Welcome to Student Life Weekly

Updated April 21, 2022

Student Life Weekly is a once a week email based newsletter which will help keep you informed about ways to get involved and upcoming events. Make this the semester you join a new student organization, get involved with the Community Service Learning Center, rush for a Fraternity or Sorority, or meet new people at a campus event!

You can find even more information about involvement opportunities on the Office of Student Life website.

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Latest Articles

Louie the Laker enjoying a popsicle at the beach

Spend a Summer Day Happy in Holland

Summer is finally here, and if you're planning on staying in the area, celebrate the warm weather with a fun-filled weekend in Holland! Soak up the sun on the sandy shores, hit the town for a delicious lunch, or attend a concert in the park— with so many options, it's bound to be a great day. Not sure where to start? We've got you covered!

Let's go to the beach-each!

Have a GRAND time: Enjoy ExtravaGRANDza!

Treat yo' self! ExtravaGRANDza will soon be here to celebrate the end of the semester, and your hard work has not gone unnoticed! De-stress with a week of food trucks, activities, crafts, and more from April 18–22.

ExtravaGRANDza Events!

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Spotlight Series: Vietnamese Cultural Association

April is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we are celebrating with a series of articles highlighting different AAPI Organizations on campus and the diversity within them. For our final week, we are shining a spotlight on Jennifer Dao, a Vietnamese Cultural Association member who's made many friendships and memories throughout her involvement.

Learn more about Vietnamese Culture Association

Popular Articles

Louie the Laker Student ID

$taying Savvy: 8 Great Student Discounts for Lakers

Looking to save money as a college student? Tons of places in Allendale and beyond offer helpful student discounts. From John Ball Zoo to Stan’s Tacos to Spotify, there are plenty of ways you can save money by using your GVSU email address or student ID. To keep you and your wallet feeling your best, here are 8 great student discounts for Grand Valley students.

Odie the Laker dog

SLWeeklyRatesDogs: Paw-some Dogs at GVSU

There are so many cute dogs owned by members of our Grand Valley community, and each one seems to be great at showing off their Laker pride. We wish we could pet them all, but we’ll have to make do with rating their greatness instead! Keep reading to see which dogs are featured in this edition of SLWeeklyRatesDogs!


Pew Campus in the winter

Find your new coffee shop study spot

Feeling bitter? You’re in luck! We asked you on social media about your favorite places to grab a brew-tiful cup of coffee, and the results are in. We cannot “espresso” how excited we are to share Grand Valley’s top four favorite coffee shops!

Upcoming Events

Human Trafficking and Personal Safety with GVPD!

November 29, 2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

GVPD will discuss human trafficking within the hospitality industry and give personal safety recommendations. RSVP on LakerLink

CAB Meeting

November 29, 2022 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Meeting for CAB Leadership Team, Directors, and General Members. CAB Fall Semester Meetings RSVP on LakerLink

AAAS Wing Wednesday

November 30, 2022 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join the African & African American Studies (AAAS) program in fellowship and food! Meet faculty and students in the program, along with a side of wings and fries. Learn about opportunities...

CAB Winterfest - Arctic Games

December 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come drink some free hot chocolate and support your fellow students by stopping by the Arctic Games! Movement Science majors will be hosting games, crafts, and there will even a live reindeer!...

CAB Winterfest - Hot Chocolate!

December 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come grab some free hot chocolate in the Kirkhof Lobby on your way to class! There will be plenty of toppings to choose from! Available while supplies last from 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.!

CAB Winterfest - Crepes by the Lake Food Truck

December 1, 2022 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Crepes by the Lake will be out by the clocktower for lunch! Stop by and grab something to eat from 11 — 2 on December 1!

CAB Winterfest - Holiday Coloring Pages - Make & Take

December 1, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Destress with us and color a holiday themed coloring page! Don't have time to color? That's fine! Take a page with you to go so you can relax at home! We will be in the Kirkhof lobby from 1...

CAB Winterfest - Gingerbread House Decorating & Holiday Photo Booth!

December 1, 2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Feeling creative? Decorate gingerbread houses with us to get into the holiday spirit! Join us in the lower level of Kirkhof in Fusion from 5 — 6 p.m. on December 1 to have some fun and get ready...

CAB Winterfest - Gingerbread House Decorating!

December 1, 2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Feeling creative? Decorate miniature gingerbread houses with us to get into the holiday spirit! Join us in the lower level of Kirkhof in Fusion from 5 � 6 p.m. on December 1 to have some fun and...

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The Office of Student Life is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.

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