Beginning in 2003, Battle of the Valleys (BOV) has now become a long-standing tradition at Grand Valley State University. This friendly competition with our rival institution, Saginaw Valley State University, creates a connection between students, alumni, local businesses, and the surrounding community through friendly competition that builds up to the annual football game between GVSU and SVSU. The competition helps to develop a sense of Laker pride and motivates our students to unite behind a great cause. Each university picks their own local beneficiary to raise money for in this competition. For 2016, BOV runs from October 30th - November 5th.
Evolve Apartments, Grand Rapid Griffins, GVSU Campus Dining, Spotlight Productions, Peppino's, Hello JoRo, GVSU Athletics, Family Fare, Enclave Apartments, Mack Kite Company, Mottmans Greenhouse, Campus West Apartments, Celebration Cinema, and the Office of Student Life.