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JULY 30, 2020 — The University System of Georgia (USG) this week is receiving additional personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and will provide it to its 26 institutions ahead of next month’s return to on-campus instruction.

JULY 17, 2020 — After careful thought and consideration, the August 15 Commencement Ceremony honoring Spring and Summer graduates has been postponed. The current restrictions in place do not allow for an event of this size for graduates and their guests to safely social distance. All graduates were polled and an overwhelming majority voted they would rather delay the ceremony until December 12, 2020, should current guidance at that time allow social gatherings of this size.

JULY 9, 2020 — At the end of June 2020, the University System of Georgia (USG) approved Georgia Southwestern's contingency plans for Fall 2020. These plans outline three distinct scenarios for the fall semester.

JULY 8, 2020 — As a result of two federal guidelines recently released, we wanted to make you aware of important changes to the USG Healthcare plan and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) plan.

JULY 7, 2020 — The following is an update from the University System of GeorgiaRecently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance for managing COVID-19 related issues. Among the changes are to definitions for people who will need extra precaution due to age and underlying medical conditions. In response to those changes from the CDC, the University System of Georgia is providing updated guidance on the wearing of face coverings and for who is eligible to seek alternate work arrangements due to falling into one of these categories.

JUNE 23, 2020 — Over the past few weeks, Georgia Southwestern has heard powerful feedback from our campus community, and has had moments of intentional reflection that dig deep into our core values. At such a crucial time in the fight for racial equality, it’s important that, as an institution of higher learning, we understand and acknowledge our history while continuing to move forward. Georgia Southwestern is dedicated to fostering an inclusive campus environment that recognizes, supports, and empowers each individual member’s voice. We are actively listening to our students, faculty, staff and alumni. But it’s not enough to just listen - we must take action.

MAY 27, 2020 — As noted in Dr. Weaver’s message this morning, employees who fall into a high risk category should communicate with Human Resources to arrange for accommodations to continue current telework or alternate on-site schedules and assignments. Once an employee reaches out to HR we will provide them with the required documentation and next steps, which will include a designation from the employee on the serious health condition, a description of the accommodations being requested, and a physician’s certification. Supervisors will also be consulted regarding requested accommodations.

MAY 27, 2020 — As the State of Georgia continues to take measured steps toward a return to normal economic and social activity, Georgia Southwestern has been approved to initiate our plan to bring employees back to campus and begin preparations for a Fall Semester that will include students living and attending classes on campus.

MAY 7, 2020 — The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia (USG) provided authority Thursday for a plan for possible staffing reductions and furloughs due to rapid changes in expected state revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MAY 6, 2020 — Georgia Southwestern's Office of Information and Instructional Technology has worked diligently to implement new services and expand wireless network services for students, faculty, and staff.

MAY 5, 2020 — The GSW Emergency Financial Aid Grants are funded by the CARES Act.  The funds are designed to assist students (undergraduate and graduate) to meet short-term financial hardships due to COVID-19.

APRIL 16, 2020 — The Spring 2020 semester Textbook Buyback will be held virtually. To get started, go to and click on the 'Textbooks' dropdown tab and select 'Sell Textbooks'. Spring textbook rentals are to be returned by 3:00pm on May 20, 2020. 

APRIL 8, 2020 — As many of us know, it’s the people we work with each day that make being a part of GSW a special experience. It is the way we come together to guide, motivate, challenge and develop students that makes GSW a unique educational community. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed us in directions we never thought possible, and has caused us to be creative, quick thinking, and focused on our primary goal of student success while ensuring we are able to protect the safety and health of all involved.  While it has been challenging, I know the GSW family has risen to the occasion in ways seen by many, but also in countless acts of skill, generosity and caring that may have gone relatively unnoticed.

APRIL 6, 2020 — President Neal Weaver and his wife, Kristi, have a very special announcement they'd like to share with the GSW family, especially our graduating seniors.

APRIL 3, 2020 — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp issued a new Executive Order which takes effect at 6:00pm on Friday, April 3, 2020 lasting until April 13, 2020 regarding COVID-19 and the Public Health Emergency. This Order includes the implementation of a statewide shelter in place directive with the exception of Critical Infrastructure.

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