Founders Day 2019 is Friday, October 25!

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on exciting new events and activities!


Founders Day is celebrated each year to honor the 282 individuals who came together to start the vision and foundation of Grand Valley State University. The inaugural Founders Day in Fall 2013 celebrated Grand Valley's history and started one of the newest traditions on campus. The main event was the unveiling of the L. William "Bill" Seidman statue in front of the Mary Idema Pew Library.

Founders Day is coordinated by University Development in partnership with Alumni Relations and the Campus Activities Board of Grand Valley State University.