There are elegant and audacious alternatives that are not yet even on our maps. —A. Weston
Get your hands dirty this summer by participating in Grand Valley’s Environmental Studies and Sustainable Food Systems Summer Experience. Whether you take courses toward the Environmental Studies Minor, the Sustainable Food Systems Certificate, or to fulfill Grand Valley General Education requirements, you’ll dig in with like-minded students and faculty members for a unique hands-on summer experience. Study the environment, food systems, and sustainability, live in apartment-style campus housing if you choose, and get on-site instruction at the Sustainable Agriculture Project, all on Grand Valley’s environmentally diverse and naturally beautiful Allendale Campus.
Students of any major, from GVSU or another college or university, are encouraged to register. Students who are enrolled at another institution and would like to take a class at Grand Valley should complete a Guest Application and submit it to their school's registrar's office. Grand Valley students should return their completed guest application to the GVSU Registrar's Office. For more information, please see these Guidelines for Spring/Summer Registration, and contact the Registrar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616/331-3327. The sustainable food systems certificate is open to non degree-seeking students. See here for information about enrolling as an undergraduate or graduate non-degree seeking student.
Registration for Spring-Summer courses begins in mid-March, as well as registration for fall 2017 and winter 2018 semesters. See the detailed 2017-18 registration schedule here.
Spring Six-week Courses run May 8 - June 21
Summer Six-week Courses run June 26 - August 8
Spring/Summer 12-week Courses run May 8 - August 8
See the Environmental Studies Minor and Sustainable Food Systems Certificate worksheets for an overview of requirements that these courses fulfill. Courses are taught on the Allendale campus unless otherwise noted. A substantial portion of the GVSU Environmental Studies Minor can be completed over the 12 weeks.
SPRING 6-WEEK COURSES (MAY 8 - JUNE 21)
SUMMER 6-WEEK COURSES (JUNE 26 - AUGUST 8)
SPRING-SUMMER 12-WEEK COURSES (MAY 8 - AUGUST 8)