For the health and safety of the Grand Valley community, remote academic instruction will continue through June 17. The Admissions office is available to answer calls Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 616-331-2025 or 1-800-748-0246 or email email@example.com. Additional instructions and updates at www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus
As we move into the final year of the Laker Effect Campaign, we’re focusing on first-generation students who often need extra support from the Grand Valley family. Experiences like study abroad and unpaid internships benefit all students, however, it is especially impactful for our first-generation college students. Join nearly 300 Lakers who have supported first generation students so far!
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Why We Care So Deeply
- First-generation students, who are the first in their family to go to college, make up 40 percent of Grand Valley’s undergraduates.
- Incoming freshman who are the first in their family to go to college have a lower retention rate than other first-year students.
- It's critical that we help integrate first-generation college students into the campus community so they stay and succeed at Grand Valley.
- First-generation students are less likely to participate in learning opportunities like internships and study abroad.
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