Our proud traditions


Georgia College & State University holds a special meaning to everyone who has ever been part of our GCSU family. But beyond the personal experiences is a legacy of heritage and tradition that is shared by every student past, present, and future. Tradition is an important part of the GCSU experience and a great source of pride. Some examples of Georgia College & State University traditions:

The Georgia College & State University Fight Song

"Here Comes the Thunder"

Composed by: Terrance J. Brown
Lyrics by: Marcus Green, Paul Rossetti


Here comes the Thunder! Here comes the Thunder!
Feel the roar of blue and green.
Here comes the Thunder! Here comes the Thunder!
Feel our spirit here us scream!
We shout across the campus for all to hear
We'll give them no ground and show 'em no fear
We've got blue and green like you've never seen
And Corinthian columns on everything
From the golden slipper to Bobcat Pride
GCSU Victory we will provide
Bobcats Go! Go! Show what we've got
Fight! Fight! Each challenge can be fought!
Our loyalty to you we pledge
'Cause that's how we do it at Georgia College!

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The Georgia College & State University Alma Mater

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WoW (Weekend of Welcome)

A new place, with new people, and new expectations can be a stressful experience. WoW is a week-long welcoming period which assists the newest members of the university in meeting classmates, faculty and staff, and in better understanding the University and its procedures. Activities include social events as well as seminars and workshops designed to help ease the transition from high school. It's fun and it's helpful.


One of the most exciting times on campus is the week of Homecoming.   The week includes a community service event; trivia night; murder mystery show;  concert;  parade; Tent City; Mr. and Ms. Georgia College; and, of course, the Homecoming basketball game.  Homecoming is a time for students, alumni, faculty and staff to celebrate our Georgia College & State University pride.  For more information, visit our homecoming website.

Bobcat Marketplace

The Bobcat Marketplace is an organization fair.  Seven times a year, student organizations are provided with opportunities to welcome new and prospective students to campus.  While the marketplace does provide recruitment opportunities for student organizations, new and prospective students are provided with valuable insight into the varied interests of our students and the ability to make important connections with returning students. 

Black History Month

Black History Month was started as Negro History Week in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History study. This event celebrates the contributions of Africans and those of African descent to the progress of humanity in general, and to the development of the United States in particular. This event held in February is observed with seminars, films, presentations, exhibits, speeches, and lectures.