Great Lake State Weekend – Homecoming

GLSW 2017 Logo

Schedule of Events:
October 12 – 14, 2017

Thursday, October 12

5pm-7pm     Artist’s reception – U.P. painter – Sara Bagley,  Arts Center Gallery
7pm-9pm     Thomas Pandolfi – pianist performs, Arts Center at LSSU

Friday, October 13

10am-7pm     Registration, Check-In & Open House, Lukenda Alumni House
12pm-2pm    Career Fair, Cisler Center Superior Room, Open to all – employers will be available to talk with interested candidates and will be accepting job applications. Businesses can still sign up for a table at the event, call (906) 635-2189 for more information.
12:00 pm       BlueLiner Luncheon, Cisler Center – featuring Hockey Coaches Damon Whitten & Joe Shawhan
5:00 pm         Alumni Awards Banquet, Cisler Center Superior Room
7:37 pm         Laker Hockey vs. Michigan Tech, Taffy Abel Arena

Saturday, October 14

8am-3pm      Registration, Check-In & Open House, Lukenda Alumni House
9:00 am         Campus Challenge 5K Fun Run/Walk, Norris Center, Registration will also be available from 8-8:45 am
10:00 am      Women’s Tennis vs. Purdue – Free Admission, Norris Center
11am-1pm    Brunch ($5 for registrants) Cisler Center Quarterdeck
1:00 pm         Planetarium Show #1 Free Admission, Crawford Hall Planetarium
1:30 pm         Tour of Considine Hall, Meet in front of Considine Hall
2:00 pm         Planetarium Show #2 Free Admission, Crawford Hall Planetarium
2:00 pm         Artist’s Reception – U.P. Painter – Sara Bagley, Arts Center Gallery
2:30 pm         Family Photo Scavenger Hunt, Cisler Center, Anchor Room
3pm-5pm      Kids Kollege – Crawford Hall
4:30 pm         Row House Spirit Tour, Living Learning Communities
5 – 7pm          Tailgate Poster, Outside Norris in Tennis Courts
Join us under the heated tent in the old tennis court area next to Norris. We have 2 Food trucks, games, inflatables, tables, chairs & byob atmosphere; alcohol must be put away by 7pm when the hockey game begins. Vehicles can enter the site from 5-6pm.
7:07 pm         Laker Hockey vs. Michigan Tech, Taffy Abel Arena

Alumni Reunions this Weekend: Geology Alumni Schedule, Theta Chi Rho Alumni & ROTC 1974-78

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 History
Great Lake State Weekend (GLSW) began in 1995 and is LSSU’s Homecoming Weekend for students, alumni, families and our community.

Traditions include kids programming, family entertainment, campus parade, tailgate, Laker Hockey, Athletic Hall of Fame Induction, presentation of the Bud & Mary Mansfield Parents of the Year Award, LSSU Alumni Awards Banquet and more!

GLSW has many events for all:

  • Alumni Awards
  • Reunions
  • Laker Hockey vs. Mich Tech
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Campus Tours
  • Saturday Hockey Tailgate
  • Campus parade
  • 5k Fun Run through Campus

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

Students can nominate their 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