Here, you are welcome.

Here, you are valued.

Here, you are.

We are thrilled and deeply honored that you have decided to pursue your higher education, either as an undergraduate or graduate student, as a new student or returning student, at Governors State University! As you learn more about the people, programs, and resources that define this community, look for places where you can contribute your talent and energy.


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Where are my classes? Welcome Tables

As you become acclimated to Governors State, you might have questions and need some directions. Please make use of the “Where are my classes?” Welcome Tables hosted by the New Student Programs staff from Tuesday, January 16, Wednesday, January 17, and Thursday, January 18 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. in the Hall of Governors by the Registrar’s Office.

Monday, January 15

    • King Day Commemoration Program: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program is an opportunity for members of the Governors State University community and surrounding area to join thousands of Americans in honoring the work and legacy of Dr. King through community service. Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti, Founder and President of Third World Press will serve as the Keynote Speaker. Gently used coats, scarves, gloves, and hats accepted for evacuees in Chicago who have been impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.Sherman Hall, 10 a.m. 

    Tuesday, January 16

    • Student Organization Involvement Fair: Want to get involved on campus but not sure where to start? Visit the involvement fair to meet representatives from over 80 student organizations. Get involved as soon as your first day on campus! Be sure to log-in to Jaguar Connection to learn more about student organizations and events taking place on campus.
      Hall of Governors, Noon - 4 p.m. 
    • Secretary of State Mobile Services: Whether you need to renew your driver’s license or sticker, stop by the booth!
      Hall of Governors, 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
    • Coffee with a Counselor: Enjoy a hot cup of coffee and chat with a Counselor from the Counseling Center.
      A1120, 3 - 4:15 p.m. 

    Wednesday, January 17

    • GSU Basketball-SPIRIT DAY: Wear your GSU t-shirt, hats, etc. today as the Jaguars basketball teams take on Holy Cross. Grab your family & friends and support GSU Athletics! GSU students, faculty and staff gain free admittance with myONECARD.
      GSU Gymnasium, Women's Game @ 5 p.m. & Men's Game @ 7 p.m.
    • Help Rebuild Texas Fundraiser: Build a cuddly friend for only $10 (includes shirt with GSU logo). All proceeds support students traveling to support hurricane relief efforts during spring break. 
      Hall of Governors, 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Coffee with a Counselor: Enjoy a hot cup of coffee and chat with a Counselor from the Counseling Center.
      A1120, 3 - 4:15 p.m.

    Thursday, January 18

    • Coffee with a Counselor: Enjoy a hot cup of coffee and chat with a Counselor from the Counseling Center.
      A1120, 3 - 4:15 p.m.
    • Welcome Week After Dark: Have a blast with friends during the first week of class with a game of Glow-in-the-Dark Laser Tag, First Down Football, and capture your memories with a Photobooth picture. Participants MUST wear white or light colored shirts.
      GSU Gymnasium, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    Friday, January 19

    • Responsibility is LIT!: Peer-led discussion on the importance of responsible behavior. Sponsored by the Student Activities Council.
      Prairie Place, 6 p.m. Pizza Served
    • 2018 Vision Board Party: Prairie Place residents - join us for the 2018 Vision Board Party! This is a fun time for creativity, motivation and sharing with your fellow residents. Supplies for 25 participants will be available on a first come first serve basis. Please sign up at the front desk beginning on Sunday, January 14th.
      Late night snacks will be served. Dr. Crystal Harris is the FIR sponsor. Email her for more information
      8 to 11 pm in the Prairie Place Classroom.  

    Saturday, January 20

    • GSU Basketball- vs. Robert Morris: Support GSU Athletics. GSU students, faculty and staff gain free admittance with myONECARD. Non-GSU Admission: $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for children (under 12).
      GSU Gymnasium, 1 p.m. - Women's Game & 3 p.m. - Men's Game.  

    Sunday, January 21

    •  Lift Every Voice: An Operatic Celebration of the Black Experience (Performance and Buffet)
      January 21 at 4 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets for purchase available in the CPA or online:

      Monday, January 22

      • National Drug & Alcohol Week: Visit informational tables to receive free resources on drug and alcohol use, abuse and addiction. Sponsored by Students of Addiction Studies Club.
        Hall of Governors, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      • Man-Up Mondays: Learn the benefits of becoming a member of the Male Success Initiative.
        A2110 - Conference Room B, 3 p.m.


        Tuesday, January 23

          • Find the Attire to Get Hired!: Visit the Jaguar Den to update your professional look.
            The Jaguar Den (A2140), 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
          • Vision Board Party Connecting Identity and Destiny: Bring old magazines and newspapers to create your personal vision board. Food Provided.
            The Jaguar Den (A2140), 6:30 p.m.

          Wednesday, January 24

          • Social Media Scavenger Hunt - Download the Corq app to learn where Student Life is hosting lunch today!
            Noon - 2 p.m. Must show proof of download.
          • Sex Signals: Program uses innovative methods to educate students on issues surrounding dating, sex and date rape on college campuses. Facilitated by GSU Student Health Center staff.
            Engbretson Hall, 3 - 4:15 p.m.

          Thursday, January 25

          • Open Mic Night: Come out and Rock the Mic! Showcase your talent and skills. Light refreshments provided.
            Lakeside Lounge, 6 p.m.  

          Friday, January 26

            • Black-Out Bash: Party with the Community Service Council. All proceeds support students traveling to rebuild Hurricane Relief efforts during Alternative Spring Break. $3 w/valid GSU ID & up to two guests w/GSU student ($10 ea).
              Hall of Honors, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

             Swimming Pool 

            Beyond participating in Welcome Week, consider utilizing our Recreation and Fitness Center, and taking advantage of our many academic success workshops.

            Please take a moment to explore these important links and resources: