Laker Welcome Schedule**

Laker Welcome 2015

Laker Welcome Week is your oppourtunity 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 required 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 p.m.  – 3 p.m. | Rowing Info Table - Clock Tower*

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

8 p.m. – 12 a.m. | Meijer Mania - charter bus runs continuous loop from Kirkhof Center & Mackinac stops. Please check back for the Bus Schedule and Coupon


TRANSITIONS

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Required for all first year students

7 p.m | Off Campus Student Welcome – Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room (2250)
7 p.m. | On Campus Students gather with group – Living Center
8 p.m. | Hooray! Transitions Kickoff Event – Fieldhouse Arena
9:30 p.m. | Laker Kickoff Party – Parking Lot C (outside Fieldhouse)

TRANSITIONS

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Required for all first year students

9:30 a.m. | Transitions Leaders meet up with students
10 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 a.m. | Small Group Meetings & Lunch – Academic Classrooms
2 p.m. | Healthy Relationships presented by national speakers Dorian & Marshall – Fieldhouse Arena
3:30 p.m | Break and dinner on your own 
5:30 p.m. | Class of 2019 Photo (free t-shirt!) – Lubbers Stadium
7 p.m. | Laker Fan Fest 
 

TRANSITIONS

Friday, August 28, 2015

Required for all first year students

8:30 a.m. | Transitions Leaders meet up with students
9 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)


Friday, August 28, 2015

2 p.m – 4 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 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Pre-Law FIrst Year Students - Dr. John Uglietta, J.D. Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Philosophy. - Kirkhof Center, RM 2266

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

4 p.m. – 6 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)

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

Saturday, August 29, 2015

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 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 a.m. – 12 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 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

Sunday, August 30, 2015

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

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

12 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 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