Flu season, Midterms, & Homecoming
Flu season, Midterms, & Homecoming
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October 2023
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  1. The seasons are changing. Protect yourself and others by getting a flu shot. Flu clinics will be in full effect this month for students, faculty, and staff. All clinics will be on a first come first serve basis. Clinics will be held on the Allendale, Grand Rapids, and Muskegon campuses. Check the schedule to see what day works best for you! 

  2. Midterms are underway. Stay organized to reduce stress and testing anxiety. Getting enough sleep is very beneficial to your success. College students should sleep around 6-8 hours a night. Check out the Student Academic Success Center website for more information on how to be successful during midterms!

  3. The PACES program offers professional development opportunities for students, helping you increase your professionalism, academic advancement, communication, engagement, and success. Check out the PACES website for events to attend this month. An in-person etiquette lunch will be held on November 3, students who attend will be able to network with community leaders and faculty members. Additional information and registration can be found here

  4. In September, Chief Growth Officer, Hilary Doe was on campus to talk to graduate students about the future of Michigan. To learn more about the event, check out this article here. Complete this survey if you did not attend the event, but still want your voice to be heard. Remember, you are the future.

  5. October is Sustainability Month and GVSU is known for our dedication to sustainability. This month there will be several events and initiatives happening to increase awareness on sustainability. Volunteer opportunities are available as well for community service hours. Check the Sustainability Month calendar for a full list of events.

  6. GVSU is celebrating its 45th homecoming this year! Homecoming is a time to join thousands of GVSU alumni, faculty, staff, students, and fans for a week of activities and events to celebrate being a Laker! Get your tickets to watch the football team take on Michigan Tech at Lubbers Stadium on October 28 for the homecoming game. Check out the homecoming calendar for all events, there is something for everyone!  


Student Health Resources 

The Graduate School has developed a list of resources for students that includes physical health, mental health, sexual health, and more. 
October 22-24: Fall Break
October 25-29: Homecoming
November 3: PACES Etiquette Lunch
November 22-25: Thanksgiving Recess
November 28: PACES Virtual Meditation Session
December 9: Commencement

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