Georgia Southern Plans Five Spring Family Days

STATESBORO, Ga. – Feb. 4, 2014 – Georgia Southern University will host five spring Family Days for students and their parents. The University’s Office of Orientation and Parent Programs has planned events on Feb. 22nd, March 8th and April 19th in Statesboro. In addition, the University will host two Family Days in Atlanta on March 29th and April 12th.

On February 22nd, families are invited to pack the house in pink at Hanner Fieldhouse in honor of breast cancer awareness as the men’s basketball team plays Elon and the women’s team faces Appalachian State. Family Day attendees can purchase a ticket to the game for only $4 per person. Georgia Southern students receive free admission with a valid student ID. The deadline to register for this Family Day weekend is Feb. 17th.

On March 8th and April 19th, families are invited to J.I. Clements Stadium to attend an Eagle baseball game vs. Holy Cross in March or Samford in April. Deadline to register is March 3rd and April 14th respectively.  Family Day attendees can purchase a ticket to the game for only $4 per person.  Georgia Southern students receive free admission with a valid student ID.

A fourth and fifth spring Family Day will be held on March 29th and April 12th in Atlanta.  In March, families are invited to cheer on the Gwinnett Gladiators at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.  Tickets will cost $15 per person for premium seats. The deadline to register is March 24th.  The April event is with the Atlanta Braves. Families can attend the Atlanta Braves vs. the Washington Nationals game and enjoy a pre-game tailgate experience. Deadline to register is March 23rd.

“We are very excited to provide five spring Family Days and welcome parents back to campus to visit their students,” said Erin Butler, assistant director of admissions, orientation and parent programs. “We hope families will build their own experience and take advantage of all our campus has to offer.  We are also looking forward to hosting parents and students in Atlanta.  The Braves event has been popular in years past, and this is our first time with the Gwinnett Gladiators.  We are anticipating a lot of excitement about these events.”

 Butler encourages parents to reserve their spots and purchase tickets early to ensure that there is enough space to accommodate the group. To purchase tickets and see a complete schedule of events, visit http://parents.georgiasouthern.edu. Reservations can also be made by calling the Office of Orientation and Parent Programs (912) 478-7627.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.

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