Laker Welcome Events

Held August 25 - October 13, Laker Welcome Events provide students with opportunities to learn about resources from campus departments and meet student organizations.

Schedule is subject to change. Check back often as more events will be added through out the summer.

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Community Learning Center Beach Clean Up

August 25, 2018 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Join the Community Service Learning Center for a Beach Clean Up at Grand Haven State Park, followed by lunch and time to hang out on the beach before coming back to campus!  Check in will begin...

Meet the Greeks/Back to School Bash

August 25, 2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come out for free food, fun, games, and to learn more about our 30 fraternities and sororities on campus!

Laker Kickoff Party

August 25, 2018 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM

All Lakers are invited to kickoff the year with a GVSU dance party! Join the Laker Traditions Team at the Fieldhouse parking lot to celebrate the beginning of the school year, featuring DJ Mark...

RHA Back to School Bash

August 26, 2018 All Day

Hosting fun activities for all students with HRL as a cosponsor.

Campus Life Night

September 4, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Westside Welcome

September 6, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the Community Service Learning Center, as well as Westside nonprofit organizations and Neighborhood Associations, for informational tabling, games, prizes, and FOOD from...

Silent Disco

September 7, 2018 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Come join us for a free silent dance party on Kirkhof's lawn! Dancers will be given a pair of headphones and can dance along with friends to DJ Justin Kung, DJ Composition, DJ B-Wiz playing...

Democracy 101

September 12, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A series of critical conversations surrounding the upcoming midterm election! 

Fall 2018 Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Fair

September 13, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Fair is a great opportunity for students to connect with various agencies in the West Michigan area. The Fair hosts approximately 70 nonprofit...

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Departmental Hours



Campus Dining

M-F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Campus Interfaith Resources

M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Career Center

M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Center for Women and Gender Equity

M-Th 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Dean of Students Office

M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Disability Support Resources

M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Grand Valley Police Department

Police Available 24/7

M-T 6 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

6 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Su 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Health Center

M 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tu-Th 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Campus Dining

Campus Dining

GVSU is proud to offer a dining program that provides variety, convenience, and flexibility with dynamic and valuable Meal Plan options. Students in traditional, suite-style, and apartment-style living centers receive a Meal Plan as part of their housing contract. Students living in other living centers are encouraged to purchase a Meal Plan for their value and convenience.

Visit the Campus Dining Website

Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center

Students in front of the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center

The Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center offers many programs and resources to enrich and support the LGBTQIA+ campus community. Through a combination of education programming and community-building opportunities, students connect with each other, the Center, and the university.

Visit the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center Website

Departments (cont.)


Inclusive Prayer/Meditation Room

Su-Sa 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Kirkhof Center

Su-Sa 7:30 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Laker Store

M-Th 8 a.m. 6 p.m.

F-Sa 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mary Idema Pew Library

Su-Th 7 a.m. - 2 a.m. F-Sa 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center

M-F 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

M-Th 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Office of Multicultural Affairs

M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Office of Student Life

M-Th 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Departments (cont.)


Rapid Bus System

M-Th 5:30 a.m. - 1 a.m.

F 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (normal)

F 6 p.m. - 3 a.m. (50 & 85)

Sa 6:30 a.m. - 3 a.m.

Su 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Recreation Center

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Student Academic Success Center

M-Th 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Student Ombuds

M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

University Counseling Center

M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Veterans Lounge

Su-Sa 7:30 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation Cladd

Campus Recreation, located in the Recreation Center on the Allendale campus, offers students programs and services for fitness, wellness, outdoor adventures and competitive sports throughout the year. Campus Recreation enhances and engages the GVSU community by providing inclusive and diverse recreational opportunities that inspire participation, promote health and wellbeing, and encourage student development and success.

Visit the Campus Recreation Website

For any event or departmental hour changes or corrections, please email

Page last modified May 22, 2018