Schedule of Events

Print Our Schedule of Events Brochure!

CLICK HERE to print a copy of our brochure that highlights all the events happening during the weekend. Please note: No registration is needed in order to attend Family Weekend, however, you must buy tickets to those events that require a purchased ticket. Please keep in mind that event tickets are non-refundable. 

 
 
 

All Weekend

Event

Time

Location

ArtPrize

All Day

Downtown Grand Rapids

Wild West at Fresh

Western-themed dining available during special hours. Students with weekly meal plans (19+, 14+, 10+, 5+) can pick up 2 bonus meal passes to Fresh Food Company for Family Weekend. Stop by the Campus Dining Office  Mon. 9/22 - Fri. 9/26: 9am - 5pm to get your passes. *Guest Meals will be manually deducted from your weekly plan. This allows you to share the Meals off your plan. 

Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fresh Food Company

Toy Story 3

11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.

Kirkhof Center, Big Screen Theatre

*Shakespeare Festival-The Comedy of Errors

Friday 7:30 p.m, Saturday & Sunday 2 p.m.

Performing Arts Center, Theatre

Social Media Challenge

Friday 2 p.m. - Sunday 2 p.m.

Everywhere

Friday September 26, 2014

Event

Time

Location

GVSU Art Gallery 

10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Performing Arts Center

Greek Housing Ribbon Cutting

Please join us in celebrating the phase 1 completion of Grand Village, as well as a dedication in welcoming fraternity and sorority students to their beautiful new homes. Home tours will take place following a short dedication ceremony. 

2 p.m. 

Grand Village, 5050 Pierce St.

Climbing Center

3 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Recreation Center

Dueling Pianos

Test the knowledge and skill of the pianist while singing along with them. Refreshments are also available. 

7 p.m.-10 p.m

Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room

Women's Rugby vs. Calvin University 

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

GVSU East Outdoor Field

Men's Rugby vs. Oakland University 

9 p.m. -11:30 p.m.

GVSU East Outdoor Field

Men's Hockey (D3) vs. SVSU

9:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Georgetown Ice Arena, 8500 48th Ave, Hudsonville

Saturday September 27, 2014

Event

Time

Location

5k Walk/Run

9 a.m. (Registration 8 a.m.)

Kirkhof Center

Kirkhof Roundup

Games, prizes, food, and more hosted by GVSU's student clubs and organizations.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Kirkhof Center

Farmers Market

10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Kirkhof Center, Metered Parking Lot

GVSU Art Gallery 

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Performing Arts Center

University Book Store

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Kirkhof Center

Renaissance Faire

The faire returns with family-oriented festivities including minstrels, bagpipers, sword-fighting demonstrations, face painting, dancing, and crafts instruction. Vendors will be on hand selling clothes, jewelry, candles, woodcarvings, weavings, and of course, food and drink. 

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Kirkhof Lawn

Learn to Row

Join us at GVSU's Boat House to test your rowing skills, meet the coaching staff, get in a boat and row with some of our varsity athletes, and grab some food and take a look around the boathouse. Access the map here.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

GVSU Boat House

*3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

11 a.m. 

Outdoor Recreation Court

Wesley Fellowship Open House

The Wesley Fellowship is hosting an open house that will feature games, activities on the Farm (Sustainable Agriculture Project), food and crafts.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wesley House, 4539 Luce Street

*Art at GVSU Tour & Lunch

12 p.m.- 2 p.m.

 University Club Building C, Grand Rapids Pew Campus

*W.G. Jackson Vessel Cruise

Take a cruise on the W.G. Jackson to learn about aquatic ecology and have discussions on fisheries, exotic species, and human impact on the environment. There is no seating on the vessel and limited accessibility for passengers with disabilities. Questions about accessibility should be directed to Capt. Tony Fiore at 616.331.3986 or fiorea@gvsu.edu

12:30 p.m & 3 p.m.

Lake Michigan Center, Muskegon

Climbing Center

1 p.m-5 p.m.

Recreation Center

ArtPrize Break with PNC Bank

Take a breather from the crowds. Show your GVSU ID at the PNC Building and get a quick snack, some directions, or whatever you might need while you are checking out ArtPrize in downtown Grand Rapids. PNC Bank is offering hot dogs, popcorn, and bottle water in addition with a PNC Cinch Sak to the first 150 guests that top by. 

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

PNC Building,171 Monroe Ave, Grand Rapids

Women's Soccer vs. U of M Dearborn

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

GVSU East Outdoor Field

*Meadows Golf Outing

Due to the GVSU Women's Fall Preview scheduled at The Meadows in the morning, we have arranged for a 3 p.m. shot gun start. The outing is a 9 HOLE scramble with 4 person teams. The $45 dollar cost/person includes a cart, golf balls, and setup. 

3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Meadows Golf Course

Alpha Tau Omega Presents: EggerATOr

4 p.m.- 7 p.m. 

GVSU Tennis Courts

Women's Hockey vs. Victory Honda

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Georgetown Ice Arena ,8500 48th Ave, Hudsonville

Family Association Tailgater

5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. 

GVSU Tennis Courts

*GVSU Football vs. Lake Erie

7 p.m. 

Lubbers Stadium

*Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company Performance of Macbeth 

7:30 p.m.

Loosemore Auditorium at the Pew Grand Rapids Campus 

Men's Hockey (D2) vs. Rochester College

8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Georgetown Ice Arena,8500 48th Ave, Hudsonville

Square Dancing

9 p.m.-11 p.m.

Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room

Sunday September 28, 2014

Event

Time

Location

University Book Store

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Kirkhof Center

Renaissance Faire

The faire returns with family-oriented festivities including minstrels, bagpipers, sword-fighting demonstrations, face painting, dancing, and crafts instruction. Vendors will be on hand selling clothes, jewelry, candles, woodcarvings, weavings, and of course, food and drink. 

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Kirkhof Lawn

Dodgeball

11:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Field House Arena

*Intramural Tennis Tournament

12 p.m. (Check-in 11:30 a.m.)

GVSU Tennis Courts

The Well-CM at GVSU Worship Gathering

8 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Cook-Dewitt Center

*Requires Ticket/Cost