New Student Convocation and activities for August 10, 2018

After you have successfully moved into your residence hall and prepared for classes, we have an exciting day planned for our new students on August 10, 2018. The day will begin with New Student Convocation for all new VSU students, followed by meetings with your academic colleges and departments. You'll be served lunch at Palms Dining Center, and you'll have the afternoon to explore campus and handle any remaining business with our student services offices (listed below). We'll finish the day with activities for our on-campus and off-campus students, a class photo, and a party on the Front Lawn!

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Schedule of Events

August 10, 2018

New Student Convocation
8:45 am - 10:00 am
PE Complex

Academic College Meetings
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dismissal from New Student Convocation

Luau Lunch at Palms Dining Center
Noon - 1:30 pm
Palms Dining Center
(Bring your 1Card for lunch. Meal Plan not required.)

Explore Your Campus
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Odum Library, Campus Recreation, Student Union, Bookstore, Health and Counseling Center, Academic Support Center, Student Employment, VSU Nature Walk

Taking Care of Business
Friday 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Take care of any business you have left with:

  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid* (University Center)
  • Housing Central Office* (Hopper Hall)
  • Meal Plans* (University Center)
  • 1Card* (University Center)
  • Parking and Transportation* (Sustella Parking Deck)
  • Registrar* (University Center)
  • Student Accounts/Bursary* (University Center)
  • Student Mail Center (Hopper Hall)

* Open Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Honors College Convocation
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jennett Hall

Mandatory Residence Hall Meetings
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Meet at your on-campus residence hall

Off Campus and Commuter Student Meet and Greet
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Student Union Rotunda

Class Photo
6:15 pm
Front Lawn
Please wear your Alumni gift t-shirt you received at New Student Convocation.

Cookout and Fall Explosion Kick-Off!
Following the class photo.