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 parents and supporters to your virtual orientation experience! This orientation is designed to provide you with 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. We do, however, highly recommend completing the online module prior to attending a virtual Q&A session. 

See below for your orientation checklist.


family in dorm room

family in dorm room

Parent & Supporter Orientation Checklist:

1. Online Module HERE
Begin by completing the Parent & Supporter online module. Opening in May

2. Live Virtual Q&A Sessions 
Attend a Q&A session to ask questions and speak with GVSU staff. We highly recommend completing the module BEFORE attending the virtual Q&A sessions.

3. Laker Resource Fair Flipgrid
Visit this flipgrid to explore a plethora of resources and services available for your student. Opening in May