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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

1504 Campus Services

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The departments in Campus Services supplement the academic campus experience by providing services and facilitating the sale of merchandise to faculty, staff, and students.

The Campus Services office is located on the Atlanta Campus on the second floor of the University Bookstore Building. Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Phone: 404-413-9500. Fax: 404-413-9525. Email: auxiliary@gsu.edu. Web: services.gsu.edu.

1504.10 ATMs

ATM banking machines from several financial institutions are located on campus including the University Bookstore Building, first floor; Student Center, first floor; 25 Park Place, first floor; University Commons, Lobby; Clarkston Campus, Student Center; Dunwoody Campus, Student Center. Phone: 404-413-9500. Fax: 404-413-9525. Email: auxiliary@gsu.edu. Web: services.gsu.edu/atms.

1504.15 University Campus Stores

University stores are located on each of the campuses, offering a complete selection of Digital, Rental, New, and Used textbooks, as well as officially licensed Georgia State apparel and gifts. Digital and rental books can save over 50% off the new retail price and are available in-store, through iCollege (Student Resources - View/Order Course Materials), and online at gsubookstore.com. The University Campus Stores also stock a large selection of Technology items including laptops and tablets, as well as being a campus destination for snacks and drinks. Please check website for hours, special events, and promotions: gsubookstore.com.

Atlanta Campus
66 Courtland Street
Atlanta, GA 30303-3021

Alpharetta Campus
3705 Brookside Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022-4408

Clarkston Campus
Building N
555 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021-2361

Decatur Campus
3251 Panthersville Rd.
Decatur, GA 30034-3897

Dunwoody Campus
Building B
2101 Womack Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338-4435

Newton Campus
239 Cedar Lane
Covington, GA 30014-1603

1504.20 Graduation Regalia and Photography

Graduation Photography is available through a vendor managed by Campus Services. For more information on graduation photography call toll-free 1-800-424-3686. Commencement items from diploma frames, class rings, invitations, as well as stoles of gratitude are available at the University Bookstore. Logo Regalia are available for online purchase for pick-up at the Commencement Fair. Phone: 404-413-9700. Fax: 404-413-9709. Email: gsu@bkstr.com. Web: gsubookstore.com.

1504.25 PantherDining

With three traditional dining halls, multiple campus eateries and catering services, PantherDining is committed to providing fresh, convenient and tasty options to the Georgia State community. Learn more about our services by visiting dining.gsu.edu.

2021-22 Academic Year Meal Plans

Choose from a 5-day or 7-day “all-you-care-to-eat” academic year meal plan, with a variety of delicious and nutritious options at three conveniently-located dining halls.

All-Access 7-Day PantherMeals Plan + 120 PantherPoints/semester

  • Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight service Monday through Friday, as well as brunch and dinner service on Saturday and Sunday
  • 120 PantherPoints/semester (for the price of 100 points) to use at any PantherDining location on campus
  • $4,142/academic year (2 equal installments of $2,071 per semester)
  • For only $101 extra each semester, you can continue to dine with us on the weekends

All-Access 5-Day PantherMeals Plan + 120 PantherPoints/semester

  • Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight service Monday through Friday
  • 120 PantherPoints/semester (for the price of 100 points) to use at any PantherDining location on campus
  • $3,940/academic year (2 equal installments of $1,970 per semester)

All-Access 5-Day PantherMeals Plan

  • Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight service Monday through Friday
  • $3,740/academic year (2 equal installments of $1,870 per semester)

Sign up for a meal plan today at dining.gsu.edu.

