10 Things you have to do as a new panther at GSU.
1. Embrace the Dorms
Decorate that 7 x 6 ft box like your life depended on it. Hop on that Pinterest (which I know you all do), get creative and enjoy that “college experience” with random strangers for a year, or two.
2. Dress up, Turn up and go to the Panther Prowls.
It’s like a GSU tradition. You go to the first 2 Panther Prowls. Why? Because the party doesn’t end until 2am! Dress up, get your crew together and take advantage of that free food, Atlanta DJ’s, games and themed prizes.
3. Hit your dougie at Plaza in between classes.
Every Tuesday and Thursday outside of the library the GSU community throws a little “turn up” session. There’s always a DJ, organizations selling goods oh, and of course the Greek life always puts on a show with their strolling. It’s beyond cultural. I’ve made life-long pals at plazas!
4. “Freshman” newbies must attend convocation.
Join the University President to recite the freshmen pledge and the freshmen medallion ceremony. It’s kind of like a welcoming for all the new panthers. Actually, that’s exactly what it is, so go and feel welcomed!
5. Paint your face, and take a selfie.
The first home football game is AWALYS the move! Paint your face, deck out in Panther gear, we all did it, it’s accepted and appreciated. The student section is where you will sit and more than likely lose your voice. Find Pounce and take a selfie, we know you want to.
6. Get out there and get lost.
Trust me. Grab your headphones, a large latte, and some walking shoes because you have some ground to cover. This campus is scattered and you will need not only need some help, but an entire afternoon to figure out the shortcuts around these streets.
7. Invest in an umbrella. ATL weather is sketchy.
It’s easy. BUY AN UMBRELLA. More than likely you will have to walk around 5-10 minutes to classes. Nothing is more depressing than walking into class soaking wet and lookin’ crazy.
8. Make it rain with that GSU refund check!
Ok our bookstore is mad cool. You can buy more than just your ridiculously over priced books, for instance: Dr Dre Beats Headphones, Laptops, Jerseys and more. It’s like you’re a kid in a candy store! Go crazy.
9. Sell them back and hit the malls.
At the end of each semester there are people walking around campus (or sitting at a table) buying students textbooks back and handing you some cash to go with it. Believe me, there is a sharp pain that goes through your gut when you spend $200 on one book, getting a little under 50% of it back is relieving.
10. Find that special view.
Find your favorite view of the city and get use to it. You’ll probably visit that location at various times for relaxation, a study break or just a nice reminder that you go to the coolest University, ever. Take a pic, upload it to your Instagram and appreciate what this city and school offers you.
you know where to find me,