Laker Welcome Schedule**

Laker Welcome 2015

Laker Welcome Week is your opportunity to celebrate the end of summer and usher in a new academic year. All GVSU student are encouraged events throughout the week, hosted by student organizations and campus departments. All first year students are expected to attend Transitions, August 26-28. 

Student Organizations & Campus Departments: To host a Laker Welcome event, contact Kellie Pnacek-Carter in the Office of Student Life / Event Services at pnacek-k@gvsu.edu or 616-331-2350.

** Schedule is subject to change. Please check back often as updates are made.

Monday, August 24, 2015

12:00 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m. | Rowing Info Table - Clock Tower

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Meijer Mania - charter bus runs continuous loop from Kirkhof Center and Mackinac bus stops to Meijer every 10-15 minutes. Download your Meijer Mania coupon here or pick one up at the 2020 Information Desk


TRANSITIONS

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Required for all first year students

7:00 p.m. | Off Campus Student WelcomeBlue and white tent located in Parking Lot C (near Fieldhouse)
7:00 p.m. | On Campus Students gather with group – Living Center
8:00 p.m. | Hooray! Transitions Kickoff Event – Fieldhouse Arena
*9:30 p.m. | Laker Kickoff Party – Parking Lot C (outside Fieldhouse)

(*optional events)

TRANSITIONS

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Required for all first year students

9:15 a.m. | Transitions Leaders meet up with students
9:45 a.m. | It’s Good to be Ugly: Success Secrets of the Motivationally Supercharged! presented by national speaker and author Professor Joe Martin – Fieldhouse Arena
11:00 a.m. | Small Group Meetings & Lunch – Academic Classrooms
2:15 p.m. | Healthy Relationships presented by national speakers Dorian & Marshall – Fieldhouse Arena
3:45 p.m. | Break and dinner on your own 
*4:00 p.m. | Campus Tours (focused on academic buildings, 30-40 minutes) – Blue and white tent located in Parking Lot C (near Fieldhouse)
4:45 p.m. | Commuter Student Welcome Dinner – Blue and white tent located in Parking Lot C (near Fieldhouse)
5:30 p.m. | Class of 2019 Photo (free t-shirt!) – Lubbers Stadium
*7:00 p.m. | Laker Fan Fest – Lubbers Stadium
*8:00 p.m.Foam Party – Kleiner basketball court

(*optional events)

TRANSITIONS

Friday, August 28, 2015

Required for all first year students

8:30 a.m. | Transitions Leaders meet up with students
9:00 a.m. | Academic Module – Academic Classrooms
11:30 a.m. | Convocation – Fieldhouse Arena
*12:30 p.m. | All Campus Picnic – Parking Lot C (outside Fieldhouse)

(*optional events)


Friday, August 28, 2015

2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. | Undecided (Pre-Major) First Year Students - Not sure about your major? Advising starts here and now for all new students! Begin by attending one of the two workshops listed below to find out about resources available to help you choose a major and learn more about academic advising at GVSU. - Kirkhof Center, RM 2215/2216

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Pre-Law FIrst Year Students - Dr. John Uglietta, J.D. Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Philosophy. - Kirkhof Center, RM 2266

4:00 p.m. | Intercultural Student Reception – Grand River Room

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Pre~Nursing First Year Students - Kirkhof College of Nursing presents “It Begins Here. It Starts Now” for all incoming first year. - Cook-Dewitt Center (Allendale campus)

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Meet the Greeks - Kirkhof Center, RM 2204

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Club GV - Clock Tower

Saturday, August 29, 2015

9:00 a.m. | Service Saturday with Alternative Breaks - volunteer project with Alternative Pathways.  Space limited.  Register online via orgsync. 

9:30 a.m. | Learn more about the College of Health Professions undergraduate majors - Allied Health Sciences, Medical Laboratory Science, Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Radiation Therapy, Radiologic & Imaging Sciences, and Therapeutic Recreation - Kirkhof Center, RM 2204 (Pere Marquette)

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Pre-Professional Students: Chiropractic, Dental. Medical, Optometry, Podiatry, Pharmacy or Veterinary Medicine - Start your pre-professional career now: things you can do as a freshmen to begin building a successful application (volunteering, student organizations, job shadowing and more). - Kirkhof Center, RM 2263

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Undecided (Pre-Major) First Year Students - Not sure about your major? Advising starts here and now for all new students! Begin by attending one of the two workshops listed below to find out about resources available to help you choose a major and learn more about academic advising at GVSU. - Kirkhof Center, RM 2215/2216

11:00 a.m. | Learn more about the College of Health Professions Graduate programs. - Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies Speech Language Pathology, and Public Health Medical Dosimetry - Kirkhof Center, RM 2204

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Back To School Bash - Kirkhof East Lawn

Sunday, August 30, 2015

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Alpha Phi Alpha Block Party - South Housing Buildings

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

12:00 p.m. | Pre-Business First Year Students - Learn about Seidman admission requirements, advising at both campuses, policies, internships and study abroad. Board the bus with staff (optional) to join the Seidman Life event downtown. Pizza in Allendale. Dessert downtown!  - Kirkhof Center, RM 2266

Thursday, September 3, 2015

12:00 p.m. | Pre~Business First Year Students - Learn about Seidman admission requirements, advising at both campuses, policies, internships and study abroad. Board the bus with staff (optional) to join the Seidman Life event downtown. Pizza in Allendale. Dessert downtown!  - Kirkhof Center, RM 2266