Photos: campus community helps with move-in

President Haas welcomed new students as they moved in August 20.
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President Haas welcomed new students as they moved in August 20.
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More than 600 alumni, students, faculty and staff members helped more than 6,000 new and returning students move into living centers August 18-20. 

Grand Valley President Thomas J. Haas, his wife Marcia Haas, and Trustee Shelley Padnos served ice cream to families and new students August 20 near Kleiner Commons. 

There are a variety of events planned to kick off the new year, including Haas’ Faculty and Staff Opening Address, Convocation and the All-Campus Picnic starting at 10 a.m. on August 22.

Select events are outlined below. View all welcome events at www.gvsu.edu/events.

Laker for a Lifetime Kickoff Party: August 20, 9-11 p.m., Parking Lot C. All students, faculty and staff members are invited to teach new students what it means to be a Laker for a Lifetime. There will be music, dancing, games, refreshments and a special gift for every new Laker. 

Laker Fan Fest: August 21, 5-7 p.m., Kelly Family Sports Center. Students can tour facilities and meet members of Laker sports teams.

Back to School Bash: August 23, noon-7 p.m., Kirkhof Center. Students can enjoy an outdoor concert with food and entertainment.