During the changes we are experiencing due to COVID-19, we are hosting virtual orientations for new students. Registration for the orientation events is now available! You may find the links to register below. All events will be virtual! Please know that we are working to give you as close to the same experience we can as in-person. Please visit https://www.govst.edu/coronavirus/ for more information.

New Student Orientation is a chance for incoming freshmen students and their families to learn about GSU. Completion of online orientation is required for all incoming freshmen.  

Please note: To access the orientation website, go to the myGSU portal homepage and click the "ORIENTATION" button. 

  • What is the Freshmen Orientation experience?


    During virtual New Student Orientation, incoming freshmen students will have the opportunity to learn about the various resources and services GSU offers. Students and their families will have a chance to discover the various opportunities provided at GSU including involvement in student organizations, volunteer opportunities, support services, and many other aspects of being a GSU student.

    Virtual Orientation Provides Information On:

    • Welcome from Leadership
    • Campus Tours
    • Technology
    • Academic Advising
    • Academic Support Programs
    • Student Support Programs
    • Financial Support
    • Community Standards
    • Student Life
    • Student Success
    • Connects You with Advisor to Schedule Classes
    • Math and Writing Assessments***


    Math and Writing Assessments*** 
    Prior to class registration, students may be asked to take a Math and/or English placement assessment.  Information can be found at placement assessments.

    If you have any questions, please contact New Student Programs at nsp@govst.edu or 708.235.6819.

  • 2022 Fall Jaguar Journey Days (post-orientation)


    New students are required to complete the self-pace, online New Student Orientation in the comfort of their own home.  Upon completion, students are directed to schedule an appointment with their academic advisor to register for classes.

    Please to plan to participate in our Fall 2022 Jaguar Journey Days (post-orientation program). This mandatory three-day program will be held in person as we provide you with the necessary tools to be successful your first semester at GSU. This event will be held August 23rd, 24th, and 25th from 9:30 am-2:00 pm. Thank you for your patience as we try our best to recreate the experience our students know and love! 

    For each day of the Jaguar Journey Days event, students can expect to experience 
    University Welcome

     Immersion in the GSU Student Experience
    Advisor Connection
    Laptop Distribution
    GSU photo ID
    Fun activities with their fellow classmates



    Students should plan to attend all three days of the event! 




  • What's Next?


    • Submit immunization records online to MedProctor. More information can be found in the Registrar's Office, C-1300
    • Consider living in Prairie Place and submit a housing application
    • Explore campus dining and purchase a meal plan
    • Check the GSU Foundation for any scholarships for which you may qualify