Events happening around GV

Grand Valley State University has a lot of events coming up to welcome students back to campus after summer break and to help new students transition to their new surroundings. Here’s a listing of events to check out:

Tuesday, Aug. 19

o Meijer Mania at the Standale Meijer from 8 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. 

Wednesday, Aug. 20

o GVSU Farmer’s Market in parking lot G on the Allendale campus from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

o Transitions New Student Orientation from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

o Laker Welcome: Laker for a Lifetime Kickoff Party in parking lot C by the Fieldhouse from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 21

o Transitions Day 2, taking place throughout the day.

o Laker Fan Fest in the Kelly Family Sports Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

o Rec Fest in the Fieldhouse from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Friday, Aug. 22

o Transitions Day 3 from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

o Convocation and Luncheon at the Fieldhouse from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

o Seidman College of Business Fall 2014 Orientation in the Grand River Room of Kirkhof from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

o Students of Color Welcome Mixer in the Mary Idema Pew Library Atrium from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

o Laker Weekends First Friday in Kirkhof from 6 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

o Welcome to Incoming Students- First Friday Event in the Women’s Center Lobby from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Satuday, Aug. 23

o Service Saturday sponsored by Alternative Breaks- meet on campus to go to Blanford Nature Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

o Back to School Bash on the Kirkhof west lawn from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

o Outdoor movie at the Robinson Field, or in Kirkhof if it’s raining, starting at 9:30 p.m.