At Grand Valley, you can be anything you want — except bored. With student life programming, diverse student organizations, annual traditions, and on-campus space to relax and socialize, you'll always have plenty of opportunities to enjoy college life outside of the classroom.

Watch a video about how making great memories can be as important a part of your Grand Valley experience as good grades.


With nearly 400 student organizations at Grand Valley, we make getting involved with campus life easy. It isn't difficult to find people who share your interests.

So volunteer, learn about a new culture, work on cars, join a writing club, or play a sport in your free time.

In fact, Grand Valley has one of the broadest club sport and intramural programs around with a wide variety of sports to choose from, ranging from basketball to tennis to quidditch.

GVSU Campus Life Video

Watch our campus life video and learn about our vibrant campus culture and student life opportunities.

GVSU students playing a game on the Allendale campus.


Living on campus will place you at the center of campus life at Grand Valley. You'll enjoy convenient access to classes, academic resources, and diversity and inclusion resources.

You'll also enjoy comfortable and welcoming living centers, shared learning experiences in living/learning communitieshealthy food, on-campus employment opportunities, and more.

Grand Valley truly is more than just a place to learn. It's a community where lifelong friendships and connections are made. It's a place to live and grow. No wonder students who live on campus get better grades and are more likely to graduate than those who don't.


Being a Laker means being involved with campus life at Grand Valley.

Lakers perform in music, dance, and theatre productions, execute exhibitions in student art galleries, play sports, and cheer varsity teams on for free at 100+ games a year.

Lakers tutor at the library, are members of the Future Alumni Association, participate in leadership development programs, and attend a wide range of diverse, educational, and fun on-campus events. However you get involved, you'll know what it means to be a Laker for a Lifetime.

Students celebrating Holi day on the Allendale campus to celebrate inclusion.

Living on campus will enhance your campus life experience.


Schedule a visit to experience for yourself all that Grand Valley has to offer and make sure to check out our virtual tour of Grand Valley's campuses.

You can also apply onlinerequest information, or call (800) 748-0246 to speak with an Admissions counselor.

We can't wait to hear from you!

Page last modified June 2, 2021