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Academic Year Start Up Events 2016

Summary of Scheduled Events for Faculty and Staff During the "Start Up Week" 2016

[Note: New Tenure Track Faculty have additional events]


August 6, 2016

Faculty are on contract.


Tuesday, August 23 TBC

2016 Grand Valley State University Faculty and Staff Picnic  

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Casual Attire

Parking Available in 

For more information, please contact Jill Craig of the Office of the President at


Wednesday, August 24

The 22nd Annual Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning
Sponsored by the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center

Eberhard Conference Center

Pew Grand Rapids Campus

For more information, visit or email

Register on


Thursday, August 25

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff Meeting

Coffee and Conversation, 9:00 a.m.   Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus  

Faculty and Staff Meeting, 9:30 a.m.   Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus

Meeting documents: (will be live closer to the event)

New Faculty Biographies
New Visiting, Affiliate, Staff and Retirees
Personnel Decisions
CLAS Faculty and Staff Awards

CLAS Faculty on CLAS and University Committees

Followed by "Follow the Dean to Lunch" (Located East of Kirkhof Center Near Zumberge Pond)

Lunch Menu (posted closer to the event


Friday, August 26 TBC

Opening Address by President Thomas Haas

10:00 a.m.  Louis Armstrong Theatre

GVSU Opening Convocation, 11:30 a.m.  Fieldhouse Arena

(Robing begins 20 minutes prior to the ceremony in the Fieldhouse Dance Studio.)