Campus Services - Georgia State University (2024)

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  • ATMs
  • University Bookstore
  • Graduation Regalia and Photography
  • PantherDining
  • PantherCard
  • Parking and Transportation
  • University Printing and Copy Services
  • Mail Services
  • Rialto Center for the Arts
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Vending

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 Auxiliary and Support Services office is located on the second floor of Student Center West. Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Fridays. Semester breaks and holiday hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Phone: 404-413-9500. Fax: 404-413-9525. Email: Web:


ATM banking machines from several financial institutions are located on campus including the University Bookstore Building, first floor; Student Center, first floor; Urban Life, second floor, and Patton Hall, first floor. Phone: 404-413-9500. Fax: 404-413-9525. Email: Web:

University Bookstore

The University Bookstore, located on the third floor of Student Center West, offers a complete selection of new and used textbooks with a guaranteed lowest price, in comparison with competing downtown bookstore textbook prices. The lowest textbook price including price matching guarantee assures that the University Bookstore will match lower textbook pricing, for customers who present lower pricing among competing downtown bookstores to authorized University Bookstore personnel. The rent-a-text ( program provides students with the option of renting a new or used textbook for an academic term rather than purchasing it. At the end of the term, students simply bring or ship the textbook back to the University Bookstore. Renting instead of buying can save you more than 50% on average up front, as opposed to having to wait until buyback cash at the end of the term. The University Bookstore also buys used textbooks in some cases paying as much as 50% of the purchase price. The University Bookstore offers a variety of name brand computer products including Acer and Samsung computers built to university specifications, educational discounted computer software, supplies, and related class needs. Officially licensed Georgia State apparel and gifts are also sold in the University Bookstore. Purchases can also be made online at Cash, credit cards, checks, and PantherCash are accepted for purchases. Special discounts are available on Fridays when purchases are made with PantherCash. Phone: 404-413-9700. Fax: 404-413-9709. Email: Web:

Graduation Regalia and Photography

The University Bookstore provides portrait and ceremony photographs for your Commencement memories. Logo Regalia are available for online purchase for pick-up at the Commencement Fair. Graduation Photography is available through a vendor managed by the University Bookstore. For more information on graduation photography call toll-free 1-800-424-3686. Information on other Commencement items from diploma frames, class rings, invitations, as well as stoles of gratitude are available at the University Bookstore. Phone: 404-413-9700. Fax: 404-413-9709. Email: Web:


With three traditional dining commons, 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

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 commons.

Academic Year 2017-2018 Unlimited 7-Day Meal Plan

  • Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, as well as brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday
  • $3,832/academic year (2 equal installments of $1,916 per semester)
  • For only $101 more you can continue to dine with us on the weekends!

Academic Year 2017-2018 Unlimited 5-Day Meal Plan

  • Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday
  • $3,630/academic year (2 equal installments of $1,815 per semester)

Sign up for a meal plan today at!

Dining Commons

Our dining commons are open to students, staff and faculty 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

Lunch: $10

Dinner: $15

Weekends: $10

Kids 5 and under eat free

Kids 12 and under eat for half price

  • Patton Dining (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 404-413-9630.
  • Piedmont Central (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 (really!) at our omelet station. For more information, contact 404-413-1971.
  • Piedmont North (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, mac & cheese and country fried steak - a necessity when you’re in need of a taste of home! Contact 404-413-1559 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 commons, we offer a mix of cafes and grab-and-go locations to provide variety and convenience at every turn. You’ll find Chick-fil-A sandwiches, specialty salads, Asian fusion, Lavazza coffee and sweet treats at our locations.

  • Centennial Café: Brews Lavazza coffee and serves fresh sandwiches, wraps, sushi and baked goods.
  • The Courtyard: Fresh new options coming your way in fall 2017!
  • Legal Grounds: In a hurry? Find your favorite grab-and-go snacks like bagels, pastries and yogurt parfaits here.
  • Miss Demeanor’s: From savory flatbreads and personal pizzas to fresh-baked pastries, Miss Demeanor’s also offers an assortment of hot and cold beverages.
  • Panthers Club: More new options coming your way in fall 2017!
  • Ray’s New York Pizza: Ray’s Pizza offers pizza pies and slices, pasta, salads and wings.

