Top 4 Most Beautiful Spots on Campus

Written by Andreas Fields
Posted on November 11, 2021

With its vibrant natural scenery and historic architecture, it’s no secret that Grand Valley is the best-looking campus around. But which place on campus is the MOST beautiful? We polled the students of Grand Valley over at @gvsustudentlife to find the prettiest spot on campus. Take a look at some of GVSU’s most iconic spots, as voted on by your fellow Lakers, and see if you agree!

Cook Carillon Clock Tower

#4: Cook Carillon Clock Tower

In fourth place is the Cook Carillon Clock Tower, a staple of Grand Valley’s Allendale campus since 1994. The Clock Tower, inscribed with messages promoting unity through music, is familiar to anyone has heard its whimsical chimes playing throughout campus.

Zumberge Pond

#3: Zumberge Pond

Who hasn’t spent a sunny afternoon lounging on the steps next to our third place finisher? Zumberge Pond is captivating no matter the season. Whether it’s a hot summer day or a cold winter afternoon, Lakers agree that studying, eating, or hanging out with friends by Zumberge pond is the perfect way to spend your time on campus.

GVSU Mary Idema Pew library rooftop sitting area

#2: Mary Idema Pew Library Roof

Offering an absolutely stunning view of the Allendale campus, no one can deny the beauty that can be witnessed from the library roof when leaves change in the fall, snow falls in the winter, and nature blooms to life in the spring. The library roof offers a wonderful spot to study on campus, and it’s a must-see for anyone who is a fan of architectural beauty.

Little Mac Bridge and Ravines aerial view

#1: The Ravines and Little Mac Bridge

Rounding out the countdown is the Little Mac Bridge and the Ravines. Lakers interested in hiking or nature may have taken it upon themselves to traverse the many different paths and trails that run throughout the Ravines. The Little Mac Bridge also provides Lakers with the perfect opportunity to look down upon a variety of plants bursting with life and a quiet, secluded stream. It’s no surprise that Lakers voted the Ravines and Little Mac Bridge as the most beautiful, tranquil, heart-stopping sight on campus!

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