Dining Halls

Our dining halls are open to students, faculty and staff of the Georgia State community as well as the public. We accept cash, PantherCash (save 20%!), American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

Fixed Meal Prices:

Breakfast: $8 + tax

Lunch: $10 + tax

Dinner: $15 + tax

Weekends: $10 + tax

Kids 5 and under eat free

Kids 12 and under eat for half price

  • Patton Dining Hall (160 Edgewood Avenue): Known for its made-to-order sandwiches and daily grill specials, Patton is the go-to lunch spot on campus, but we offer up more than just lunch classics. Stop by our vegan bar for anything from vegetable pot pie to vegan tacos and our international station for flavors from around the globe. Questions? Call 404-413-9672.
  • Piedmont Central Dining Hall (92 Piedmont Avenue): With non-stop service starting at 7 a.m. Monday and closing Friday at 9 p.m., Piedmont Central is where to head when you need a break from studying at 2 a.m. on a Wednesday. Tempt your sweet tooth with our decadent desserts, grab a slice of cheesy pizza or let us make you an out-of-this-world omelet at our omelet station. For more information, contact 404-413-1990.
  • Piedmont North Dining Hall (175 Piedmont Avenue): Specializing in made-for-you selections like quesadillas, sliders, and stir fry’s, Piedmont North’s Mongolian Grill Station is a favorite with its customizable entrees. Another favorite? The Almost Home station serving fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and country fried steak - a necessity when you’re in need of a taste of home. Contact 404-413-9673 for questions.

Hours of Operation:

Patton: Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Piedmont Central: Continuous 24-hour service from 7 a.m. Monday until 9 p.m. Friday; Saturday and Sunday service: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Piedmont North: Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Campus Eateries

To complement our dining halls, we offer a mix of cafés and grab-and-go locations to provide variety and convenience at every turn.

  • Chick-fil-A: On the first floor of the Bookstore Building you’ll find chicken sandwiches, hand-spun milkshakes, specialty salads and breakfast classics at this full-service location.
  • The Courtyard: Fresh new options coming your way in fall 2021.
  • Legal Grounds: Enjoy your favorite grab-and-go snacks such as bagels, pastries and yogurt parfaits for a quick study snack in the lobby of the College of Law. Our experienced barista’s knowledge of all things coffee rivals that of other coffee shops throughout the city.
  • Panthers Club: A little something for everyone on the third floor of Student Center West. Stop by for signature grill specials from Steak ‘n Shake, as well as artisan pizza, pasta, salads, soups, fresh sandwiches and wraps, and sushi.

PantherDining Catering

Whether it’s some of our noteworthy stations like a chocolate fountain, macaroni and cheese bar or even an ice cream station, or custom-built menus offering Southern fare and Havana favorites, you’ll find something unique and tasty for any campus event. Learn more by calling 404-413-9670 or visiting catering.gsu.edu.

1504.30 PantherCard

The PantherCard is the official Georgia State University identification card, library card, access card to some campus facilities, and provides PantherCash (a debit card) and PantherMeals accounts. PantherCards are issued to all currently registered students, faculty, staff, and affiliates of Georgia State University.

PantherCash accounts can be opened at the Campus Services office with cash, check MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.

PantherCash accounts enable students to add value to their PantherCard and receive discounts on some on-campus purchases. Additional PantherCash deposits to the account can be made online at panthercard.gsu.edu, or the Campus Services office, at the PantherCash Online Card Office, at the value transfer stations (VTS), or any Payment Headquarters In Location (PHIL) machines on-campus. More information regarding these debit accounts and their uses on campus is available at the PantherCard website. Use PantherCash to receive vending discounts on the purchase of soft drinks or water at vending machines displaying the PantherCash sign, discounts on Fridays at the University Bookstore, and other on and off-campus locations. Phone: 404-413-9508. Fax: 404-413-9525. Email: panthercard@gsu.edu. Web: panthercard.gsu.edu.

1504.40 Parking and Transportation

Georgia State University offers students options for traveling to and from campus: driving to campus and parking on-site, driving to an off-site parking area, and discounted monthly MARTA and SRTA cards. Parking Budget Cards can also be purchased for on-campus parking at a reduced rate. Panther Express Shuttle services transport students from off-campus and housing parking, and other campus locations at no additional charge.

