COVID-19 and crisis planning
Rapid actions like moving students off campus, beginning remote learning and working from home were executed by the Incident Management Team.
In their own words
Members of the Class of 2020 reflect on a disoriented semester and offer a peek at their lasting Laker Effect.
The time the show couldn't go on
Students and faculty take away lessons after weeks of rehearsals for a spring dance concert that shifted to a final paper.
Stay home, stay safe
More than 6,000 students moved off campus in record speed. Living center director Candice Cadena said, "It was hard to hear we weren't going to have a proper goodbye."
Student athletes, coaches cope with feelings of uncertainty, loss
When spring sports were canceled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the empty courts, stadiums and fields created a feeling of emptiness for Laker coaches and student athletes.
Congratulations, 2020 grads!
To welcome the newest Lakers to the alumni family, Alumni Relations collected notes of congratulations, campus memories, or pieces of advice for the Class of 2020.
Produce from educational farm donated to local food banks
A variety of produce from Grand Valley's Sustainable Agriculture Project was donated to local food pantries in an effort to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reflections of a founding dean
After 16 years as dean of CLAS, Fred Antczak discusses his 'ninth inning' and what it was like to lead the college through a pandemic.
While most campus buildings were closed during the pandemic, essential workers kept the university operational.
Alumni Champion couple helps students during challenging time through support fund
Matt '01 and Robin Dhaseleer chose to help students through an economic pandemic by giving to the Student Support Fund.
To help keep alumni connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, Alumni Relations created a 'Virtual Community' webpage and compiled videos, webinars, podcasts and other at-home activities.
Lakers volunteer during pandemic
Volunteer networks of students, faculty and staff members continue to assist Michigan residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.