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Winter 2018 Toast with T. Haas (46 Photos)

A record number of graduating students (over 1,500!) as well as staff, faculty, and alumni celebrated the end of the year and the completion of their time at GVSU as students on their journey to becoming Lakers for a Lifetime. Attendees braved the rainy weather to enjoy reminiscing with friends, a champagne toast, and photo opportunities with President Haas.

Fall 2017 Toast with T. Haas (34 Photos)

On November 30, 2017, nearly 400 graduating students, faculty, and staff gathered in the L. V. Eberhard Center to celebrate the upcoming graduation ceremony.  Students heard from Student Senate President, Jonathan Bowman and Grand Valley State University President, Thomas Haas. The evening was filled with shared memories, laughter, and a sense of accomplishments as the newest class of Lakers for a Lifetime prepare to spread their Laker Effect as alumni! 

2017 Summer Send Offs (95 Photos)

On July 24 in Troy, July 25 in Detroit, July 27 in Jackson and August 1 in Traverse City, over 400 incoming GVSU students and their families gathered  to kick off their journeys as Lakers for a Lifetime. There were smiles all around as guests enjoyed a picnic dinner and time to network with other students and families.

April 2017 Toast with T. Haas (52 Photos)

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, more than 1,100 graduating students enjoyed the night celebrating their upcoming graduation at Toast with T. Haas. The event featured remarks from the student senate president, the Young Alumni Council, as well as President Thomas J. Haas. 

December 2016 Toast with T. Haas - December 8, 2016 (50 Photos)

On December 8, 2016, nearly 300 graduating seniors gathered for Toast with T. Haas.  The event featured speeches from the Student Senate President and the Young Alumni Council, as well as remarks from President Thomas J. Haas.  Everyone enjoyed a night of celebration, before the commencement ceremony on December 10.

Troy Summer Send Off: July 27, 2016 (36 Photos)

On July 27, 2016, over 100 incoming GVSU student and their families gathered at Jaycee Park in Troy. There were smiles all around as guests enjoyed a picnic dinner and time to network with other students and families. It was a fun-filled summer night, and the rain managed to hold off until the festivities were over!

Belle Isle Summer Send Off: July 26, 2016 (31 Photos)

Incoming GVSU students and their families gathered on July 26, 2016, on Belle Isle.  Everyone enjoyed a lovely evening with a great picnic dinner, overlooking the water.  After the meal, students were put into small groups, led by upperclass GVSU students, to talk about their upcoming transition to college, and families had the opportunity to engage with GVSU staff.

Livonia Summer Send Off: July 25, 2016 (17 Photos)

On July 25, 2016, over 100 incoming GVSU students and their families attended a picnic at Rotary Park in Livonia. It was a beautiful summer night where students connected with their peers while their family members spent time with various GVSU staff members.

April 2016 Toast with T. Haas, April 20, 2016 (50 Photos)

On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, more than 1,000 graduating students gathered for Toast with T. Haas. The event featured remarks from the student senate president, a representative from the Young Alumni Council, as well as remarks from President Thomas J. Haas. Everyone enjoyed the night celebrating their upcoming graduation.

December 2015 Toast with T. Haas - December 9, 2015 (14 Photos)

On December 9, 2015, nearly 240 students gathered for Toast with T. Haas.  The event featured student and alumni speakers, as well as remarks from President Thomas J. Haas.  Everyone enjoyed a night of networking and celebrating their upcoming graduation on December 12.