On-Campus Parking

  • Students should register their vehicle at parking.gsu.edu.
  • A valid PantherCard is required for all parking transactions.
  • The Parking and Transportation customer service area accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and PantherCash.
  • Parking enforcement is a year-round program. Consult the Motor Vehicle Parking information brochure for details as to specific violations and fines.
  • Daily Parking requires payment upon entry to parking areas with no in and out or unlimited entries. A Budget Card is a recommended option for those individuals parking daily and allows persons to park in the parking decks and lots on campus at a reduced price per entry provided space is available.
  • The Parking Budget Card allows persons to park in the parking decks and lots on campus at a reduced price per entry.
  • M Deck and Non-Resident Lofts parking semester passes are available online via the parking portal at parking.gsu.edu at the beginning of each Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters at a semester-flat-rate. Semester permits include guaranteed parking with unlimited entries. Information on M Deck is available at parking.gsu.edu.
  • Overnight parking for residents of Patton Hall, The Lofts, and Greek Housing is available at the Lofts Parking Deck. Semester parking permits may be purchased online via the parking portal at parking.gsu.edu at the beginning of each Fall, Spring, and Summer semester at a semester-flat-rate. This is a guaranteed parking permit with unlimited entries.

Student parking is available in the following locations (with parking attendants on duty from 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Monday - Friday); some restrictions or requirements may apply.

  • M Deck
  • S Deck (top two levels for student parking only)
  • K Deck
  • N Deck
  • G Deck (Students after 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday, or all day on weekends)
  • Lofts Deck (Permit only, no parking attendant on duty)
  • T Deck
  • GSU Center Parc Stadium Blue Lot and Green Lots as specified for students

Panther Express Shuttle Services and Off-Campus Parking

  • The Panther Express Shuttle Service allows students to park their vehicles with a valid parking permit at the Blue and Green Lots, located at GSU Center Parc Stadium. This parking space is limited as to availability and is on a first-come-first-served-basis.
  • Panther Express Shuttle services transport students to and from the University Commons, Piedmont North, Piedmont Central, Aderhold Learning Center, and off-campus University-provided parking areas at no charge.
  • Panther Express shuttles are accessible to persons with mobility impairments and feature automated passenger lift equipment for safe loading and unloading of passengers in wheelchairs or who otherwise require such assistance. Panther Express shuttle drivers are fully trained in the use of accessibility equipment and are committed to providing courteous and helpful services for all PantherExpress passengers. For additional information regarding on-campus assistance for persons with disabilities, please contact the Access & Accommodations Center at 404-413-1560.
  • Follow Parking and Transportation on Twitter at twitter.com/gsuparking. You can also download the University App and follow the latest on Parking and Transportation on your smartphone.

Phone: 404-413-9500. Fax: 404-413-9525. Email: parkingandtransportation@gsu.edu. Web: transit.gsu.edu.


Students who wish to participate in the Georgia State discounted monthly MARTA program (UPASS) will need to request a specially marked MARTA Breeze card from Parking and Transportation online via the parking portal at parking.gsu.edu. A GSU campus ID is necessary to request and receive a specially marked Georgia State Univesity plastic Breeze Card. Once a new MARTA Breeze Card is obtained, students may then log on to the parking portal between the 1st and 15th of each month to purchase the following month’s card to receive the maximum discount available for their card.

Enjoy the Benefits

Easy to Reload

The new Breeze Card is reloadable online through ParkingWeb at parking.gsu.edu.


If reloaded online between the 1st and 15th of each month, students pay $61 and staff pay $77 instead of the full retail price of $95 if purchased directly through MARTA for a calendar month card.


Breeze Cards are made of durable plastic and can either be reloaded online or through any MARTA kiosk although kiosk prices are slightly higher because they do not receive the University subsidy.

Limited Protection Plan

There is also a limited protection plan on all Breeze Cards purchased. As long as the card is reported lost, stolen, damaged, or non-functional before the 22nd of each month at the Parking and Transportation customer service area, the card will be replaced and will still have that month’s benefits. There is a small administration fee for replacement.

A valid PantherCard is required to receive the discount for all students, faculty, and staff. SRTA passes are also available for purchase at the Parking and Transportation customer service area.

