A Letter from the President

Erinn Williams

Welcome to Eagle Nation!

Whether you’ve moved here to Statesboro for the first time or you’re returning to campus after a summer break, welcome home – home to your “home away from home.”

I’m Brooks Keel, president of the Greatest University in America and I’m so glad you’re here. Like thousands of Eagles before you, I’m thrilled you’ve chosen Southern. If you haven’t found me on Twitter yet, take a break from your busy first week to say “hello.” I’d love to hear from you @PresKeel. Matt recently took a “selfie” with me and I’m delighted that he did. It’s that kind of “large-scale, small-free” charm that we talk about and take great pride in daily. These moments define us as a University and as the family we all call Eagle Nation. It is my hope that your collective experiences here at Georgia Southern helps to define you.

Certainly, your time spent here should prove to be some of the most exciting years of your life, as well as the most challenging. We pledge that each and every day of your college life will offer a unique balance of both personal fulfillment and educational enlightenment. Since I’ve been at Georgia Southern University, I’ve found it to be the perfect blend of Southern hospitality and academic inspiration.

The most important advice I can give you along your collegiate journey is to get involved, get connected, make new friends and get to know your professors, advisors and Georgia Southern staff. They are truly dedicated to helping you adjust to college life, form lifelong bonds and become a successful member of the Eagle family.

As you navigate through class and activity schedules throughout the semester, be sure to get involved in the hundreds of special events and activities taking place each week here on campus.

Weeks of Welcome

August 16 – September 26

GeorgiaSouthern.edu/WOW for the details.

Fall 2014 Student Organization Fair

Get involved in one of the more than 300 student organizations!

August 27, 11 a.m. in the Russell Union


Have Fun and Stay Active

From Flag Football to Fitness Classes

The RAC (Recreation Activity Center) has something for everyone.


Don’t Miss Eagles Football

Georgia Southern plays its first home game on

Saturday, September 6th at 6 p.m.


And please, don’t forget to send me your tweets (@PresKeel). I would love to hear from you personally about how your semester is going. Or email me at president@georgiasouthern.edu any time as well.

I know this will be a tremendous year of growth and accomplishment for you as well as for our great University. Remember, get involved, be proud, and once again – Welcome to Eagle Nation!