During the changes we are experiencing due to COVID-19, we have created a virtual only plan for orientations for summer and fall students. We will not be hosting nor requiring attendance at any live events for graduate orientation. Instead, we will have all of the materials available at http://www3.govst.edu/graduate-orientation-2020/. Please visit https://www.govst.edu/coronavirus/ for more information.

We're excited and ready to assist you in making the most of your graduate experience here at GSU.  Whether you're new to our campus or you decided to return after completing your undergraudate degree at GSU, we're confident our Graduate Orientation will help you to identify available resources that will help you make a smooth transition to graduate studies.

PLEASE NOTE: Some graduate programs and colleges may supplement our University-wide program with their individualized graduate orientation programs, contact your department or program for specific program orientation questions.

 

  • 2020 Summer and Fall Graduate Orientation Dates

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    Please note: All university events, including in person orientations are cancelled for Summer 2020. Here you have access to all regular orientation materials, including presentations. 

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

  • 2020 Graduate Orientation Information

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    Example 

    Graduate Student Orientation Schedule 

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 2-4pm


    Check-in at Hall of Governors beginning at 1:30pm

    • 1:30 p.m., Check-in / Campus Tours / Resource Fair in the Hall of Governors
    • 2:00 p.m., Welcome from GSU Staff and Orientation Leaders
    • 2:15 p.m., Money Talks (Financial Aid and Business Office)
    • 2:30 p.m., Resources for Graduate Writing and Research, Dr. Jarrett Neal, coordinator for the GSU Writing Center
    • 3:30 p.m., The GSU Graduate Student Experience
    • 4:00 p.m., Information Table / Campus Tours (optional)

    If you have any questions, please contact New Student Programs at nsp@govst.edu or (708) 235-6819. Additionally, some programs and colleges may supplement our University-wide program with their individualized graduate orientation programs.

    We look forward to welcoming you as a graduate scholar to the Governors State University community! 

     

  • Additional Graduate Orientation Programs

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    As noted above, there may program specific orientation events for your graduate program. Please check with your academic advisors or contact your college for more information. See below links for academic advisor and college contact information: