Gettin' schooled

For a town that’s not generally considered a college town, Savannah sure is... well, a college town. While Savannah’s certainly better known to the world at large for our squares, our history, and for better or worse by celebs like Paula Deen, life here wouldn’t be the same without the students, faculty, and contributions of SCAD, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah State University, Savannah Tech, and the other institutions of higher learning with a presence here.

COLLEGE ISSUE: Food for thought

AASU’s required reading puts academia where its mouth is
In the last five years, more and more universities across the country have adopted the practice of assigning incoming college freshmen the same book. Common Read programs serve several noble purposes: They give newbie students a shared academic experience to jumpstart their scholarly chops.


Bouldering co-op opens
New to the ever–changing West Victory corridor — and just in time for an influx of students from other parts of the country where the sport is more popular — is Savannah’s first climbing gym. The Savannah Climbing Co–op opened its doors to an enthusiastic audience over Labor Day weekend.

COLLEGE ISSUE: The cycling life

Need to outfit your dorm room or buy supplies to sustain you through the fall term? In a big box store you can get everything – furniture, bedding, a three–month supply of individual ramen packets shrink–wrapped together on a pallet  – all under one roof.


Seeking spiritual connection on campus
For college students seeking a spiritual connection, Savannah’s cup runneth over with faith–based organizations and worship services geared towards students’ unique needs and lifestyles. Evening worship so you can sleep in on Sundays.


There’s a whole world of sports in Savannah that you won’t necessarily hear about through your school. They open a door to meeting new people, whether they’ve lived here all their lives or moved here just like this year’s incoming college crowd.

COLLEGE ISSUE: Ahead of the curve

SCAD student set to direct feature film while still in school
Most college students wait until graduation to make that first big leap into their real world careers. Not Adam Nelson.

COLLEGE ISSUE: The Connect Playlist

Savannah bands, musicians and artists you should pay attention to this year
People keep asking "What is the Savannah sound?" That's like asking a zebra why half his stripes are black, and the other half are white.

The old college try

We hope you enjoy this year's edition of our annual College Student Guide. It's our way of welcoming new students to town as well as helping not-so-new students to get back into the groove of a typically busy Savannah fall season.

College Guide: Beating the 'freshman 15'

Dietary tips on easing into college epicurean life
We’ve heard that college freshmen tend to put on a lot of weight soon after starting school. So we talked to Betsy Dietsch, a very nice dietician with the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, about that phenomenon and what can be done about it.

College Guide: The 'other' screens

Savannah has its own alternate movie universe
If you’re tired of shelling out the big bucks for movie tickets at the multiplex – and why wouldn’t you be? – consider that Savannah, which is quickly becoming something of a cultural epicenter, gives you more than one option.

College Guide: Running out of HOPE

The state's scholarship program could be a victim of its own success
This year awards through the state’s lottery funded HOPE program will help more than 580,000 students with tuition, books and fees. Over nearly two decades, the program has been a valuable tool to make higher education more accessible and to retain talented students at in–state colleges and universities.


Connect Today 07.01.2016

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