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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.

Jefferson-StarshipWhen: 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:; calling 708.534.4105 or emailing:

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.

 The Center for Student Engagement and Intercultural Programs will provide a bus shuttle for this doubleheader. To reserve your seat, RSVP with Susie Morris at  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?


Wednesday, October 23

Spirit Day - Culture Day - Get creative and represent your cultural heritage

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' Valee pic 2019

  Huckleberry Funk Band Huckleberry Funk Image 2019 Homecoming

 Sounds by DJ Will the Thrill

 Free transportation from Prairie Place.  Visit Jaguar Connection for Shuttle times.


For more information please call 708.235.7609 or Email