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 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.

Check out what's currently going on for GVSU HTM students in our Weekly Announcements:

HTM Weekly Announcements (PDF)

HTM Weekly Announcements (Ppt)

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

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

Fall 2019 #GVSUHTMTshirtDay


Essential HTM Department Contact Information During COVID-19/Remote Learning

HTM Essential Contacts:

FULL HTM FACULTY/STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION

Specific Questions Regarding:

Registration/Scheduling:
Contact the CCPS Advising Center at ccpsadvisor@gvsu.edu (616) 331-6890

HTM Minor:
Contact Dr. Kristy Jack, at jackk@gvsu.edu

Registration Override Questions/Issues:
Contact Dr. Kristy Jack, at jackk@gvsu.edu

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)


HTM Faculty Features

#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.


Upcoming HTM Events

GVSU HTM In the News

News

Hospitality and Tourism Management Professor Talks Projections for the Cannabis Tourism Industry

Hospitality and Tourism Management Professor Talks Projections for the Cannabis Tourism Industry

John Lipford, HTM Affiliate Professor, is featured in the latest edition of Michigan Cannabis Industry Association Magazine for a Q&A about the 'Optimistic' Future of Cannabis Tourism.

Apr 1, 2021

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

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

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.

Feb 2, 2021

Experts Weigh in on Current Job Market Trends

Experts Weigh in on Current Job Market Trends

Amanda Stansbie, GVSU HTM Internship Coordinator, was recently interviewed as part of an expert panel for Zippia on "Job Market Trends for Recent Grads."

Jan 11, 2021

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Curriculum

Textbooks

Community Involvement

Student with wheel barrow

Student/Alumni Successes

Student receiving award


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.