Faculty, staff will fix students' belongings during two free Repair Clinics

Photo from previous Repair Clinic
Repair Clinics will take place February 19 and 27.
Image Credit: courtesy of Monica Johnstone

Two upcoming events will offer studentsĀ free opportunities to have ripped clothes, missing buttons, broken zippers, torn backpack straps and more fixed and mended by Grand Valley faculty and staff members.

Repair Clinics will take place February 19, from 6:15-8 p.m. in the DeVos Center, room 121E, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus, and February 27, from 6-8 p.m., in the Holton Hooker Learning and Living Center multipurpose room on the Allendale Campus.

Academic advisors will also be available during both clinics to help students schedule classes and review studying skills and best practices. And, students can learn how to knit during free tutorials with knitting needles and yarn provided.

The clinics are a collaborative effort among several departments including the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Housing and Residence Life, as well as volunteers from around the university.

"GVSU faculty and staff know that students can do their best when free of pesky distractions like a hole in a backpack," said Monica Johnstone, director of communications and advancement in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. "Many others on campus from librarians to faculty and staff soon joined CLAS and Housing to make a difference for our students after our first Repair Clinic in 2017."

For more information, contact Johnstone at johnstmo@gvsu.edu.