Academic Year Start Up Events 2022

August 6, 2022

Faculty are on contract.


New Faculty Orientation, August 10-12, 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

CLAS New Faculty (+ invited others) Brews with the Dean, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Unit Head Retreat including lunch and Brews with the Dean 

10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hager Park VanderLaan Room, Georgetown Twp, MI 49428

Tuesday, August 23
L. William Seidman Center, Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus

University Address
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Faculty/Staff Picnic
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 24


Wednesday, August 24
Fieldhouse Arena, Allendale Campus

Fall Convocation
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Unit Head Retreat (date TBD)

Thursday, August 25, 2022

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff Meeting

We look forward to seeing all CLAS faculty and staff at the College start-up meeting on Thursday, August 25 in Louis Armstrong Theatre in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. All full and part-time faculty and staff in the College are invited and encouraged to attend. 

8:30-9:30 a.m. Coffee Reception 

9:30-11 a.m. Program 

11 a.m. President Mantella and Provost Mili 

Lunch under the tent will follow the formal program. Here's the menu:

BBQ Nation

Pulled Pork: Pulled Pork with Salt and Pepper Rub

BBQ Spiced Shredded Chicken: Braised Chicken Thigh Meat simmered in BBQ Spices and Shredded

(VG) Carolina BBQ Sauce: Vinegar-based Barbecue Sauce

(VG) Sweet Baby Ray`s Traditional BBQ Sauce®

(VG | EW | PF) Lexington Slaw: Green Cabbage and Carrots tossed with Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

Potato Salad

(V) Freshly Baked Homestyle Corn Muffin

(VG | PF) BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich: BBQ Pulled Jackfruit with Vegan Coleslaw on a Hamburger Bun

Peach Lemonade

The RSVP form is live. 

Friday, August 26

No events announced as yet




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