Winter 2021 Events

GVSU McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars program at GVSU is currently accepting applications. This is a great opportunity for first-generation and limited-income students, and/or underrepresented students of color interested in graduate school (with a stipend offered!)


The GVSU McNair Scholars Program works exclusively with first-generation and limited-income students, and/or underrepresented students of color, to prepare them for all aspects of graduate level study. Each student receives extensive training and preparation for admission into and success within graduate school. Scholars participate in a paid summer research experience during which they earn at least $4,000. Scholars work one-on-one with a faculty mentor to design and implement a summer research project. The McNair Scholars Program also provides funding for the scholars’ research supplies, conference fees, and travel for graduate school visits.

McNair has a rolling admission, with several spots still available. Applications are reviewed as they come in and until all spots are filled. McNair serves 34 students per academic year.

Does this opportunity sound of interest to you!?  Interested students can fill out a McNair Program Interest form using the following link to start the process. 



Repair Clinic

Twice an academic year, faculty and staff volunteers gather for a two-hour session to fix students' rips and missing buttons, jammed zippers, broken glasses, backpack straps and much more.  This service is absolutely free to any GVSU student.  

The Repair Clinic will be held in February 2021 and will be adjusted due to the pandemic.  Drop off will take place in MAK B-4- 232 from February 15-17  12 p.m.-2:30 p.m. each day. 

For more information, visit the CLAS website

Repair Clinic

TRIO STEM is Hiring Tutors!

Did you receive a B+ or better in BMS 212? Contact Linda Rettig for more information!


TRIO Stem Tutor

Gap Year Exploration

For recent graduates, taking a year off between graduation and graduate/professional school is becoming much more common as there are so many opportunities available and options to take advantage of before making the commitment of graduate or professional school.

Join AmeriCorps, City Year, Peace Corps, Teach For America, and Urban Teachers to learn how you can have a career of impact. RSVP today! 


Work Like A Laker Conference

Enjoy the flexible and virtual Work Like A Laker Conference schedule - attend as many sessions as you'd like and it's as easy as clicking a button from your own home! 


Work Like A Laker Conference 2

Work Like A Laker Conference

Scholarship Workshops

March 1st Is Approaching!

There are 16 days left to compete our institutional scholarship applications. Join the Financial Aid Office, as they help you walk through writing and applying for scholarships through MyScholarships. 

Workshops will be held on February 15 & 18th.  RSVP today! 

Scholarship Workshop

CAB Campus Activities

Check this out, get comfy and head over to the kirkhof for some movies! Starting Friday, lots of on campus activities going on to keep you busy! Head over to @gvsucab to see all the fun activities they have planned!


Research Opportunity Available

Do you like research? Do you want to get paid $2,000 for doing this in the Spring/Summer semester (May 3, 2021 – July 23, 2021)? Consider applying to the Library Research Scholars Program!

The Library Research Scholars Program is currently accepting applications for Spring/Summer 2021.  This program is a chance for students who are interested in libraries to dig into a question or problem that they want to research deeply to create some kind of object, event, or document that helps other folks in our learning community.  Some examples of previous years' projects include archival displays, an art show, an annotated bibliography, a poetry chapbook & video sketches, and workshops. 

The chosen scholar(s) gets a $2,000 stipend for the Spring/ Summer Semester beginning, May 3, 2021, and ending July 23, 2021. This stipend is awarded for completing 20 hours of commitment per week.

If interested, please apply

Student Academic Success Center: Study Strategies & Open Note Exam Workshops

The Student Academic Success Center is hosting a Study Strategies & Open Note Exams virtual workshop to share some tips and tricks! We will cover various different study strategies, and spend some time discussing note taking strategies that are helpful when studying for an open note exam. 

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

You can RSVP for this event until February 16, 2021 at 10:50 AM


Financial Aid Update

GVSU’s Financial Aid Portal is available through Banner Self-Service and allows incoming students to securely upload documents, verify, and e-sign their GVSU financial aid online. The Financial Aid Office can answer questions at 616-331-3234 or 

Course Credit/No Credit Option

The credit/no credit deadline has been extended to 5PM on Friday, January 29, 2021. If you are considering changing one of your courses to credit/no credit, please contact your academic advisor and/or TRIO Advisor for assistance. 

Kirkhof Events

Weekend Events in the Kirkhof Center

Staying on campus? RSVP to attend the four events taking place on campus this weekend. MLK Day of Service and Solidarity will take place on  January 23, 2021. RSVP on LakerLink.

