Complete Schedule of Events


Friday, October 5, 2018


Alumni House Homecoming Hospitality Center

8 a.m.-5:30 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

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.-7:00 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

9 a.m.
Kelly Family Sports Center (No. 82 on Allendale Campus 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.

$25 adults / $20 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

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 featured speaker. 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.


Laker Alumni Marching Band

Register

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

4-7 p.m.
Outdoor Basketball Courts
(Along Laker Village Drive, Near Lubbers Stadium)

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)

At Door: $20 for adults (13+) / $10 for 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 Lubbers Stadium)

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

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!

Lubbers Stadium



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