Spirit and Traditions

The Spirit and Traditions committee focuses on promoting school spirit and maintaining traditional events suited to the needs and interests of the entire student body. This committee also coordinates the Royal Court selection process which highlights outstanding students to represent the student body during the Homecoming week of activities. Potential events include, but are not limited to, tailgates, Royal Ball, Homecoming Parade, and Homecoming Court, State vs. Southern Week and Spring Fling Week.

Homecoming Week
A time-honored Georgia State tradition, Homecoming brings together students, parents and alumni to celebrate their Panther Family pride. Our week-long festivities showcase our campus spirit through athletic events, fun on and off-campus activities, and entertainment. This year’s homecoming will take place October 18-23, 2021. Visit this link for Spotlight sponsored events and Homecoming for the university’s listing of events.

State vs. Southern Week

  • Good Morning GSU
    • Monday, February 14, 2022, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Unity Plaza
    • Join Spotlight Programs Board as we kickoff State vs. Southern week in Unity Plaza to pick up some hot and delicious breakfast on your way to and from class! See you there!
  • Spirit Plaza
    • Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 12 to 2 p.m. in Unity Plaza
    • Join Spotlight for some fun in the sun in Unity Plaza! There will be music, food, drinks and fun activities for all students.
  • Student vs. Staff Basketball Game
    • Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in GSU Recreational Center Main Gym
    • Join Spotlight to watch a student vs. staff basketball game in the Recreational Center!
  • THERS Day Pep Rally
    • THURSday, February 17, 2022, 12 pm to 2 pm in Unity Plaza
    • Join Spotlight for a fun-spirited afternoon with music, food, and activities to get pumped for game day!
  • Men’s Basketball vs Georgia Southern
    • THURSday, February 17, 2022, 7 p.m.
    • GSU Sports Arena
  • Pre-Game Event
    • THURSday, February 17, 2022, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm in Unity Plaza
    • Join Spotlight for fun activities leading up to game time!
  • Drive-In Movie-Space Jam: A New Legacy
    • Friday, February 18, 2022, 6 pm to 10 pm in Green Lot
    • Join Spotlight for a drive-in movie in the Green Lot parking lot. Space Jam- A New Legacy will be shown during this time! Gates open at 6 p.m! The movie will start at 7:00 p.m.