Student Employee Appreciation Week

Each year, GVSU celebrates the National 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 Week will take place April 6-10, 2015.

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 celebrate their student workers on Monday. Don't be afraid to get creative!

Click here or the picture above to download the official poster and post in your office

SEAD-Photo Contest

Calling all student employee explorers! Adventure is out there! Reach for the sky with Woody and journey to P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney to relive your childhood. Dream big and transform your office into the most magical place on earth. Get ready to take a trip to a Kingdom far, far, way! The winning office will receive a pizza party for their team!

 *2015 Theme: Animated Movies

1. Decorate your student employee's area/work space and take a picture.

2. Submit your photo to by 1:00pm on Tuesday, April 7.

3. Vote:  Compete for the "ODIE Trophy".  Come back to the Student Employment Office website and cast your vote for the most creative work space decor.



Ballot open from April 7 to April 13.


Grab Hercules, Cinderella, and any of the Incredibles in your office to create a team! Join in the fun of a friendly competition Volleyball Tournament with the other offices on campus! The winning office, of the tournament, will receive a shiny new trophy and a Jimmy John’s office lunch party!


1. Recruit a Team of 6 or more people from your office (supervisors are more than welcome to join in the fun!)

2. Register your team by 5pm on March 31st by emailing with your team name & roster.

3. Be Ready to Play from 4:00pm-5:00pm at the Rec Center South E Gym on April 7th.

SEAD-Hot Dog

If you like to eat as much as Timon and Pumba, come out to Zumberge Pond for a free lunch!  Bring your co-workers and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of music, games, and delicious hot dogs!

Cook Carillon Clock Tower from 11:30am - 1:00pm

University Club from 11:30am - 1:00pm


SEAD-Indulge Day

Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too? The Student Employment Office & APSS would like to treat you to cake, pastries, sweets, and anything else 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 or relax with a free massage!*

Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room (KC-2204) from 11:30am - 1:00pm

University Club from 11:30am - 1:00pm

*Sorry - photo booth and massages available on Allendale campus only

Alliance of Professional Support Staff

SEAD-Griffins Image

Come out and watch the Grand Rapids Griffins take on the Charlotte Checkers.  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. Please note that the Griffins Game this year will be one week later than the other Student Employee Appreciation Days events; there is no home game on 4/10 but, we’ll have just as much fun the following week!

To join in on the fun:

1. Come to the Student Employment Office at 105 Student Services to purchase your tickets.

2. Pay with cash or check only. * 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.

3. Meet us at the game!

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

Grand Rapids Griffins