Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find a list of frequently asked questions, along with corresponding answers.

Is there a registration deadline?

Yes, August 31, 2018 at the latest. The reunion has many moving parts and we need to secure our numbers and attendance by the end of May.

To register for this event, click HERE.

Can I attend for part of the weekend?

Yes, when registering, simply choose the activities you will attend a-la-carte.

May I bring a guest?

We want you to be able to share this experience with a guest. However, due to space constraints, we are only able to accommodate one (1) guest per invitee.

How do I get to campus?

By Car

Google Maps or MapQuest are great resources for directions. Use this address:

1 N. Campus Dr. 
Allendale, MI 49401

For more information about maps and directions to campus, click HERE.

For a map of GVSU's Allendale campus, click HERE.

By Air

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is the closest airport and offers a variety of car rentals.

What if the weather is bad?

We all know and love Michigan weather! If the weather is bad, some events may move locations or be altered. Either way, many of our reunion celebrations will continue rain or shine. We will be providing umbrellas in your welcome packet to help keep you dry!

Where do I go when I arrive on campus?

Please check in at the Alumni House (#55 on the Allendale Campus Map) to receive your welcome packet.

Registration will be open Friday, October 5 from 8:00am to 5 p.m. and Saturday, October 6 from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Is parking available on campus?

We are working with the Public Safety Department to secure parking locations nearest our events on campus for your convenience. Should parking be a distance away, we will provide shuttles to and from the parking lot. More detailed information will come with your confirmation information.

Where can I stay?

Holiday Inn Express Grand Rapids SW

4651 36th Street
Grandville, Michigan 49418
United States
(616) 532-0202
Contact the Holiday Inn Express Grandville directly at 616-532-0202 and reference the “GVSU 50th Class Reunion” block and the arrival date in order to secure reservations. These rooms will remain available until September 5, 2018.

GVSU is not responsible for making off-campus reservations. Please use the phone numbers above to book your off-campus accommodations.

Should I plan on a cash bar or free drinks?

An open bar will be available during the Reunion Dinner. Please note, you may not bring your own alcohol to any of the weekend activities, except for the tailgate.

What is the attire?

The attire for the reunion activities is comfortable and casual. Please be aware that we will be taking pictures throughout the weekend, so wear your Laker gear if you’d like!

The Reunion Dinner on Friday evening is business casual, no tie required.

Where can I purchase GVSU Laker attire?

While you are on campus, visit The Marketplace where the Laker Store is housed (#95 on the Allendale Campus Map). If you have an alumni membership card you can save 10% on imprinted items. The Laker Store is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 5, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 6.

Want your items in advance? Visit the Laker Store online.

Will there be Internet access?

Yes, we will provide you with the guest log-on and password in your welcome packet.

I have some particular needs related to accessibility. What should I do?

We are committed to meeting your needs as best we can. Please contact the Alumni Relations Office at (616) 331-3590 or Please also make note on your registration form.

Page last modified June 11, 2018