Cool school. Hot classes. More choices.
Make this summer a productive one. Taking spring/summer semester classes in 6 or 12 week blocks at Grand Valley State University helps you catch up, stay on track, or get ahead while enjoying the convenience of on-campus, online, or hybrid classes.
If you need assistance or have questions, please schedule an appointment with an advisor.
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Make This a GVSUmmer!
Flexible Study Options
Whether you are a current GVSU student, a guest from another school, a West Michigander or living far from campus, GVSUmmer makes it easy for you to take spring/summer classes and meet your academic needs without sacrificing your social or work life.
A Summer Destination
West Michigan is well known as a summer destination for tourists and it's an even better place to live and study during its most glorious season. Downtown Grand Rapids is bustling with festivals, live entertainment, an beautiful riverfront, and plenty of restaurants, food trucks, and other social opportunities. And the sandy beaches and lively resort towns of Lake Michigan are only 30 minutes away, giving you the perfect place to catch some rays and catch up on studying at the same time. Whatever you're looking for this summer, Grand Valley is in the middle of it all.
Whether you need a place to stay for six weeks, or for the whole summer, Grand Valley has you covered! Summer Housing will be in South E Apartments on the Allendale Campus, and Winter and Secchia Halls on the Downtown Campus. Any current resident who is living Downtown for Fall 2018/Winter 2019 will receive priority in securing placement on the Downtown Campus.
To apply for On-Campus Housing, go to your myHousing Overview via myBanner and select “Apply”!
Academic Summer Schedule
Navigating Spring/Summer Course Offerings
When reviewing course offerings, you can search for courses with one or more attributes, such as courses that are available online and/or that fulfill general education requirements. Below are examples of Spring/Summer online courses that fulfill general education and Supplemental Writing Skills (SWS) requirements. You will save both time and money by taking a course that fulfills two requirements at one time!
- LIB 201: Diversity in the U.S.
- LIB 314: Life Journeys
- HST 203: World History to 1500 A.D.
- HST 205: American History to 1877
- HST 370: History of Medicine and Health
- SOC 355: Sociology of Work and Employment
- HNR 311: Honors Junior Seminar
- HNR 312: Honors Junior Seminar
COURSE OFFERINGS SEARCH TIP: You can search for attributes in just one subject, a few subjects, or all of them! To select more than one subject, press the CTRL key and select each subject you’d like to search. To select all subjects, hold down the SHIFT key while scrolling/highlighting all subjects.
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about summer classes? We have answers. Click on the FAQ button to the right.