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Welcome!

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, 2017.
  • Transfer Orientation fee is $50.

 Sign Up For An Orientation Session


Freshman Students

2017 Orientation - Student Agenda

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 the morning of orientation. A resource fair will take place prior to the opening remarks, providing an opportunity for students to learn more about becoming a Laker in the fall.

Family and friends remain with the student during the resource fair, check-in and welcome. Please see the specific agendas for additional details regarding the schedule of activities.

Parent Agenda Online Family Guide


Transfer Students

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.

 Advising/Registration 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.