Division of Student Affairs

GVSU students encourage positive wellness behavior through new outreach program

The Laker Outreach Ambassador program, within Recreation and Wellness in the Division of Student Affairs, began on the Allendale Campus this week.

Sep 23, 2020


Faculty and staff sketches

Faculty and staff members have published research or given virtual presentations.

Sep 23, 2020


GVSU recreation and athletic facilities reopen doors after months-long closure

Some of Grand Valley's athletic and recreation facilities reopened their doors Monday, Sept. 14 after equipment was left unused for months.

Sep 14, 2020


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


Photos: GVSU move-in week 2020

New and returning Grand Valley students carried furniture, boxes and other personal items into living centers during move-in August 23-27.

Aug 27, 2020


Orientations for new students of color focus on building community

Taylen Inthisane is a first-year student from Grand Haven. While he plans to commute to campus for classes, Inthisane was among 40 students who attended the first Asian Student Orientation. The mostly virtual orientation was held August 24-25. It was one of four orientations held for diverse student populations to help build community and introduce campus resources and services.

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


More behind the suit: Meet GVSU's new director of housing and residence life

Kyle Boone began his duties on July 20 and comes to Grand Valley from Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) in Atlanta, where he was the director of Student Housing and Residential Education. Andy Beachnau, associate vice provost for Student Affairs, had served as director of Housing and Residence Life since 1994.

Aug 7, 2020


Faculty and staff sketches

University news briefs, along with faculty and staff members who have given presentations or written articles are detailed below.

Aug 3, 2020


GVSU students leading campaign to create healthy and safe campus culture

The Student Campus Culture work group has developed a peer-to-peer campaign to promote proper and frequent PPE usage, social distancing and hand washing to protect the overall health of the campus community. The group includes undergraduate, graduate, international and non-traditional students.

Jul 13, 2020