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.
Due to inclement weather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program is cancelled.


      •  Winter Wonderland & Ice Skating -  It’s the first day of classes! Stop by Hall of Governors in between classes to ice skate, and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies (while supplies last).  
      •  Mindfulness Info Table | 1 – 3 p.m.  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 learn of best practices for student leaders to experience a successful semester of programming.

          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. – 5:30 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, take a #2019Welcomeweek selfie in our Giant snow globe and enjoy a delicious, FREE bag of buttery 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 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.