We can't wait to meet you

Visiting Governors State University is the best way to find out what sets us apart from other universities. You can get to know GSU with a GSU Student Ambassador or fellow student. During the campus visit you will:

Take a tour of our campus.
Inquire about departments and programs that interest you.
Learn about student services the university offers you.
Learn about our degree programs.
Submit an application during your visit if you meet admission requirements and are ready to apply to GSU!

Individual campus tours

Campus tours are walking tours provided by a GSU Student Ambassador or GSU student. On your tour you can visit Prairie Place residence hall, various departments and additional campus resources.. The following options are provided:

Main campus only:  Approximately 45 minutes.
Main campus and Prairie Place Residence hall:  Approximately 90 minutes.


If you have questions about visit times and dates contact nheidelberg@govst.edu or browse our Tour FAQs for quick answers. Individual campus tours require two weeks' notice. All tours MUST be confirmed. To sign-up for an individual or small group tour select the following link:

Individuals or groups of less than 10 – Schedule a tour. Tours are currently available Monday through Friday at 10 am and 3 pm. An admissions representative MUST confirm your request. Expect confirmation within three business days. Please note: Tours are not private. The campus tour will start promptly. If you are running late, you may need to reschedule.

Group campus tours

Groups of more than 10 students, please email Noreen Heidelberg at nheidelberg@govst.edu.  Expect a response within 3 business days. Group visits must be confirmed. Please do not arrive to campus without a confirmed visit. Groups of more than 10 students should make arrangements at least THREE WEEKS in advance. Visits are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, and many groups arrange visits months in advance.

  • High school groups have the option to request an admissions information session in addition to a tour of campus which include Prairie Place residence hall.
  • Please contact us no later than 3 days before your visit, if the number of attendees decreases.
  • Cancellation Notice: If your tour needs to be cancelled, it is essential that you notify us at least 3 days in advance for rescheduling purposes.


  •  Visiting groups should provide 1 chaperone per 10 students.
  • Chaperones should be actively involved in the visit—participating in the group tour and monitoring student’s behavior.
  • Chaperones should assist in keeping the group visit on schedule.
  • Chaperones are responsible for making sure that their students are aware of and understand expectations and conduct as listed below. If your group is not meeting these expectations, GSU may be unable to complete your tour and /or presentation.

Student Expectations & Conduct

  • The purpose of the campus visit to Governors State University is for each student to explore his/her options in higher education.
  • GSU expects visiting students to be respectful of our staff, students, faculty, and property. 
  • Inappropriate verbal language, physical contact, physical altercation, disrespect, disruption and property misuse are not tolerated. 

    Please schedule your visit in advance to ensure our staff is able to assist your group on the day you hope to visit.

    The Office of Admission does not provide Saturday tours. If you have additional questions, please contact Noreen Heidelberg, nheidelberg@govst.edu, for more information and/or to schedule a campus tour. All tours MUST be confirmed by admissions.