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


October 16, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Management Best Practices

October 16, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

EDI-430-13 Student Teaching, Elementary

October 16, 2019 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

EDF 485-07 Context of Educational Issues

October 16, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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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.

GVSU's President Mantella sets a bold agenda

July 17, 2019

Grand Valley State University President Philomena V. Mantella used the opportunity of her first Board of Trustees meeting to share her vision for the future of the university and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

President Mantella greets new students at registration

July 17, 2019

President Philomena V. Mantella joined about 100 incoming students and their parents who attended registration and orientation July 15 on the Allendale Campus.


July 03, 2019

We are looking for volunteers to help staff the Grand Valley table to engage with students who visit the booth and assist with a game that will be set up at the table for the 37th Annual METRO DETROIT YOUTH DAY.

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Building Hours


163 Madison St.
Detroit, Michigan 48226

(616) 331-9217

(616) 331-9210

M-F 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST