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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

Football season opener live on ESPN3

Football season opener live on ESPN3

August 31, 2016

Grand Valley's season-opening football game vs. Tiffin will air live on ESPN3 on Sept. 1 at 7 p.m.

"Connected" exhibit links shared Laker experiences

"Connected" exhibit links shared Laker experiences

August 31, 2016

The exhibit will be on display in the Mary Idema Pew Library Exhibition Space through September 22.

Parking changes for Sept. 1 football game

Parking changes for Sept. 1 football game

August 31, 2016

Some parking changes will be made to accommodate an expected increase in the amount of traffic.

Program connects students and Grand Rapids residents

Program connects students and Grand Rapids residents

August 30, 2016

Students took part in a program to learn about the history of Grand Rapids' West Side.

Grand Valley ranked as a 'Best College'

Grand Valley ranked as a 'Best College'

August 29, 2016

Washington Monthly ranked Grand Valley as a "Best Bang for the Buck" in the Midwest.

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