Laker Familia

Bienvenidos Laker Familia


Overview

Welcome to Grand Valley State University and to the Laker Familia!  Laker Familia is program sponsored by the Latino Student Initiative and housed within the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Laker Familia is an orientation program specifically designed to introduce new Latino students to GVSU's faculty, staff, and connect you to resources and services that will support your academic, cultural, and emotional well-being.  Laker Familia promotes and facilitates meaningful interactions between Latino students and mentors with the goal of improving academic success, retention, and graduation.  As a Laker Familia participant, you will have an opportunity to become involved with the GVSU Latino/a community while strengthening the Latino presence on campus.

Laker Familia will begin on Sunday, August 17 with an early move-in.  There will be various workshops to learn about developing good study habits, professor expectations, as well as culturally focused topics.


Registration

Laker Familia Registration

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Day One
 
 
 
Sunday, August 17
 
 
 
 
12:00pm
3:00pm
Registration/Move In
 
3:00pm
5:00pm
Welcome Reception
 
5:00pm
6:00pm
Break
 
6:15pm
8:00pm
Getting to Know You-Ice Breakers
 
 
 
 
Day Two
 
 
 
Monday, August 18
 
 
 
 
9:30am
10:00am
Breakfast
  10:15am 11:45am Professor Panel
 
12:00pm
1:00pm
Lunch
 
1:00pm
2:00pm
Well Being
 
2:00pm
3:00pm
Student Panel
 
3:15pm
6:00pm
Team Building Exercises
 
6:00pm
7:00pm
Dinner
 
7:30pm
9:30pm
Who is more Latin@
 
9:45pm
11:30pm
Dance Workshop/Game Night
       
Day Three      
Tuesday, August 19      
  9:30am 10:00am Breakfast
  10:00am 12:30pm Campus Scavenger Hunt
  12:30pm 1:15pm Lunch
  1:30pm 2:30pm Money Smart Lakers
  2:30pm 3:30pm Personality Test
  3:30pm 4:00pm Break
  4:00pm 5:00pm Mentorship Walk
  5:30pm 6:30pm Dinner
  7:00pm 8:30pm Gender Specific Dialogues
  9:00pm 11:00pm Movie Night/Lights Out