Spring Laker Open House

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Experience the Laker Effect!

This in-person event, designed exclusively for prospective students and their families, provides you with the opportunity to experience Grand Valley's campus communities and navigate your next steps. Hear from student support staff, current students, and faculty, and tour campus to experience the Laker Effect for yourself.

Laker Open House events are held on the following dates:

  • Friday, April 7
  • Friday, April 14
  • Saturday, April 22


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Event Agenda Overview

Laker Open House will include the following activities. A detailed agenda with activity descriptions and locations is linked below.

09:00 AM  Welcome & University Overview

10:00 AM  Academic Programs Exploration

10:00 AM  Student Services Information Sessions (offered concurrently with Academic Program Exploration)

11:00 AM  Guided Campus Tour (departing every 15 minutes)

► 1:00-3:00 PM   Optional Department Tours (locations vary)

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Need more visit options? Additional virtual and in-person visit opportunities are available at gvsu.edu/visit.  


Laker Open House activities and locations, including academic programs represented, available tours, and presentations. This document will also be available at check-in during the event.

Campus Maps

Laker Open House activity locations and directional information. This document will also be available at check-in during the event.

Department Tours

Coming soon. Check back two weeks prior to the event.

Directions & Parking

Laker Open House will begin on our Allendale Campus in the Fieldhouse. Parking is available in Lots G3, B1, and C2. Lot C2 is closest to the event entrance. Parking permits are not needed in designated lots. 

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!


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

[email protected] | 616-331-2025

Page last modified March 22, 2023