Welcome Week is a campus-wide celebration that jumpstarts the start of each semester.  It's a great time for you to meet new friends and find out more about GSU. Here, you are encouraged to get involved in your new community of diverse, smart and interesting people that will make you glad you chose to become a Jaguar!



 Monday, August 27

·         GSU Virtual Reality Tour - The Office of Marketing and Communications welcomes new and returning GSU students with refreshments and a preview of a new virtual reality tour of campus. D-Wing Atrium, 9 – 11 am  &  3 – 5 pm

·         Scavenger Hunt - Challenge yourself to find the locations on our scavenger hunt list in GSU’s newly renovated library. Snap a picture of yourself at each spot. All participants will receive a small gift. Those who find all the locations on our list can enter to win a raffle prize daily during Welcome Week.  GSU Library, 9 am – 7 pm

·         Student Life Open House - Meet Student Life staff, tour the Food Pantry & Jaguar Career Closet.  Light refreshments served. Jaguar Den, A2140 Noon - 2 pm

·         Vaccines are for all of Us! – August is National Immunization Awareness month. Visit the GSU Health Center’s table to receive information on the importance of getting your shots.  Hall of Governors, 2 – 3 pm

·         Want to Study Abroad? – GSU is dedicated to creating opportunities for students to study in another country.  Speak with the Office of International Services to learn how you can make the World your classroom. Most programs allow students from all disciplines to apply. Hall of Governors, 2 – 4:30 pm

·         Bags with SOTA - Visit the Students of Occupational Therapy’s information table to learn about the field of OT and have fun playing bean bags and ladder golf.  Hall of Governors, 3 – 4 pm

·         Women’s Volleyball vs. Indiana University Northwest – Wear your GSU gear today as the GSU Jaguars take on the Redhawks! Support GSU Athletics.  GSU Gym, 7 pm

·         GSU Wilds Out ­– Join Student Activities Council for the first ever GSU Wilds Out! Meet & greet MTV Wild ‘N Out comedian, Darren Brand following the show. Bring your ‘A’ game for a chance to compete head-to-head on the Black or Orange Team. E-mail ksledge@govst.edu to sign up. Sponsored by the Student Activities Council. Sherman Hall, 8-10 pm

Tuesday, 8/28

·         National Bowtie Day – Take a selfie wearing your bowtie on campus, upload it on Facebook, Twitter of Instagram using #GSURocksBowties and win a FREE dinner with Dr. Aurelio Valente, VP of Student Affairs and Corey Williams, Dean of Students.

·         Vision Board Party – Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it! Create your own vision board. Jaguar Den, Noon- 1:30p  

·         GSU Supply Chain Student Club - Stop by our table for GSU trivia. Prizes, giveaways and much more!  Hall of Governors, 3 - 4 pm

·         Meet Your Student Senate – Meet Student Senate executive board and senators and find out how YOU can participate in the upcoming fall elections for open seats in Student Senate. Hall of Governors, 3 –  4:30 pm

·         Male Success Initiative Informational - Find out how you can be part of the Male Success Initiative (MSI) a campus enrichment program for male students of color. MSI helps participants develop a game plan for success, from orientation to graduation. Jaguar Den, 6 -7 pm

·         Prairie Place Social – Come socialize at Prairie Place to learn of all the amazing events offered by Hall Council. Prairie Place, 6 – 7 pm

·         Scoop on Your Rights - Learn your student rights and enjoy free ice cream. Prairie Place, 7 – 8 pm

Wednesday, 8/29

·         Mix n’ Mingle – Get to know Office of International Services staff and meet  domestic and international GSU students. Enjoy light refreshments, icebreakers, games and prizes. Lakeside Lounge, Noon -1:30 pm

·         Trans4orm U. – Fellowship with TGC in song and meet Trans4mation Gospel Choir members. Food, games and door prizes provided. Hall of Honors, 1 – 2 pm

·         Student Employment and Part-Time Job Fair Dress for success and bring plenty of resumes. Sponsored by Career Services. Hall of Governors, 2–5 pm

·         Pool Party & Cookout – Go for a swim, relax by the pool and mingle with friends while enjoying the Welcome Week Cookout. Must show GSU ID. Swim suits required, bring your own towel. Sponsored by Student Activities Council.  GSU Pool, 7 – 9pm

Thursday, 8/30

·         Secretary of State Mobile Unit - Whether you need to renew your driver’s license or sticker, the Mobile Services Unit is here to help. Drivers are able to take driving tests, purchase stickers, and more. No cash accepted.  Hall of Governors, 10:30a – 5:30p

·         GSU Rocks the Vote! Become a registered voter. Hall of Governors, Noon–5p                       

·         Welcome Week Block Party - Want to get involved on campus but not sure where to start? Stop by the Involvement Fair to meet representatives from over 80+ student organizations. Free food & Carnival activities. Live Broadcast by103.5 KISS fm. GSU Main Entrance (D Building)(Rain location - Hall of Governors)

Friday, 8/31

Welcome Back Party – Hang out with friends and enjoy a night of music and fun to wrap-up the first week of classes. Hosted by Black Student Union. Must show current GSU i.d.  E-lounge, 10 pm – 2 am

Saturday, 9/1

·         Service Day - Spend your weekend serving others in the community. Meet at D- building atrium. Sign up at civicengagement@govst.edu. Noon - 2pm.

Schedule Subject to Change

Jaguar Connection

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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.