1504.45 PawPrints and Copy Services

PawPrints is Georgia State’s official printer having locations on the Atlanta and Clarkston campuses for use by all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Customers can count on a full range of print solutions including color/B&W printing of copies, banners, postcards, bookmarks, brochures, etc., along with a full array of finishing to make your projects complete. PawPrints also offers the services to print posters of any size along with wide-format signs. If you need t-shirts and other promotional items to make your event special, just call, email, or stop by and we will help you find what you need. No job is too big or too small.

PawPrints welcomes orders through the convenience of walk-up visits, emails, and/or using our Print Shop Pro 24/7 online print center. Simply visit gsu.webdeskprint.com and pick from a variety of order icons to take you step-by-step through the ordering process. You may pay for your order online and just stop by our location to pick up your order. Accepted methods of payment include cash, major credit/debit cards, PantherCash, and, with departmental orders, speed codes.

PawPrints Atlanta
72 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta 30303
Corners of Edgewood and Peachtree Center Ave.

PawPrints Clarkston
CS Building

Online ordering: gsu.webdeskprint.com

Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30 am - 5:15 pm

Copy Services - self-operated copy machines are available in the following Perimeter College locations:

Clarkston - Building L, Room 2100
Dunwoody - LRC, Room 2600
Decatur - Building A, Room 3100
Newton - Building 2N, Room 3100
Alpharetta - LRC, Room 1230

The exclusive method of payment is PantherCash, which visitors use through the purchase of a PantherCash Guest Card. Phone: 678-891-3342 with questions.

1504.50 GSU Post Office

GSU has United States Postal Services (USPS) retail operations on the Atlanta and Clarkston campuses through PawPrints, for use by all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.  The PawPrints-Atlanta location offers shipping options for all-sized parcels. Enhanced USPS Special Services are also available: Priority Mail, Flat Rate Box, Express Mail, Delivery & Signature Confirmation, Registered Mail, Certified Mail, Insurance, Ready Post Products (boxes, tape, bubble wrap, etc.). The PawPrints-Clarkston location limits its offerings to books and rolls of stamps for purchase.  

Accepted methods of payment include cash, major credit/debit cards, PantherCash, and, with departmental orders, speed codes.

PawPrints Atlanta
72 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta 30303
Corners of Edgewood and Peachtree Center Ave.

PawPrints Clarkston
CS Building

Hours of Operation:    M-F 8:30 am - 5:15 pm

For more information visit the USPS Mail Shipping Services.

1504.55 Rialto Center for the Arts

Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts hosts a range of exciting performances from theater to dance to music to film. Offerings feature jazz legends, modern dance, and international performers of all kinds. The Rialto is the proud home to the School of Music’s jazz, wind, percussion, and classical ensembles. The Rialto’s Visual Art Series, Feed Your Senses, and many of the School of Music performances are free. Check upcoming Rialto events at rialto.gsu.edu or contact the Box Office Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. GSU faculty, staff and students receive a 15% discount off Rialto Series tickets in advance. Georgia State Student “Rush” tickets - 50% off day of show for Rialto Series. Phone: 404-413-9489. Email: rialto@gsu.edu. Web: rialto.gsu.edu.

1504.60 Insurance and Risk Management

Insurance and Risk Management offers administrative assistance and support training programs for Risk and Insurance management, Occupational Health, Right to Know, Workers Compensation, Training Programs, and Georgia’s Clean Air Campaign. Phone: 404-413-9547. Web: safety.gsu.edu/risk-management.

1504.65 Vending

Vending machines are available in many locations throughout the campuses, featuring a large selection of popular brands. Beverage machines include sodas, water, juices, energy drinks, teas, and coffees. Other offerings include a variety of snack items, cold and hot food options, along with ice cream and frozen treats. Cash, PantherCash, and major credit/debit cards are accepted at all vending machines; with PantherCash discounts available on select vending beverage machines. Phone: 404-413-9500. Web: services.gsu.edu/vending-services.