The Grand Valley State University Detroit Center is the central hub for university activity in Michigan's largest city. Multiple GVSU departments host workshops, seminars, professional development, and other large gatherings in the building each week. Located in the heart of downtown next to Comerica Park and the Detroit Athletic Club, the Center has become a key component for educational activity in the city.

Detroit Center Events

JCP - Analysis in Grantwriting

February 20, 2020 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Charter Schools - NHA Principals & DSQ Meeting

February 20, 2020 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Charter Schools - Hanley International Academy

February 21, 2020 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

JCP - Analysis in Grantwriting

February 21, 2020 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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The Inauguration of Philomena V. Mantella

November 13, 2019

You are cordially invited to the inauguration of Philomena V. Mantella as the fifth president of Grand Valley State University

Attempt at world record periodic table part of celebration of chemistry Attempt at world record periodic table part of celebration of chemistry

October 21, 2019

Stretching 108 yards, a Guinness World Records attempt to assemble the largest periodic table of elements that happened at Grand Valley during National Chemistry Week.

GV student teachers paired with Detroit schools

September 30, 2019

This semester, 10 Grand Valley State University undergraduate students who are studying to become teachers will be completing their student teaching requirements at a GVSU-authorized charter school in Detroit.

Volunteers Needed!

August 05, 2019

Looking for more volunteer opportunities? Come volunteer at the African World Festival August 16-18! We have multiple days and multiple hours for you to come help at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

GVSU will participate as partner in Great Michigan Read

August 05, 2019

Hanna-Attisha is the author of "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City," which recounts her discovery of how children and residents of Flint were exposed to lead in their drinking water.

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163 Madison St.
Detroit, Michigan 48226

(616) 331-9217

(616) 331-9210

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