Cornhusker Girls State is divided into towns. Each town is named after a United States President. There are 8 towns at Girls State.
Girls State citizens are not allowed to leave their designated floor between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. for any reason including to campaign. It is important that your counselors know where you are. In the event of weather or other emergency during those times, counselors must account for all citizens.
You will be sharing a room with a citizen selected at random. Be aware that your roommate assignment may change. Please respect your roommate and her property, as you want yours to be respected.
Because Girls State citizens have organized activities throughout the days and evenings with very little free time, having visitors is discouraged. However, if your parent/guardian or other family members wish to visit, they must check in with the Girls State Store or Girls State Office. No visitors are allowed beyond the first floor lobby. For health and safety reasons, visitors are not permitted to bring in food.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
When Girls State is not in session learning about government, you will have an opportunity to participate in one of the following activities: Media/Newspaper, Girls and Boys State Choir, Girls and Boys State Band and Service Learning Projects. Everyone MUST choose an activity prior to arriving at Girls State.
GIRLS STATE STORE
The Girls State Store is located on the first floor of the residence hall. The store offers items specific to Cornhusker Girls State. Items available at the store include t-shirts, sweatshirts, bags, and other Girls State memorabilia. The cost of these items range from $5 to $30. The store does not accept credit cards but there is an ATM in the dorm.
Girls State graduation will be held on Saturday, June 10, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Kimball Recital Hall located on the University of Nebraska’s city campus. During the graduation ceremonies diplomas and pins will be presented and a report given on bills passed in the Girls State Legislature.
Parents and friends are invited to attend the graduation ceremonies; however, seating is limited. Guests will be admitted on a first-come basis.
GIRLS STATE FAREWELL
Girls State officially ends following graduation. We ask that parents, family and friends wait outside the housing unit after graduation so that all the girls and Girls State staff can go directly to their floors to begin the checkout procedures. Citizens must check out with their counselors. All citizens must be checked out by 11:00 a.m.
We expect that citizens will return home in the same manner in which they arrived. If your parents brought you, we expect your parents to take you home. If you will be returning home with someone else, your parents/guardians must provide written permission. If you ride the bus to get to Girls State, but you go home a different way, please notify the person who arranged the bus transportation so he/she can tell the bus driver.