Governors State University is excited to welcome our students back each semester and we work all year to plan an amazing week of welcome activities.

Fall 2014 Weeks of Welcome

Events are free to GSU students with ID

 Monday, August 25

  • Jaguar Welcome Café - Student Meet and Greet - enjoy a beverage and conversation, noon to 6 p.m., Hall of Governors

Tuesday, August 26

  • Student Club Resource County Fair and Pace Campus Connection - noon to 6 p.m., Hall of Governors

     Secretary of State Mobile Station   noon - 7:00 p.m.

    First Midwest Bank -- Provide financial opportunities for students. noon to 6:00  p.m.  

Wednesday, August 27

  • Student Employment Fair  -- Bring your resume and meet potential on-campus and off-campus employers.  Student will interview on the spot for Federal Work Study on campus and off-campus positions.  3:00 -6:00 p.m., Hall of Governors  

Thursday, August 28

  • Campus Crawl - Get to Know Your University - Campus Crawl cards distributed in the Hall of Governors. Students visit GSU departments between 3 and 6 pm, collecting seals for their card. Completed cards must be turned in by 6 pm in the Cafeteria Annex to receive a prize, and refreshments.
  • Student Leadership Exchange -- This is your opportunity to get involved, learn about the leadership positions available; Student Senate, GSU Program Council, Community Service Council, Student Leadership Program Series, Noon - 6:00 p.m., Hall of Governors
  • Open Mic Night -- Have you always be a star in the making!  Well this is your chance to shine; sing a song, recite a poem, share your own creation.  6:00 p.m., Cafeteria Annex.  Sponsored by the ReConstructed and GSUPC

 Friday, August 29

  • Mix and Mingle -- Enjoy entertainment and food as we start the new semester.  2:00 - 6:00 p.m., GSU Lawn.

Saturday, August 30

  • Students Welcome Back Skate - Join fellow students as they glide around the rink.  Sponsored by Student Clubs and Organizations: Tau Sigma Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society and D.R.E.A.M., 5 to 8 pm, Glenwood Roller Rink.  (Skate rental fee $2.50)
  • Day of Service Project - Riegel Farms, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., University Park, IL.  Student Community Service for the University Park Community, sign-up at

Tuesday, September 2

  • Service Works – Food Pantry Opening, Food on a budget presented by student chefs.
    2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    , Student Commons--A2141
  • Tactical Tuesdays - 3 to 5 pm, Veterans Resource Center - Sponsored by VRC 

Friday, September 5

  • Night of Comedy -- Enjoy an evening of laughter as the Student Senate hosts comedians at GSU 7:00 p.m., Center for Performing Arts.  In enjoy the comedy of Lil Rel and Friends!  FREE for GSU students. 

    Tuesday, September 9

  •  Student Senate Town Hall Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Cafe Annex

Thursday, September 11

  • Day of Remembrance, Noon -- 4 p.m., Hall of Governors, Sponsored by the Student Veterans Association and The Civic Engagement and Community Service Center.

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