The archway entrance to GVSU with the words Grand Valley State University across it, in the winter

Alumni Events Winter 2022

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A family poses with Louie and Santa

Holiday Brunch with Santa and Louie

The Young Alumni Council hosted the annual Santa and Louie brunch on December 4. Alumni and their little Lakers visited the Alumni House to work on crafts, take photos with Santa and Louie the Laker and enjoy breakfast. Check out more photos from the event here.

Three people smile at a Lions game

Detroit Sports Weekend

During the weekend of December 18, Laker alumni reunited in Detroit to watch the Pistons, Red Wings and/or Lions during the GVSU Detroit Sports Weekend. Each game included a special GVSU ticket rate and for each ticket sold, teams donated $5 to the GVSU Scholarship Fund.

A family gathered at a pistons game
A logo with the words Read with Lakers

Read with Lakers

Read with Lakers presents an opportunity for alumni to connect with each other, keep learning and explore new ideas and perspectives. Several times a year, a new book is selected. There is no cost to participate and no sign-up, simply read at your own pace over the two-month window and then join a virtual discussion. Alumni Relations will host related events throughout the read.

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Books read:

  • Educated by Tara Westover
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi