2024 Laker Familia Orientation Schedule

It is highly encouraged that you attend all of the events during our 3-day program. Laker Familia Orientation is free to all students. Commuter students are highly encouraged to commute to and from campus for each day. Parking and meals will also be provided for commuter students. 

*Orientation agenda will be updated monthly with changes.


Orientation Day 1

Monday, August 19

Day 1 Activities

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Priority Move-in for Laker Connections/Laker Familia students

*If you do not plan to live on-campus please join us at our Laker Familia Kick-Off at 1:00 p.m.

**GVSU Bookstore will be open from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Laker Familia Kick-Off

Learn about Laker Familia, our community and what to expect from our program. Let lunch will be provided. Program will be bilingual. 

*Parents, family, and supporters are welcome to attend 

(Grand River Room 2250 Kirkhof Center) 

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

OMA Kick-Off 

All Laker Connections students (Laker Familia, Black Excellence, Mno'chigewin and Asian Student Achievement Program) students are invited to attend a joint reception. Student organizations of color resource fair. 

(GVSU Fieldhouse)

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Dinner 

(The Dish- Kleiner Market)

 

8:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Student Organization Resource Fair

All Laker Connections students are invited come and meet all the multicultural student organizations on campus

(north campus basketball courts)


Orientation Day 2

Tuesday, August 20

Day 2 Activities

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast- Optional 

(The Dish- Kleiner Market)

9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.

Laker Familia Student Panel

(Pere Marquette 2204 Kirkhof Center)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Peer Mentor Activity

(Pere Marquette 2204 Kirkhof Center)

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Latinx Faculty Panel

(Pere Marquette 2204 Kirkhof Center)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

(The Dish- Kleiner Market)

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Joint Laker Connections Presentation 

(Grand River Room 2250 Kirkhof Center & Pere Marquette 2204 Kirkhof Center)

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Joint Laker Connections Presentation 

(Grand River Room 2250 Kirkhof Center & Pere Marquette 2204 Kirkhof Center)

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Group Picture

Wear your Laker Familia T-shirt to the group photo

(Kirkhof Pond)

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

Dinner

(The Dish- Kleiner Market)

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Tea Time Social with Asian Student Achievement Program

(Tea Time)

7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Night at the Rec

All Laker Connections Programs are invited to the rec center for soccer, volleyball, basketball, etc.

(Recreation Center)


Orientation Day 3

Wednesday, August 21

Day 3 Activities

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Continental Breakfast- Optional 

(The Dish- Kleiner Market)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

College 101: How to Navigate GVSU

(Pere Marquette 2204 Kirkhof Center)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Social Justice Centers Presentations 

(Pere Marquette 2204 Kirkhof Center)

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Peer Mentor Activity

(Pere Marquette 2204 Kirkhof Center)

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lakers Unidos Meet and Greet

(East Lawn Tent) 

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Campus Scavenger Hunt

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Trip Downtown to GVSU DeVos Campus

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cierre de Laker Familia Orientation

(Location TBD)




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