In compliance with the CDC’s social distancing guidelines, Governors State University classes resumed with faculty and staff delivering instruction in alternative modes of instructions or remotely through the end of the spring semester.


Q: What happens after a student reports symptoms and/or a diagnosis of COVID-19?

A: Details on the GSU COVID-19 Communication Process followed when a student submits a self-report form are found here.

Q: Are there resources available to help faculty plan alternative modes of instruction?

A: The Center for Active Engagement and Scholarship (CAES) has prepared an Instructional Continuity Planning site to assist faculty in their planning. Deans and Chairs will be communicating with faculty members about resources and supports.

Q: I’m new to Blackboard. How do I find help navigating the program?

A: Blackboard Learn is available on the CAES Faculty Resource page.

Q: How long should we plan to be out of the classroom?

A: The university has updated its plan to extend the modified instruction through the end of the summer semester.

Q: How do I access drives on my computer?

A: Please visit the Work from Home Resources section on the My GSU portal.

Q: How do I test online?

A: Please visit the Work from Home Resources section on the My GSU portal.

Q: When will the Family Development Center reopen?

A: The Family Development Center is open. Please visit the FDC website for more information.

Q: Is the Athletic Center Open?

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

Q: What days and hours is the library open?

A: The Library is closed. Research associates will be available to offer assistance online

Q: Is travel prohibited?

A: All university-related travel is prohibited. Personal international travel is strongly discouraged, and we urge caution and the exercise of good judgment for personal domestic travel.

Q: What about Commencement?

A: No date has been set for 2021 Commencement. Check the Commencement website for updates.