Laker Welcome Schedule**

Laker Welcome 2016

Laker Welcome Week is your opportunity to celebrate the end of summer and usher in a new academic year. All GVSU student are encouraged events throughout the week, hosted by student organizations and campus departments. All first year students are expected to attend Transitions, August 24-26. 

Student Organizations & Campus Departments: To host a Laker Welcome event, please fill out this OrgSync form.

** Schedule is subject to change. Please check back often as updates are made.


TRANSITIONS

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Required for all first year students

7:00 p.m. | Off Campus Student WelcomeBlue and white tent located in Parking Lot C (near Fieldhouse)
7:00 p.m. | On Campus Students gather with group – Living Center
8:00 p.m. | Hooray! Transitions Kickoff Event – Fieldhouse Arena
*9:30 p.m. | Laker Kickoff Party – Parking Lot C (outside Fieldhouse)

(*optional events)

TRANSITIONS

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Required for all first year students

9:15 a.m. | Transitions Leaders meet up with students
9:45 a.m. | It’s Good to be Ugly: Success Secrets of the Motivationally Supercharged! presented by national speaker and author Professor Joe Martin – Fieldhouse Arena
11:00 a.m. | Small Group Meetings & Lunch – Academic Classrooms
2:15 p.m. | Healthy Relationships presented by national speakers Dorian & Marshall – Fieldhouse Arena
3:45 p.m. | Break and dinner on your own 
*4:00 p.m. | Campus Tours (focused on academic buildings, 30-40 minutes) – Blue and white tent located in Parking Lot C (near Fieldhouse)
4:45 p.m. | Commuter Student Welcome Dinner – Blue and white tent located in Parking Lot C (near Fieldhouse)
5:30 p.m. | Class of 2020 Photo (free t-shirt!) – Lubbers Stadium
*7:00 p.m. | Laker Fan Fest – Lubbers Stadium
*8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. | Meijer Mania - charter bus runs continuous loop from Kirkhof Center and Mackinac bus stops to Meijer every 10-15 minutes.

(*optional events)

TRANSITIONS

Friday, August 26, 2016

Required for all first year students

8:30 a.m. | Transitions Leaders meet up with students
9:00 a.m. | Academic Module – Academic Classrooms
11:30 a.m. | Convocation – Fieldhouse Arena

*4:00 p.m. | Intercultural Reception Grand River Room

(*optional events)