Week of Welcome 2014

Welcome to Valdosta State University!

Monday, August 11th

CPC Recruitment Kickoff- 4pm-8pm Union Ballrooms

 Join the six Panhellenic sororities in Value-based recruitment that begins August 11th. For more information about this event, visit their website here!

Tuesday, August 12th

Move in begins for incoming first year students

move in day

Trivia Night- 7pm Union Ballrooms

Come out to the Union Ballrooms where you will have fun night of Trivia and meet other students! 

Wednesday, August 13th

Move in continues for incoming freshmen

Getting to know you s'more- 6pm GA Courtyard

Thursday, August 14th

New Student Convocation 9am-11am in the PE complex


Arel Moodie will be our keynote speaker to this event.  Mr. Moodie is a best-selling author of Your Starting Point for Student Success and is known all over as America’s Top Young Speaker.  He has partnered with The White House to host events that involved the country’s top young leaders. The New York Times & USA Today also has recognized him a Top Generation Y Entrepreneur. He has spoken to over 150,000 students in 44 states and 5 countries. Please join us for this New Student Convocation! 

The Blazer Blitz- 1pm Front Lawn

Exploring diverse backgrounds- 3pm-PM Powell Hall Aud. 

Late night pancakes- 8pm Palms Quad

Sponsored by RHA/CAB, this event will be held in the Palms Quad and gives students a chance to meet other students! 

Friday, August 15th

Returning students move in

College meetings-9am-11am. Find your meeting location. 

Play fair- 3pm Front Lawn

Saturday, August 16th

Volunteer Valdosta- 9am Union Rotunda

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? There are many opportunities through Volunteer Services. Attend this event and find out more information about how you can become a volunteer, or visit the Volunteer Services webiste here


Movie on the lawn- Dark- GA Hall Lawn

Come on out ot he GA Hall Lawn where a movie will shown after dark! Sponsored by CAB, the movie will give you a chance to meet other students and relax before classes start on August 18th.

Sunday, August 17th

Find your classroom, 3pm-5pm Academic Building

find your classroom

This event is held so that students can explore the academic buildings that they are scheduled to have classes in for the fall semester. Volunteers will be stationed at each building to assist students in finding their classrooms within the buildings. 

For more details on Fall Explosion visit the website here.

Events Beyond Week of Welcome

The Happening is a great way to see what VSU's student groups are, as well as see what the local buisnesses and organizations are here in Valdosta. 

the happening

Parents Weekend

September 5th-6th

Parents weekend is a great way for parents to visit campus, and spend time with their student, as well as meet other families.  Parents receive lunch, as well as have the opportunity to purchase football tickets for the Saturday night game.  A full list of events as well as more information for the weekend are located here on the Homecoming website. Don't forget to register!

Homecoming 2014

October 20th-25th

Homecoming consists of a week of activities leading up to our home football game on Saturday, October 25th! Check out the Homecoming website for a link to the list of activities available this week!