Family Appreciation Week: Virtual Fun for Everyone!

Written By: Andreas Fields
Posted on September 9, 2020

This year, Grand Valley has redesigned Family Weekend and expanded into Family Appreciation Week! Now any of your family members, no matter how near or far, can join the fun. There are all sorts of fun activities for you and your family to enjoy!

2020 #GVLakerStrong Virtual 5K

If you and your family are an active group, consider competing in the Virtual 5K. You can run, jog, or walk any trail or path you’d like. Try challenging your family members to see who can come out with the quickest time! The deadline to submit your time and to be considered for medals is Sept. 20 at 11:59 p.m, so get running Lakers!

Register for the #GVLakerStrong Virtual 5K (closed)

GVSU Virtual 5k 2020 #GVLakerStrong

Movie in the Stadium: Remember the Titans

Join us in Lubbers Stadium for the showing of Remember the Titans! Nothing makes us more emotional than when everyone cheers - "We are the Titans, mighty, mighty Titans." Come prepared to get the chills from this sentimental classic and bring a blanket to sit on and warm clothes. Free t-shirts...

Movie in the Big Screen Theater: Trolls World Tour

Our featured movie for the week is Trolls World Tour. You can watch the movie virtually on campus 9/11 - 9/13. Trolls will be showing in the Kirkhof Center Big Screen Theater at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 9 p.m. Plan to sing along in your room or in the movie theater.

Find more about Trolls World Tour

Trolls World Tour Trailer

Spend a day in Grand Haven

In case you want to spend some time with your family off campus, Grand Haven is only a half hour away from Allendale! Several state parks, a beautiful beach, and a towering lighthouse are things any family would love to explore.

List of fun things to do in Grand Haven

Visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum has exhibits covering anatomy, history, art, culture, technology, and so much more, so you’re bound to find something that interests every member of your family! Take the day to learn more about the history of Grand Rapids and the cultures of the people who lived here before us. Tickets have to be purchased in advance, so make sure to plan ahead.

Preview the exhibits at the GRPM

Stop by the Laker Store

Everyone loves getting new Grand Valley apparel! Why not get the whole family matching hats or t-shirts when you visit the Laker Store? It’s the perfect way to showcase not only your Laker pride, but your family spirit as well!

Shop online at the Laker Store

Laker Store

While Family Appreciation Week will be different than it has been in the past, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of fun things for you and your family to do throughout the week, online or in-person.

Visit the Family Appreciation Week website for more information and registrations.

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