Welcome to Grand Valley State University!

Grand Valley State University is one of West Michigan's premier employers, ranked second in the state of Michigan by Forbes, with more than 3,500 faculty and staff members.

GVSU provides a broad spectrum of resources and services to help enhance the employee experience. Explore all the links on this page to learn about the many resources available to faculty and staff.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215. 



Friday September 25, 2020 - Virtual Session - 9:00-10:30am


Please note New Hire Orientation is currently being held virtually via Zoom due to the suspension of in-person events.

When in-person evens resume they will be held in Kirkhof Center RM 2215/2216 on the Allendale campus.

Virtual orientation sessions will be held via Zoom. Participants will be emailed Zoom information about 2 weeks prior to the event. If you do not receive the information needed to join, please contact Natalie Trent, trentnat@gvsu.edu.

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On Campus Information & Resources

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Other Info

An emergency siren is tested the first Friday of each month, March through November. The test will consist of a one to three minute steady tone. This siren would be used in the event of an actual emergency such as a tornado.

The University Communications photography team is happy to assist you with your various photography needs. If you have questions, please call University Communications office at 616-331-2221 and ask to speak with a photographer or submit an email to ucommphoto@gvsu.edu.