Housing & Residence Life 2022-23 Annual Report

Housing & Residence Life

July 2022 - June 2023

Student Employment

70+ student employees worked a combined 23,000+ hours

Providing excellent services and resources to students, gaining valuable professional skills, and creating deeper connections to GVSU, in the following positions:

  • Desk Assistants
  • Mail & Package Center Assistants
  • Move Crew
  • Camps & Conferences
My College Roomie

An online roommate matching and student connection platform HRL launched, designed to connect residential Lakers. The goal is improving the on-campus experience for students through higher quality roommate matches and student networking prior to move in.

Between February 2023 and June 2023 our incoming students participated with:


friend requests to one another (profile and connection tool)


Roommate requests submitted (Roommate matching/request tool)


Student to student messages sent


Profiles were created


Matching questionnaires completed

Student Engagement Series

Housing & Residence Life launched the Engagement Series in winter 2022. This series featured two weekly events offered on each side of campus sponsored by resident assistant staff members. These events were open to the entire on-campus community and connected with the Student Success Network 1st year proficiencies to deepen the messages of student support and success. Additionally,

260 total programs were offered throughout the academic year

3,189 participants with 27 academic success, 27 civic engagement,  15 social justice, and 196 community building. 

Laker Chats Data:

1,243 total responses and top topics covered: wellness and selfcare, personal relationships, major exploration, and roommate, suite-mate, floor-mate concern.

Student Satisfaction

In an April Survey, students living on-campus reported their top levels of satisfaction including:

#1 Room selection, assignment, and roommates

#2 The staff working to support them

#3 The community engagement 

#4 Overall safety and security 

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