For Current Students

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For Faculty/Staff

Samhita Rhodes poses for a photograph wearing a face covering.

Data Dashboard

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Vaccination Clinics

All GVSU community members are strongly encouraged to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment as soon as possible. Walk-in opportunities and appointments are available at these clinics:

How many Lakers are vaccinated? Check out the Data Dashboard. More information about vaccinations is available online.

Planning to visit campus?

For everyone’s safety, all visitors, guests and vendors who are coming to any Grand Valley campus must follow campus safety protocols.

Click here for information on the steps you must take before visiting GVSU

Virus Action Team Update

Fall 2021: We're Ready for You!

We look forward to welcoming you to campus this fall for in-person classes, housing and dining options, and so much more. The Lakers Together website contains information about our academic plans, housing, athletics and recreation, and more. We're excited for you to be a Laker!

Updated May 13, 2021

Grand Valley’s Spring/Summer semester is underway as are plans to offer a robust Fall 2021 semester.

The best avenue toward a new “normal” campus environment, with more in-person classes and experiences, is getting as many campus community members vaccinated as possible.

To reach that point, help from the entire Laker community is needed.

• All Lakers are strongly encouraged to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment as soon as possible. See links to available resources at bottom.

• Several additional questions have been added to the daily self-assessment about your plans to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. 

Even if you are not on campus for the Spring/Summer semester, all students, faculty and staff members need to complete the assessment with their vaccination plan before May 20. This will take only one minute to complete. If you have already reported a vaccination, no further action is required.

Did you know ...

• People who are fully vaccinated can skip quarantine and continue normal activities following an exposure as long as they do not develop symptoms.

• When more people are vaccinated, we can revisit face covering and social distancing policies.

To date, nearly 6,800 students, faculty and staff members have reported at least one vaccination dose, and about 5,800 of those people are completely vaccinated. More than two-thirds of faculty and staff members are completely vaccinated.

These numbers are continually updated in the Data Dashboard on the Lakers Together website. 

Vaccination Clinics:

Information about walk-in opportunities and appointments are available at these sites:

Widespread vaccination will allow us to adjust our response to COVID-19. Remember to report your vaccination in your online self-assessment.


Creating a safer environment is a shared responsibility among all who come to GVSU and its off-campus partners. The university is encouraging personal responsibility by providing education, supplies, and resources to assist individuals in following public health guidance and university policy.  As part of our work toward a safe environment, a web-based self-assessment (accessed by phone, tablet or computer) is available for faculty, staff and students. 

  • Employees must complete a self-assessment on any day they are working on campus.
  • Students coming to campus for class or work must complete a self-assessment before coming to campus.
  • While not required, it is expected that all members of the GVSU community will complete the self-assessment daily to support efforts to protect the health of the community. It is strongly suggested that the self-assessment be completed before noon.

The daily self-assessment is simple and quick to complete. The self-assessment is the primary means for us to collect daily information – including weekends – about how the virus is affecting the GVSU community, minimize its spread, promote public health and make sound decisions.

Learn how to create an easy-to-use bookmark for the self-assessment on your smartphone.


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Virus Action Team update: GVSU community should document vaccination status in self-assessment by May 20

The best avenue toward a new normal campus environment, with more in-person classes and experiences, is getting as many campus community members vaccinated as possible.

May 13, 2021

COVID-19 shot being administered.

Virus Action Team update: VAT and Campus Readiness Team continue to meet to plan for fall

The Virus Action Team will continue to meet each week and will send email updates twice monthly, or more frequently as needed. The Campus Readiness Team (CRT) will also continue to meet weekly and will share information as needed.

Apr 29, 2021

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