Convocation

GVSU in photos, August 2021: Beginnings, goodbyes and a wooden shoe regatta

See the images that caught our eye in the last month.

Sep 1, 2021


Convocation speakers encourage students to find their communities, begin strong journeys

New and returning students were welcomed to the 2021-2022 academic year by Convocation speakers who also lent advice, gave messages of support and asked questions.

Aug 27, 2021



Convocation speakers usher in new academic year with messages of resilience, opportunities

President Philomena V. Mantella and other university leaders welcomed new students to campus during a live-streamed Convocation address August 28. The speakers acknowledged students' resiliency for sticking to their goals of attending college during the challenges COVID-19 brings.

Aug 28, 2020


Virtual Convocation celebration to be webcast August 28

Grand Valley President Philomena V. Mantella will address incoming students during a virtual Convocation ceremony Friday, August 28.

Aug 26, 2020


GVSU move-in begins August 23, week to conclude with virtual Convocation

More than 5,000 new and returning Grand Valley students will move to campus August 23-27, following a procedure developed to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Aug 18, 2020


New tradition lights up Convocation ceremony

In her first Convocation address, President Philomena V. Mantella led the audience of first-year students, faculty and staff members, and guests through a new tradition she said symbolizes a commitment to individual success and a connection to the campus community.

Aug 23, 2019