Cook Carillon Tower

Cook Carillon Tower

An Allendale Campus icon, the Cook Carillon Tower chimes every quarter hour with a computerized system, but is also played during events and concerts by local and visiting carillonists.

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Grand Valley's mission is to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies. The university's highest priority is to offer outstanding teaching in all of its undergraduate and graduate programs. The university values vigorous engagement of students in the classroom and other learning environments.

The cornerstone of educational excellence at Grand Valley is its focus on liberal education as the foundation for all of its academic programs. Students engage ideas from diverse traditions in the humanities, creative and performing arts, natural and social sciences, and mathematics. They develop critical thinking and communication skills, gain self-knowledge, and learn to make ethical judgments that prepare them for responsibility as local, national, and global citizens.


Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
Phone (616) 331-2025 • 1-800-748-0246 •