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Photos: campus community helps with move-in

  • President Haas welcomed new students as they moved in August 20.
  •  Trustee Shelley Padnos, left, served ice cream to new students and families as they moved in August 20.
  • Trustee Shelley Padnos and President Haas pose with an Instagram frame near Kleiner Commons.

Posted on August 20, 2014

More than 600 alumni, students, faculty and staff members helped more than 6,000 new and returning students move into living centers August 18-20. 

Grand Valley President Thomas J. Haas, his wife Marcia Haas, and Trustee Shelley Padnos served ice cream to families and new students August 20 near Kleiner Commons. 

There are a variety of events planned to kick off the new year, including Haas’ Faculty and Staff Opening Address, Convocation and the All-Campus Picnic starting at 10 a.m. on August 22.

Select events are outlined below. View all welcome events at

Laker for a Lifetime Kickoff Party: August 20, 9-11 p.m., Parking Lot C. All students, faculty and staff members are invited to teach new students what it means to be a Laker for a Lifetime. There will be music, dancing, games, refreshments and a special gift for every new Laker. 

Laker Fan Fest: August 21, 5-7 p.m., Kelly Family Sports Center. Students can tour facilities and meet members of Laker sports teams.

Back to School Bash: August 23, noon-7 p.m., Kirkhof Center. Students can enjoy an outdoor concert with food and entertainment. 

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