Laker Welcome Events

Held August 22 - September 2, 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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Available to Campus Departments and Student Organizations:


Democracy 101: GVSU Student Senate Panel

September 25, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Student Senators Hannah Benoit of Senate Resources, Madeleine Samuels of Finance, Grace McMahon of Campus Affairs, Alexandra Murarescu of Diversity Affairs, Joel Pagel of External Relations, and...

Walk with the President 2019

October 4, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

October is National Exercise is Medicine Awareness Month. Join President Philomena V. Mantella, Deans, and fellow Lakers as we come together to celebrate and promote exercise! FREE TO ALL. NO REGISTRATION...

Wellness Fair 2019

October 4, 2019 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Trying to find some balance? GVSU’s Wellness Fair has much in store for all who participate. Attendees will: Learn about campus wellness programs and resources available for students, faculty...

Family Weekend 5K 2019

October 5, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Hosted by Campus Recreation, the GVSU Family Weekend 5K run/walk course is a flat, fast course that will show off the beauty of the Grand Valley Campus in the fall season. GVSU Campus...

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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.

Campus Recreation

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

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