What We Do


At the Office of Student Life, we work hard to make sure there is always something for students to do on campus.

Our Student Organizations put on hundreds of events throughout the year and we work tirelessly to put on a select number of Major Events.


Transitions Program in Field House

Transitions is GVSU’s new student orientation program. Transitions is designed to provide intentional opportunities to build community and to share valuable information with students as they acclimate to life as Lakers.

Campus Life Night

A birds eye view of Campus Life Night 2018.

Campus Life Night is GVSU's annual student organization fair! Learn about all the student organizations and campus departmental resources that GVSU has to offer. Come be a part of the one of the biggest GVSU student tradition on-campus!


Students processing to get their diploma during Commencement.

Commencement is a life-changing event—a time when a graduates' hard work in academia is celebrated with fellow graduates, family members, and friends. The Office of Student Life works hard to make sure this experience is one you'll never forget.

There's more!

For a complete list of events put on by our office, Student Organizations, and our campus partners look to the Events Calendar.

Events Calendar


The Office of Student Life provides services to help students and organizations make their experiences as grand as they can be.

2020 Information Desk

The 2020 Desk in Kirkhof Center.

The 2020 Information Desk serves as your wealth of knowledge for general campus information and events, as well as West Michigan information for all of our students, staff, faculty, and guests. Visit us inside of Kirkhof Center!

Promotions Office

The outside of the promotions office cubicle.

The Promotions Office provides graphic design, printing, campus posting, video production, photography, and event coverage services to students, organizations, and the rest of the campus community.

Event Services

The Event Services Staff.

Event Services can help you reserve meeting rooms, conference spaces, and information tablespaces in Kirkhof Center. They also assist student orgs with the planning of special events like concerts and dances.

Other Resources

The Office of Student Life has dedicated teams to create specialized programming and opportunities for students to get involved!

Civic Engagement

Students participating in Make a Difference Day.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to give back to the community and make a difference in the world, look no further than Civic Engagement. You could help with beach cleanups, blood drives, and more. You can also help lead the charge for change on the national level with the civic engagement initiatives. 

Registered Student Organizations

The running club at Campus Life Night.

The Registered Student Organizations team supports all registered student orgs including Greek Life and Club Sports. They also hold leadership development programs to turn ordinary students into Laker Leaders! If you're looking to get involved with Registered Student Organizations, stop by 1110 in Kirkhof Center.

Page last modified October 5, 2022