Here, you are welcome.
Here, you are valued.
Here, you are.
We are thrilled and deeply honored that you have decided to pursue your higher education, either as an undergraduate or graduate student, as a new student or returning student, at Governors State University! As you learn more about the people, programs, and resources that define this community, look for places where you can contribute your talent and energy.
Where are my classes? Welcome Tables
As you become acclimated to Governors State, you might have questions and need some directions. Please make use of the “Where are my classes?” Welcome Tables hosted by the New Student Programs staff from Monday, August 28 – Wednesday, August 30 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. in the Hall of Governors by the Registrar’s Office.
Monday, August 28
- Student Life Open House Put the ‘U’ in GSU! Meet the Student Life staff and discover opportunities for students to become involved on campus. Music & refreshments served.
Noon – 4 p.m., The Jaguar Den A2140 (formerly Student Commons)
- National Bowtie Day @ GSU The GSU community is invited to support the Male Success Initiative by wearing bowties today.
- LGBTQA 101 Interactive and informative, LGBTQA 101 is an open discussion around LGBTQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally)-related issues. All are welcome to attend.
Lakeside Lounge, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 29
- Together We Can – GSU Food Pantry Donation Drive Student organizations and GSU departments are invited to compete by collecting canned goods for the Jaguar Den. Teams must create a sculpture made of the donated cans. Winner gets a prize.
The Jaguar Den, A2140
- GSU Rocks the Vote! Become a registered voter today!
Noon – 5 p.m., Hall of Governors
- Step in the Name of Diversity: Grab your Steppin’ partner and enjoy this Chicago style dance.
3 – 4:15 p.m., Hall of Governors
Wednesday, August 30
- Multi-faith Conversations Open dialogue with a multi-faith panel focused on the ideas of hope and faith.
Noon – 1 p.m., A-1150 (Interfaith and Meditation Room)
- Student Employment and Part-Time Job Fair Looking for on-campus student employment or part-time work off-campus? Bring plenty of resumes and dress for success! Sponsored by Career Services.
2 p.m. – 5 p.m., Hall of Governors
- Welcome Week Splash Bash Sit by the pool or take a dip! Must show GSU student ID. Swim suits required, bring your own towel. Sponsored by Program Council. Games and refreshments in the Game Lounge.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m., GSU Swimming Pool
Thursday, August 31
- Student Organization Resource Fair & Carnival Learn about student clubs and organizations recognized by GSU Student Life.
Noon – 6 p.m., GSU Lake, Outside behind Hall of Governors.
- Secretary of State Mobile Services
11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Hall of Governors
Friday, September 1
- Mr. & Ms. GSU Informational Sessions Learn the requirements of becoming Mr. or Ms. GSU.
Noon & 3 p.m., The Jaguar Den, A2140
- Recycle Mania Think green; protect the earth by recycling. Help GSU to promote waste reduction on campus.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hall of Governor
- Public Health Brigade Mixer – Meet and mingle with former Brigade participants to hear about their experiences and learn how you can sign up.
3 – 4:30 p.m., Hall of Honors
- Cheer on the GSU Jaguars Volleyball team against Silver Lake at the first home game of the season!
7 p.m, Gym
- Welcome Back Party Wrap up the first week of class with a celebration! Hosted by Black Student Union.
10 p.m. – 2 a.m., E-lounge
Saturday, September 2:
- Welcome Week Comedy Show Laugh out loud fun! Hosted by Generating Hope.
7 p.m., Center for Performing Arts
Comedian Melanie Comarcho has opened for some of the hottest tours in the country including Chris Tucker, Maxwell, Martin Lawrence, and Katt Williams. She was the first stand-up that Chris Rock featured on his late night talk show. She gives back by doing Fundraisers for Magic Johnson, Alonzo Morning, Ray Lewis and more.
Kenny "Naturally Ignorant" Howell is a Chicago comedian who has been featured on Def Comedy Jam as well as BET's comic view. You can also catch his latest stand up special presented by Mike Epps on YouTube.
Chicago comedian Just Nesh won first place in Chicago's Next Big Comic Comedy Contest and has opened for comedians such as Rodney Perry, Cedric The Entertainer, and the legendary Dick Gregory.
B. Cole has been featured on Def Comedy Jam as well as BET'S comic view for 8 seasons.
Beyond participating in Welcome Week, consider utilizing our Recreation and Fitness Center, and taking advantage of our many academic success workshops.
Please take a moment to explore these important links and resources:
- Welcome Week Schedule of Events
- Blackboard (requires login, classroom assignments and progress)
- Campus Dining
- Career ServicesandJobs for Jaguars(requires login, on and off campus job listings)
- Dean of Students
- Financial Aid
- GSU Bookstore
- GSU Jaguar Athletics, come with friends and family and cheer on the Jaguars!
- GSU MyPortal (requires login, access GSU student email, class schedule, and financial aid)
- GSU Phone and Email Directory
- ITS and Technology Help Desk Information
- Jaguar Connection (requires login, student involvement and campus engagement portal)
- Library Information
- List of Academic Advisors
- Student Clubs and Organizations
- Student Handbook
- Student Health and Counseling
- Student Success Commons
- The STAR Student Success Network(requires login, connects students with faculty, advisors, and GSU services)
- University Housing
October 6 – 7, 2017