Family Weekend 2013

Parent Relations

Parent Relations, a unit within the Office of the Dean of Students, is dedicated to encouraging mutual understanding and facilitating communication between families, students, and Georgia State University. Parent Relations actively partners with students’ parents and families to support students’ academic success and personal development. Through programs and initiatives, Parent Relations is dedicated to involving and connecting parents and families of Georgia State University students to the Panther experience. Parent Relations ensures that parents and families have a direct contact to the campus community, keeping them informed on the issues that affect Georgia State University.

Parent Relations hosts a number of major events and programs throughout the year. We hope that you will take an opportunity to attend or participate in as many ways as possible. The list below is just the tip of the iceberg of what the year will hold for Parent Relations. It is our goal to provide opportunities for parents and families to stay connected and involved at GSU.

Major Events and Programs

  • Incept: New Student Orientation
  • Parents Association
  • Family Weekend
  • Media Outreach (i.e. Newsletters, podcasts, webinars, etc.)

Plus, you can follow us on Twitter: @GSU_Parents for short, timely messages just for parents!

Contact Parent Relations
Misty McDonald

Parents Association

Goals of the Parents Association
Sharing - A common experience with Georgia State University parents
Connecting - Parents to the Georgia State University Community
Involving - Parents in the Georgia State University experience of their students

Purpose of the Parents Association
The purpose of the Georgia State University Parents Association is to provide parents and families of Georgia State University with a special connection to the University, and to help parents to share in the lives of their students.

Events sponsored by the Parents Association

  • Send Off Social
  • Family Weekend
  • Community Service Day
  • Career Workshop for Parents

Visit us again soon for more information about the Parents Association or how to join. Until then you can follow along at the Parents Association on Facebook.

Family Weekend
Family Weekend is a great time for all Panther families to come together. There are exciting events planned for you and your student on our beautiful urban campus. This event is sponsored by Parent Relations and the Parents Association. Each year you can look forward to educational classes, tailgate, football, and other social events. It is our goal to show parents, families, and guests a sample of the academic and co-curricular atmosphere where your student is able to live, learn and grow.

Visit us again soon to find more information about Family Weekend.


Registration Dates

Summer 2013

Fall 2013

Spring 2014