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Georgia Southern University Hosts Record Open House

Continuing a growing trend, more than 750 prospective students were on campus for Georgia Southern University’s open house, the largest number in the institution’s more than 100-year history.

Including parents and other family, Georgia Southern University hosted more than 1,900 guests this past weekend alone, another University record. While on campus prospective students explored the University’s numerous degree programs, housing options and met with professors, current students and found out more about available student activities.

‘As Georgia Southern University continues to grow not only in reputation in the state, but in the region and nationally, we are excited about the possibilities,” said Teresa Thompson, PhD, vice president of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Georgia Southern University. ‘During the past two open houses, we have hosted families from as close as Savannah and as far away as California.”

The open house, which includes a walking tour of campus, is designed as an overview of the University. Admissions personnel provide an overview of the admissions process and numerous other areas including financial aid, the Honors program and the Eagle Incentive Program (a program offered during the summer for students provisionally accepted for fall admission).

‘We have taken a different approach and have moved away from the typical open house,” says Thompson. ‘Our goal is to make the most of the prospective student’s time by giving them an all-access pass to Georgia Southern. It’s this experience, personal touch and access to our administration and faculty that we believe separates us from the other Universities.”

The next open house at Georgia Southern will be April 5, 2008. To RSVP, prospective students should visit:

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving nearly 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit:

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