Welcome Week is a time to connect and reconnect. Whether you're new to GSU or returning to campus, these events will help prepare you for a successful year and experience what it means to be a Governors State University student. Events are free and all students are welcome.   


  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program - Service opportunity for the Governors State community and surrounding area to join thousands of Americans in honoring the work and legacy of Dr. King through community service.  Guest Speaker James C. Anyike.


    •  Student Life Photo Stop -It’s the first day of classes! Stop by and get your photo taken, decorate cookies, drink warm cocoa, and enter to win some great giveaways!
    •  Mindfulness Info Table | 1 – 3 PM  Stop by for a demonstration of the latest mindfulness apps and to receive helpful tips on mental wellness. Sponsored by Chi Sigma Iota and GSU-ICA.
      • New Student Leader/Advisor Training Session | Hall of Honors | 3:15 - 4:15 P.M.                     
        • New student leaders and club Advisors are required to attend this session to introduce Student Life best practices for a successful semester.                                                                                                             

        WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 | Multiple Locations

        • Tie Dye Day | Lakeside Lounge | 4 – 6 P.M.                                                                                                  First 30 students receive a free t-shirt to dye in GSU colors! May bring own items to Tie Dye.  RSVP SAC@govst.edu.  Sponsored by Student Activities Council.
        • Jaguars Spirit Day                                                                                                                                         Wear GSU Colors to the game vs. Judson University
          •  Women’s Basketball Game, 5 P.M.
          •   Men’s Basketball Game, 7 P.M.                                                                                             


        • Secretary of State Jesse White Mobile Services  10:30 A.M. – 5 P.M.                              
          • Renew your driver’s license, purchase a vehicle sticker and more.
        •  POP into Campus Life: Student Club & Organization Fair | Noon - 4 P.M.   
          • Looking to join a club or get involved on campus? Visit each table at the fair and while there, enjoy a delicious, FREE bag of popcorn as you connect with club leaders. 
        • The Hook Up | E-Lounge | 7:30 P.M. – 9 P.M.
          • This engaging discussion pulls back the covers on hooking up, clarifying when it’s actually sexual violence and how bystanders can protect potential victims from predators. Prize giveaways and more!

        FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 | ENGBRETSON HALL | 8 – 10 P.M.

        • Global Karaoke
          • Come out and have fun singing songs from any culture. Late night fun sponsored by Student Activities Council.  Refreshments provided.

          SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 | GSU GYMNASIUM                                     

        • Jaguars Basketball vs Trinity Christian College                  
          • Women’s Game, 1 P.M.
          • Men’s Game, 3 P.M.

          Schedule Subject to Change

        Jaguar Connection

        GSU Jaguar

        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.