From Ordinary to Extraordinary...
50 Years in the Making!
Homecoming Kick-Off Festivities
thursday, October 17
Tie-Dye Day Hall of Governors 1 - 3 p.m.
Homecoming Week is around the corner! Join us to create bright and bold t-shirts to wear to the Homecoming Pep Rally. Limited supplies, first 100 receive free white t-shirt to dye. May also bring own shirt to tie dye.
friday, October 18
Movie on Campus Sherman Hall
6 p.m. Aladdin (2019) 8:50 p.m. Us (2019) Free popcorn and beverages
saturday, October 19
Homecoming Alumni Reception & Jefferson Starship 50 years of Rock Show
Homecoming Week 2019 will be an experience like no other! Celebrating our 50 years with a multi-generational gathering followed by an incredible performance.
When: October 19, 2019
6 p.m. Reception
8 p.m. Jefferson Starship Show
Where: Governors State University
Center for Performing Arts
Price: $50 Premium Reserved seating show ticket includes food & beverage reception.
Tickets are sold 1st come 1st serve 100 seats available
Additional $50 for limited availability VIP pre-show meet & greet.
Tickets available: www.govst.edu/alumnireception; calling 708.534.4105 or emailing: email@example.com
Sponsored by the Alumni Association
sunday, October 20
Celebration of Gospel Concert Sherman Hall 4 p.m.
Come worship in song and praise with GSU's Transformation Gospel Choir and LaVarnga Hubbard, Tim White, DeMario Tribett, Ernesha Ledbetter-Miller, Mickey Martin & Totally Committed, Kevin Cardell and Keshia McFarland. This event is FREE and open the public.
monday, October 21
Spirit Day-Wear Neon
Office Decorating Contest
Cast your vote online today through Thursday to support the office/department that displays their Jaguar spirit, creativity and incorporation of the Homecoming theme. The winner will be announced on Friday, October 25th during halftime and presented with the traveling Jax trophy and also recognized through the GSU newsletter and campus email.
GSU Glow Kickback E Lounge 7 - 9 p.m.
Wear your brightest neon attire as you mix and mingle with fellow students. Music, refreshments and glow-in-the dark activities.
tuesday, October 22
Spirit Day- Throwback Tuesday: Dress in your favorite attire from '69, '79, '89, or '99
Employee Appreciation Day Hall of Governors
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Employee Breakfast
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Acknowledgement Program
GSU is Right Game Show Engbretson Hall Noon - 1 p.m.
Test your GSU knowledge! Win prizes and share a laugh with friends. Hosted by Peter B.
Women's Soccer vs. Trinity Christian 6 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Trinity Christian 8 p.m.
for Student Engagement and Intercultural Programs will provide a bus shuttle for this doubleheader. To reserve your seat, RSVP with Susie Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org Games played at Spartan Stadium, Chicago Heights.
Rep Your Org! Sherman Hall 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Which GSU student organization will show the most pride by saying their club chant, motto or creative expression?
Spirit Day - Culture Day - Get creative and represent your cultural heritage
Wednesday, October 23
Junior Jaguars on Parade Hall of Governors 10:30 a.m.
Come witness our youngest Jaguars from the Family Development Center dressed in their GSU Jaguar spirit wear in celebration of Homecoming 2019 and GSU's 50th Anniversary.
Diwali Festival Hall of Governors 1 - 4 p.m.
Observance of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, through traditional songs and dance, henna tattoos, and Indian culinary delicacies. Open to the campus.
Thursday, October 24
Homecoming Pep Rally Hall of Governors 1 - 3 p.m.
We have spirit, Yes we Do! We have spirit at G.S.U.! Wear your recently created tie dye shirt and meet GSU athletes and witness a spectacular performance by the Jesse White Tumbling Team, GSU student clubs, local marching band, exciting games and more.
Friday, October 25
Spirit Day -Wear GSU colors, Orange, White, & Black
Homecoming Tailgate Party A North parking lot 5 - 6 p.m.
Celebrate GSU's 50th year anniversary by hanging out with fellow Jaguars before the big game. Free food and refreshments. Rain location: Hall of Governors.
Men's Basketball vs. Silver Lake College GSU Gymnasium 7 p.m.
saturday, October 26
University Golf Course - The Klubhouse (across the street from GSU)
9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Doors close at 11 p.m.
Theme: Dressed to Chill---Wear your best dress or suit with your favorite sneakers.
Requested Attire: Evening attire with sneakers/gym shoes
$5 w/valid GSU I.D. (Two guests max. per GSU student)
$10 Guests must present State I.D. (18 & older)
Performances by Valee'
Huckleberry Funk Band
Sounds by DJ Will the Thrill
Free transportation from Prairie Place. Visit Jaguar Connection for Shuttle times.
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
For more information please call 708.235.7609 or Email Homecoming@govst.edu.