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 Dennis Dent, Coordinator of Campus Programs and Community Service,

Fall 2015

Smart Start and Welcome Week

Smart Start

August 10-14, 2015

Monday, August 10

  • Jaguar Welcome Cafe-¬† 11:00am-2:00pm, Hall of Governors

Tuesday, August 11

  • Civic Engagement and Food Insecurities-¬†Noon- 3:00pm, Hall of Governors

Wednesday, August 12

  • Grill and Chill- 11:00pm- 2:00pm, E Lounge Patio

Thursday, August 13

  • Game Night and Open Gym- 5:00pm- 8:00pm, Game Room and GSU Gymnasium

    Welcome Week

    August 24-27, 2015

    Monday, August 24

    • Jaguar Welcome Cafe- 10:00am-Noon and 3:00pm-6:00pm, Hall of Governors
    • LGBTQA 101- 3:30pm, Cafeteria Annex

    Tuesday, August 25

    • Student Club and Organization Fair- Noon- 6:00pm, Hall of Governors
    • Secretary of State Mobile Unit- Noon- 6:00pm, Hall of Governors
    • Consent is Sexy- 6:30pm, Cafe Annex

    Wednesday, August 26

    • Student Life Open House- Noon- 6:00pm, A2100
    • Food Pantry Opening- 2:00pm, Student Commons
    • Career Services Student Employment Fair- 3:00pm-6:00pm, Hall of Governors

    Thursday, August 27

    • Fall Concert Series- 11:00am-1:00pm, Cafe Annex
    • Welcome Week Carnival- 11:00am-5:00pm, GSU Lake Sponsored by the Association of Latin American Students
    • Open Mic Night- 6:30pm, Cafe Annex

    Friday, August 28

    • Movie by the Lake- 7:00pm, GSU Lake
    • Welcome Back Party- 9:00pm-Midnight, Hall of Governors

    Saturday, August 29

    • Service Project- 1:00pm-3:45pm, Greater Chicago Food Depository

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