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University Communications

Who we are:

University Communications is a unit of the University Relations Division. We provide a variety of services and products to tell the Grand Valley story to audiences within the university and those reached through the mass media. Our services include:

Approval from an executive officer is required for live webcasting and video services. When a request is submitted, UComm will review the video project and contact the requester for more information.

University Communications products include:

  • Forum: A newsletter for faculty and staff members and retirees.
  • GVNow: Video features like "Around Grand Valley" and daily campus news reports are a part of this online publication.
  • Grand Valley Magazine: Quarterly magazine for the Grand Valley community that includes profiles, features, research news and news about alumni and campus events.
  • Videos: UComm produces convocation and commencement videos, along with special projects, as approved by an executive officer.
  • Success Stories: These items, located on the Grand Valley homepage, tell the unique accomplishments of students, faculty and staff members, and alumni.
  • Sources Guide: This guide is an online topical arrangement of faculty and staff members who can serve as sources for reporters looking for commentary on breaking news stories or subjects for features.

For marketing planning, website development, print pieces, or advertising, please contact Institutional Marketing.

New on GV Now

GAAH students get taste of Laker life

GAAH students get taste of Laker life

July 28, 2016

A group of middle and high school students got to see what life is like as a Laker during a recent overnight visit at Grand Valley.

MapQuest co-founder to speak at Muskegon Innovation Hub

MapQuest co-founder to speak at Muskegon Innovation Hub

July 27, 2016

Grand Valley's Muskegon Innovation Hub is hosting a presentation and book signing with MapQuest co-founder Chris Heivly at 8:30 a.m. on July 28.

Alumnus to speak at DNC

Alumnus to speak at DNC

July 27, 2016

Dave Wils, '05, has been selected to address delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

GVSU praised for helping make Grand Rapids creative place to live

GVSU praised for helping make Grand Rapids creative place to live

July 27, 2016

Grand Rapids has been named "One of the Best Cities for Creatives," by Thrilllist.

Grand Valley recognized for support of veterans

Grand Valley recognized for support of veterans

July 25, 2016

Grand Valley has been honored for its commitment to helping student veterans transition from the military to college life.

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