Guided by the principles to place people first, Governors State University is committed to delivering a first-class education in a COVID environment.

To support students, university offices are providing services remotely during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit Student Campus Resources for more details.

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, difficulty breathing), or have had close contact with someone who has a lab-confirmed or presumptive COVID-19 diagnosis, please complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form.

CARES Act

Learn more about the benefits Governors State University received under the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act here.

Drive Up Wi-Fi Hotspots

To assist students with remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Illinois is providing drive up Wi-Fi hotspots for students to utilize. Find one near you with the Illinois Drive Up Wi-Fi Map.

Counseling and Wellness Center

Counseling sessions by phone are available. To schedule an appointment, call 708-235-7334.

Advocate Aurora Health will be available to provide phone consultation and triage to GSU students, faculty, and staff. To speak with a healthcare provider, call 708-235-2114.

For more information about the Counseling and Wellness Center services and operating hours, visit govst.edu/health-counseling/.

Career Services

The Office of Career Services is available to work with students remotely via phone and/or Blackboard Collaborate. We are also happy to provide resume critiques via email. If you would like to have your resume reviewed, e-mail your resume to career@govst.edu for feedback. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 708-235-3974.

Tutoring Center

Tutoring in Math, Science, and Business with a tutor of your choice is available online by appointment at MYWCONLINE. Additional online tutoring resources are available on the Academic Resource Center’s website.

Writing Center

Writing consultants are available to review papers and address student needs. Students may submit their papers through the online service, GROWL. Please visit the Writing Center website for additional online resources or to submit a paper.

Access Services for Students with Disabilities

Students who wish to meet with Access Services for Students with Disabilities may do so virtually. To schedule an appointment, e-mail ASSD@govst.edu.

University Housing

Prairie Place will be open for the fall semester. For additional questions, please contact University Housing at housing@govst.edu. To speak with a Prairie Place staff member please contact the Prairie Place front desk at 708-235-7115.

Dining Services

The GSU Cafe, now operating as the Jaguar Dining Center, is open

Athletics and Recreation

For the health and safety of our patrons, the Fitness Center and swimming pool will be closed until further notice.

Center for Student Engagement and Intercultural Programs

All university-sponsored events with more than 10 attendees will be cancelled until further notice. All university-sponsored international travel and non-essential domestic travel is prohibited until further notice.

Off-Campus Resources

Although some on-campus services and resources are limited during the Stay-at-Home order, there are still off-campus resources that students will have access to. Please view the Dean of Students list for off-campus resources for food, technology, jobs, etc. 

SNAP Benefits

GSU now partners with mRelief to provide a screening tool to help students determine if they are eligible for SNAP benefits in as little as 10 minutes. Click here to learn more.