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 prospective 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 student support staff, current students, and faculty, then tour campus to experience the Laker Effect for yourself.



Event Agenda Example

Past Laker Open House events included the following activities. 


► Welcome & University Overview

Academic Programs Exploration

Student Services Information Sessions (offered concurrently with Academic Program Exploration)

Guided Campus Tour (departing every 15 minutes)

► Optional Department Tours (locations vary)


Other Ways to Connect with Grand Valley

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

Campus Maps

Laker Open House activity locations and directional information 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. 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!

Past Laker Open House Events

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 Office if you have any questions about the event or your registration. 

[email protected] | 616-331-2025

Page last modified April 28, 2023