Transitions Schedule

Wednesday - August 21, 2019



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

9:15 - 10:30 p.m.

Class of 2023 Photo - 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



9:00 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

7:30 - 10:30 p.m

Optional: FootballFest and Movie on the Field (Avengers: Endgame) sponsored by Campus Activities Board & GVSU Athletics - Lubbers Stadium

8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Optional: Meijer Mania - Standale Meijer

Friday - August 23, 2019



9:00 a.m.

Transition Leaders meet up with students

9:15 - 11:00 a.m.

Small Group Meetings and Meet Your Student Success Network Faculty - Academic Classroom

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Convocation - Fieldhouse Arena

12:30 - 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 - 7:00 p.m.

Free Time / Dinner on Your Own

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Optional: Laker Kickoff - Library NE Plaza, Sponsored by Campus Activities Board

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


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