Students walk across commencement stage

Welcome to the alumni family, 2021 graduates!

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More than 3,000 students earned degrees at the end of the Winter 2021 semester.

As they take the next steps in their journeys, the alumni family stands with them.

There are now more than 131,000 Laker alumni making their impact across the country and around the world. As Lakers for a Lifetime, alumni have a lifetime of support. From alumni networking to career resources, GVSU is ready to help our graduates reach their next goals.

  • Lifetime access to the Career Center,, and a variety of events to help you navigate, advance or shift your career at any point. 
  • Alumni networking through social and professional development events, volunteer opportunities, virtual engagement and more; visit to learn more.
  • Laker Lifetime Learning (L3): Financial resources for alumni to reduce the cost of your next badge, certificate or degree earned at Grand Valley; learn more at
Spray painted rock says "Class of 2021" Graduate stands beside it

More than 2,200 graduates and 8,000 of their friends and family members attended the May 1 Laker Graduation Celebration in the Fieldhouse. Participants practiced social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols when not surrounded by their immediate family.

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