Fall 2020 Events

GVSU Fall 2020 grad Flyer

GVSU Fall 2020 Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations to all of our graduates! TRIO Classic is extremely proud of our Fall 2020 grads! On Friday, December 11 at 7 p.m.all graduates, families, and supporters can join GVSU for our virtual Graduate Celebration via Facebook or YouTube. Access the ceremony here

Fall 2020 Finals Exam Schedule

Fall examination periods are scheduled on the basis of the first lecture of the week for the course. Courses not fitting this schedule will have examinations arranged by the instructor in consultation with the Dean's Office. For Fall 2020, most final exams will be given on-line. Take-home exams are due at the time scheduled for a final examination for the course in question.

For more information, please access the GVSU Exam Schedule

Apply to be a GVSU Resident Assistant!

Resident Assistants (RAs) are responsible for community building, program facilitation, crisis response, policy enforcement, conflict mediation, and resource referral in a specific residential community. RAs facilitate engagement opportunities, offering students opportunities to interact and build relationships while gaining experience and skill in the areas of academic success, civic engagement, and social justice. Apply today! 

Deadline is December 20, 2020.

Replenish Flyer


Replenish is a food resource for students experiencing food insecurities. Replenish will be open for the remainder of this semester with reduced hours. They will now be open Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 5. If you are in need but are unable to make it during the available dates and times, please email and the Replenish office will try to accommodate you as best as they can!

  • Mask must be worn inside
  • You must show proof of self-assessment (dated screenshot of a green circle with a white heart) 
  • Hands must be sanitized before entry
  • Only one guest at a time
  • Prepackaged bags are ready and highly encouraged however we want to honor concerns (be it religious, allergies, etc.)
  • One bag per visit, up to two times in the month
  • Bring your school ID

Exam Cram

Today marks the last week of classes and 1 week until finals! Check out the following link for a full list of Exam Cram opportunities which include: stress management, HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training, Study Break stations, and much more!

Exam Cram flyer

Academic Majors Fair

Academic Majors Fair

Calling all Exploratory Study Students! The Majors Fair, which will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., is an opportunity for students to explore a variety of degrees and career paths before declaring, or changing, a major. Most majors offered at GVSU will be represented with a virtual table staffed by faculty who teach in that discipline along with an alumni volunteer who works in that field. If interested in this opportunity, please RSVP

Elections at GVSU

GVSU will host a satellite Allendale Township Clerk’s Office, which will allow students who live in Allendale to register, request an absentee ballot, submit an absentee ballot, and vote in person, in KC 0072. This service will be available from 10/13-11/3. See attached flyer for hours and more info including their celebration event on Tuesday, November 3rd! 

More information can be found on their website

Election Day Celebration

YPCC Conference

Young Professionals of Color Conference

TRIO students, don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! Join the Young Professionals of Color Conference on November 2nd, 2020 at 1 p.m. to learn about diversity and to gather and engage with peers and leaders in the Grand Rapids community! The conference encompasses fresh and innovative sessions that engage young professionals and offer career-changing and inspirational business advice. Leaders from our community and well-known speakers will share their insight, knowledge, and expertise, helping future leaders navigate their way through their professional careers. If interested, please register

If you are attending this event, please let our TRIO staff know of your attendance.

Public Health In Indigenous Populations

In this new webinar, Dr. Donald Warne (Oglala Lakota) shares what Native people and communities need to be aware of and consider when dealing with COVID-19, by providing an in-depth look into Indigenous health, history, and policy. If interested, please RSVP

Indigenous Event Flyer

Flyer for Exploratory Majors

Exploratory Engagement Seminar

Calling all Exploratory Majors! Join the College of Community and Public Service (CCPS) to learn more about majors within the college! Seminar will be held virtually via zoom! If your interested, please sign-up at

Vote In Kirkhof

GVSU will host a satellite Allendale Township Clerk’s Office, which will allow students who live in Allendale to register, request an absentee ballot and vote that ballot, in person, in KC 0072. This service will be available from 10/13-11/3. See attached flyer for hours and more info. Please share this information widely with GVSU students who live on campus.

More information can be found on our website:

Vote in Flyer

Academic Success Virtual Workshop Winter 2021

Academic Success Virtual Workshops

Join the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) for virtual Academic Success Workshops! These virtual workshops are designed to help students improve academic performance and position students to take an active role in their own success. Success Coaches work with students to provide tools, strategies, and resources to help them in their academic journey here at Grand Valley. These workshop will take place virtually through the Fall 2020 semester. After filling out the RSVP you will receive an email with a link to the workshop. 

Sign up for the Student Academic Success Center's 2021 Virtual Academic Success Workshop Schedule today! 

If you have questions about academic success workshops, please email the Student Academic Success Center at

Study Abroad 1st Step Meetings

  • EVERY Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • 130 Lake Ontario Hall
  • EVERY Friday at 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
    • 130 Lake Ontario Hall

Contact: (616) 331-3898 or


GVSU Events and Resources for Student Success