Grand Valley State University President Thomas J. Haas, a Grand Valley Board of Trustees member, and hundreds of alumni, faculty and staff members are volunteering to help more than 6,000 new and returning students as they move in during the week of August 18.
President Haas and his wife, Marcia Haas, will serve ice cream to families and new students on Wednesday, August 20, beginning at 10 a.m. by Kleiner Commons on the Allendale Campus. Former Board of Trustees chair and current member Shelley Padnos will help first-year students move in the same area of campus on the same day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Faculty and staff members will welcome the newest class of students during Convocation, a celebration that marks the beginning of the academic year, on Friday, August 22. The ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Fieldhouse on the Allendale Campus.