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Transitions: Your intro to college success and Laker life

In this exciting program, new students will:

  • Build connections with other students
  • Learn strategies for wellness and personal success
  • Understand academic expectations
  • Become a Laker!

All new students are expected to participate in Transitions.  Each new student (commuter and residential) will be assigned to a small group of students, led by a Transitions Leader - an experienced Grand Valley State University student that will guide the group through various programs and activities. The Transitions schedule is designed to share valuable information with students as well as allow for free time to get settled and ready for classes to begin.

The Transitions schedule can be found under the "Laker Welcome Events" tab.

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For any questions about Transitions, please call the 2020 Information Desk at 616-331-2020.  

"For many of you students joining us for this opening celebration of our academic year, you are beginning your first college experiences. You picked a great place."
-President Thomas J. Haas, Convocation Address


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