Can only current students attend?

Only current students can purchase tickets via the online system but non-current students can attend as guests. Everyone will need an ID to enter, either a Drivers License or school ID will be accepted.

Do I need to bring my ID?

All attendees MUST bring a photo ID to enter the event. You will not be permitted to enter without a photo ID. Examples of photo IDs are: school ID, Michigan ID, or a valid driver's license.

I don't have a car; how do I get to Presidents' Ball?

There will be charter buses running from the Kirkhof Center in Allendale to DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. Visit, the charter bus schedule for a complete list of times.

Where is DeVos Place?

DeVos Place is located at 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Which entrance do we use at DeVos Place?

All guests must enter to Presidents' Ball through the Lyon Street entrance.

Can special dietary requests be accommodated?

Yes, special requests can be accommodated. Vegan option is available. Please note, the entirety of this year's menu, excluding desserts, will be gluten-free. Please contact the Office of Student Life at 616-331-2345 to make arrangements.

Is handicap assistance available?

Yes, handicap assistance is available. Please contact the Office of Student Life at 616-331-2345 to make arrangements.

Help! I lost my ticket! What can I do?

With an online ticketing system if you misplace your ticket you can simply re-print the ticket. Visit our ticket website to find your tickets.

What is the dinner menu?

Appetizer: Butternut Squash Bisque with Puffed Pastry Topper

Entree: French Cut Chicken Breast with Mushroom Boursin OR Boneless Braised Short Ribs with House Steak Sauce

Entree Sides: Au Gratin Potato and Asparagus

Vegan Option: Mushroom Risotto