Off-Campus Excursions



Please join us for the following off-campus excursions to explore that wonders of the metro-Atlanta area. Each excursion will be an addition fee and can be paid for when you register.

Hike up Kennesaw Mountain – Wednesday, July 29 – 8:00-11:30


Kennesaw Mountain Kennesaw Mountain


In June of 1864, General William T. Sherman's advance toward Atlanta was delayed for two weeks at Kennesaw Mountain, just west of downtown Marietta. The Union Army, marching from Chattanooga to Marietta along the Western and Atlantic Railroad, was met by the Confederates entrenched along the ridge tops of Kennesaw Mountain. The 2,888 acre National Battle Field Park preserves the battleground where the Confederate army temporarily stopped the Union advance southward before the fall of Atlanta.


The cost of this trip will include the transportation to and from Kennesaw Mountain.


Marietta Square Trolley Tour – Wednesday, July 29 – 10:00-12:00


Historic Marietta, GA is located 7 miles south of the Kennesaw State University Campus. On July 17, 1905 Marietta was buzzing with excitement with the arrival of the first streetcar, “Uncle Ruban,” that connected this small town to Atlanta. Marietta’s Trolley guides you throughout the historic city in style. Experience Marietta’s rich heritage from the vibrant downtown square, past Antebellum homes, to the battlefields at Kennesaw Mountain.

Peachtree Trolley Tour – Wednesday, July 29 – 1:00-3:00


Join us on the Peachtree Trolley to tour Atlanta, GA. This is simply the best way see the sights and get acquainted with the city known as Hotlanta, The ATL or the Big Peach. The Peachtree Trolley will provide 90 minute fully-narrated tours originating near Centennial Olympic Park and will introduce you to the “Must-Sees” of Atlanta. Learn the history and enjoy the stories and legends of the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, CNN, Underground Atlanta, Oakland Cemetery, and The Fabulous Fox Theater, just to name a few.


The cost of this excursion covers the cost of transportation to downtown Atlanta and the trolley fee.


The World of Coke-Cola at Pemberton Place –Thursday, July 30 – 8:45-1:45


The World of Coke is the only place where you can explore in a dynamic, multimedia presentation of the fascinating story of CocaCola® – the world’s best-known beverage brand. The World of CocaCola is the home of the more than 125-year-old secret formula for CocaCola and features more than 1,200 artifacts from around the world that, until now, have never been displayed to the public before. Taste 100+ beverages from around the globe in our Taste It! beverage lounge. Experience the thrilling 4-D Theater (3-D movie with moving seats). Walk through Bottle Works, a fully-functioning bottling line, and take home a FREE 8-ounce bottle of CocaCola.


The cost for this excursion will cover transportation and admission to the World of Coke-Cola.


Georgia Aquarium – Thursday, July 30 – 8:45-1:45


Georgia Aquarium Georgia Aquarium


Delve into the fascinating undersea world of the Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in North America with other 100,000 animals in 10 million gallons of water. Encounter whale sharks, dolphins, and beluga whales as you tour the 6 themed aquatic galleries. Visit the living coral reef teeming with tropical Pacific fish, the Icy Arctic displays with endangered African penguins, and interactive touch pools and an immersive 4-D theater.


The cost of this excursion will cover the cost of transportation and admission to the aquarium.


Stone Mountain Laser Show – Thursday, July 30 – 6:00pm-12:00am


Stone Mountain


Discover the largest high relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving, depicting three Confederate heroes of the Civil War, President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Learn about the granite quarry and environment around Stone Mountain.

Cap off the evening with the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®! This not-to-be missed Atlanta tradition promises to wow you with state-of the-art digital graphics and awe-inspiring effects. Experience multi-dimensional magic on one of the world's largest outdoor screens.


Suniva – Friday, July 31 – 9:30-12:30




Suniva is the leading U.S. manufacturer of high-efficiency, high-quality PV solar cells and high-power modules. Suniva’s American innovation evolved from Georgia Tech’s University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaic Research and Education (UCEP), on of the most advanced crystalline PV labs in the world. Since its inception, Suniva has rapidly introduced three generations of cell technology, each more efficient and lower in cost than the preceding one. The company’s patented cell designs, unique manufacturing processes, and continual innovations of our R&D division had led to world records in cell efficiency using rugged, sustainable, low-cost processes. This in turn allows us to produce high-quality, high-power PV modules that exceed global and U.S. certifications and provide outstanding reliability. Suniva’s success as a U.S. leader in solar cell and module technology is directly related to the company’s commitment to reliability, high-quality and high power density, making solar an even more sensible solution.

The cost of this excursion will include the cost of transportation and a tour of themanufacturing plant.

Georgia Power: Plant McDonough-Atkinson – Friday, July 31 – 1:00-3:30


Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation’s largest generators of electricity. In continuing efforts to create cleaner power, Georgia Power is replacing coal-fueled units with three 840-megawatt natural gas units at Plant McDonough-Atkinson. The new units will produce enough electricity to power 625,000 homes. This change will ensure reliability of electric service to north Georgia, while reducing the environmental impact of the plant on the local community.


These natural gas-fueled units will result in the following emissions reductions:
95 percent reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions
99 percent reduction in sulfur dioxide (S02) emissions
100 percent reduction in mercury (Hg) emissions
50 percent reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emission rate

The cost of this excursion will cover the cost of transportation.






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