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Experience the Laker Effect!

This in-person event designed exclusively for high school seniors and their families provides students with the opportunity to experience Grand Valley first-hand as you navigate your next steps. Hear from student support staff, current students and faculty, and tour campus to experience the Laker Effect for yourself.

The event is held on the following date: Saturday, October 15, 2022. Advanced registration is required. 

Saturday, October 15

Students registered, and in attendance, at Laker Experience Day will be entered into a prize drawing. Three (3) student winners will be selected and emailed with instructions following the event. Attend for your chance to win: 

  • One AirPods (3rd Generation) 
  • One AirPods (2nd Generation)
  • One Apple watch

Event Agenda

09:00 AM  Welcome & University Overview

10:00 AM  Academic Programs Exploration

11:00 AM  Student Service Information Sessions

11:15 AM  Guided Campus Tour (departing every 15 minutes)

Prior to your visit, please review our current health and safety policies.

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Need more options? Additional virtual sessions and visit opportunities are available at  


Click HERE to view the detailed agenda for Laker Experience Day.

Campus Maps

Click HERE to view the maps for today's events. This includes the main events in the fieldhouse and arena, along with other open house and tours available on our Allendale and Grand Rapids campuses. 

Open Houses

Certain departments are hosting optional open houses or tours of their facilities. Click HERE for full details to see if it's a program you are interested in!

Thank you to our very own GVSU student performers! Learn more about the student musicians playing and our variety of music, theatre, and dance programs. 

GVSU Music, Theatre, and Dance

Directions & Parking

Laker Experience Days will be held on our Allendale Campus in the Fieldhouse. Click here for directions to campus. 

Parking is available in Lots G, H, and C. *Lot C is closest to the event entrance. Parking permits are not needed on the weekends. 

Lodging & Dining

We invite families from across the country to come join our Laker Experience Days! For local accommodations and more review options below. 


Campus Dining Options

*Please Note: GVSU is a cashless campus. Debit and Credit Cards are welcomed, we also have cash to card kiosks available across campus. 

Experience Grand Rapids

Explore the benefit of our proximity to Grand Rapids and all it has to offer!


Please contact our Admissions Office if you have any questions about the event or your registration. 

[email protected] | 616-331-2025

Page last modified October 14, 2022