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Welcome Parents & Supporters

Welcome, parents and supporters, to your orientation experience! We understand what an important part you play in your student's life and we are excited to partner with you. The Parent and Supporters Orientation program is designed to provide important information to best prepare you and your student for their academic journey at Grand Valley State University (GVSU).

Your in person orientation experience corresponds with your student's advising and registration date. Feel free to explore this website and other orientation components on your own time, at your own pace. 

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Parent & Supporters Orientation Checklist

See below for your orientation experience checklist. 

1. Online Module

Complete the Parent & Supporter online module on your own time, at your own pace and continue to use it as a resource throughout the summer and fall. 

Please email [email protected] with questions.

Online Module

2. In-Person Orientation

Prepare for your in-person Parent & Supporters Orientation program, which occurs on the same date as your student's advising and registration. Preview the schedule and remember to wear clothes appropriate for walking reasonable distances and possible inclement weather.

Not attending an in-person orientation date? Be sure to explore the online module for information about important campus resources and services.


3. Laker Family Network

The Laker Family Network is Grand Valley's parent and supporter resource. We send out monthly e-newsletters that provide timely information on campus events, important resources for your student, and ways for you to best support your student's educational journey. Parents and supporters must sign up to receive this newsletter.

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Page last modified May 9, 2022