Incept: New Student Orientation
Incept is the official Georgia State University new student orientation program. Incept is required for new freshman and strongly encouraged for new transfer students. Our programs are designed to introduce you to the unique world of Georgia State and prepare you to make the most of both your academic and co-curricular experiences.
We offer several Incept options in order to meet the needs of your schedule. We offer one day and two day orientation programs for new freshman students and one day and ½ day orientation programs for new transfer students. There is also a special parent and guest orientation program which runs concurrently with all student programs.
Each year, we welcome more than 3,200 freshman, 1,200 transfer students, and 3,500 parents and guests. We have a team of student leaders called Inceptors to guide you through each Incept day, providing important information and resources to help make the most of your transition to Georgia State University.
Student register for Incept through their PAWS account, and registration is available on a first come, first serve basis. Make sure you register for your Incept day as soon as possible. If you need additional information about check-in, parking, directions as well as before Incept checklists for students and parents, please check our comprehensive website or contact our office at 404-413-1580.