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Student Employee Appreciation Week

Each year, GVSU celebrates the National Employment Appreciation Week by engaging student employees in a variety of activities to promote and appreciate all of their hard work.

The Student Employment Office hosts a week long celebration to thank student employees for all that they do.  It is once again time to show GVSU's 4,000 plus student workers how highly they are valued.  This year the annual Student Employee Appreciation Week will take place April 4-8, 2016.

We've laid out all of the details for each event below. Help us spread the word about this celebration by posting information in your office, encouraging your student workers to attend events, & planning an event of your own! Departments are encouraged to celebrate their student workers on Monday. Don't be afraid to get creative!

Click here or the picture above to download the official poster and post in your office

SEAD-Photo Contest

Calling all student employee explorers! To infinity and beyond! Explore galaxies far far away and run into Chewy and Han Solo along the way. Be like Matt Damon and make Mars your new home. Soar through the stars and transform your office into a place that is out of this world. The winning office will receive a pizza party for their team!

 *2016 Theme: Space! To New Galaxies!

1. Decorate your student employee's area/work space and take a picture.

2. Submit your photo to by 1:00pm on Tuesday, April 5.

3. Vote:  Compete for the "ODIE Trophy".  Come back to the Student Employment Office website and cast your vote for the most creative work space decor.


Ballot open from April 6 to April 11 @ 11:45 PM.


Has all this space travel left you worn out? Join us on the Relaxation (Space) Station! You and other space travelers will be able to enjoy coffee, tea, free chair massages and relax while coloring the far reaches of space. You'll feel like Princess Leia after the morning is done!

When: 9:00AM- 12:00PM

Where: Kirkhof Center RM 0072

SEAD-Hot Dog

Sick of the freeze dried food of space, join us for a free lunch!  Bring your co-workers and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of music, games, and delicious hot dogs!

Rescheduled for Thursday, April 14. Cook Carillon Clock Tower from 11:30am - 1:00pm

Scheduled as Planned. University Club from 11:30am - 1:00pm

Campus Dining

SEAD-Indulge Day

We have heard that even Martians have a sweet tooth? The Student Employment Office & APSS would like to treat you to ice cream sundaes and snacks- it doesn't get much better than that! But wait, there’s more- student employees can also enjoy access to a free photo booth*!

Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room (KC-2204) from 11:30am - 1:00pm

University Club from 11:30am - 1:00pm

*Sorry - photo booth available on Allendale campus only

Alliance of Professional Support Staff

SEAD-Griffins Image

Come out and watch the Grand Rapids Griffins take on the Chicago Wolves.  As always, the Griffins will be offering their great beverage and food deal. Tickets are $7 for student employees and supervisors, and $9 for guests.

To join in on the fun:

1. Come to the Student Employment Office at 105 Student Services to purchase your tickets.

2. Pay with cash or check only. * In order to receive the discounted employee ticket price, student employees will need to be present for verification. Student employees are allowed to purchase up to 3 guest tickets at the $9 price.

3. Meet us at the game!

Grand Rapids:
Van Andel Arena - game starts at 7:00pm

Grand Rapids Griffins