Campus Life Night to Showcase Ample Opportunities for Students

GVL / Archive
2013 Campus Life Night

GVL / Archive 2013 Campus Life Night

Maddie Forshee

College is all about the experience, so why not get the most out of it? Grand Valley State University’s Campus Life Night serves as an annual tradition that helps connect both new and returning students with the community around them.

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, thousands of GVSU students will come together to learn about campus involvement opportunities available from over 350 organizations.

These organizations include local businesses, nonprofits and student clubs, all of which are ready to meet students, give away freebies, but most importantly, help students engage with GVSU’s community.

“For new students, this is their opportunity to see what GVSU has to offer them in terms of getting involved,” said Eric Garvelink, club sports coordinator and the head of the logistical side of Campus Life Night. “(It’s really) to help maximize their college experience.”

Last year, Campus Life Night was held outside for the first time and had a successful attendance rate of over 4,000 students. This year, the event will be hosted from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in parking Lot C East, weather permitting.

Departments all over campus come together to help Campus Life Night happen, from Facilities to the Grand Valley Police Department, and are hoping to emulate last year’s success.

“It’s important because it’s a Grand Valley tradition,” Garvelink said. “Getting involved and getting experience throughout (a student’s) college career is what can take a student from being a Laker to being a Laker for a Lifetime.”

Registration for student organizations will be open until Aug. 25 through OrgSync. More information about Campus Life Night can be found at

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