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Welcome Parents & Family Members!

Family Resources

Searching for colleges is an important decision. There are a lot of things that you will need to know in order to make a well-informed decision. Please take time to learn about all of the resources available to your student at Grand Valley. In addition, you will find an admitted student checklist. Please refer to the list for important deadlines.

The Allendale campus

Family Guide

We hope this Family Guide will assist you in supporting your student as he or she experiences what it means to be a Laker.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Financial Aid Office can find funds to help you and/or your student pay for college, and provide more information about scholarships, grants, and loans.

Campus Housing

Living on campus is an important part of the college experience. Freshmen are able to choose from the Traditional-Style Living Center, Suite-Style Living Center, and Apartment-Style Living Center. If you are interested in learning more about dining options, click here.


Campus Safety

Grand Valley is committed to providing a safe and secure environment in which to work, live, and learn.

Health Services

Grand Valley has a walk-in clinic designed to help students with minor illnesses, injuries, and accidents.

Computer Access

Computers have become a necessity in college. We provide many computer labs around campus and all of our academic buildings are wireless. In addition, the Living Centers have at least two Internet ports in every room.