Laker Welcome is a series of "welcome back to school" activities offered by registered student organizations and campus departments. All students are encouraged to participate as we say goodbye to summer and usher in a new academic year! For more information about the activities log on to

If you are a student organization or campus department that would like to host a Laker Welcome event please click HERE. For questions please contact the Office of Student Life at or 616-331-2345.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
7:00PM-9:00PM | Swing Dance Club Open Dance - Cook Carillon Tower
8:00PM-12:00AM | Meijer Mania - charter bus runs continuous loop from Kirkhof Center & Mackinac stops

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
6:30PM-9:00PM | Transitions Programming
9:00PM | Laker For A Lifetime Kickoff - Parking Lot C (FH Parking Lot)

Thursday, August 21, 2014
9:30AM-5:00PM | Transitions Programming
5:00PM-7:00PM | Laker Fan Fest - Lubbers Stadium
7:00PM-9:00PM | Rec Fest - Campus Recreation Center

Friday, August 22, 2014
8:30AM-1:30PM | Transitions Programming
4:30PM-6:00PM | Students of Color Welcome Mixer - Mary Idema Pew Library Learning & Information Commons (MIP)
6:00PM | Muggle Quidditch - MIP Library Lawn 
8:00PM-9:00PM | Library Welcome - Mary Idema Pew Library Learning & Information Commons (MIP)
9:00PM-11:00PM | Meet the Greeks - Pere Marquette
9:00PM-12:00AM | Club GV - Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room

Saturday, August 23, 2014
8:30AM-2:00PM | Service Saturday sponsored by Alternative Breaks
                              *advance registration encouraged, walk-in accepted pending space.
1:00PM-4:00PM | Back To School Bash
2:00PM | Spotlight Productions Musician
Dusk | Spotlight Productions Outdoor Movie 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

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