Beginning in Fall 2010, Governors State University will adopt a semester-based academic calendar. The semester-based calendar coincides with the academic schedules of most universities throughout the country. This updated schedule will ease student transition from community colleges to GSU, better serve returning students with families and employment, and make GSU summer courses more accessible to students from other institutions.
For the past 40 years, GSU has operated under a trimester-based academic calendar.
Office of Public Affairs, "Governors State Implements Semester Calendar" (2010). Press Releases. 494.