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This ceremonial occasion is observed as a time to welcome incoming freshmen, honor distinguished faculty members, and celebrate the beginning of a new academic year. Read more


Laker Effect prominent during opening ceremonies

The campus community felt the Laker Effect at two opening events that kicked off the academic year.

Dedication held for new living center

The Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center provides unique features to amplify student success.

Football players, video board highlight media day

Laker football media day was held August 25 at Lubbers Stadium.

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Fall 2016

Registration Drop and Add

March 21 - September 2


August 26

Classes Begin

August 29

Last day to Add, Register, or Pay

September 2 by 5:00 pm

100% Tuition Refund Deadline

September 2 by 5:00 pm

Labor Day Recess

September 4 - 6

75% Tuition Refund Deadline

September 23

Mid-term Evaluations

October 10 - 14

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About GVSU


“I came here for my first visit and I fell in love with how it looked and the people who were around here.”

Terrell Couch ’17

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It's great to be back on campus! @GVSU #lakereffect


Decided to wear the @GVSU polo to work on casual Friday! Wondering if anyone in Arizona will recognize it!


GVSU's new weight room is fire 🔥🔥 @GVSU @GVSURecreation


Mornings @GVSU are beautiful

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