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Things to Do Before Orientation:
to attend the on-campus orientation by visiting:
- Familiarize yourself with the MyGSU Portal, visit https://mygsu.govst.edu
your GSU student email for your confirmation and updates via the MyGSU Portal
with your Academic Advisor to complete a student study plan
for classes, visit: http://www.govst.edu/register/
Is Orientation required?
Yes, for transfer students enrolled on
the main campus, participation in orientation is required; for distance
education, online and graduate students, participation is recommended but not
required. Our two-hour orientation will allow you to engage with our
talented and energetic Orientation Leaders, who will guide you in your
transition to GSU. You'll also have an opportunity to interact with other
transfer students, academic advisors, faculty members and administrators. This
will be a great chance for you to discover exciting opportunities to become
involved in student organizations, volunteer opportunities, support services
and many enriching activities offered to GSU students.
When is orientation for
Since participation for transfers is required, we offer a wide selection of
dates and times over the summer, please visit www.govst.edu/TransferOrientation to register to attend. Transfer
Orientations are scheduled at the following dates and times:
- Thursday, May 10, 2-4pm
- Wednesday, May 23, 5-7pm
- Wednesday, June 20, 10am-12noon
- Wednesday, July 18, 5-7pm
- Wednesday, July 25, 2-4pm
- Wednesday, August 1, 5-7pm
- Wednesday, August 8, 2-4pm
- Wednesday, August 15, 2-4pm
- Friday, August 17, 10am-12noon
- Wednesday, August 22, 2-4pm
noted above, Graduate Orientation sessions will be held on May 10 and August 22,
graduate students will have dedicated time with our Dean of Graduate
Studies and meet with representatives from GSU’s Graduate Professional Network.
How do I get there?
Orientation will begin with check-in 30 minutes before the scheduled start time
in the Hall of Governors. Visit www.govst.edu/directions for directions to campus.
What is on the agenda?
Participation in our two-hour orientation program will provide you with
information about university resources, and an opportunity to meet with future
classmates, faculty members and university administrators. Additionally,
graduate students will have dedicated time with our Dean of Graduate Studies
and meet with representatives from GSU’s Graduate Professional Network.
Will I be able to speak to my advisor?
Yes, transfer students will conclude their program with a stop at our new
Undergraduate Academic Advising Center to meet with our university advising
staff. If for some reason your assigned advisor is unavailable, an appointment
will be scheduled to complete your plan of study. Graduate students will meet
with the Graduate Dean, but advising is coordinated by each program.
When may I register for classes?
you are accepted to the university, you will be able to enter the MyGSU Portal
and register for classes. However, as new transfer students it is required that
you attend a Transfer Orientation Program and meet with an advisor to develop
or revise your degree audit before registering.
What should I wear?
Casual attire is appropriate for Orientation. We recommend bringing comfortable
shoes since the program will involve some walking and optional tours of campus.
Depending on the weather, you may want to bring a sweater or jacket as
Where to park?
Complimentary and ample parking is available on the GSU Campus. Please park in the East Lot 1 or West Lot 1. Signs
will be clearly displayed to indicate the appropriate parking lots. Visit www.govst.edu/directions for directions to campus.