Our Community

When you join Blazer Nation, you’ll be joining a lively community of 110,000 residents that love supporting VSU and its students – from cheering with them at football games and welcoming them into local schools as student teachers, to providing service learning, internships, and job opportunities. Valdosta isn’t just a place where you’ll feel safe to live, learn, and play; it’s a place where you’ll feel right at home.

Just a short distance from campus, you'll find...

Local Coffee ShopsLive MusicSouthern CuisineArts and CultureLocal BoutiquesMoody Air Force BaseTheme ParksTrails and KayakingThe Valdosta Mall

Top 5 Things to Experience in Valdosta

  • V-State Football Game

    You’ll feel the excitement in the air as Fall rolls around and you begin cheering on the Blazers with the community and many alumni at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.

  • Wild Adventures

    Enjoy 170 acres of thrills as you ride the coasters, cool off at Splash Island, and visit the zoo at Wild Adventures Theme Park – located just 20 minutes from campus.

  • Downtown Valdosta

    Historic Downtown Valdosta is just as fun and eclectic as it is cozy. Whether you’re looking to experience First Fridays with friends, enjoy rooftop views from local restaurants or grab a cup of coffee, the downtown area will be the perfect place to go when you’re looking to step off campus.

  • Moody Air Show

    The skies over South Georgia will be full of excitement during the Air Show. Take a trip out to Moody Air Force Base to get an up-close look at modern and vintage aircrafts and enjoy all planes in between, as they rip and roar through the air.

  • Community Events

    Your love for Valdosta will grow, as you become immersed in the community. Here, you’ll make memories enjoying holiday parades, visiting the local farmer’s market, and engaging in volunteer opportunities as you connect with your new city.

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