May 26, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

1040 Academic Resources

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1040.10 Libraries

Georgia State University is served by two libraries on the Atlanta campus: the University Library and the College of Law Library, and library services at each of the Perimeter College campuses. The University Library occupies two buildings, North and South, bridged by a four-story glass link. The building includes 55 group study rooms, v-rooms equipped with 60 inch wall monitors and multimedia connection table boxes, a one-button studio to create high-quality and polished video projects using a flash drive and the push of a single button, quiet study on the 5th floor and a variety of other comfortable study spaces. Through the library website, students can access millions of resources instantly, including ebooks, databases, journals, and government documents. The library holds 1.5 million print volumes, and has borrowing agreements with libraries worldwide. Subject-specialist librarians consult with students and faculty, and assistance with basic research is available in person and online. A variety of technology services are provided and supported, including over 400 computers, plus wireless access. Laptops and tablets are among equipment available for checkout. The library’s Collaborative University Research and Visualization Environment (CURVE) provides access to high end computing resources, including a 24-foot-wide video wall designed for collaborative visual and data-rich research projects, seven additional collaborative workstations, some with 4K displays, and high-powered PCs and Mac Pros that allow users to work with and manipulate large images and datasets. Each workstation is equipped with a large display that can accommodate up to six people, allowing multiple groups to work together on a research problem. The University Library’s Special Collections and Archives preserve and digitize rare and historical materials. Library services at each of the five Perimeter College campuses provide collections, computer workstations, in-person assistance and online support for two-year degree and certificate programs in arts and humanities, science, business, health sciences, education and social science. For information about the University Library and its hours, visit or call 404-413-2820. For information about Perimeter College library services, visit

The College of Law Library provides faculty, students, and staff with the information resources and services that are necessary to support effective legal instruction and research. The Law Library is open 103 hours per week, seven days a week. Assistance is accessible remotely via e-mail and chat with librarians, and the library provides 24/7 access to online collections and resources. Primary service areas are circulation, reference, faculty research support, legal research instruction, interlibrary loan, and student law journal support. For information about the Law Library and its hours, visit

1040.20 Information Systems and Technology

Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) provides students with innovative technology services, learning tools and computing support. Services include access to campus wireless, email, online storage and file-sharing, and free software, such as Microsoft Office Suite and anti-virus. Open-access computer labs across campus offer printing stations, device charging stations, equipment checkout, and specialized academic software. Free on-demand technology training is available online from and Skillsoft, and students are invited to attend complimentary, in-person technology workshops.

For a complete list of available services and instructions for getting started with campus technology, visit: For technical support, contact the IS&T Help Center at, 404-413-HELP (4357), or visit the Walk-Up Help Desk on the concourse level of Aderhold Learning Center.

1040.30 Alpharetta Center

In addition to the downtown campus, Georgia State University provides instruction at the Alpharetta Center. At the Alpharetta Center, the university offers graduate business and education credit classes, as well as non-degree programs for those living or working in the northern metropolitan area. The Alpharetta Center is located at 3705 Brookside Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia. For Alpharetta Center information, call 404-413-2200.

The Robinson College of Business also offers the Executive MBA program, Professional MBA, Executive Doctorate in Business, Global Partner’s MBA, One Year Master of Science Programs as well as non-degree Executive Education at a Buckhead location, Tower Place 200, 3348 Peachtree Road, Suite 400, Atlanta, Georgia. The Peachtree-Dunwoody location is for the PMBA Program and is located at the Palisades Building D, Suite 100, 5959 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30328.

1040.40 The Welcome Center

The Welcome Center provides an official reception area and introduction to Georgia State University. Prospective students, visitors, alumni, faculty and staff can stop by for information about the university, its programs and activities.

The Welcome Center offers daily visit opportunities Monday through Friday, with 30-minute information sessions at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and 90-minute campus Atlanta tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Both will help familiarize you with our campus and downtown Atlanta.

The bus and walking tour highlights the advantages and excitement of going to school in Downtown Atlanta. The walking tour includes the University Center, Library, Recreation Center and various administrative and academic buildings. Guests will then ride Panther Express buses to see the modern residential halls. Complimentary parking is provided to visitors who register in advance for any of these sessions. For more information or to schedule a tour, please visit the Welcome Center online at To schedule a special group tour for 10 to 50 people, please register online at or call the Welcome Center at 404-413-2063. It is recommended that large groups have one adult chaperone for every 20 students, and dates are requested at least two weeks in advance of the desired visit.

The Welcome Center is located on the ground floor of Centennial Hall at 100 Auburn Avenue (corner of Courtland Street and Auburn Avenue). You may contact the Welcome Center at 404-413-2063 or by email to

1040.50 Alumni Association

The Georgia State University Alumni Association provides a wide variety of programs and services to keep alumni and students in touch, informed, involved and invested in their Alma Mater. The Alumni Association provides networking opportunities through academic, professional, special interest and regional alumni groups; leadership and volunteer opportunities in student recruitment and community service; the Student Alumni Association, which is a program that links current students to alumni; and social activities for rekindling friendships and fostering new ones.

The Alumni Association invites graduates back to campus during the year for special celebrations and life-long learning and keeps graduates connected to Georgia State and to each other through the Georgia State University magazine and an electronic newsletter, Panther News.

In addition, the Alumni Association adds to the vitality of the university by annually awarding 25 student scholarships and honoring outstanding alumni and faculty through the Distinguished Faculty Awards and Distinguished Alumni Awards.

The Alumni Association also sponsors several programs for current students including the “Lunch and Learn” series of educational programs and the “Graduating Senior” series of informational seminars.

Anyone who has attended Georgia State is considered an alumnus or alumna. The Alumni Association is governed by a volunteer board of directors, and specific programs are carried out with the assistance of alumni volunteers and the Alumni Association staff. For more information, please call 404-413-2190 or 1-800-GSU-ALUM or visit the website at

1040.60 Foundation

The Georgia State University Foundation is the primary destination for all gifts to the university. The foundation is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization incorporated under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The foundation is classified as a public charity and contributions to the foundation qualify as charitable donations. Management of the foundation is vested in a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees, and the foundation receives an annual independent audit. Through its board and committee structure, the foundation gives alumni and other volunteers personal opportunities to help Georgia State accomplish its mission and goals.

The mission of the foundation is to raise, receive, manage, and disburse private gift funds for the benefit of Georgia State University. The majority of private support for scholarships, academic disciplines, endowments and other programs from individuals and organizations is contributed through the foundation. Several facilities, including 25 Park Place, the University Commons, the Rialto Center for the Arts, the Alpharetta Center, the Lofts and the Student Recreation Center were acquired as a result of the efforts of the foundation.