Student Employee Appreciation Days

Each year, GVSU celebrates the National Student Employment Appreciation Week by engaging student employees in a variety of activities to promote and appreciate all of their hard work.

The Student Employment Office hosts a week long celebration to thank student employees for all that they do.  It is once again time to show GVSU's 4,000 plus student workers how highly they are valued.  This year the annual Student Employee Appreciation Days will take place:

March 31 through April 4, 2014.

We've laid out all of the details for each event below. Help us spread the word about this celebration by posting information in your office, encouraging your student workers to attend events, & planning an event of your own! Departments are encouraged to commemorate with their student workers on Monday or Tuesday. Don't be afraid to get creative! 


Monday, March 31
From Comerica Park to Candyland to Princess Peach’s Castle...the game is afoot and you’ve been drafted to play your way to victory. Get your head in the game and show your student employees that they’re winners!

1.Decorate your student employee's area/workspace and take a picture.  The theme for this year is Games. Any game is allowed: Board Games, Video Games, Card Games...well you get the point.

2.Submit your photo to by 1:00pm on Tuesday, April 1.

3.Vote: Take it to the people.  Come back to the Student Employment Office website and cast your vote for the most creative workspace.

Tell your friends to vote too...did we mention that the winner will get a pizza party catered by Peppinos Pizza!
Wednesday, April 2
What’s the best part of playing a game? Winning, of course! And what better way to declare your office the champions than with a shiny new trophy! The winner of the tournament will also receive an office lunch party catered by Jimmy John's--pretty great, right?!

1.Recruit a Team of 6-8 people from your office (supervisors are more than welcome!)

2.Register your team by 5pm on March 28th by emailing with your team name & roster.

3.Be Ready to Play from 12:00pm-1:00pm 

Location to be determined based on weather.
Wednesday, April 2
Come out for a free lunch! Bring your co-workers and enjoy an exciting game of volleyball, music, and a delicious hot dog.  Then around noon watch the annual Volleyball Tournament--cheer on your favorite GVSU department comprised of supervisors & their student workers.
Zumberg Pond by the Kirkhof Center from 11:30am -1:00pm
Volleyball Tournament from 12:00pm-1:00pm
University Club from 11:30am - 1:00pm
Thursday, April 3
Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too? The Student Employment Office & APSS would like to treat you to an ice cream sundae with all of the toppings you may crave--it doesn't get much better than that! But wait, there’s more, student employees can also enjoy access to a free photo booth!*
Kirkhof Center -Room 2204 from 11:30am -1:00pm
*Photo booth in Allendale only.
University Club from 11:30am - 1:00pm
Alliance of Professional Support Staff (APSS)
Friday, April 4
Come out and watch the Grand Rapids Griffins take on the Hamilton Bulldogs.  As always, the Griffins will be offering their great beverage and food deal. Tickets are $7 for student employees and supervisors and $9 for guests.

To join in on the fun:

Tickets on Sale Now! Space is limited

1.Come to the Student Employment Office in 105 Student Services Building to purchase your tickets. Ticket Sales begin March 24th.

2.Pay with cash or check.

3.Meet us at the game!

* In order to receive the discounted employee ticket price, student employees will need to be present for verification. Student employees are allowed to purchase up to 3 guest tickets at the $9 price.

Grand Rapids: 
Van Andel Arena- game starts at 7:00pm
Grand Rapids Griffins


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