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"Grand Valley offers all of the resources you need to complete coursework and know you are getting the most out of your higher education." - Mark Wilson '14, Tribal Councilor, The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians


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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.



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GVSU Seeking Part-Time Faculty

GVSU Seeking Part-Time Faculty

November 04, 2015

Grand Valley State University in TC seeks an Instructor for the following course offered at NMCs University Center starting January 12th, 2016. As GVSU in TC continues to see program growth, curriculum vitae in other disciplines will be accepted at this.

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.

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.

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