Grand Neighbor Orientation

2017 Grand Neighbor Orientation

2017 Grand Neighbor Orientation

2017 Grand Neighbor Orientation

Thursday, September 7 from 6pm-8pm - Lincoln Park

1120 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids

As Grand Valley Student University continues to grow in the neighborhoods of downtown Grand Rapids, we want students to understand and connect with the community around them.

Join the Community Service Learning Center, as well as WestSide nonprofit organizations and Neighborhood Associations, for informational tabling, games, prizes, and FREE FOOD from WestSide restaurants. Come network with community organizations and learn about the community you live in!

This event is open to all GVSU students, staff, and faculty who live on the WestSide or work and attend classes on the downtown campus.
Please bring GVSU I.D. in order to receive free food. 


REGISTER FOR THE EVENT

Register on OrgSync!

The first 25 students to register receive a FREE "I am West Side" t-shirt!


Walking Tour - 5PM

Not really sure of the history of the WestSide or what's around the area?

Join us at 5 PM - starting at GVSU in the DeVos Courtyard and ending at Lincoln Park - just in time for the event! 

Movie in the Park - 8PM

Want to see Princess Bride with a surprise twist?

Bring some chairs and blankets and stay after for a Movie in the Park sponsored by WestSide Collaborative! 


Parking

Students are encouraged to walk or park at GVSU's Pew Campus and take the bus! Few parking spaces are available at the park, for those who need them.

Bus Route options:

Route 18

To Lincoln Park

  • Get on at the bus stop on the corner of Butterworth and Lexington (West of Watson Lot at GVSU)
  • Take the bus to Lane & Jackson stop
  • Go West on Jackson until you see Lincoln Park

Map

Route 50

To Lincoln Park

  • Get on at the bus stop under 131 Bridge on Front St. (Between DeVos and Eberhard Center at GVSU)
  • Take the bus to Fulton and Garfield stop (in front of Ace Hardware)
  • Walk North on Garfield for half a mile until you see Lincoln Park

Map

Route 12/13

To Lincoln Park

  • Get on at the bus stop on the Corner of Fulton and Lexington (in front of Adobe In & Out)
  • Take the bus to Garfield and Jackson stop
    • This will drop you off right at Lincoln Park

Map


Community Partners

 The following organizations will have a table at the event. For more information on them, please click their link.





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