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"The faculty members at Grand Valley have been extremely personable. They have offered an environment that is fun to learn in." - Trevor 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.



Join TC Alumni at the Beach Bums

August 13, 2015 7:00 PM

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015 7:00 PM Price: $5.00 per person RSVP: You can RSVP for this event until 8/6/2015 at 7:00 PM Location: Wuerfel Park, 333 Stadium Drive Traverse City, MI 49685 The...

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June 30, 2015

MSW Advance Standing Applications Accepted for Fall 2015

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

Graduation Celebration in Traverse City

Graduation Celebration in Traverse City

May 06, 2015

Grand Valley recognized graduating students in northern Michigan at a ceremony May 1

Traverse City Goes Pink

Traverse City Goes Pink

May 06, 2015

The Traverse City Center went pink May 6 in memory of Stephanie Urbanawiz, a physician assistant studies major who died in February after battling breast cancer



February 17, 2015

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

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