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
  • 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)

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)

#GVLakerEffect | #EngageEnrichEnhance | GVSU CCPS

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.


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

New academy preps students for hospitality, tourism careers

April 10, 2020

The academy aims to help students chart career paths in lodging, sports, entertainment, travel, food and event management. Culminating with a paid internship, the four-year curriculum prepares students for either college programs in HTM.

John Lipford Discusses Cannabis Regulations and Tourism, Tourism in Michigan

March 09, 2020

CCPS Community Connections, guests from GVSU's College of Community and Public Service, today John Lipford discusses Cannabis Regulations and Tourism, Tourism in Michigan.

Academy of Hospitality & Tourism wins governor's award

March 02, 2020

The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism at Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids has been recognized by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for innovation and collaboration.

Alumni in 10

January 24, 2020

GVSU HTM alumna, Nicole Rister '18, was recently featured in a GVSU Alumni Association "Alumni in 10" interview.

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Black Tourism in West Michigan

November 10, 2020 10:00 AM

From sandy beaches to city nightlife, Michigan has a lot to offer people looking for a getaway. However, the tourist experience has never been the same for everyone. Learn more about how race...

Arctic Game Exhibition - Games in Circumpolar

November 17, 2020 9:00 AM

The GVSU Frederik Meijer Honors College is having an Arctic Games exhibition on November 17, 9-11a.m. The exhibition will feature live reindeer and Honors students will be...

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Community Involvement

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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.