New Student Orientation


Welcome to Grand Valley State University! Your next step in becoming a Laker is to schedule your Orientation session. This session will give you the opportunity to meet with an advisor and register for your classes. We look forward to seeing you!

Orientation sessions for students starting in the summer or fall 2024 semesters will be posted in early 2024. Stay tuned!


GVSU students at orientation.

Freshman Orientation

(for new students starting in the winter 2024 semester)


Schedule Your Orientation Session

The orientation fee is $150. If you are having difficulty paying the orientation fee, please contact the Admissions & Recruitment Office at (616) 331-2025 or at [email protected]




For students attending summer Orientation sessions, review the information on the Preparing for Orientation page prior to your session.



Have you:

Review our Admitted Freshman Student Checklist for additional important next steps and deadlines.


COVID-19 Information

Beginning with the Fall 2023 semester, all incoming first-year and new undergraduate transfer students are encouraged to report their immunization status for vaccines that offer increased protection from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks. The reporting form is easy to fill out if students have a copy of their immunization record. More information can be found on the GVSU Health Hub website.

Page last modified September 13, 2023