HTM Essential Contacts:


Specific Questions Regarding:

Contact the CCPS Advising Center at (616) 331-6890

HTM Minor:
Contact Dr. Kristy Jack, at

Registration Override Questions/Issues:
Contact Dr. Kristy Jack, at

Welcome! We've Been Expecting You!

#1 in Opportunity and Like No Other Program ANYWHERE!

Welcome to the Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) Program at Grand Valley State University (GVSU)! Many colleges and universities offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, but no other institution offers the distinctive opportunities that GVSU does through our six diverse and practical career concentrations and unique adventure tourism management minor.  We are excited to offer our students the following, just to name a few:

  • State of the art curriculum - engage students with real world applications in classes and in a 1000 hours of internships
  • Fifteen full-time, committed and experienced faculty and staff who all have industry experience and engage outside the classroom
  • In-depth, comprehensive education program encompassing all aspects of the industry including Events, Food and Beverage, Lodging, Tourism and Recreation

Thank you for exploring the HTM Program at GVSU, we are proud to share our website with you.  Stay connected with us and let us know how to help you engage with us...

GVSU HTM students in front of a carillon tower, all wearing their HTM t-shirts that say "Hospitality State of Mind."

Fall 2019 #GVSUHTMTshirtDay

HTM Weekly Announcements

HTM Announcements (PDF)

HTM Announcements (Ppt)

*Updated weekly announcements are only available during the Fall and Winter semesters.

GVSU College of Community and Public Service Student Survival Advice for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Student Survival Advice for the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)

Student Survival Advice for the COVID-19 Pandemic (Ppt)

#60YearsOfGVSU |  #GVSUHTM |  #EngageEnrichEnhance

GVSU 60 for 60 - Dr. Michael Scantlebury, HTM Associate Professor

Dr. Scantlebury's 10th anniversary coincides with GVSU's 60th anniversary, and as part of the 60th anniversary celebration, 60 members of the GVSU community have shared their experiences or stories about GVSU in short 60-second videos.

Here's Dr. Scantlebury's 60 for 60 video, on what brought him to GVSU 10 years ago.

View All GVSU 60 for 60 Videos Here

#GVLakerEffect | #EngageEnrichEnhance | #GVSUCCPS

Community-Based Learning within the College of Community and Public Service (CCPS)

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Program is proud to have earned the "Engaged Department" designation by the GVSU Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence in 2018, and was awarded a $5,000 grant to participate in the Engaged Department Initiative. Over an 18-month period, we have been incorporating curricular scaffolding of community-based learning, developing collaborative approaches to community partnerships, and working toward establishing a culture that supports and rewards community-based work.


"Road to Cannes" Guest Panel Discussion Features GVSU HTM Alums

December 03, 2020

The American Pavilion of the Cannes International Film Festival hosted a "Road to Cannes" guest panel session entitled, "GVSU Hospitality & Events Alumni: Where Are They Now?

Dr. Michael Scantlebury Interviewed by GVNow on Connecting with Student in an Online Setting

November 12, 2020

In his classes, Michael Scantlebury uses 'as many avenues as possible' to reach students online.

HTM Alumna named to PCMA "20 in Their Twenties" Class of 2021

November 02, 2020

Each year, PCMA identifies 20 of the brightest and most talented global professionals from the next generation of business events leaders for its annual list.

HTM Alumna Named to 2020 Class of Grand Rapids Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Business Leaders

October 30, 2020

Hanna Schulze '12 had big shoes to fill when Elissa Sangalli left Local First earlier this year, but after a nationwide search, the organization found it had the ideal leader right under its nose.

HTM Alum Credits Scholarship, Hard Work Leading to Post-Grad Career

June 12, 2020

Two recent graduates credit Thompsons for providing them access to college. 2020 GVSU HTM graduate, Tamara Bailey, was one of the recipients of the University Prep Academy Scholarship, a fund established by Bob and Ellen Thompson that provides renewable c

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2021 AHLAF Scholarship Applications Due

February 15, 2021 All Day

2021 American Hotel and Lodging Association Foundation scholarship applications due.

2021 DePaul University VIRTUAL Hospitality Career Fair

January 29, 2021 12:00 PM

Open to hospitality students from ANY college or university.

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Community Involvement

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Student/Alumni Successes

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GVSU Student Resources

GVSU Student Resources

This tool serves as a visual to better understand the areas related to student success.  Awareness of the factors that influence persistence can assist students in matching their needs with available campus services.