Sponsored Events

Sponsored event is all about bringing students together with fun weekend activities, sports, family events, and more. Events such as Family weekend, Kids and Sibs weekend, Health and Safety week, and Pros vs. Joes allow students to be in new environments and meet students they wouldn't normally see around campus. Come check out our events and make lots of fun memories!

Nov 1 - 3, 2019

Family Weekend is a highlight of the fall semester, giving families of students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of the SVSU campus at the height of the academic semester. From free entertainment, student performances, crafts and novelties, athletic events and more. The campus is bursting with activity at this time of year!

Let your student be your host as you experience SVSU at its busiest time of year!  Check out our list of events for this year! 

Friday Nov. 1, 2019

Welcome Event / Check In

Snacks, Kids T-Shirts, Photo Booth and Games

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Student Life Center

*Free Event*


Spider-Man 2 Movie Showing

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Thompson Students Activities Room (TSAR)

*Free Event*


Spirit Hockey Game

(Pick up Free Tickets at Welcome Event)

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Dow Event Center


Spider-Man 2 Movie Showing

9:00 - 11:00 PM

Thompson Students Activities Room (TSAR)

*Free Event*


Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019

NRHH Pancake Breakfast

8:00 - 10:00 AM 

The Marketplace at Doan (MAD)

*Student Meal Swipes Needed*


Family Friendly Tailgate

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Davis Road by Wickes Stadium

Come join us for a free cookout as we tailgate before the game!

*Free Event*


SVSU vs. Ashland

Football Game

1:00 PM

Wickes Stadium


Pumpkin Party Hosted by Valley Nights

Stop by for pumpkin decorating, and to enjoy cider and donuts. 

3:30 - 5:30 PM


*Free Event*


Theatre Play: Proof (PG-13)

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Malcolm Field Theatre ($15.00)


Family Weekend Flyer (194KB)



Homecoming Week: Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2019

Homecoming is especially a great time to be a Cardinal. It’s that special time of year when current students and alumni come together to show their Red Pride. Join us by participating in our Homecoming traditions like the Student Organization Competition, Homecoming 5K Run, the Annual Lip Sync Competition, Alumni Tailgate, and Homecoming Football game.

Homecoming Tailgate and Football Game: SVSU Vs. Northwood University on Saturday, October 5th. 

  • Kick-off at 1:00pm following the 11:30am Homecoming Parade
  • View the Homecoming Week of Events Flier!

Homecoming 2019 Events Flier (171KB)

Feb. 7 - 8, 2020

The Kids and Sibs Weekend is a great event for the whole family, especially younger siblings, cousins and friends. Special focus and activities are created for the younger future "Cardinals." They will have a blast and so will you!

Check-in will be held on Friday, February 7th from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. in the Rotunda/Student Center (#41 on SVSU's SVSU Campus Map (PDF) (197KB) ).  Activities will begin Friday and go throughout the evening on Saturday.  Don't wait - Pre-register online now.  

All registrants will receive:

  • K&S T-Shirt (limited supply)
  • Kids and Sibs wristband that will provide them free admission to the Ryder Center (with completed Ryder Center Waiver) and discounts in the bookstore...and specialty items.

A sample of the activities offered can be viewed from the Kids and Sibs Agenda 2019 (1,523KB). 


Health & Safety Week is held within the first month of the Fall semester. During that time an effort is made by Residential Life, in collaboration with other key University departments, to call attention to safety matters, such as, but not limited to fire safety notifications & evacuation practice drills, personal safety on and near campus, and severe weather information.


In an effort to raise money to fund the Abou Traore Memorial Scholarship, SVSU's Men's & Women's Basketball teams (Pros) take on faculty & staff (Joes) in the annual Pros vs. Joes charity basketball game. Abou Traore was an international student who attended SVSU from 2005 to 2007. Sadly, Abou lost his life in a tragic accident before the start of the Fall 2007 semester. Abou was a pre-med major, whose dream was to return home to his country of Senegal as a doctor. He was preparing to be a Resident Assistant for the 2007-2008 academic year. There will be prizes, good times and a fun game to watch for all who attend!


Student Life
Student Center 101
(989) 964-4170

Fraternity and Sorority Life
Student Center 101
(989) 964-4091

Residential Life/Housing
Housing - Curtiss 118 Residential Life - Curtiss 114
(989) 964-4410