Laker Familia Orientation Program

Orientation Day 1

Sunday, August 20th

Day 1 Activities

9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Move-in for those living on campus (we have arranged this early arrival time for your convenience) - Please refer to housing directions for check-in. Most people will check-in at the Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center. 

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Laker Familia welcome, keynote & dinner for parents/students/guardians in Kirkhof Center Room 2250

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Good bye/Despedida (parents/guardians depart)

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Student "Getting to Know You" session

Orientation Day 2

Monday, August 21st

Day 2 Activities

Location

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Light Breakfast

Loutit Lecture Hall Room 102

9:30 a.m.

Icebreaker - Kelly McDonell

Loutit Lecture Hall Room 102

10:00 a.m.

The Power of Storytelling - Allison Roman 

Loutit Lecture Hall Room 102

11:00 a.m.

Mentorship at GVSU: How relationships can make all the difference - Santiago Gayton

Loutit Lecture Hall Room 102

12:00 p.m.

Lunch at Fresh Food Company (meal tickets provided if needed)

Fresh Foods in Commons building (main floor) 

1:15 p.m.

Financial Literacy: How to Save Money & Earn More Scholarships - Francesca Golden

Loutit Lecture Hall Room 102

2:15 p.m.

Freshman Roommate 101 - Takeelia Garrett

Loutit Lecture Hall Room 102

2:15 p. m. 

Commuting & Transfer 101: When worlds collide  - Nick Debernardi 

Loutit Lecture Hall Room 103

3:15 p.m.

OPTIONAL: Indoor Soccer, Games, and Rock Climbing Activities 

GVSU Recreation Center - special areas reserved

6:00 p.m.

Dinner at Fresh Food Company (meal tickets provided if needed)

Commons Building (main floor)

8:00 p.m.

OPTIONAL: Game Night Led by Laker Familia Student E-Board

To Be Determined

Orientation Day 3

Tuesday, August 22nd

Day 3 Activities

 

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. 

Light Breakfast

GVSU Alumni House

9:30 a.m.

Icebreaker - Kelly McDonell

GVSU Alumni House

10:00 a.m. 

Civic Engagement: How to stay connected on and off campus - Melissa Baker-Boosamra

GVSU Alumni House

11:00 a.m. 

How to be successful at GVSU: Faculty Panel Discussion - Dr. Raul Ysasi

GVSU Alumni House

12:15 p.m.

Lunch at Fresh Food Company (meal tickets provided if needed)

Commons Building (main floor)

1:15 p.m.

Immigration Discussion: Debunking myths and stereotypes - Adriana Almanza

GVSU Alumni House

2:00 p.m.

Final Wrap Up and Discussion - Salvador Lopez & Dr. Raul Ysasi

GVSU Alumni House

3:00 p.m.

OPTIONAL: Outdoor Activity Led by Laker Familia Student E-Board

To Be Determined

5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

OPTIONAL: Trip to Craig's Cruisers (meal provided)

Bus will leave GVSU campus



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