Don't miss out!  Take advantage of all the Dual Degree Program has to offer while you complete your associate degree, all the way through the completion of your bachelor's degree.  From DDP Induction to our exclusive Cording Ceremonies, the Dual Degree Program has numerous ways to network with other transfer students who currently attend GSU, as well as those still in pursuit of the associates degree at one of our 17 partner community colleges.  Current DDP students may contact or check out the most recent DDP Newsletter for details on upcoming event dates. You may also visit the Dual Degree Program's Facebook page for recent event photos and special announcements.

Need to enroll in DDP?  Click on your community college's tab to the left, and schedule a virtual appointment with your designated DDP Transfer Specialist to get enrolled in the Dual Degree Program today!

  • Save the date! Upcoming DDP Events


    Event invitations are sent directly to currently enrolled DDP students via email or USPS mail.  You are welcome to contact the Dual Degree Program at (708) 534-4494 or dualdegree@govst.eduto find out more! 



    DDP Welcome Cording Ceremony
    Thursday, August 26th, 2021 - RESCHEDULED (see Convocation details below)

    DDP Convocation Celebration with President Green
    Thursday, September 2, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Governors State University, E-Lounge & Center for Performing Arts
    We are excited to announce that we will be returning to campus this fall with the DDP programming that we are famous for!  Join us for your opportunity to be part of the FIRST DDP CONVOCATION PROCESSION SINCE 2019!!

    DDP Welcome Back Social
    Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
    Governors State University, Hall of Honors
    Stop by to grab a snack, play some games, and make new DDP friends from GSU and our partnering community colleges.  Event will have both virtual and in-person options for participation.   

    DDP Scholarship Symposium
    September 14-16, 2021
    Participants will learn about helpful resources to find ways to fund their DUAL degrees, and much more!  Event will have both virtual and in-person options for participation. Student interested in applying for a DDP scholarship are highly encouraged to attend. 

    DDP Scholarship Deadline for Spring 2022
    Thursday, October 7, 2021 
    See the DDP Scholarship page for further details, or contact a DDP Transfer Specialist to learn more.

    #Transfer Student Week & GSU Homecoming
     October 17-23, 2021 
    Join DDP for a week's worth of activities including:   

    Transfer Student Tribute: Jaguar Rock Painting Oct 19-21, Times TBD based on weather
    Stop by the GSU patio and sign the tribute rock that will be painted to honor National Transfer Student Week and GSU's Homecoming! 

    DDP October Community Service Wednesday, October 30, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Iron Oaks Environmental Education Center needs our help restoring the paths for the fall season! Further details coming soon... 

    Junior Jaguars Fest, GSU Family Development Center Thursday, October 21, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Volunteers needed to help with fun inflatable playland and craft projects for children enrolled at the FDC. Email if interested!

    DDP Induction (Fall Option)
    Friday, November 5, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Governors State University, Engbretson Hall & E-Lounge
    For DDP students who are still pursuing an associate degree at their local community college, and have not yet attended a past Induction.  Participants will receive an orientation to the Dual Degree Program, and opportunity to meet GSU administration and staff, and receive helpful resources in preparation for your transfer.

  • DDP Induction


    During the DDP Induction, newly enrolled DDP students have the opportunity to obtain additional information on the benefits of the Dual Degree Program. Students and their guests also have the opportunity to meet the GSU President, Provost, and faculty and program advisors. You will also have the chance to tour the campus, hear from other transfer students attending GSU, participate in fun activities with other DDP students, and you will be officially inducted into the Dual Degree Program! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your DDP Transfer Specialist. See above for this semester's Induction date! 

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  • DDP Graduation Cording Ceremonies


    Students who transferred to GSU in the spring and fall semesters are honored with a cord representing the community college where they recently graduated with their associate degree. In the company of several partnering college Presidents and GSU administration, students are corded by their respective DDP Transfer Specialists while proudly displaying their new DDP “One Degree Down!” t-shirts. 

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    Once DDP students graduate from GSU they are honored at the Dual Degree Program Cording Ceremony. During this ceremony, they receive a black and white cord braided along with the color of their community college, representing the attainment of both Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree. 

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  • DDP Monthly Community Service


    Each month the Dual Degree Program coordinates a community service event with the help of its Student Transition Assistants. This is a perfect opportunity for students to become active members of their community, which has a lasting positive impact on society at large. Community service gives our DDP students the life skills and knowledge, as well as provides a service to those who need it most.  

    If you have any questions about the upcoming DDP community service event please feel free to reach out to our Student Transition Assistants.



  • DDP Professional Development Symposiums


    Scholarship Symposium
    The Dual Degree Program hosts an annual “DDP “Get Money: Scholarship Symposium,” during the fall semester. Due to the current global pandemic, the symposium has and may continue to be held virtually.  The week-long event has various virtual live online presentations, recorded sessions, and additional materials to help you graduate with as little academic debt as possible.   Our Scholarship Symposium topics may include:  

    •  Scholarship, Loans & Grants–Oh, MY! 
    •  GSU Foundation Scholarships 
    •  Mastering the Scholarship Application Process 
    •  Scholarships for Global Learning (Study Abroad) 
    •  Paying for Graduate School: Fellowships & Internships 
    •  Why Me? Writing Essays & Personal Statements  


    Career Symposium  
    The Dual Degree Program hosts an annual “DDP Get Jobs: Career Symposium,” during the spring semester. Due to the current global pandemic, the symposium has and may continue to be held virtually. The week-long event has various virtual live online Session presentations, recordings, and additional materials to assist you in your short and long-term career goals.  The Career Symposiums topics may include:  

    •  To Grad School, or Not to Grad School?
    •  What Can I Do with My Degree?
    •  Writing a Resume and Cover Letter
    •  Intro to Career Services @ GSU
    •  Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
    •  Know the Code: Myers Briggs Type Indicator Workshop
    •  Interview Preparation, Best Practices, and Mock Interviews



    DDP Symposiums are perfect opportunities for students to obtain the tools they need to be successful in their pursuits of various forms of financial aid, and next step career planning. Keep an eye out in future emails for more  information!


  • DDP Socials and Other Events


    The Dual Degree Program Hosts Welcome Back Socials where DDP students come from all DDP partnership campuses. During this event we discuss summer adventures, play board games and enjoy time well spent with each other. We also have raffles and give out DDP SWAG! Please stay on the lookout for DDP Socials and other events via your school email addresses or reach out to your DDP Transfer Specialist for more information.  

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