GLSW Save the Date

Save the date and get ready to connect with your Laker family at Great Lake State Weekend (GLSW), October 20-22. GLSW is a campus-wide celebration welcoming the LSSU community, alumni, and friends for fun-filled family events to enjoy.

Weekend Festivities will include:

  • Laker Hockey vs. University of Michigan
  • Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1972 NAIA Hockey Championship and the 30th Anniversary of the 1992 NCAA Hockey Championship
  • Alumni Awards
  • Campus Open Houses
  • Enjoy food, games, and family-friendly entertainment at the Laker Tailgate


Registration will officially open in August. If you have questions about the weekend, please contact the Alumni Office at

Reunite with College Friends

Want to get your group together for a reunion during Homecoming? How about roommates who lived in Brady Hall or maybe alumni from a certain era or academic department? Whatever and whenever you want to make something happen, give us a call. We have the addresses and contacts that will make your program a success.
See past LSSU Alumni Mini-Reunions.

Great Lake State Weekend
Great Lake State Weekend (GLSW) began in 1995 and is LSSU’s Homecoming Weekend for students, alumni, families and the Sault Ste. Marie community.

Nominate someone for an LSSU Award or the Athletic Hall of Fame

LSSU Students: Nominate your parents for the Bud & Mary Mansfield Parents of the Year Award

Every year, LSSU students nominate their Parents for this award. Honorees will receive:

  • Free hotel room (Friday & Saturday) during Great Lake State Weekend
  • Free tickets to Alumni Awards Banquet, award presented by LSSU President
  • Free hockey tickets for Friday & Saturday games
  • Free GLSW package including t-shirts and discounts

See GLSW photos from previous years