Founders Day 2017 will be October 25!
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Founders Day is celebrated each year to honor the 282 individuals who came together to start the vision and foundation of Grand Valley State University. The inaugural Founders Day in Fall 2013 celebrated Grand Valley's history and started one of the newest traditions on campus. The main event was the unveiling of the L. William "Bill" Seidman statue in front of the Mary Idema Pew Library. For 2017, we are planning a great festival to celebrate Grand Valley's founders and are recognizing the incredible history behind our University.
Founders Day is coordinated by Laker Traditions in Student Life, which is a department of the Division of Student Services of Grand Valley State University.