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Arrival and Orientation

Accepted students should confirm their arrival plans with the International Education Center. We can arrange to meet you at the Atlanta airport if you arrive on the designated airport pick-up day.

Mandatory: Georgia College requires all new international students attend the following orientation programs. 

Fall Semester 2015

Atlanta Airport Pick-Up: Tuesday, August 11

International Student Orientation:
Wednesday, August 12 - Friday, August 14

Advisement & Registration: Thursday, August 13

Classes Begin: Monday, August 17

Spring Semester 2016

Atlanta Airport Pick-Up: Wednesday, January 6

International Student Orientation:
Thursday, January 7 - Friday, January 8

Advisement & Registration: Friday, January 8

Classes Begin: Monday, January 11

Early Arrival

If you arrive earlier than the airport pick-up day, you will need to arrange your own transportation to Milledgeville. You can take the Groome Shuttle from the Atlanta airport to Macon (cost $36), and from Macon hire a taxi to Milledgeville (cost approximately $60). If you arrive a day or two earlier than the scheduled airport pick-up day, you may choose to stay in Atlanta and later meet International Center staff at the airport. You may want to stay at an airport hotel or a less-expensive hostel.

If you arrive to Milledgeville earlier than the date the residence halls/university apartments open, you will need to stay in a hotel. The university cannot accommodate you before that date. If you indicate that you are an international student coming to GC, you should be able to get a room for one person within the $40-$80 range for one night, including a continental breakfast in some cases. These hotels are within five miles of campus:

Econo Lodge - +1 (478) 453-3551

       Comfort Suites - +1 (478) 453-2212

Days Inn - +1 (478) 453-8471 

Hampton Inn (Hilton) - +1 (478) 451-0050

Holiday Inn Express - +1 (478) 454-9000

Fairfield Inn (Marriott) - +1 (478) 452-5202


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