Educators’ Guide: Student Life

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Housing
University Housing includes amenities such as laundry facilities, study lounges, community spaces, meeting rooms and parking across multiple residence halls, ranging from Patton Hall, which houses 325 freshmen, to our largest residence complex, University Commons, which houses 2,000 students. Learn more >

Our Living-Learning Communities foster community through activities that are carefully planned and supported by University Housing staff and the members themselves. Because all members share interest in their community’s theme — ranging from academic focus to lifestyle to leadership — students often build genuine relationships and life-long friends. Learn more >

Dining
Panther Dining Services offers convenient, affordable and delicious meal options for the Georgia State community. Georgia State features dining halls in Patton Hall, Piedmont Central and Piedmont North, retail food courts in the University Center and Student Center, Panther Pizza in the University Bookstore Building and Panther Corner Cafe at the bottom of Kell Hall. Learn more >

Students also have access to all of the restaurants downtown, including the popular lunch spots on Broad Street and the Sweet Auburn Curb Market.

Campus Life
Georgia State’s dynamic campus culture has it all — Division I NCAA athletics, sports and recreation, arts and culture, events and activities — plus a location within a vibrant metropolitan area with even more to see, do and experience. This environment provides especially rich opportunities for leadership, service, enrichment, adventure and fun. They’re all part of student life at Georgia State.

With more than 400 student organizations to choose from, ranging from leadership and sports to the arts and academics, students have many opportunities to define their collegiate life. On-campus groups are centered on common interests so students are bound to find a group of like-minded individuals. And if they don’t find an organization they love, they’re encouraged to create one.

Transportation
Georgia State is near three MARTA stops, and we provide discounted monthly MARTA Transcards for students, faculty and staff.

Panther Express Shuttle Service gets students to and from off-campus parking, as well as around campus. Shuttle stops feature signs that display anticipated arrival times. Six separate routes operating throughout the day and evening originate from various locations, including the Aderhold Learning Center, the Student Center, Turner Field and University Commons.