PantherDining Catering

Whether it’s some of our noteworthy stations like a chocolate fountain, mac & 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


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. PantherCard is issued to all currently registered students and to 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, or at 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: Web:

Money Network Financial Aid Refund Authorization:

Take advantage of a quick and easy way to receive your financial aid refund. First, you must activate a Money Network Discover Card account on your PantherCard. To do this up the newest PantherCard with the Discover Card logo on it. Call 1-800-822-4283 and follow the system prompts. To authorize your student account refund on your PantherCard follow these steps:

  1. Log into PAWS at
  2. Select the “Finances” tab
  3. Select the “Refund Information” section
  4. Select the “Panther Card Authorizations” link
  5. Select “Authorize” from the dropdown menu under the “PantherCard Money Network® Authorization” section
  6. Click Submit

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 GRTA 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
  • 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 reduce 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, Non-Resident Lofts and T Deck parking semester passes are available through an online waitlist while supplies last online at at the beginning of each Fall, Spring, and Summer semester at a semester-flat-rate, guaranteed parking permit with unlimited entries. Information on M Deck is available at
  • Each Semester parking at the Lofts Parking Deck is available for Patton Hall, Lofts, and Greek Housing residents at the customer service windows of Parking and Transportation.

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
  • Turner Field Blue Lot and Green Lotsas 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 Lot, Turner Field. 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 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 Office of Disabilities at 404-413-1560.
  • You can follow Parking and Transportation on Twitter at You can also download the University App and follow the latest on Parking and Transportation on your smart phone.

Phone: 404-413-9500. Fax: 404-413-9525. Email: Web:


Customer Service Area. Students who wish to purchase a Georgia State discounted monthly MARTA pass for each month need to pick up a specially marked MARTA Breeze card from the Parking and Transportation service area in Suite 200, University Bookstore Building. A valid PantherCard is necessary in order to receive a specially marked Georgia State University discounted plastic Breeze Cards initially. Once a new MARTA Breeze Card is obtained, students will need to log on to ParkingWeb at between the 1st and 15th of each month to purchase the following month’s card in order 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


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. Students, faculty and staff. GRTA passes are also available for purchase at the Parking and Transportation customer service area.

University Printing and Copy Services

PawPrints - Georgia State’s official printer, located in the Clarkston campus “S” Building, offers a full range of printing solutions: offset printing; color printing of newsletters, brochures, posters, and banners; fast black and white copying; printing of official Georgia State stationery, etc. PawPrints also offers many finishing options such as folding, cutting, binding, and lamination, as well as scanning and faxing services.

PawPrints welcomes all customers: students, faculty, staff, and visitors. No job is too small or too large. Work may be completed from printed originals or from electronic media such as email ( flash drives, CD, DVD and FTP. PawPrints also has an online printing site which can be used by students, University employees, and the community. Access to the site can be requested at

Accepted methods of payment include cash, major credit/debit cards, PantherCash, and interdepartmental charge cards. Phone: 678-891-3335. Web: Email:

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. Email:

Mail Services

Mail Services, located in the Clarkston campus “S” Building, manages the incoming and outgoing mail flow for Perimeter College departments and through United States Postal Service (USPS), and is a sister operation linked to the Atlanta campus main Mail Services operation. In addition to Mail Services originating at the Clarkston campus to operate daily mail routes servicing all Perimeter College campuses, it also operates a daily afternoon route for outgoing departmental mail (USPS and interoffice) to be delivered to Atlanta for processing. On its return, Mail Services brings to the Clarkston campus interoffice mail from the Atlanta campus for delivery to the PC campuses the next day. Mail Services hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Mail Services Phone: 678-891-3332. Web: Email:

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 or contact the Box Office Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Faculty, staff and students receive a 15% discount off tickets in advance. Georgia State Student “Rush” tickets - 50% off day of show. Phone: 404-413-9489. Email: Web:

Safety and Risk Management

Safety 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:


Vending machines are available in several locations throughout the campus, including canned/bottled beverage machines, featuring a large selection of popular brands, beverage machines with coffees and hot chocolate, and a variety of snack items. Cash and either PantherCash readers or credit/debit card readers are accepted at most vending machines with PantherCash discounts available on select vending beverage machines. Phone: 404-413-9500. Web:

Campus Services - Georgia State University (2024)


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Average Georgia State University Student Assistant hourly pay in Atlanta is approximately $10.14, which is 16% below the national average.

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Georgia State admissions is not selective with an acceptance rate of 100%. Students that get into Georgia State have an average SAT score between 1050-1290 or an average ACT score of 19-27.

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Students who wish to enter Georgia State University directly from high school will be admitted based upon the following four factors: SAT/ACT composite score,* high school grade point average (GPA), first-year index (FI) and number of high school courses completed in the core subject areas.

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