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Georgia Southern hosts Food for Fines, parking citations waived with food donations

Georgia Southern University Parking and Transportation Services will waive outstanding campus parking tickets for students, faculty and staff on the Statesboro or Armstrong campuses, as well as members of the community, in exchange for food donations, for its Food for Fines events on Nov. 7 and 8.

Anyone with a current Georgia Southern parking ticket can donate 10 nonperishable food items at the Parking and Transportation office in exchange for amnesty on the oldest fine on their account on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Statesboro Campus and Friday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Armstrong Campus. Participants may donate more than 10 food items, but only one parking citation per person will be waived.

“We invite all of our students, faculty and staff, regardless of whether or not they have a parking citation, to donate during the event, and we look forward to being able to help provide assistance to as many in need as possible,” said Derrick Davis, director of Parking and Transportation Services.

The items collected will be donated to on-campus food banks such as the Captain’s Cupboard Food Pantry, an emergency food program extended to Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff on the Armstrong Campus. On-campus food banks are operated by the Dean of Students office, and representatives from the department will be present during the event to assist in collecting donations.

“In keeping with the season of giving, we are excited to offer this opportunity that not only benefits those who have outstanding parking tickets but also fellow Eagles who are in need,” said Davis. 

Suggested items to donate:

  • Canned soup: veggie and chicken noodle
  • Canned veggies: green beans, corn, and peas
  • Canned meat: chicken or tuna
  • Breakfast items: cereal and granola bars
  • Boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Marinara/pasta sauce
  • Canned fruit 
  • Peanut butter

Statesboro/Savannah Shuttle Updated Schedule

To accommodate as many users as possible when classes begin, the new shuttle bus between the Statesboro campus and the Armstrong campus in Savannah will have multiple stops on both campuses.

Starting Monday, August 19, here is the updated departure schedule and the campus it departs from:  

Statesboro — 6:45 a.m.
Armstrong — 8:15 a.m.
Statesboro — 9:45 a.m.
Armstrong — 11:15 a.m.
Statesboro — 1:30 p.m.
Armstrong — 3:00 p.m.
Statesboro — 4:30 p.m.
Armstrong — 6:00 p.m.

As a reminder, this new shuttle service is free for students, faculty and staff of Georgia Southern University. The shuttle departs from the Russell Union on the Statesboro campus and from the Sports Center parking lot near the Student Union on Savannah’s Armstrong campus.

Available on a first-come, first-served basis, the new shuttle can transport 24 passengers and is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any group of ten or more traveling together may contact the Office of Parking and Transportation to reserve a charter service between campuses. Free Wi-Fi is available for shuttle passengers. 


Georgia Southern to provide free shuttle service connecting Statesboro and Savannah campuses

Georgia Southern University is starting a new shuttle service for students, faculty and staff between the Statesboro Campus and Armstrong Campus in Savannah. The free service will begin Aug. 12, just before the start of the university’s fall semester. 

“We are excited to offer this convenient service to the Georgia Southern community to further connect our campuses,” said President Kyle Marrero. “By taking advantage of this service, we become closer to serving the entirety of a region as one Georgia Southern.”

The intercampus shuttle will make two round trips on days that University offices are open. The shuttle will depart from the Russell Union on the Statesboro campus at 8:15 a.m. and noon, and it will depart from Savannah’s Armstrong campus Sports Center parking lot near the Student Union at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

The service promotes more sustainable practices by reducing the number of cars on the road. Available on a first-come, first-served basis, the new shuttle can transport 24 passengers and is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any group of ten or more traveling together may contact the Office of Parking and Transportation to reserve a charter service between campuses. 

Free Wi-Fi is available for shuttle passengers. 

The shuttle is provided through the university’s Office of Parking and Transportation and operated by First Transit.

On football game days, Georgia Southern Athletics will offer their own shuttle, which will depart the Armstrong Campus two hours before each home game. 

For more information about Parking and Transportation, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/parking


Sweetheart Circle Temporary Road Closure to take place Friday, June 21

The portion of Sweetheart Circle in front of Deal Hall will be closed to through traffic on Friday, June 21 from 2-2:30 p.m. while an educational video is being filmed for Georgia Southern Emergency Management. Statesboro Fire Department personnel and equipment will be in the area during the filming. Please plan your commute accordingly, and do not be alarmed by the activity during this time.


Lot Maintenance – Zach Henderson Library – Statesboro Campus May 16-17

STATESBORO CAMPUS – The parking lot adjacent to the Zach Henderson Library and Pittman Dr. will be closed Thursday, May 16th and Friday, May 17th  for lot maintenance. Parking and Transportation staff will be repainting lines in the parking lot to ensure space accuracy and proper visibility. The work will be expedited to reopen the road as soon as possible. Appropriate signage will be placed to redirect traffic; please utilize caution when in the vicinity.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please call our office at 912-478-7275 (Statesboro) with any questions.