Each year, candidates for graduate assistantships in the CSAL program are invited to attend CSAL Visitation Days - a two-day event that allows them to visit Grand Valley State University's Allendale campus. The agenda includes opportunities to gain information about both the academic program and graduate assistantships as well as a tour of campus. Time is also permitted for candidates to meet with current CSAL graduate assistants in order to hear first-hand about their experiences in the program and at Grand Valley. Job interviews for CSAL graduate assistantships will be scheduled with departments that have openings.

Invitations to CSAL Visitation Days will be sent to candidates that have completed the CSAL Graduate Assistantship Application and been admitted into the CSAL program without conditions by Friday, January 18, 2019. Instructions for selecting interviews and signing up for lodging and a complete event schedule will be included in the invitation.  For additional details, please view the FAQ for Prospective Students by clicking the link below.  Please note that space is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. 

CSAL Visitation Days will take place on February 14-15, 2019.  Please find a detailed schedule below:

Thursday, February 14th 

2:30 p.m.           Registration & Mingling

3:00 p.m.           Welcome

3:30 p.m.           Academic Overview

4:00 p.m.           CSAL Assistantship Overview and Process

4:30 p.m.           Panel with Current GA's

5:30 p.m.           Campus Tour

7:00 p.m.           Evening Activity with SAGA; Each Candidate will Meet a “Host” (optional)


Friday, February 15th

8:30 a.m.            Light Refreshments

9:00 a.m.            Interviews

11:00 a.m.          Lunch (Until 1:30 p.m.)*

4:00 p.m,            Interviews End

6:00 p.m.            SAGA Evening Activity (optional)

*The lunch period will be an open format, as interviews will be going as well.  Attendance during lunch will be by invitation only.


For details about CSAL Visitation Days and a full list of questions and answers pertaining to perspective students, please click the link to the right.

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