Welcome to Student Life Weekly

Updated December 6, 2021

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

Student studying

Watching for Burnout and How to Recover From It

With exams fast approaching after a long semester, you might be suffering from burnout. Burnout is a combination of feeling stressed, depressed, and overwhelmed, and it can be hard to shake. However, winter break is just around the corner, which can be one of the best times of the year to chill out and recharge. If this semester has you feeling stressed out beyond a healthy amount, keep reading for tips on recognizing and recovering from burnout.

Tips for recovering from burnout


Top 4 Study Spots on Campus

Exams are quickly approaching, which means it’s time to find a place where you can feel comfortable and focused to finish the semester strong. We asked you to vote on Instagram for your favorite places to study on campus. If you’re still searching for that perfect place, look no further than this list of the top four study spots at Grand Valley.

See the results!

A Louie The Laker Thanksgiving: Louie’s Family Traditions, Recipes, and Advice

Tired of a traditional American Thanksgiving? Louie the Laker is, so he is preparing a Laker-themed Thanksgiving feast this year. Setting the table with Kool-Aid, perch, Laker Bowls, and more, this Thanksgiving is bound to be his best one yet. Keep reading to learn more about Louie’s Thanksgiving plans and maybe even get some ideas for your own Thanksgiving festivities this year.

How does Louie celebrate Thanksgiving?


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!

 

Lakers hiking local trails

Take a Hike to these 4 Gorgeous Hiking Trails

Being out in nature, surrounded by the trees, grass, and animals can be a peaceful break from our often busy lives. The Grand Rapids and greater West Michigan area have some perfect areas for hiking and getting lost in the woods (in a good way, of course). If you consider yourself an experienced hiker, or you are just looking for somewhere to roam for a few hours, keep reading to find out about the best hiking trails in the area.


Upcoming Events

The Well - ALLENDALE

January 16, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come join us to find community, worship God and learn from teachings of the Bible at THE WELL! Sunday at 7:00 PM in the Cook-DeWitt Center. Bring your friends and come as you are! RSVP...

Dance Troupe: Welcome Meeting!

January 16, 2022 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM

All students interested in joining Grand Valley Dance Troupe are welcome to join us in person for our first meeting of the semester! Learn about what we have planned for this semester, new and...

The Well - DOWNTOWN

January 16, 2022 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Come join us to find community, worship God and learn from teachings of the Bible at THE WELL! Sunday at 8:00 PM in the Loosemore Auditorium for downtown students. Bring your friends and come as...

STAGE Variety Valley Auditions

January 17, 2022 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Come audition for Variety Valley! A campus-wide variety/talent show open to all GVSU students hosted by STAGE. The show itself will take place on Friday, February 4th and Saturday, February...

Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy Information Sessions

January 18, 2022 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop more as a student and leader? The Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy (CLA) is a leadership development program that offers students an opportunity to...

STAGE Variety Valley Auditions

January 18, 2022 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Come audition for Variety Valley! A campus-wide variety/talent show open to all GVSU students hosted by STAGE. The show itself will take place on Friday, February 4th and Saturday, February...

3 B's with AOD

January 18, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The AOD Office would like to invite you to our 3 B�s (Be Safe, Be Smart, Be Responsible) presentation series. There are plenty of myths surrounding substance use, and this engaging presentation...

Welcome Meeting (With Bingo!)

January 18, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Welcome back to campus!! Come meet the French club officers and the other members. We will also play a few rounds of BINGO (and there will be some small prizes...). RSVP on LakerLink

The Chinese Communist Party: Part I

January 18, 2022 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

In our first meeting of the year, we explore the history of the Chinese Communist Party as well as their rise to becoming the most influential authoritarian regime in recent history. Come ready...

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