Welcome to Grand Valley State University! As a new student your next step is to schedule your orientation/registration session. This session will give you the opportunity to meet with an advisor and register for classes.
Schedule Your Session
Get started by scheduling your orientation/registration session today. We look forward to seeing you on campus! Online reservations require a credit card payment.
- Freshman Orientation fee is $95. The orientation fee is fully refundable up to May 1, 2018.
- Transfer Orientation fee is $50.
2018 Orientation Schedule
10:00 am Welcome
10:30 am General Education Presentation
11:00 am Academic Advising with Faculty and Staff
12:30 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Optional Language Placement Test
1:30 pm Registration
The program typically concludes by 4:00 pm
Family and Friends
Family and friends who choose to accompany their student to orientation will be provided with a Family and Friends student guide and Family Guide folder on the morning of orientation. A resource fair will take place prior to the opening remarks, providing an opportunity for students and their families to learn more about becoming a Laker in the fall.
Family and friends will remain with their student during the resource fair, check-in and welcome. Please see the specific agendas for additional details regarding the schedule of activities.
If you are a transfer student and prefer to mail in a check and be contacted to schedule a date, please click the button below for the mail-in form.
The transfer registration is designed for students to meet with an advisor and register for courses. There is not a parent orientation available on transfer registration days. Please plan to attend a campus orientation in August with your family to learn more about the GVSU community. The campus orientation will introduce you to the resources available to you as a Grand Valley student. This program will also give your family members and guests a chance to visit the university with you.