Candidates for graduate assistantships in the CSAL program are invited to the Grand Valley State University Allendale Campus each year. The agenda includes information about both the academic program and graduate assistantships and a tour of campus. Time is also provided so candidates can meet with current graduate assistants to hear first hand about their experiences in the program and at Grand Valley. Job interviews for graduate assistantships will be scheduled with departments that have openings.

Invitations will be sent out after the January application deadline. Instructions for selecting interviews, signing up for housing, and a complete schedule will be included in the invitation. Please note that space is limited and offered on a first come first served basis. 

2018 Visitation Days

February 15 and 16

Invitation to attend visitation days will be sent the week of January 29, 2018.

Visitation Days Schedule


Thursday –

2:30 pm          Registration/Heavy Appetizers

3:00 pm          Welcome

3:30 pm          Academic Overview

4:30 pm          CSAL Assistantship Overview and Process

5:30 pm          Panel with Current GA

7:00 pm          Evening activity with SAGA



8:30am           Light Refreshments

9:00am           Interviews

10:00am        Tour Option

11:00am         (1:30pm) Lunch

This will be an open format as interviews will be going as well. 

1:00pm          Tour Option

4:00pm          INTERVIEWS END

6:00pm          SAGA Evening Activity (optional)

*Students unable to attend Visitation Days may be eligible for Skype interviews. 


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