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"Graduate school is very gratifying. Keep a positive attitude and nurture the relationships you build with your peers." - Blake Begin, social work grad student


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Grand Valley State University at the Northwestern Michigan College University Center in Traverse City serves students in the region by providing selected undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Traverse City and Sault Ste. Marie.

The Traverse City Regional Center of Grand Valley brings the quality of a GVSU education to the residents of the northern region.  Established in 1995 as charter member of the Northwestern Michigan College's University Center, Grand Valley offers a broad range of programs for students.

Full-time faculty members teach, advise, and conduct research in the region. In addition to the faculty, the Traverse City staff provide comprehensive services for students enrolled in 'Up North' programs as well as those students who plan to attend one of the campuses downstate.

Traverse City Programs and Majors

Academic Excellence

Grand Valley State University offers a liberal education focus, emphasizing critical thinking, creative problem solving, and cultural understanding. At the undergraduate level, Grand Valley partners with Northwestern Michigan College allowing students to complete all requirements for their undergraduate degrees in Traverse City.



Physician Assistant Information Session

October 23, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For more information about the Traverse City Campus or the GVSU PA Program please feel free to contact us at 231-995-1785 or attend one of our information sessions.  Faculty and staff will be...

Join Us For Our Open House

October 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join GVSU in NMC's West Hall (1701 E. Front St) October 28th from 10-2pm Representatives will be available to answer your questions regarding programs, services and all things GV related. There...

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Celebrating 20yrs in Traverse City

Celebrating 20yrs in Traverse City

September 14, 2015

Grand Valley representatives will join colleagues from seven other institutions to help Northwestern Michigan College celebrate the 20th anniversary of its University Center.

New Scholarship Announced Deadline Sept 30th

New Scholarship Announced Deadline Sept 30th

September 03, 2015

P.E.O is a women's philanthropic educational organization that is committed to promoting increased opportunities for higher education for women.

Traverse City Alumni Cheer the Beach Bums on

Traverse City Alumni Cheer the Beach Bums on

August 13, 2015

GVSU Traverse City Alumni Club cheered on the Beach Bum for an outstanding night full of laughs.



July 01, 2015

Apply now for many GVSU Scholarships. Deadlines are typically March 1st for many of these scholarships.

Physician Assistants Fill The Gap

Physician Assistants Fill The Gap

June 10, 2015

The university received a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to help launch the satellite program. Students accepted into the Traverse City program must be from an under-served rural area, including Traverse City and other

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