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Georgia Southern to Host Three Spring Family Weekends

1-23 GS to host three spring family weekendSTATESBORO, Ga. – Jan. 23, 2013 – Georgia Southern University will host three Spring Family Weekends in 2013. The University’s Office of Orientation and Parent Programs has events scheduled for February 23 and March 9 in Statesboro and April 20 in Atlanta.

On February 23, families are invited to attend the men’s basketball game as the Eagles take on Furman at Hanner Fieldhouse. Family Weekend attendees can buy tickets for $5 per person, and Georgia Southern students will receive free admission with a valid student ID. The deadline to register is February 15 at 5 p.m.

On March 9, families can see a Georgia Southern baseball game as the Eagles take on Wofford at J.I. Clements Stadium. These packages cost $10 each for parents and guests. It includes a game ticket and a concession pass. University students receive free admission with a valid student ID. The deadline to register is March 1 at 5 p.m.

The third Spring Family Weekend will be April 20 at Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta where families and students can watch the “Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision.” They will also enjoy a catered dinner and view the laser show from the private Alabama terrace. Tickets cost $25 per person which includes park admission, dinner, laser show and parking. Tickets for specific attractions at Stone Mountain Park can be purchased using Georgia Southern parent discount rates. The deadline to register is April 8 at 5 p.m.

“We are very excited to provide three Spring Family Weekends and welcome parents back to campus to visit their student,” said Erin Campbell, assistant director of admissions, orientation and parent programs. “We are also looking forward to hosting parents and students in Atlanta at Stone Mountain. This will be our first time at this venue, and we are anticipating a lot of excitement about this opportunity.”

Campbell encourages parents to reserve their spot and buy tickets early. For a full list of events including dates, times and locations and to purchase tickets, visit students.georgiasouthern.edu/parent. Reservations can also be made by calling the Office of Orientation and Parent Programs at (912) 478-7627.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 120 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  In 2011, the University was named one of the Top 10 most popular universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report and is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.

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