Welcome Back Jaguars! Welcome Week is our annual beginning of the semester celebration for new and returning students. Join us for exciting events and activities throughout the welcome week experience.


Monday, 1/17

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Virtual Commemoration Celebration, GSU Facebook, 10 am

“A Dream Evolved: Building Legacies of Justice for a 21st Century America”

Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King.  Our keynote speaker this year is acclaimed scholar practitioner, speaker and consultant, Dr. Michael Benitez, Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Tuesday, 1/18 

Virtual Vision Board Party, Zoom, 12 – 1 pm

Craft your vision of success while enjoying a social space where you can virtually be in community with other GSU students while making art!  RSVP on Jaguar Connection

Recommended Supplies: Magazine(s), a sheet of paper or poster paper, scissors, glue stick or tape, and some snacks!

Wednesday, 1/19  

International Mix & Mingle, Engbretson Hall, Noon – 1:30 pm

This event is an opportunity for new international students to meet each other and other GSU students. Icebreakers and games will be provided.

Thursday, 1/20 

 Virtual Escape Room, Zoom, 1 pm

Can your team escape the Arctic before the big storm hits? New levels are revealed to test the skills of each team member. Together, you’ll piece together evidence to solve clues, crack codes, and beat the clock to escape! REGISTRATION required to receive Zoom link. Must register by Wednesday, 1/19 at 3pm. Prizes awarded to top teams!

Friday, 1/21 

Instagram Tour of GSU, Instagram, 10 am – 2 pm

Tour GSU through Instagram! Follow along on our Instagram stories with GSU students. Ask questions, suggest a spot, and learn about all the behind the scenes activities that GSU has to offer.

Virtual Bingo, Zoom, 7 pm

 Wrap up the week with an exciting night of Bingo! Cards sent virtually to every player upon registration. All you  need is a GSU email address, a computer, and Zoom. Prizes awarded each session. RSVP online www.govst.edu/jaguarconnection.