LSSU President Dr. Rodney S. Hanley (left) sends Laker love to Cambium Analytica CEO Alexander Adams in the form of a Lake State hockey jersey at a home game against Michigan Tech on 1/15/22. The gift is intended to show gratitude to the Traverse City, MI-based cannabis testing laboratory for its longstanding partnership with LSSU in general and for its $250,000 donation last September to help fund the school’s Living-Learning House for Cannabis Studies and various academic research programs for students pursuing a degree in the cutting-edge field. LSSU offers cannabis chemistry and cannabis business programs.
Lake Superior State University Offers New Bachelor Of Science In Mechatronics

Students looking for a high-demand, interdisciplinary, technology-based degree will be excited to learn about Lake Superior State University’s newest degree: a bachelor of science in mechatronics.

LSSU is now accepting applications for new and transfer students to start in the fall 2022 semester.

“The faculty in the School of Engineering and Technology designed the new mechatronics program with input from our Industrial Advisory Board,” stated Dr. Lynn Gillette, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Graduates of the program will be able to utilize, design, test, and customize new smart technologies.” Read more.
Wait, What? No Worries. Lake Superior State University Banishes Those And Other Familiar But Problematic Words And Terms For 2022

Mass communication? Miscommunication!

If you’re going to turn to the vernacular to make yourself known, be sure you’re accurate and concise. Avoid error in and exploitation of everyday language. In short, do the opposite of what the public and the media did this year.

The irked and the amused from around the country and across the world sent that mock-serious message in their entries for Lake Superior State University’s annual tongue-in-cheek Banished Words List. LSSU announces the results of the yearly compendium on Dec. 31 to start the New Year on the right foot, er, tongue. Read more.
Karen (Sullivan) Bird '77, was selected as a recipient of The Stephen M. Ross School of Business Honorary Paton Fellow Award.
The Lake Superior State University Athletic Department has hired Zac Rambo as head coach of the women's volleyball program, as announced by Dr. Dave Diles, Director of Athletics. Read more.
The Lake Superior State University Athletic Department has hired Tony Filipek as Head Cross Country/Track & Field Coach, as announced by Dr. Dave Diles, Director of Athletics. Filipek will be leading both the men's and women's programs at LSSU. Read more.
The Lakers will take on the Ferris State Bulldogs at the Taffy Abel Arena, February 11 & 12. Game time is 7:00 pm on Friday and 6:00 pm on Saturday. Saturday the LSSU Alumni Association will host a Pre-Gamer on the Porch by the President & Provost Laker Lofts in Taffy Abel Arena starting at 5 pm. There will be a cash bar, snacks, prizes, & a meet and greet with Coach Damon Whitten and LSSU President Dr. Rod Hanley. Let us know if you plan to attend. A ticket to Saturday’s game is required to attend the pre-game event.

The Lakers will take on the St. Thomas, February 18 & 19 in Mendota Heights, Minnesota at 7pm (CT) both nights. Saturday, February 19 the LSSU Alumni Association will host a Pre-Game Social at Lone Oak Grill from 5 - 6:30pm (CT).

Join fellow teammates, coaches and Laker fans back at the Cooper Gym for the annual Laker Basketball Alumni Reunion Weekend! Register by Feb. 10 and you will receive up to 2 FREE tickets to Saturday’s men's and women's basketball games. For more information, contact the Alumni Office at 906-635-6219, or email

Golden Grad Reunion - May 6 & 7, 2022

As members of our Golden Grad Society, alumni are invited to march in Lake Superior State University’s Commencement ceremonies. The Golden Grad Society includes those who left campus at least fifty years ago, in 1971 or earlier. We define ‘graduation’ year as the last year a student was enrolled at the Soo Campus. The honored class and those attending the reunion for the first time will be presented a commemorative medallion as a remembrance of this significant personal anniversary. 

To participate in the Commencement ceremony please register by Friday, February 10, 2022.

Visit us online for information about alumni events and programs, to update your information with LSSU, and to become an Annual or Lifetime Member of the Alumni Association.