Welcome New Students!
Frequently Asked Questions
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Orientation Frequently Asked Questions
New Student Orientation (transfer and graduate students)
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 12:30pm - 5:00pm
(Snow day) Friday, January 17, 2014
Click here to RSVP for Spring 2014 Transfer/Graduate Orientation
On-campus orientation will provide you with a tour of the campus, information about university resources and programming and an opportunity to meet with academic advisors, future classmates, faculty members and university administrators.
If you have a problem with New Student Orientation RSVP, call the Academic Resource Center at 708.534.4090.
Congratulations new FC14 students!
Welcome to Governors State University! We're excited that you've chosen to pursue your undergraduate education here. New Student Orientation will be your first step to familiarizing yourself to campus and connecting to the GSU community.
Our day-long, mandatory orientation program will allow you to participate with our talented and energetic Orientation Leaders, who will guide you in your transition to GSU. You will also have an opportunity to interact with other new first-year students, faculty members and administrators, meet with your academic advisor and register for classes.
In addition, this will be a great chance for you to discover the various opportunities provided at Governors State including involvement in student organizations, volunteer opportunities, support services, and many other aspects of being a GSU student.
GSU’s First Year Orientation will also have a family component. Family members will have the opportunity to learn more about GSU and what new students will experience, ask questions of staff, and take a campus tour. We will also provide information about various academic programs and services available to first-year students.
All first-year students are required to attend one of the New Student Orientation sessions offered throughout the summer. All sessions will consist of a full day program with an optional overnight component for those students and families that would like to reserve a room in a nearby hotel and join us for activities the previous evening.
First-Year Student Orientation Dates
Wednesday, June 25, Optional Early Arrival
Thursday, June 26, Mandatory, full day orientation session
Monday, July 7, Optional Early Arrival
Tuesday, July 8, Mandatory, full day orientation session
Tuesday, Aug. 5, Optional Early Arrival
Wednesday, Aug. 6, Mandatory, full day orientation session
Friday, Aug. 22, Mandatory, full day orientation session
*There will be no Early Arrival activities for this session.
Directed Self Placement (Transfer students only)
All degree-seeking and undeclared undergraduate transfer students must complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) before registration for first semester courses. DSP is an innovative program that assists transfer students in assessing their level of ability in math and writing. Students will be directed to self-select supplemental review or coursework based on assessment results.
Note: You may log out after completing a section. If you log out of the session before you have completed it, you will have to redo that section.
If your personal information or major are incorrect, call Admissions Processing at 708.235.7663.
Math questions: Call Daniel Ferry, 708.235.3962
Writing questions: Call Becky Nugent, 708.235.7337