Throughout the year the Honors Program has many events that all GSU honors program members are encouraged to participate in.

Below you will find information on some of our annual events. The calendar overview highlights when some of our annual events take place. It is also a place to find important deadline dates regarding the Honors Program, such as the deadlines to apply to graduate with honors.

Honors Program Annual Retreat

At the beginning of every school year the Honors Program hosts an annual team building event. It is a chance for honors students to come together to meet other students and participate in team building activities. There are many challenges the students face throughout the day and through dedicated teamwork and a bit of fun, the honors students have no problem beating the obstacles they face.

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Honors Program Annual Retreat 2015 - Group Picture

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Honors Program Annual Retreat 2015 - GSU as Text Scavenger Hunt

Rebuilding Together Event

Always a highlight for our honors program students, we team up with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago each year for our annual service learning event. The GSU Honors Program first partnered up with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago in 2009. It’s a great opportunity to serve the community while working together with fellow honors program students and faculty! Look for the invite email midway through the Spring semester to be a part of this HP tradition. Don’t miss out!


HP Culture Night Out

Every semester the Governors State University Honors Program partners up with The Center for Performing Arts and has a culture night for the HP students. Tickets are made available to honors students and alumni to enjoy a night out with your fellow honors program participants! Be sure to keep a look out for the email invites and take the time to enjoy a night out!

End of Year Banquet

Every April the Governors State University Honors Program holds an End of Year Celebration. It is a night of good food, good friends, and celebration! The banquet is held to recognize the honors graduates as well as other honors students who have had accomplishments throughout the school year. Be sure to come out for a much deserved night out to celebrate another year of accomplishment with the GSU honors program!

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Team Building Event - Honors Program Annual Retreat



HP Culture Night Out

Deadline to apply for University Honors Fall Graduation







HP Honors Seminar Class (each Spring Semester)



Dinner with the Dean


NCHC Conference Submissions


Deadline to apply for University Honors Spring/Summer Graduation

Alternative Spring Break



GSU Research Day - April 1st, 2016

HP Culture Night Out: Eurydice - April 2nd, 2016

Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference - April 14th - 16th, 2016

Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago Volunteer Event

Governors State University Student Research Conference

End of Year Reception - April 30th, 2016 



Graduation - May 14, 2016