Campus Visits

Experience what makes GVSU special!

Each year the GVSU CSO is pleased to welcome students from the charter schools it authorizes to GVSU's main campus. GVSU CSO tours usually last longer than typical campus tours because they take a deep exploration into what is happening at the university. We strongly believe that students that step foot on campus can better envision themselves attending college.

During the visits, students are led around campus by College Navigators, upper-class students who know the ins and outs of all things GVSU.  A number of the College Navigators were also previously enrolled in a GVSU-authorized charter school. 

Visiting students will get the chance to explore many of the key points around campus, including:

  • Kirkhof Student Center
  • Library
  • Athletic Fieldhouse
  • Living Center
  • Laker Food Co.
  • Academic spaces
  • Student Support Center

8th grade students
students in front of GVSU clock tower
11th grade students

12th-grade visits (Fall 2022)

Registration for 12th-grade visits during the Fall 2022 semester is now open! 

Visits for the semester will be held every Wednesday starting on September 21 and concluding on December 7 (excluding the week of Thanksgiving). Schools may be on campus from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during their visit.

 If you have any questions during registration, please contact Shelby Powell at [email protected].

Register for a 12th-grade visit

8th-grade/11th-grade visits (Winter/Spring 2023)

Registration for 8th-grade and 11th-grade visits during the Winter 2023 and Spring 2023 semester are also now open! 

Visits for these semesters will be held on Wednesdays starting on February 22 and concluding on May 31 (excluding the weeks of GVSU spring break and K-12 spring break). Schools may be on campus from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during their visit.

 If you have any questions during registration, please contact Shelby Powell at [email protected].

Register for an 8th-grade or 11th-grade visit


Preparing for a perfect visit

We have made plenty of changes to the campus visit process since the last time students were able to visit campus.  Moving forward, here is what you need to know to ensure your visit goes as smoothly as possible:

12th-grade visits (Fall 2022 semester)

Before your visit

  1. Once your campus visit has been confirmed, please print off the GVSU Minors on Campus Release Form and ensure each visiting student has one completed before coming to campus.
  2. One week before your campus visit, please have all students attending complete the High School Campus Visit pre-survey. This should be done before you arrive.

On the day of your visit

  • Please contact Shelby Powell, the Charter Through College Graduate Assistant, at (248) 707-4703 with your estimated arrival time and the total number of students and chaperones.

After your visit

  1. After the campus visit is complete, please have students complete the High School Post-Visit Survey.
  2. If you need reimbursement for buses or transportation, please complete the Bus Reimbursement Form. GVSU will reimburse schools up to $1,000 for transportation to and from campus.
  3. All other forms (Minors on Campus Release Form, Pre-Visit Survey, Post-Visit Survey) must be completed before submitting a Travel Reimbursement Form. If any of them are incomplete, your request will be denied.

8th-grade/11th-grade visits (Winter/Spring 2022)

Before your visit

  1. Once your campus visit has been confirmed, please print off the GVSU Minors on Campus Release Form and ensure each visiting student has one completed before coming to campus.
  2. One week before your campus visit, please have all students attending complete their respective Middle School Campus Visit pre-survey or the High School Campus Visit pre-survey. This should be done before you arrive.

On the day of your visit

  • Please contact Shelby Powell, the Charter Through College Graduate Assistant, at (248) 707-4703 with your estimated arrival time and the total number of students and chaperones.

After your visit

  1. After the campus visit is complete, please have students complete their respective Middle School Post-Visit Survey or High School Campus Visit post-survey.
  2. If you need reimbursement for buses or transportation, please complete the Bus Reimbursement Form. GVSU will reimburse schools up to $1,000 for transportation to and from campus.
  3. All other forms (Minors on Campus Release Form, Pre-Visit Survey, Post-Visit Survey) must be completed before submitting a Travel Reimbursement Form. If any of them are incomplete, your request will be denied.

Forms

Visiting schools must have each student complete GVSU's "Minors on Campus" release form before arriving. Schools seeking reimbursement for buses should complete the bus reimbursement form following their visit.

Minors on Campus Release Form

Bus Reimbursement Form



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