Westside Welcome

Thursday, September 6 from 6pm-8pm - Lincoln Park

1120 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids

Westside Welcome: A mixer to meet your neighbors

About Westside Welcome

As Grand Valley Student University continues to grow in the neighborhoods of downtown Grand Rapids, we want students to understand and connect with the community around them.

Join the Community Service Learning Center, as well as Westside nonprofit organizations and Neighborhood Associations, for informational tabling, games, prizes, and FOOD from Westside restaurants. Come network with community organizations and learn about your neighbors and the community you live in!

3 girls playing spin the wheel and smiling

This event is open to all GVSU students, staff, and faculty who live on the WestSide or work and attend classes on the downtown campus.  

Man selling "I am west side" t shirts


Students are encouraged to walk or park at GVSU's Pew Campus and take the bus! A few parking spaces are available at the park, for those who need them.

Walking Tour - 5PM

Not really sure of the history of the Westside or what's around the area?

Join us at 5 PM - starting at GVSU in the DeVos Courtyard and ending at Lincoln Park - just in time for the event! 

Bus Route options:

Route 18

To Lincoln Park

  • Get on at the bus stop on the corner of Butterworth and Lexington (West of Watson Lot at GVSU)
  • Take the bus to Lane & Jackson stop
  • Go West on Jackson until you see Lincoln Park

Route 18 Map

Route 50

To Lincoln Park

  • Get on at the bus stop under 131 Bridge on Front St. (Between DeVos and Eberhard Center at GVSU)
  • Take the bus to Fulton and Garfield stop (in front of Ace Hardware)
  • Walk North on Garfield for half a mile until you see Lincoln Park

Route 50 Map

Route 12/13

To Lincoln Park

  • Get on at the bus stop on the Corner of Fulton and Lexington (in front of Adobe In & Out)
  • Take the bus to Garfield and Jackson stop
    • This will drop you off right at Lincoln Park

Route 12 Map

Page last modified October 22, 2018