Welcome Week

FAll 2017

Putting the 'U' in GSU!

 Governors State University is excited to welcome our students back each semester. During the first week of classes, get familiar with our student organizations and participate in the exciting activities taking place campus wide. If you need any additional information stop by the Student Life Office A-2100 or contact us at SLCO@govst.edu.


Monday, August 28

  • Student Life Open House - Put the ‘U’ in GSU! Meet Student Life staff and discover opportunities for students to become involved on campus. Music & refreshments served.  Noon-4pm, The Jaguar Den A2140 (formerly Student Commons)
  • National Bowtie Day @ GSU-The GSU community is invited to support the Male Success Initiative by wearing bowties today.  
  • Jaguar Den Build-A-Bag: Visit the new Jaguar Den during the Student Life Open House to prepare        Grab-n-Go bags for Governors State University students experiencing hardship. Stop by to support this new initiative.Grab-n-Go bags contain clothing and hygiene products. Noon-4pm, The Jaguar Den, A2140


Tuesday, August 29

  • Together We Can-Food Pantry Donation Drive: Student organizations and GSU departments are invited to compete by collecting canned goods for the Jaguar Den. Teams must create a sculpture made of the donated cans. Winner gets a prize. (The Jaguar Den, A2140)
  • GSU Rocks the Vote! Become a registered voter today!  Noon - 5pm, Hall of Governors 
  • Step in the Name of Diversity – Grab your Steppin’ partner and enjoy this Chicago style dance.         3pm-4:15pm, Hall of Governors
  • Movies by the Lake: Bring a blanket and take in a movie! Popcorn, Hot dogs and drinks compliments of Student Life. Dusk, GSU Lake (Inclement weather, Engbretson Hall)

Wednesday, August 30

  • GLO-GA- Glow-ga combines fitness and the art of yoga into fun for all participants. Free glow-in-the-dark gear to first 75 students. Join us for this creative spin on yoga. 3pm - 4:15pm, Engbretson
  • Student Employment and Part-Time Job Fair: Looking for on campus student employment or part-time work off-campus? Bring plenty of resumes and Dress for Success! 2pm - 5pm, Hall of Governors
  • Governors Skate:  Midweek skating party for students. Complimentary skates provided. Location TBD

Thursday, August 31

  • Student Organization Resource Fair & Carnival- Learn about student clubs and organizations recognized by GSU Student Life. Also, bring your phones to participate in the Amazing Race Scavenger Hunt.                 Noon - 6pm, GSU Lake
  • Secretary of State Mobile Services - 11:30am - 6pm, Hall of Governors

Friday, September 1

  • Mr. & Ms. GSU Informational Sessions – Learn the requirements of becoming Mr. or Ms. GSU.               Noon & 3pm, The Jaguar Den (A2140)
  • Recycle Mania – Think Green, consider the earth by recycling. Help GSU to promote waste reduction on campus. 10a-3p, Hall of Governors
  • Welcome Back Party – Wrap up the first week of class with a celebration!  Hosted by Black Student Union. E-lounge, 10p-2a

Saturday, September 2

  •  Welcome Week Comedy Show: Laugh out loud fun! Hosted by Generating Hope, 7pm Center for Performing Arts





Jaguar Connection

GSU Jaguar

The Jaguar Connection is a long-awaited tool that features student clubs, organizations, and events.  It's a place where students can start or join an organization, or make plans to attend an event.  Club leaders can gather contact information, share event dates, and post-election processes for all clubs and organizations. The site also makes it easy for clubs to communication with each other.