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Student Life Events

Student Life Events


Here is a list of events you can expect to see during your time at Sandburg.


Charge Up! New Student Orientation


A time to learn more about Sandburg and how to have a successful experience. Held the week before classes. See your advisor to get registered for a session.



Welcome Back Week


Stop by the Crist Student Center all week to grab your Student Handbook and free treat for the day! We will have sign-up's for Student Organizations and information on upcoming Student Life Events.



Fall Festival


The Fall Festival is a back-to-school celebration held on the 2nd Wednesday of classes each fall. It is a time to come out and meet the Carl Sandburg family, celebrate the start of the school year, and have fun! Each year we have free lunch, outdoor games, prizes, interactive activities, music, and great memories to be made. Student Organizations and Services are there to share all the fabulous services and events that Carl Sandburg has to offer throughout the year.



Student Government Elections


The Student Government Association (SGA) holds elections each fall at the beginning of the semester during the SGA Elections Week. Want to get involved with SGA? Fill out an application today!


October Bash


October Bash is a chance to come out and celebrate the return of the chilly weather with some fun fall activities. We have free food, fund raising opportunities for Student Organizations, games with prizes, DJ provided music, and much more.


Halloween Week


Get ready for Halloween through a campus wide costume contest and giveaways throughout the week in the Crist Student Center.


Veterans Day

A celebration of our Sandburg Veteran's, with a meet and greet with Veteran's in the Crist Center during lunch.

International Education Week


International Education Week is celebrated during the third week of November. The purpose of International Education Week is to celebrate various cultures around the world, international education, and international exchanges of both faculty and students. Past events have included free international food, information tables (Study Abroad, Spanish classes, Culture Club, etc.), speakers, cultural activities, international displays and more. If you are interested in participating, please contact Shanon Dickerson at 309-341-5307 or stop by her office in C116.



Sandburg Days


The Sandburg Days Festival honors Galesburg-born, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Lincoln biographer, Carl Sandburg, and his family by celebrating with the community through educational and recreational activities. Held the last week in April on Sandburg's Galesburg Campus.




Held each April to celebrate the end of the school year with Student Organizations tables, info booths, games, prizes, DJ, free food, and much more!