Laker Open House

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Experience the Laker Effect!

Laker Open House events are in-person, campus-wide events offered in the Fall and Spring, designed for future students and their families. These events provide you with the opportunity to experience Grand Valley's academic programs and campus communities, and navigate your next steps. Hear from faculty, student support staff, and current students, then tour campus to experience the Laker Effect for yourself.




Event Information


Laker Open House activities and locations, available tours, and presentations will be listed on the event agenda and linked here prior to each event. 

Department Tours

Optional tours of specific programs will be listed on the event agenda and linked here prior to each event. 

Directions & Parking

Laker Open House is hosted on our Allendale Campus. Parking will be available for each event--when you register for the event you'll receive a confirmation email with details about directions and parking. Parking permits are not needed in designated lots during Laker Open House dates. 

Navigate to campus via Google Maps.

Lodging & Dining

We invite families from across the country to attend our Laker Open House events! Local accommodations and dining options are listed below. 

*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!

prospective students talking to GVSU faculty at Laker Open House
prospective students touring GVSU at Laker Open House
GVSU faculty talking to prospective students and families at Laker Open House


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

[email protected] | 616-331-2025

Page last modified April 15, 2024