Complete Schedule of Events


Thursday, October 4, 2018


Seidman Alumni Social

Register for Seidman Alumni Social

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

SPEAKER
J.D. Loeks, President of Celebration Cinema, will engage in a Q&A about the new Studio Park movie complex coming to Grand Rapids that will be known as "Studio C." Apartments, hotel, restaurants, and retail establishments will also be added to the thriving Grand Rapids landscape.

Hors d'oeuvres are provided
Cash bar

For more information, contact palmerv@gvsu.edu or call (616)-331-7100 

Founders Brewing Co. Logo


Friday, October 5, 2018


Alumni House Homecoming Hospitality Center

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Alumni House (No. 55 on the Allendale Campus Map)

Stop in to the Alumni House for beverages and snacks, information about the Alumni Association and upcoming events, and to sign up for an Alumni Association membership card. Your membership card includes benefits such as 10% off at the Laker Store. Pick up a campus map and a schedule of events for the Homecoming activities.

For more information, contact alumni@gvsu.edu or call (616) 331-3590.

The GVSU Alumni House


Charles H. Irwin Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony

Register for Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony

5:45 p.m.
Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room
(No. 16 on the Allendale Campus Map)
Parking Lot H or K (D6 on the Allendale Campus Map)

Join us for the 38th Annual Charles H. Irwin Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony on October 5! We will enjoy dinner as the 2018 Hall of Fame class join the 149 members previously inducted into the Hall of Fame.

We look forward to celebrating these athlete’s major accomplishments with you: David Kircus, '09, Football, Crystal (Zick) Strickland, '09, Women's Basketball, Steve Lyon, '09, Head Men’s Baseball Coach 1999-2012, Krista O’Dell, '04 & '07 Cross Country, Track, & Field, Pete Trammell, '12, Men's Basketball, Aaron Beebe, '13, Swimming, Danielle (Alexander) McGuckin, '08, Volleyball.

The cost is $40 adults, $25 students, $15 children 17 & under.

For more information, contact schmidtk@mail.gvsu.edu.


Saturday, October 6, 2018


Self Guided Campus Tour

8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Alumni House
 (No. 55 on the Allendale Campus Map)

Stop by the Alumni House & Visitor Center on your way into campus to pick up a walking-tour campus map. See the buildings that have stayed the same, and the new additions!

For more information, contact alumni@gvsu.edu or call (616) 331-3590.


Alumni House Homecoming Hospitality Center

8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Alumni House (No. 55 on the Allendale Campus Map)

Stop in to the Alumni House for beverages and snacks, information about the Alumni Association and upcoming events, and to sign up for an Alumni Association membership card. Your membership card includes benefits such as 10% off at the Laker Store. Pick up a campus map and a schedule of events for the Homecoming activities.

For more information, contact alumni@gvsu.edu or call (616) 331-3590.


Homecoming 5K Run/Walk

Register for Homecoming 5K Run/Walk

9 a.m.
Kelly Family Sports Center (No. 82 on Allendale Campus Map)
COURSE MAP

The GVSU Homecoming 5K Run/Walk is a flat, fast course that shows off the beauty of the Grand Valley Campus in the fall. Awards are given out to the top three overall finishers, the top three overall male and female finishers, and the top three male and female finishers in each age division. All participants receive a post-race breakfast. Non-participants may purchase the breakfast for $10 at the door. 

Volunteers from our Children's Enrichment Center will be on hand to watch your children while you run! There is also a Free Kids Fun Run at 10 a.m. inside the Kelly Family Sports Center. All Kids Fun Run participants receive a ribbon.

$30 adults / $25 GVSU students / Free Kids Fun Run

For more information, visit the race registration page or contact schmidtk@gvsu.edu.

Homecoming 5k Run/Walk


Alumni Brunch

Register for Alumni Brunch

9:30 a.m.
Russel H. Kirkhof Center
 (No. 16 on Allendale Campus Map)
Parking Lot M (E6 on Allendale Campus Map)

New this year, we will be hosting a brunch on the Allendale Campus! Start the Homecoming festivities by reconnecting with fellow alumni over delicious food, a mimosa, and listening to a Laker panel of entrepreneurial alumni. The panel will include John Behrens, '09 and '16, owner and founder of Farmhaus Cider; Shannon Cohen, '00 and '11, founder, speaker, and writer for Shannon Cohen, Inc.; and Jordan Vanderham, '18, founder and inventor of Orindi Ventures. The brunch will begin at Kirkhof Center at 9:30 a.m. and will cost $15.

