Homecoming Event Schedule

Homecoming

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Seidman College of Business Alumni Social
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate Homecoming week with an alumni social sponsored by the Seidman College of Business Alumni Association. Seidman alumni volunteers who spoke in classrooms earlier in the week, and all Seidman alumni and their guests are invited to a social at Founders Brewing Company. To RSVP check the website here and visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Seidman.GVSU. Additional questions may be directed to karelsva@gvsu.edu.

University Book Stores Open
Allendale: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pew Campus: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open for you to purchase all of your Laker gear. Show your alumni membership card and receive 20% off one GVSU regular priced item.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

University Book Stores Open
Allendale: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pew Campus: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open for you to purchase all of your Laker gear. Show your alumni membership card and receive 20% off one GVSU regular priced item.

Comedian - (more details coming soon)
9:00 p.m.


Friday, October 10, 2014

University Book Stores Open
Allendale: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pew Campus: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open for you to purchase all of your Laker gear. Show your alumni membership card and receive 20% off one GVSU regular priced item.

Alumni House Homecoming Hospitality Center
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Stop in to the Alumni House & Visitor Center for some coffee, soda or water, get information about the Alumni Association and upcoming events, or to sign up for an Alumni Association membership card. Get a campus map and a schedule of events for the Homecoming activities. 

Distinguished Alumni In Residence Program, Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
More details coming soon.

West Michigan Premier of the Documentary 'I Want to be an Astronaut' and Q&A with filmmaker and alumnus David Ruck, '04 & '07
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
L. William Seidman Center | Loosemore Forum | GVSU Pew Campus | View the Map
Space is limited, so you must register in order to attend this event. REGISTER HERE

About the Film: Blair Mason has wanted to be an astronaut since he was three years old. Now, at 17, that dream has become a vision for "moving humanity beyond Earth."  But what does it take to be an astronaut?  And, more importantly, what are we doing now as a nation to keep the dreams of young people like Blair within the realm of possibility? "I want to be an Astronaut" examines the current state of America's space program: where we've been, where we are, and where we might be headed. The film is a powerful and emotional ride that explores the human side of space exploration, and the realities that need to be in place so that our nation has a program for the "Blair's" of the world to aspire to. For more information about the film, click here

Charles H. Irwin Athletic Fund Dinner and Laker Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
5:45 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Program
More details and registration information can be found HERE.

Office of Student Life presents: LipSync
9:00 p.m.
Fieldhouse Arena 
For a full listing of homecoming activities from the Office of Student Life click here


Saturday, October 11, 2014

University Book Stores Open
Allendale: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pew Campus: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open for you to purchase all of your Laker gear. Show your alumni membership card and receive 20% off one GVSU regular priced item.

Alumni House Homecoming Hospitality Center
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Stop in to the Alumni House & Visitor Center for some coffee, soda or water, get information about the Alumni Association and upcoming events, or to sign up for an Alumni Association membership card. Get a campus map and a schedule of events for the Homecoming activities.

Laker Homecoming 5K Run/Walk
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Kelly Family Sports Center.
Alumni/Adults - $20 before October 8, $25 after October 8
GVSU Student - $10 before October 8, $15 after October 8
Faculty/Staff - $15 before October 8, $20 after October 8
Family - $40 before October 8, $45 after October 8
REGISTER HERE

Pancake Breakfast
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. inside the Kelly Family Sports Center. Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage links, warm syrup, coffee, orange juice and water. Pricing is just $5 for adults and children 13 and older, $3 for children 4-12. Children 3 and under are FREE!  Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is encouraged before October 8. REGISTER HERE

Homecoming Golf Outing
Registration is 10-11:15 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 11:30 a.m., with a scramble format. The Meadows Golf Course will be providing prizes to qualified teams. The cost is $40 per person and includes 18-holes of golf, cart and use of the practice facility before play REGISTER HERE before October 6.

Charter Bus from Novi to Allendale
The bus departs from the Novi Town Center at 1 p.m. on homecoming day and will return after the football game. REGISTER HERE

Mary Idema Pew Library Learning & Information Commons Tours
Grab the friends and family for a tour of the state-of-the-art Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons. Guided tours will be offered once an hour from 10am-4pm on Saturday, October 11. Tours will last approximately 45 minutes and will begin at the top of each hour. Those interested can meet at the Library Service Desk on the first floor of the Mary Idema Pew Library. Informational brochures for self-guided tours will also be available at the Service Desk. Tours can accommodate up to 20 individuals and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. For more information on the Mary Idema Pew Library visit http://gvsu.edu/library/newbuilding/ 

Alumni Association Tailgate & Expo
Leave the party planning to us! Attend the alumni tailgate with your friends and family and enjoy a tailgate meal, beverages, kids activities and live music by local artist Chris Wiser. Tailgate meal includes grilled hamburgers, vegan burgers, bratwurst, salads, cookies and Laker blue punch. The tailgate hours are 4 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. All are welcome. The cost is $7 for adults (13 and older), $5 for children (4-12), and free for children under the age of 3. You are welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverages into the tailgate area as long as you are 21+. REGISTER HERE

Be sure to visit with our Campus Expo partners: Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of Sustainability Practices, Hartman Family Chiropractic, and Alumni Relations

Laker Football vs. Wayne State Football
Kick-off is at 7 p.m. go to www.gvsulakers.com for ticket information.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Laker Soccer vs. Saginaw Valley State University
1:00 p.m.
Location: Outdoor Soccer Field
Ticket information and details may be found at www.gvsulakers.com