Welcome Back Lakers
As you begin your academic year, here’s a list of the Top 15 Essentials to set your year up for success.
Watch For Construction
Several buildings on campus are undergoing renovations as part of Clayton State University’s multi-million-dollar Academic Core project. The Athletics building, Magnolia Hall, Lecture Hall, and Clayton State Theatre are getting some improvements, so proceed with caution near these locations and follow signs for accessing the buildings.
A brick-oven pizzeria, Mexican-style eatery are just some of the changes opening fall semester as part of the university’s switch from Sodexo to Aladdin Services for all its dining needs. Sign up for a meal plan to make eating lunch a breeze. You can also join the dining hall’s green program to get a reusable tray and cup to reduce waste and save money. And for those needing a morning pick-me-up, the redesigned café on the second floor of the University Center will now serve Starbucks brewed coffee!
Tag Your Car
Don’t forget to head over to Clayton State’s Public Safety office to pay for your parking tags. The tags last for the duration of the fall semester.
Show Your Laker Pride
Put on your best Laker Blue and Georgia Clay spirit wear and cheer on our student-athletes. The Athletic Department is home to several championship winning teams. Basketball, soccer, and golf are just some of the sports kicking off this fall.
Meet your academic advisor to make sure you’re enrolled in the right classes to finish your degree.
Follow all that’s happening at Clayton State on our social media channels—Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Being a Laker is not just what you achieve in the classroom; it’s about what you do to support your campus and the community. Check out the student involvement fair during Welcome Week to learn all about our student organizations, leadership opportunities, and find a group that fits your passions.
A healthy Laker is a happy Laker! Don’t let those fitness resolutions go to waste. The fitness center located in the Student Activities Center is returning to its regular hours of operations. And if rock climbing, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting gets your adrenaline going, check out the full lineup of Outdoor Adventure activities.
Head over to the Loch Shop to stock up on books, notebooks, pens, pencils, and all the digital wares you need to make reaching your dreams a cinch.
Be A Financial Warrior
Make sure you’ve got the money you need to pay for classes and buy course materials. The staff at the Financial Aid and Bursar offices are ready to answer any of your questions regarding your loans, grants, and scholarships to cover tuition and fees.
Staying focused on achieving your dreams can only be made possible with the right tools. The Clayton State University HUB is made up of a team of dedicated staff who can help you navigate the ins and outs of digital technology.
Say Hello to Loch
Our official mascot, Loch, is always lurking around bringing school spirit wherever he goes. So, if you see Loch, make sure to give him a high five to get fired up for the new school year.
Tune into the Laker Lounge
Clayton State University will launch its newest venture this fall, Laker Lounge, a podcast about the unique happenings and fascinating people that make up Clayton State. Tune in for the first show on Sept. 6 featuring alumna LaCrisha Burton Saba ‘14, the 2017 winner of the Mrs. Georgia America pageant. View the podcast
Take a Walk on the Lakeside
Our campus is beautiful, so be sure to take some time out to enjoy the tree-lined trails and lakes. Walk, study, or just lounge beside on of six lakes and appreciate the natural scenery that Clayton State offers.
Make Your Dreams Real!
There is so much happening within the first few weeks of school, so don’t forget why you’re here. You have big dreams and Clayton State is here to help you make that happen. Enjoy this journey and make your time here at Clayton State memorable!