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Governors Registration Orientation Welcome(GOVS R.O.W.)

We are excited that you have chosen to attend Austin Peay State University. You and your family probably have a lot of questions about APSU and college life in general. During GOVS R.O.W., we'll answer your questions, introduce you to academic and support services, show you how to get involved on campus and help you register for classes. 

Note: The fee for students attending GOVS R.O.W. will be billed automatically to your student account, appearing on your tuition and fees statement as a "new student" fee. Attendance is mandatory if you're a first-time freshman.  Guest registration is $15 per guest. 

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Some Frequently Asked Questions we receive:

Why is GOVS R.O.W. important?

During GOVS R.O.W., you will take part in academic advising and work with students to register for classes. You'll walk away from GOVS R.O.W. with your student ID card, valuable information on how to navigate APSU and you fall class schedule, complete with course titles, days and times. 

For Freshman: Remember, if you're coming to APSU with fewer than 12 college credit-hours, you are considered a freshman. GOVS R.O.W. is the only way new APSU freshman can register for classes for fall semester. When you return for Freshman Orientation (APEX) in August, you will be a comfortable, confident APSU student. 

For Transfers: If you are coming to APSU with more than 12 college credit hours, you are considered a transfer student. You have the option of coming to campus for Transfer R.O.W., or completing the Online Orientation

Where and when should I check-in?

The Morgan University Center (UC) main floor, or second floor, is where you will need to check-in for GOVS R.O.W. Arrive no later than 8:00am for check-in. Follow the red Welcome signs and the directions from our R.O.W. Team Members, who are in black staff shirts. 

What else happens during GOVS R.O.W.?

In addition to registering for classes, you will be able to:

  • Learn more about living on campus, campus technology and services
  • Get your student I.D. card
  • Visit the campus bookstore and preview textbook requirements
  • Meet members of student organizations and learn how to get involved on campus. 
  • Check out our dining venues and meal plans. 
  • Complete any other "business," such as visiting financial aid.
  • Tour the campus.

Should family members attend GOVS R.O.W. with me?

Yes! We strongly encourage parents and family members to attend. Their support, understanding and encouragement can affect your success as a student tremendously.

While you meet with advisers and register for classes, your family members will attend separate sessions that address their particular questions or concerns. The cost to attend is $15 per guest. This fee can be paid online during registration or upon arrival at GOVS R.O.W..  The guest fee covers lunch and materials.

Note: Due to the nature of GOVS R.O.W., children should not attend. Parents may not attend academic advising sessions. 

Do I need to stay the whole time?

Yes, you must attend every activity in order to register for classes at the end of the Welcome session.  

When should I attend GOVS R.O.W.?

Several one-day GOVS R.O.W. sessions are offered in June, July and August. Winter R.O.W. dates are offered in December and January.  Register for the earliest date possible.  Attending R.O.W. early will give you more class options, and help you to get your prefered schedule.  Letters will be sent by mail from the Office of Admissions with specific information you need in order to register for a Summer or Winter R.O.W. session. Please review the letter carefully. 

Where do we park?

Follow the GOVS R.O.W. signs to Eighth Street and Marion Street. The large parking lot, commonly known as the Music/Mass Communications parking lot, is also next to the Governors Stadium. You will also see our R.O.W. Team Members in black staff shirts to help guide you to APSU!

How do I change my reservation or add additional guests?

Please contact the Office of Student Transitions at 931-221-7607 or email transitions@apsu.edu. 

How much does GOVS R.O.W. cost?

For students, the fee for GOVS R.O.W. will be billed automatically to your student account, appearing on your tuition and fees statement as a "new student" fee. New student fees covers all of the events that you attend as a new student, including GOVS R.O.W.

For Parents and Guests, the cost to attend is $15 per guest. This fee can be paid online during registration or upon arrival at GOVS R.O.W.  The guest fee covers lunch and materials. 

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Student Transitions at 931-221-7607 or email transitions@apsu.edu. You can also TEXT 931-292-GOVZ (4689) with general questions.