Transitions Schedule

Wednesday - August 21, 2019

Time

Event

5:30 – 7:45 p.m.

Residential Students Floor Meetings Followed by Meet your Transitions Leader (exact time varies by location; check with RA) - Living Center

6:30 – 7:45 p.m.

Commuter Student Welcome - Tent located between Kindschi Hall of Science and the Fieldhouse

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Transitions Welcome & “It’s Good to be Ugly: Success Secrets of the Motivationally Supercharged!” Presented by national speaker and author Joe Martin – Fieldhouse Arena

9:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Class of 2023 Photo and Laker Nation Welcome - Lubbers Stadium

Students at It's Good to be Ugly

 

GVSU's newest Lakers will meet their Transitions groups, kick off the program with an exhilarating night learning how to be "ugly," and take the class of 2023 photo!


Students posing for a photo with the "anchor up" hand symbols

 

Students will get to know their small groups, learn about GV's priority of inclusivity, and focus on topics essential for student success. 

Thursday - August 22, 2019

Time

Event

9 a.m.

Transition Leaders meet up with students

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

"Building a More Inclusive Campus Community" Presented by national speaker Sam Offer - Fieldhouse Arena

11:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lunch and Small Group Meeting - Academic Classrooms

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

"Healthy Relationships" Presented by national speakers Dorian and Marshall - Fieldhouse Arena

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Advising Center Meetings - view page for locations

5:30 - 6:45 p.m.

Dinner - On Your Own

7:00 - 10:00 p.m

Optional: FootballFest sponsored by GVSU Athletics - Lubbers Stadium

8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Optional: Meijer Mania - Standale Meijer

9:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Optional: Northside Block Party - Kleiner


Friday - August 23, 2019

Time

Event

9:00 a.m.

Transition Leaders meet up with students

9:15 - 11:00 a.m.

Academic Success Module - Academic Classrooms

11:30 - 12:45 p.m.

Convocation & Transitions Closing Ceremony- Fieldhouse Arena

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch - pick up at tent and eat with your friends

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Optional: Find Your Classrooms (Self-Guided)

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Free Time / Dinner on Your Own

9:00 - 11:30 p.m.

Optional: Laker Kickoff Dance - Location TBD, Sponsored by Campus Activities Board

Students dancing in a large crowd in front of professional dance lighting

 

Friday focuses on academic expectations from both faculty and student perspectives.  The program concludes with Convocation and the Laker Kickoff Dance.



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