Two members of the Class of '72 sit in a golf cart wearing captains hats and blue t-shirts from move-in that read "This is home. Move-in 2022."

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(Kendra Stanley-Mills) See more photos from Move-In 2022.

Move-In 2022

This Is Home

More than 100 alumni returned to the Allendale Campus August 21-22 to welcome thousands of new Lakers to their home away from home. Volunteers included alumni from every decade of Grand Valley’s history, including the first class of 1967 and the most recent class of 2022.

Tim Bulson ’09, president of the GVSU Alumni Association, noted this marked the 19th year alumni have assisted with Move-In.

Kyle Boon, director of Housing and Residence Life, thanked volunteers. “Our students are coming here to be like you — to graduate, to be successful, to become alumni,” he said.

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(Erik Holladay-McCann)

Alumni Leadership Summit

Alumni Association board members, Young Alumni Council members and alumni network leaders met on August 20 on the Allendale Campus for the inaugural Alumni Leadership Summit. President Philomena V. Mantella and Senior Leadership Team members joined for a day of strategic planning, professional development and time to reconnect.

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(Kendra Stanley-Mills) View more Grand Forum photos in this gallery.

Grand Forum

GVSU’s Grand Forum is a member-based educational program for adults 55 years and older who are eager to learn and engage with peers. Members include GVSU alumni, retirees, and community members. Each fall and spring the Grand Forum hosts a series of special lectures on a variety of timely topics. In September, President Philomena V. Mantella and Provost Fatma Mili provided a State of the University update. Other fall lecture topics included Dutch art history, cryptocurrency, and women behind the new deal. Interested in becoming a Grand Forum member? Learn more at .

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More than 500 alumni, like this group pictured, enjoyed the Alumni Homecoming Tailgate. (Lauren Seymour) See more photos from Homecoming 2022.

Homecoming 2022

Hundreds of alumni returned to their campus home to celebrate being a Laker for a Lifetime during Homecoming weekend on October 21-23. Activities included the annual Alumni Awards Celebration, Black Alumni Weekend events, the Class of 1972 Golden Reunion, Alumni Homecoming Tailgate, and the 50th anniversary of Title IX and women’s sports. Events were capped with a commanding Laker football victory over Northern Michigan University. See more photos at .

Class of 1972 Golden Reunion

Alumni of the Class of 1972 celebrated their 50th reunion with graduates from the classes of 1967-77. Classmates shared memories during brunch and a reunion toast at the Alumni House and via live stream. They enjoyed a special message from President Emeritus Arend D. Lubbers and took a campus tour before attending the Alumni Tailgate and football game.

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