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Govs head graphicGovs Registration, Orientation, & Welcome

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. 

Freshman R.O.W.Transfer R.O.W.Parent & Guest R.O.W.


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Some Frequently Asked Questions we receive:

During Govs R.O.W., you will take part in academic advising and work with our R.O.W. Team to register for classes. Govs R.O.W. is mandatory for all incoming first time freshman to attend in person. Transfer students(with more than 12 credit hours coming into APSU) have the option to do an Online Orienation.  You'll walk away from Govs R.O.W. with valuable information on how to navigate the upcoming semester, your student I.D., and a free APSU shirt!

Click on the link above to choose your R.O.W Date.  If you need assistance with registration, please call contact the Office of Admissions at 931-221-7661.

The Morgan University Center (UC) main floor, or second floor, is where you will need to check-in for Govs R.O.W.  Please arrive no later than 8:00am for check-in.  Follow the directions from our R.O.W. Team Members, who are in Red "Be A Gov" shirts.

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 or verifying immunization compliance with Health Services.

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. Parents may not attend the academic advising session.  The cost to attend is $20 per guest, payable online, or by cash or check 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 and pets (with the exception of service animals) should not attend.

 Yes, you must attend every activity in order to register for classes at the end of the R.O.W session. Freshman R.O.W dates please plan to stay from 7:45-4:00.
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.
Follow the "Park Here" signs to our Browning Drive Parking lot located right off of College Street. Once this lot fills up, you can park behind the Foy Fitness Center. You will also see our R.O.W. Team Members in Red shirts to help guide you to APSU!
You can log back in to the portal to change your reservation to a different date. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions  at 931-221-7661 or email admissions@apsu.edu.

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 $20 per guest. This fee can be paid by cash or check only upon arrival at GOVS R.O.W. or by debit/credit card during your registration.  The guest fee covers lunch and materials.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 931-221-7661 or email admissions@apsu.edu. You can also TEXT 931-292-GOVZ (4689) with general questions.