Office of Student Life

GVSU community members march in solidarity for Black lives

More than 100 GVSU students, faculty and staff members marched through the Allendale Campus in solidarity for racial equality.

Oct 9, 2020


GVSU students able to vote at on-campus satellite clerk's office

A one-stop shop coming to Grand Valley's Allendale Campus will allow students to register to vote, request an absentee ballot and vote in person ahead of Election Day.

Oct 9, 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 staff member to present in statewide virtual summit on student voting

The Michigan Student Voting summit is sponsored by Campus Vote Project and the All-In Campus Democracy Challenge. GVSU hosted the summit in the spring of 2019 and is assisting with planning this year's event.

May 20, 2020


Not a typical year: GVSU's virtual graduate celebration recognizes class of 2020

Grand Valley seniors had expected to gather in a large arena, hear inspiring speeches, listen for their name to be called and shake hands with President Philomena V. Mantella. However, this is not a typical year.

Apr 24, 2020


GVSU class of 2020 to be honored during virtual graduate celebration

Although the celebration for the class of 2020 will be different than originally planned, thousands of Grand Valley students will be recognized for achieving their degrees.

Apr 23, 2020


Graduating senior writes "An Original Song for the (COVID) Class of 2020"

Joseph VanArendonk wrote the piece while reflecting on his upcoming last week at Grand Valley.

Apr 21, 2020


Commencement celebrations detailed during town hall; staff meeting addresses return to campus

During a town hall for students on April 14, President Philomena V. Mantella announced details for a virtual celebration and in-person commencement ceremonies for 2020 graduates.

Apr 14, 2020


Student group raises $50,000 for cancer research, finds support in Student Life resources

Nearly two weeks before Relay for Life of GVSU was to be held on campus, members of the Grand Valley chapter of the American Cancer Society Colleges Against Cancer found out they could no longer hold their fundraiser in person. An event they had been planning since June 2019.

Apr 10, 2020


GVSU student a cappella group sings virtual message of hope

Members of Euphoria, a student a cappella group at Grand Valley, posted a virtual video message of hope to the university community.

Mar 30, 2020