Student Employee Appreciation Week

Each year, GVSU celebrates the National Student Employment Appreciation Week by engaging student employees in a variety of activities to promote and appreciate all of their hard work.

Student Employment hosts a week long celebration to thank student employees for all that they do.  It is once again time to show GVSU's 4,000+ student workers how highly they are valued.  This year the annual Student Employee Appreciation Week took place April 9-14, 2018.

We've laid out all of the details for each event below.  Help us spread the word about this celebration by posting information in your office, encouraging your student employees to attend events, and planning an event of your own within your department!  

Student Employee Spotlight

This year we are going to spotlight one student employee each day from April 9 - 13 on our Instagram account (@gvsufinaid) during Student Employee Appreciation Week.  Students can enter to be a Spotlight Student Employee by emailing ( a one to two sentence quote about how their on-campus employment has been beneficial to them during their time at GVSU.  Once the 5 spotlight students have been selected, we will contact those 5 students to request a picture to be used on their spotlight post.  The 5 selected students will receive a donated prize bag from the GVSU Laker Store.  Encourage your student employees to submit their entries!  Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, April 4 at 5:00 pm.


Sponsor:  GVSU Laker Store

Student Spotlight


Our decoration theme this year is Around the World! 

1.  Choose a country and decorate your office/student employees' work space to pay homage to that country and its culture!  

2.  Submit your photo to by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 9.  You may only submit one JPEG file - if you would like to make a collage of photos and then send the collage as a JPEG, that will be accepted.  Multiple JPEG files and/or PDF files will not be accepted.

3.  Cast your vote for the most creative work space decor beginning the afternoon of Tuesday, April 10 - Friday, April 13 at 5:00 pm.  One vote per GVSU Network ID. 


The office receiving the most votes will earn a pizza party!  Date and time of the pizza party will be determined between Student Employment and the winning department once the winner is announced.  


Kirkhof Center Lobby from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come pie a supervisor and help donate items to Replenish!  We will have student employee supervisors who have volunteered their time to be pied.  In order to try your hand at pieing, student employees will need to donate one item or $1 that will go directly to Replenish.  You can find a list of items that are needed on the Replenish site.  Per Replenish's request, please stay away from donating Ramen noodles, macaroni & cheese, and canned vegetables.  



Join us for a free hot dog lunch!  Make sure to bring your ticket in order to participate.  Tickets will be mailed to supervisors the week prior to Student Employee Appreciation Week.


Lawn between the Student Services Building and the Clocktower from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Grand Rapids:

University Club - DeVos Building C from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Sponsor:  Campus Dining


Student Employment and the Alliance of Professional Support Staff would like to treat you to ice cream sundaes to say thanks for all you do!  Bring your ticket to participate in this event.


Kirkhof Center Room 2215/2216 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Grand Rapids:

University Club - DeVos Building C from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Sponsor:  APSS  (Alliance of Professional Support Staff)


Come out and watch the Grand Rapids Griffins take on the Cleveland Monsters.  Tickets are $10 for student employees and supervisors.  

To join in on the fun:

1.  Come to the Student Employment Office at 100 Student Services to purchase your tickets beginning April 2nd (limited quantities available).

2.  Pay with cash or check only.  *In order to receive the discounted employee ticket price, student employees will need to be present for verification.  Student employees are allowed to purchase up to 3 guest tickets at the $10 price.

3.  Meet us at the game!  Grand Rapids - Van Andel Arena - Game starts at 7:00 pm


Sponsor of discounted tickets:  Grand Rapids Griffins

Page last modified April 16, 2018