Great Lake State Weekend – Homecoming

Great Lake State Weekend

* Fee required for event - all other events are FREE

Friday, November 2

10am-7pmRegistration, Check-In & Open HouseLukenda Alumni House
11am-2pmCareer FairSuperior Room, Cisler Center
CFRE Open HouseHillside House
2:30pm-4pmCFRE Fish Hatchery TourCloverland Electric Hydro Plant
5:00 pmAlumni Awards Reception & Banquet *Superior Room, Cisler Center
7:37 pmLaker Hockey vs. University of Michigan *Taffy Abel Arena

Saturday, November 3

8am-3pmRegistration, Check-In & Open HouseLukenda Alumni House
9:00 amAlumni Board of Directors MeetingLSSU Campus
10:00 amLSSU Campus Color RunNorris Center
10am-1pmBrunch in the QD – $5 for GLSW registrantsQuarterdeck, Cisler Center
11:00 amWomen’s Basketball Alumni BrunchCrow’s Nest, Cisler Center
Admissions Tour of CampusCanusa Hall
1:00 pmPlanetarium Show #1 Crawford Hall Planetarium
1:00 pmMeet new LSSU President, Dr. Rodney HanleyConsidine Hall
2:00 pmPlanetarium Show #2 Crawford Hall Planetarium
2:00 pmAthletic Hall of Fame InductionAuditorium, Arts Center
2:00 pmLaker Volleyball Game vs. SVSUCooper Gym, Norris Center
2:30 pmFamily Photo Scavenger HuntAnchor Room, Cisler Center
3 – 5pmKid’s Kollege Science Exploration – Sponsored by LSSU Superior EdventuresCrawford Hall
3 – 7pmInflatable GamesNorris Center
4:30 pmWomen’s Walk – Social featuring food, Raffle Baskets, Grand Prize Cash Raffle, followed by a walk through campus to the Laker Tailgate!Begin at Cisler Center
5 – 7pmLaker TailgateHeated Tent, Food, Drinks, Games – All Ages Welcome, Open to the PublicOutside Norris Center
7:07 pmLaker Hockey vs. University of Michigan *Taffy Abel Arena

Sunday, November 4

10amAlumni Volleyball Game – Meet LSSU players and Coach Schmidlin for a light breakfast and a fun game!Cooper Gym, Norris Center

More Details on Sat. Nov. 3, 2018 Tailgate Party at Norris Center.

See Detailed GLSW Tailgate Rules

We have reserved blocks of rooms at various hotels in Sault Ste. Marie. Listed below is the contact information and pricing available for GLSW attendees:

HotelPhone NumberDiscounted Rate per nightGroup Discount NameDistance from LSSU
Best Western906-632-2170 $85 Lake State Alumni2.5 Miles
Hampton Inn906-635-3000$93.48LSSU Friends & Family2 Miles
Ramada Plaza Ojibway906-632-4100$129.99LSSU Alumni1 mile
Budget Host Crestview906-635-5213$71 LSSU Alumni0.5 miles

We’ve also included some other options for local hotels. Be sure to ask for LSSU discounts!

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.

GLSW Stay & Play Package
Alumni who register for GLSW are automatically
entered into a drawing for this package:

  • Free Lodging (1 Room) Friday & Saturday night
  • Free tickets to Laker hockey games Friday & Saturday
  • Free tickets to LSSU Alumni Awards Banquet Friday night
  • Free brunch at LSSU’s Quarterdeck Saturday & Sunday

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.

GLSW 2018 events include: Laker Hockey vs. University of Michigan Wolverines, Women’s Walk event, tailgate, Kids Kollege science program, LSSU Athletic Hall of Fame Induction, LSSU Alumni Awards Banquet, campus tours, planetarium shows and more!

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

GLSW 2018 Flyer