Freshman students are required to attend a Mandatory Orientation Session. All ROAR! sessions consist of a full day program for students and family members.

ROAR! = Resources, Orientation, Advising and Registration

During ROAR! you will interact with other new students, faculty members and administrators, meet with your academic advisor and register for classes. In addition, this will be a great chance for you to discover the various opportunities provided at Governors State including involvement in student organizations, volunteer opportunities, support services, and many other aspects of being a GSU student.

Family members are invited and encouraged to attend ROAR.  We'll provide you with information about various academic programs and services available to your students.

Please note:  There is a $35 fee for each guest who attends Freshman Orientation (ROAR!).  The fee is vital to keeping our costs down as we provide orientation programming, meals and materials for guests.  The fee for guests is charged to the student's account.

Click here to RSVP for ROAR!

Download 2016 ROAR Program Booklet (pdf format)

If you have any questions, please contact us at or 708-235-6819