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Lake Superior State University Cancels “Great Lake State Weekend” Fall Homecoming


Lake Superior State University has cancelled its annual fall homecoming, Great Lake State Weekend, out of an abundance of caution due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing to hold classes face-to-face during the semester. “Every fall, we look forward to welcoming our alumni and friends back to campus to celebrate alumni accomplishments, cheer our Laker hockey team, highlight our signature programs and other majors, and recognize more points of pride. We also enjoy inducting a new class into our Athletic Hall of Fame every other year, including 2020. While LSSU is teaching in-person this term, we feel it’s in the best interests of our campus, the community, and the larger world during the coronavirus challenges to call off this year’s event,” said Thomas Coates, executive director of the LSSU Foundation and chair of the festivities. Read more.

Laker Alumni in Masks

If you'd like to order a Laker-themed protective mask, you can make a $30+ donation to the Bud Mansfield Student Emergency Fund by clicking here.

Scott Strait

Mackinac County Sheriff and Laker Alumnus Awarded Sheriff of the Year

Scott Strait '84, current criminal justice professor and Laker alumnus, was named the Sheriff of the Year by the Michigan's Sheriff Association. Sheriff Strait has served in law enforcement for over 30 years and is now in his second year as a full time faculty member. Read more.

LSSU Career Services


MTEC SmartZone in collaboration with Innovate Marquette SmartZone will once again be hosting its Return North event this coming November. Return North is a digital professional career reception aiming to connect job seekers with Upper Peninsula hiring companies and support the attraction and retention of quality professionals in the area. This year’s event is free to job seekers, completely virtual and part of a regional Back to Michigan talent attraction organized by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.

Alumni can register to attend for free here.

LSSU Career Services

Alumni Career Resources

Career Services offers resources and assistance to LSSU alumni who are looking for help with the job search process or career path changes. Appointments can be scheduled virtually through your College Central Network account for assistance with updating a resume or cover letter, networking and interview skills, creating a digital portfolio, graduate school applications and much more.

College Central Network – This online resource includes a job search board, portfolio builder, podcasts, videos, and articles on all aspects of the job search process. Alumni can access this free resource by emailing the Career Services Coordinator at gnarkiewicz@lssu.edu or by calling (906) 635-2228.