Division of Student Affairs newsletters will be slightly different this year to aid in communicating emergent needs and to provide timely, important area updates, changes, and/or events. This newsletter will also include updates and events from university partners.
student holding GVSU Votes! sign Voting location in Kirkhof Center group of staff and students on campus

Election 2020

This year’s GVSU Votes! campaign from the Office of Student Life’s Community Service Learning Center (CSLC) saw the addition of the Allendale on-campus Satellite Clerk’s Office located in KC 0072. Approximately 700 students were supported through this service which allowed students to register to vote and cast their ballots in one stop. Additionally, the CSLC hosted nearly 40 students in a DEM 101 Post Election Panel discussion on November 4.
While the outcome for the election 2020 has been announced, there are still many unknowns and many students who have been impacted by the election results. Please encourage students to visit the Election 2020 website for processing spaces, resources, and education.
Virtual Water Coolers Shared Learning Space: Film Series
Upcoming Division of Student Affairs Shared Film Series discussion:

Fruitvale Station
Co-hosted by Grace Pushman & Ryan Neloms

November 18, 12 - 1 p.m.


Upcoming Division of Student Affairs Virtual Water Cooler Series:

Building a Professional Network Virtually
Facilitated by Troy Farley

November 19, 12 - 1 p.m.
Apply to be an RA for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Housing & Residence Life

The 2021-2022 RA Recruitment Season has arrived! Please help to identify potential candidates for the Resident Assistant position for the 2021-2022 academic year - the first in which first year Lakers will be required to live on campus. 
Personal referrals are highly valued, so please extend individual invitations to students who show interest in and potential for the RA position.
Applications are due December 20 - encourage students to visit the Housing RA website for students to attend an interest session, learn more about the position, and to apply.
Work like a Laker conference logo

Career Center Fall Virtual Event Success

The Career Center committed to a thoughtful approach to planning fall career events, with the intent of maintaining the high impact engagement opportunities that are the hallmark of recruitment at GVSU. After gathering feedback from faculty, staff and employer partners, all employer events and interviews were moved to a virtual format, and the Work Like a Laker Conference was conceptualized as a way to focus energies into a targeted 15-day timeframe. The conference culminated in the Fall Career and Internship Fair. A few details:
  • The conference and the career fair total participation - 1,498 students
  • Facilitated through a combination of virtual platforms including: Zoom (meetings and webinar), Handshake Virtual Career Fair, Career Fair Plus, and Panopto
  • Employers and alumni from around the country participated - Alumni from Google, Amazon, Facebook and Deloitte participated in conference activities and joined from locations such as New York City, Dallas, Denver, and Silicon Valley 
  • Many conference events were planned in partnership with departments across campus in order to facilitate shared learning. 
skeletons sitting at a table student dressed up as beetle juice

Haunted Arboretum Success

Over 800 students wandered through the Haunted Arboretum over two nights. Visitors explored the transformed outdoor space in search of hidden frights and scares! The success of this highly attended event can be attributed to:

DSA & University Resources

University Partners

Rec Center Holiday Break Hours

Please note the Recreation Center holiday break hours:
November 25 - Close at 7 p.m. 
November 26 - November 29 - CLOSED
December 24 - December 27 - CLOSED
December 31 - January 3 - CLOSED
For the most up-to-date information, visit the Recreation Center Hours website

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