In the fall of 2014 Governors State becomes a four-year university. You can join a class of fellow students for whom an ordinary freshman year just won’t do. We’ve developed a freshman program that will be a great launch pad for your successful college career.

Every GSU freshman will be focused on one of three overarching academic themes - Civic Engagement, Global Citizenship or Sustainability - regardless of the major you have in mind.  This focus will provide you a solid foundation of values- based learning and prepare you for a world that changes almost daily.