Transitions Schedule

All first-year students are required to attend all Transitions events unless marked optional.

*Schedule subject to change. Please note that first-year students will receive a post card in the mail during early August with the finalized schedule.

Wednesday - August 23, 2017

Time

Event

6 – 7 p.m.

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

6 – 7 p.m.

Residential Students Floor Meetings - Living Centers

7 – 7:45 p.m.

Small Group Meetings - Transition Leaders gather students from Living Center and Commuter Student Welcome

8 – 9:30 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 – 11:00 p.m.

Playfair - Lubbers Stadium

Students at Hooray Event

 

GVSU's newest Lakers will kick off the program with an exhilarating night, learning how to be "ugly" followed by making instant connections with others during PlayFair.


Students with lunch leaving to classrooms

 

Students will get to know their small groups through interactive team builders in the morning, followed by afternoon sessions focusing on student success topics. 

Thursday - August 24, 2017

Time

Event

9 a.m.

Transition Leaders meet up with students

9:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Small Group Meetings - Academic Classrooms

12 - 1 p.m.

Lunch, either outdoors or in Field House weather permitting

1:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Healthy Relationships presented by national speakers Dorian and Marshall - Fieldhouse Arena

3 - 4:15 p.m.

Small Group Meetings - Academic Classrooms

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Advising Center Meetings - Academic Classrooms, Kirkhof Center, Fieldhouse Arena

5:30 - 6:45 p.m.

Commuter Student Dinner - Kirkhof Center Lower Level

5:30 - 6:45 p.m. 

Residential Student Dinner - On Your Own

7 - 8 p.m

Optional: Campus Tours - Tent located between Kindschi Hall of Science and the Fieldhouse

8 p.m. - 12 am

Optional: Meijer Mania - Standale Meijer


Friday - August 25, 2017

Time

Event

9:30 a.m.

Transition Leaders meet up with students

10 - 11:00 a.m.

Academic Success Module - Academic Classrooms

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Convocation - Fieldhouse Arena

1 - 2:15 p.m.

Lunch & Faculty presentation - Academic Classrooms 

2:30 - 4:15 p.m.

"Building a More Inclusive Campus Community 2017" presented by Rev. Dr. Jaime Washington - Fieldhouse Arena

4:30 - 6 p.m.

Social Justice Center Celebrations (Office of Multicultural Affairs, Center for Women and Gender Equity, LGBT Resource Center, Campus Interfaith Resources, Disability Support Resources) - Kirkhof Center 

4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner on Your Own

7:45 - 9 p.m.

Class of 2021 Photo, Transitions Closing Ceremony featuring the GVSU Marching Band and GV Athletics - Lubbers Stadium

9 - 11 p.m.

Optional: Laker Kickoff Party  and Laker Fanfest - Parking Lot A, Lubbers Stadium

Students posing for photo during Transitions

 

Friday focuses on academic expectations from both faculty and student perspectives.  The program concludes with two campus traditions, Convocation and the class of 2021 photo.



Page last modified August 21, 2017