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Helpful Questions for Families and Students

It's unlikely that your student won't have plenty of stories to tell about life at Grand Valley but just in case, we've put together a list of good conversation starters. We've organized them by academic month so you'll always have something fresh (and relevant) to talk about.

September

  • Have you met your Resident Assistant from the Office of Housing and Residence Life?
  • Are you planning to go to Campus Life Night?
  • Are you using a planner?
  • If you are choosing to work, how flexible is that schedule with your class schedule?
  • How is it going with your roommate(s)?
  • Have you personally introduced yourself to your faculty members?
  • How is it going with meeting your "neighbors" and/or making new friends?
  • Have you used the campus bus service yet?
  • Have you completed MAP-Works?

October

  • Have you visited your faculty members during office hours?
  • How are you adjusting to your roommate(s)?
  • Are you planning to participate in the campus Make a Difference Day?
  • How are your finances?
  • Have you eaten in many of the dining options?
  • Are you ready for mid-term exams? Do you need tutoring assistance?

November

  • Do you know what is expected of you from the Office of Housing and Residence Life to leave your residential area for Thanksgiving break?
  • Do you know what your grades are going into finals week?
  • Do you know how to sign up for on-campus housing for the next academic year?
  • Have you met with an academic advisor yet?
  • Are you prepared for colder weather? (coat, boots, car needs)
  • Have you reviewed the winter break policy provided by the Office of Housing and Residence Life?

December

  • When is your last day of exams for the fall semester?
  • When do classes start for the winter semester?
  • What "supplies" from your room do you need access to over the winter break?
  • Did you meet your academic goals for the semester?

January

  • How do you feel about your winter semester schedule?
  • Do you have a study plan for your classes this semester?
  • How is it going with your roommate(s)?
  • Are you planning to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. campus march?
  • Are you planning to have family/friends visit during Sibs and Kids weekend?
  • Do you know where the Campus Health Center is located?

February

  • Are you preparing for midterm exams?
  • Have you pursued academic advising if you need it?
  • Are you planning to attend the President's Ball?
  • What are your plans for spring break next month?
  • Are you being healthy in your relationships?

March

  • Are you participating in the campus Community Reading Project?
  • Do you need assistance with scheduling classes for next year?
  • Have you attended a diversity event on campus?
  • How are you taking care of yourself?
  • Have you thought about your summer plans? Have you started looking or secured a summer job/internship?
  • Are you planning to take summer classes? Have you investigated if the classes transfer to GVSU if you are taking them elsewhere?

April

  • Did you meet your academic goals/expectations this semester?
  • How are you preparing for final exams?
  • Do you feel prepared for your classes next year?
  • Are you planning to participate in the Cesar Chavez celebration?
  • Have you scheduled a time with your Resident Assistant to officially check out of your living area?
  • How have you changed since August?
  • How do you plan to keep in touch with your new friends this summer?

 

Office of Housing & Residence Life • 103 Student Services Building • Allendale MI 49401-9403
Phone (616) 331-2120 • housing@gvsu.edu