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. All first-year students are required to participate in Transitions.  Each student (commuter and residential) will be assigned to a small group of students, led by a Transitions Leader - an experienced GVSU student that will guide the group through various programs and activities.

Student who attend Transitions will: 1. Connect with Other Students 2. Learn Resources for Personal Success 3. Understand Academics at GVSU 4.  Become a Laker!  

Transitions 2020

August 26 - 28

GVSU's new student orientation program; the first step to becoming a Laker!

Review the Transitions Schedule

Laker Welcome Events

August 26 - September 7

Learn about resources from campus departments and connect with student orgs.

View Laker Welcome Events

Become More

Opportunities for new students

Student Life welcomes new students to GVSU and offers endless opportunities!

Get Involved at GVSU

Find Your Way

Allendale Campus Map

Don't get lost! Use the map to find your way around Allendale Campus.

View the Allendale Campus Map


Transitions is coordinated by the Office of Student Life, which is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.