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Family Programs

Georgia Southwestern supports collaboration between parents and families and the University for the common goals of student learning, development, and success. We encourage you as parents and family members to explore the many ways you can become engaged on campus. There are various opportunities to connect such as through the GSW Parent’s Group on Facebook, at Family Weekend, and Homecoming Weekend. 

Family Resources

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Family Guide

Family Weekend

Each fall, we celebrate being a Hurricane by welcoming parents, siblings, and loved ones to discover more about your student's life here at Georgia Southwestern. As part of the Hurricane family, we invite you to experience everything our campus and community has to offer, from athletics and the arts to trolley rides and recreation. We also invite you to explore the Americus and Sumter County area together as we have many unique shops and restaurants, in addition to two state parks. Family Weekend will culminate at the end of GSW’s Blue & Gold Week, a fall spirit week. 

Family Weekend Schedule


Office of First-Year Experience

Canes Central

229-931-2724 phone
229-931-2835 fax

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00am

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Faculty & Staff

Stay Connected

Check social media frequently for the various events FYE has to offer your student and and Community Events for items open to parents and community members.