. 

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Tour Highlights

There’s nothing quite like visiting Georgia Southwestern State University and experiencing our beautiful campus in person! From walking down Hello Walk to planning how you will decorate your room and even interacting with faculty, staff, and current students, our Preview Days will give you a glimpse of the GSW experience.

  • Tour our beautiful, Southern campus
  • Meet faculty in your area of interest
  • Learn about financial aid and university housing

What to Expect

Preview Day begins at 8:30 AM and ends at lunch. Please see the schedule tour below for more detailed information. When arriving on campus, signs will direct you to Preview Day parking near the entrance of the Storm Dome. Following the tour, we invite you to enjoy lunch on campus or at one of Americus's great local restaurants. A list of local eateries will be provided at Preview Day.

Preview Day Schedule

Time Activity
8:30 AM

Check-In and Campus Resource Fair, Student Success Center Lobby

  • Visit with faculty and staff to learn about the various resources available to students at Southwestern.
9:00 AM Welcome, Storm Dome
9:20 AM

Admissions, Residential Living, and Financial Aid, Storm Dome

  • Learn more about the application process, life at GSW, student housing, and how to apply for Financial Aid.
10:00 AM

Academic Information Sessions, Academic Buildings

  • Connect directly with university faculty and learn about GSW's outstanding academic programs.
11:00 AM

Campus Tour

  • Tours include a stop at the freshmen residence hall.
11:30 AM

Student Organization Fair, Marshal Student Center

  • Meet current student leaders and learn more about their organizations.
11:45 PM

Final Questions, Marshal Student Center

  • Have final questions? Students will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with Admissions staff before leaving campus.
  • All juniors, seniors, and transfers attending will receive a free t-shirt.
12:00 PM

FAFSA Workshop* (Optional), Canes Central

  • A representative from Georgia Student Finance Commission will assist you in submitting your FAFSA. *February and April Preview Days only.

Lunch, Marshall Student Center

  • Be our guest and eat lunch on campus following Preview Day or at one of Americus's great local restaurants. A list of local eateries will be provided at Preview Day. Our dining hall is open for lunch until 2:00 PM.
1:00 PM

Scholarship Drawing

  • Join us live on Instagram to see if you are the lucky high school junior or senior to win our $1000 Preview Day scholarship. Follow @GSWadmissions so you don't miss the drawing.


 Register for Preview Day

I chose to attend Georgia Southwestern because of the at-home feel. When I came to Preview Day, I fell in love with the campus and the environment. Everyone that I interacted with that day seemed as if they cared about my well-being and success throughout my college career. I was also informed about the small student-to-faculty ratio, which was one of my deciding factors.

Kyira Dawson Nursing Major
Tampa, Florida