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The Columbus Day holiday is an excellent time to tour our campus and see why so many top students are choosing Southwestern. Tours will leave the Admissions Office, located inside the Wheatley Administration Building, each hour from 9am until 2pm on Monday, October 13th. The tour and information session will be approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Please complete the form below to reserve your spot.

Reserve Your Spot For Our Columbus Day Tours

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Arriving By Air


Southwestern can be reached by several area airports. These include Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Columbus Metropolitan Airport, Southwest Regional Airport in Albany, and Tallahassee Regional Airport. You will need to make arrangements for transportation from the airport to Americus.

Driving Directions from Airports

Groome Transportation

Groome Transportation provides transportation from Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport. Groome is a privately owned transportation company that transports people from the Atlanta Airport to Columbus or Macon/Warner Robins. All are one hour from Americus. You would need to make arrangements from there to Americus. To check available times and prices for Groome, go to

Southwestern Transportation

Southwestern's Office of Campus Life provides transportation to and from the Albany, Atlanta, and Columbus Airports as needed by our students. There is a charge for this service and we suggest students attempt to plan their flights with other students to lower their individual costs for this service. To arrange for this service, please call 229-928-1387. Click here for prices and additional information.

From Columbus

Southwestern offers transportation for students traveling from Columbus, GA to Georgia Southwestern for the English Language Institute (ELI). The ELI program invites other students to use this service on a space available basis. There is a $10 charge for transportation to and from GSW and the Columbus Groome Transportation station, Columbus Greyhound station, or the Columbus Airport. Each student is allowed to take one big bag and one small bag. There will be an extra charge of $10 for each extra bag. Students who register and pre-pay the fees first will have the highest priority. For more information or to reserve your seat in the van, contact John Fox at

Fall Semester 2013

  • December 11 (Depart GSW for Columbus at 5:00 PM)
  • December 12 (Depart GSW for Columbus at 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM)
  • December 14 (Depart GSW 4:00 PM)

Spring Semester 2014

  • January 13** (Pick up in Columbus at 11:00 AM, 4:30 PM, and 9:30 PM)
  • May 7 (Depart GSW for Columbus at 6:30 PM)
  • May 8 (Depart GSW for Columbus at 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM)
  • May 10 (Depart GSW for Columbus at 3:30 PM)

Summer Semester 2014

  • June 2** (Pick up in Columbus at 11:00 AM, 4:30 PM, and 9:30 PM)
  • July 24 (Depart GSW for Columbus at 6:30 PM)
  • July 25 (Depart GSW for Columbus at 8:00 AM and 11:30 AM)

Fall Semester 2014

  • August 17** (Pick up in Columbus at 11:00 AM, 4:30 PM, and 9:30 PM)
  • December 11 (Depart GSW for Columbus at 6:30 PM)
  • December 12 (Depart GSW for Columbus at 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM)
  • December 13 (Depart GSW for Columbus at 3:30 PM)

*The dates/times are tentative. Please confirm with Mr. John Fox at If no one has signed up for specific trips by 5-7 days before the trips, those trips may be cancelled. If changes are made to the schedule, the cancelled/new dates/times will be announced by e-mail.

*Space in the van is limited (usually 7 passengers per trip), so the students who register and pay the fees first will have the highest priority.

**The charge for transportation from GSW to Columbus (Groome Transportation, the Greyhound bus station, or the Columbus airport) is $10. Each student is allowed to take one big and one small bag. There will be a $10 charge for each extra bag/item.

**Transportation from Columbus to GSW is free for returning and new GSW/ELI students. Students can be picked up at the airport, Greyhound station, or Groome Transportation. Students must give notification of arrival day/time and location at least 5 days in advance. Returning students are limited to one big and one small bag. New students are allowed to bring two big bags and one small bag. There will be a $10 charge for each extra bag.

Parents' Association

Georgia Southwestern would like to invite you to become an active member in the Parents' Association. The group is designed to allow you to have open communication with Southwestern faculty and staff, as well as other parents. Members of the Parents' Association will receive the following:

  • Member of Listserv
  • Member of Parents’ Facebook Group
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Weekly email updates
  • Information sessions
  • Invitation to social events

We hope you will consider joining this organization.  If you have any questions about the Parents' Association or would like to receive more information please contact:

Dr. Darcy Bragg
Assistant Dean of Students
Phone: 229-931-2378

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Congratulations on being accepted to Georgia Southwestern. We look forward to you beginning your college career with us, but there is still more work to be done. Below is a checklist of what you need to do between now... and your first day of class. Most of the things below will link you to more information. Housing contracts for the next year are available beginning in February and we will start taking reservations for STORM Day beginning in March. If you would like a printable version of this checklist, click here.

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