Free Time Activities






Kelly Family Sports Center track

Check out the Exhibitor area where you will find lots of hands-on STEM activities by local community and business partners. Stop by each booth to get a raffle ticket for an HP Chromebook or LEGO Marvel Infinity Gauntlet set! You will need your MSO wristband to enter. The more exhibitors you talk to, the more chances you will have to win!

 1 pm - 4pm

Technology Showcase

 012 Atrium (basement), Mary Idema Pew Library

The Atomic Object TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE is a designed to provide an immersive and engaging environment to: INTERACT, DISCOVER, and LEARN! Check out virtual reality with Oculus Quest and Quest Pro, AI-powered platform NVIDIA Canvas, educational robot DJI Robomaster EP Core, electronic invention kit Makey Makey, 3D printing, and more!

11 am - 3 pm

Rock Sale

1st Floor Padnos Hallway

The GVSU Geology Club will be selling rocks for minimal costs.  Cash and Venmo only.

10 am - 3 pm

Swimming Pool

Recreation Center

(Price $5) The pool contains six 25 meter swimming lanes, two 1 meter diving boards and one 3 meter diving board. The pool is used primarily for GVSU swimming and diving team practice, but is also used for open swim and community programs. GVSU is a cash-free campus, so swimmers should be prepared to pay with a card.* Payments for pool will happen at Help Desk B.

11 am - 3 pm

Climbing Wall


(Price $5) There is a multitude of climbing experiences to take part in including Bouldering and Top-Roping. Please note: climbs available are based on the experience of the climber and available supervisors on site. GVSU is a cash-free campus, so climbers should be prepared to pay with a card.* Parents must sign an online waiver in order for minors to participate.

11 am - 3 pm

Food Trucks

Parking Lot F

The following food trucks are available, for more info please click the designated link or check out Event/Food Location tab:  Patty Matters, Kona Ice, El Jalapeno, Two Bones BBQ

11 am - 6 pm

40th Anniversary BASH

Kelly Family Sports Center

Join us in the celebration of 40 years of Science Olympiad with music, yard games, exhibitors, and more!

3 pm - 4:30 pm

GVSU Laker Store

Kindschi Hall

Are you wondering what a campus bookstore looks like?  Check it out!  Be sure to visit both floors!

10 am - 5 pm

*GVSU is a cashless campus and accepts Credit Card, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and Tap-and-Go.

If a student or guest only has cash, they can visit the Cash to Card Kiosk in the main entrance of the Laker Market Place (next to Kindschi Hall) to put money on a card. This service is free.

EXCEPTION: The Geology Club Rock Sale and the Great Lakes GeoScience Rock Sale ONLY take cash.

Page last modified March 14, 2024