Graduate Campus Visit
Prospective graduate students are encouraged to visit campus or schedule an appointment with our Graduate Admissions office. All appointments will cover information about the university, specific questions about the application, and financial aid/financing your degree. Prospective graduate students who wish to meet with a graduate program directly are encouraged to contact specific graduate programs for more information regarding visit opportunities.
Choose this option if you would like to schedule a virtual appointment via Zoom. This option will allow us to visually share information. Prior to your appointment you will receive an email that will provide a link to your appointment. It is important that you have reliable internet service for this type of appointment. This is a great option if you would prefer a visual experience and it is easy to use.
Choose this option if you would like to schedule a telephone appointment. On the day of your appointment, a staff member will call you at the phone number provided in the appointment registration process. For privacy reasons the staff member's call may come from a blocked number.
Choose this option if you would like to schedule an in-person appointment. Your appointment will take place in Suite 102, Building B at the at the Richard M. DeVos Center located at 401 Fulton Street West, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. Driving directions to our campus can be found here GVSU Maps & Directions. Parking is available in the DeVos parking lot in the prospective student spaces, or any of the GVSU lots or spaces with the exception of the metered spaces. A parking permit is required and and will be emailed to you after you register for your appointment. If you do not receive your parking permit in the allotted time or if you have any questions please feel free to call us at 1-800-748-0246.
What Visitors Should Know
- Party size is limited to 4 visitors (you and 3 guests).
- Face covering policy (Face Covering Policy Revisions effective June 21, 2021):
- If you are fully vaccinated, you are exempt from wearing a face covering.
- Face coverings are required of all unvaccinated students, faculty, staff and visitors when indoors at all campus locations except when:
- In your specific assigned room, suite, or apartment when only you or your roommates are present.
- In dining areas, while eating or drinking.
- In an enclosed space, when an individual is the sole occupant.
- All guests will be required to complete a brief online Health Self-Assessment prior to participating in the campus presentation and tour.
- Complete the online Health Assessment the day of your visit. Each member of your party will need to present a screenshot of the final submission indicating a green check mark.
- If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to your visit, or have any symptoms related to COVID-19, you will receive a red circle and are asked to reschedule your visit for another date.
Visit gvsu.edu/lakerstogether for more information about the health and safety of campus.
All in-person visits are by appointment only.
These sessions will cover information about the university, specific questions about the application, and financial aid/financing your degree in a group format. For program specific advising or information about Graduate Assistantships, we recommend you contact your graduate program of interest. Visit The Graduate School for contact information for each graduate program.
The Graduate School will be hosting or presenting at a variety of events where you can learn more about graduate education at Grand Valley State University. We hope you join us at one of these events! The upcoming events change frequently, so be sure to check back if you don't see an event specific to your interest area.
Prospective graduate students are encouraged to visit campus. Take a walk through the Richard M. DeVos Center and the new L. William Seidman Center in downtown Grand Rapids. Visit the convenient Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences on Grand Rapids' Health Hill. Check out the state-of-the-art laboratories in the Fred M. Keller Engineering Laboratories or the John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering.
Prospective graduate students who wish to meet with a graduate program directly are encouraged to contact specific graduate programs for more information regarding visit opportunities.
You also can take a virtual tour of Grand Valley State University. This is a great resource for those of you unable to make the trip, or for anyone who wants a virtual view of Grand Valley’s campuses.
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Grand Valley's L. Williams Seidman Center on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.