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Welcome Parents & Supporters

*For the health and safety of the Grand Valley community, all new student Advising & Registration and Parent & Supporter Orientation will be held virtually for Summer 2021. 

Welcome to your virtual orientation experience! This orientation is designed to provide important information to best prepare you and your student for their academic journey at Grand Valley State University (GVSU).

Your orientation experience does not have to correspond 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. 

See below for your orientation checklist.


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Parent & Supporter Orientation Checklist:

1. Online Module 
Begin by completing the Parent & Supporter online module. Please note, this module requires your name and email address to sign-in. Email addresses will remain confidential and are collected for tracking purposes only.

2. Pre-Recorded Q&A Sessions
Watch our Parent & Supporter Q&A Pre-Recorded sessions from this summer. Hear GV staff answer questions regarding campus safety, housing and dining, campus engagement, academic and career support, and health services.

3. Laker Resource Fair Flipgrid
Visit this flipgrid to explore a plethora of resources and services available for your student. Please note, this flipgrid requires a google email to sign-in. Email addresses are not collected.