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At the beginning of the Spring semester, Governors State University sponsors Welcome Week to build camaraderie between students and celebrate the beginning of a new academic semester. Join us for an engaging and fun-filled week!

Monday, 1/16/23

Dr. Martin L. King Holiday Observance – University Closed

Tuesday, 1/17/23

GSU Jeopardy, Engbretson Hall, 12 – 2 p.m.

Get familiar with Governors State by playing a game of GSU Jeopardy. Earn GSU swag, prizes, and a complimentary meal. Sponsored by Center for Student Engagement & Intercultural Programs.

Wednesday, 1/18/23

International Mix ‘n Mingle, Hall of Honors, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

The International Mix ‘n Mingle is an opportunity for international students to meet other international students, engage with domestic students and get to know staff in the Office of International Services. Enjoy icebreakers and food. All students welcome! Click here to RSVP.

It Starts With Me: King Day of Service, GSU Food Pantry (A1115), 2 – 3 p.m. 

Are you interested in helping others? Stop by the GSU Food Pantry to help Kaleidoscope members pack the pantry. All are welcome to participate. 

Orange Invasion! GSU Basketball vs. St. Xavier (GSU Gymnasium)

Grab your friends and head to the gym as the Jaguars host St. Xavier. Wear your favorite ORANGE shirt. First 70 fans receive a free Jaguar Pride t-shirt!

  • • Women’s Basketball Game, 5 p.m.
  • • Men’s Basketball Game, 7 p.m.
  • • Admission:
    • • GSU students, faculty/staff, free admittance with myONECARD
    • • $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children (under 12)

Thursday, 1/19/23

Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Breakfast Event, Hall of Honors, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

The Governors State University community is invited to participate in a commemoration of the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the MLK Day Breakfast Event:

Engaging, Encouraging, and Empowering GSU Lives
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Frederick Yeakey
Thursday, January 19, 2023
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Hall of Honors

Space is limited. Please RSVP today. For more information visit https://www.govst.edu/dei/.

Student Organization and Greek Life Fair, Hall of Governors, 12 – 2 p.m.

Get involved your first day on campus! Visit the involvement fair to meet representatives of GSU's student clubs and orgs, experience the launch of Greek Life, take photobooth pics and more!

GSU Alumni/Staff Event, E-Lounge 3 – 5 p.m.

Are you a GSU alumni who also enjoys the privileged status of GSU employee? Let us celebrate your dedication and commitment today. Stop by E-lounge to participate in this private event.

Friday, 1/20/23

Hey Travelers! GSU Gaming Lounge, 1 – 5 p.m.

The Jaguar Anime and Gaming Club invites GSU students to participate for a chance to show off their skills and competitively play against others! There will also be a marathon watch of films, food and drinks. 

Jaguar Jingle, Hall of Governors, 6 – 8 p.m.

Wind down from the first week of classes with fun! Enjoy games, attractions, and food. Open to GSU students only. Click here to RSVP.


Questions? Email CSEIP@govst.edu