For more information, contact alumni@gvsu.edu or call (616) 331-3590.

Brunch


Vintage Valley Photo Op

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
GVSU Laker Store, Allendale, MI 49401

It's time to throw it back to 1982. Put on your spandex, tease your hair up high and don't forget that fanny pack when you visit GVSU Laker Store during homecoming weekend. We've recreated a scene from our former days as the Main Deck Bookstore and we want you to strike a pose and take your best 80s inspired photos. We'll share our favorites on social media throughout the weekend.

For more information, contact lakermarketing@gvsu.edu

Vintage Valley Photo Op


GVSU Laker Store Giveaway

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401

Visit GVSU Laker Store Allendale or GVSU Laker Store DeVos and enter to win one of two homecoming prize packs, filled with classic GV gear!

For more information, contact lakermarketing@gvsu.edu

GVSU Laker Store Giveaway


GVSU Rowing Alumni VS. Freshman Race

Register for Rowing Alumni VS. Freshman Race

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join Grand Valley Rowing for the annual Alumni vs. Freshman race at the boathouse! Please arrive by 11 a.m. and we will begin racing around 11:30 a.m. Race distance will be 500 meters. Please register by Thursday, October 4th!

For more information, contact Mike Stoll at stollmi@gvsu.edu

GVSU Rowing Alumni Association Logo


Laker Alumni Marching Band

Register for Laker Alumni Marching Band

12:30-10 p.m.
Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts
(No. 13 on the Allendale Campus Map)

Alumni of the Laker Marching Band are invited to perform with the Laker Alumni Marching Band at pregame and halftime on Saturday, October 6, 2018! In 2017, the LAMB was 80 members stronger, and we want to double that number in 2018!

For more information, visit our Laker Alumni Marching Band website or email GVSULAMB@gmail.com.

 

Laker Alumni Marching Band


Alumni Tailgate and Beer Garden

Register for Alumni Tailgate and Beer Garden

4-7 p.m.
Outdoor Basketball Courts 
(Along Laker Village Drive, Near Kelly Family Sports Center)
Parking (Football Parking Map)

Reunite with fellow Lakers and enjoy a casual, family-friendly tailgate that includes a tailgate meal, DJ, Beer Garden – featuring alumni owned breweries, children's activities, words from President Tom Haas, and a performance from the Grand Valley Marching Band, Cheer Team, and Dance Team. Children's activities are led by the Children's Enrichment Center and the Future Alumni Association. Enjoy GVSU giveaways, and yard games! Alcoholic beverages are an additional fee. Coolers are permitted but no glass bottles are allowed.

Advanced Registration: $15 for adults (13+) / $5 kids (4-12) / free for our little Lakers (3 & under)

For more information, contact alumni@gvsu.edu or call (616) 331-3590.

 

Alumni tailgate with beer garden


Children's Tent at the Alumni Tailgate

4-7 p.m.
Outdoor Basketball Courts 
(Along Laker Village Drive, Near Kelly Family Sports Center)
Parking (Football Parking Map)

The Children's Enrichment Center will have a tent at tailgate filled with crafts, games, and face-painting for your kids! Our bounce house will help the little ones get their energy out.

Bring your kids by the tent and they will get the chance to meet fellow future Lakers, participate in the celebration, and enjoy the tailgate just as much as you will. 

For more information, contact alumni@gvsu.edu or call (616) 331-3590.


GVSU Recreation Homecoming Tailgate

Register for GVSU Recreation Homecoming Tailgate

4-7 p.m.
GVSU Practice Football Fields 
(Along Outdoor Basketball Court Fence)

Join GVSU Recreation for a Homecoming Tailgate! Come connect with Campus Recreation and Athletic & Recreation Facilities former or current employees and alumni, along with their friends or loved ones.

Guests will be responsible for their own tailgating supplies, beverages, and snacks. Feel free to bring a dish to pass, beverage to enjoy, and stories to share about your time with GVSU Recreation.

Registration is FREE and will give our staff an idea of the number of attendees to expect. 

For more information, visit gvsu.edu/rec/homecoming or contact Kayla Cupples at cupples1@gvsu.edu.


Lakers vs. Dixie State Football Game

Tickets

7 p.m.
Lubbers Stadium
(No. 24 on Allendale Campus Map)

Cheer on our football team as they play Dixie State for the Homecoming game! Check out their Hot Package deal that includes tickets to the homecoming game and more! gvsu.edu/s/0Q0

Lubbers Stadium



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