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#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
  • Over 400 majors and minors
  • 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

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

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

We call ourselves an engaged College because we take the skills and talents of our faculty and staff and we work on projects in the community. We help to be a voice. We see ourselves as a college and a university, but we are part of the community and not separate from the community.  - Dean George Grant, Jr., 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.


New HTM Course About Cannabis Regulations and Tourism

August 18, 2019

HTM Affiliate Professor, John Lipford, is teaching HTM 242 - Cannabis Regulations and Tourism is running for the first time ever during the Fall 2019 semester. He was was recently interviewed by MiBiz for two different articles about this new course.

Grand Valley Students Work Cannes Film Festival

June 10, 2019

GVSU HTM students work the Cannes International Film Festival as part of HTM 330 - International Event Management course.

Heartside Gleaning Initiative Awarded $10,000

February 25, 2019

Heartside Gleaning Initiative, co-founded by GVSU HTM Assistant Prof. Lisa Sisson, was awarded $10,000 as part of Egan's $100k Community Giveaway.

HTM Alum Named President of Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce

November 13, 2018

The Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce announced on Nov. 8 they have a new president.

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