Student Life at Grand Valley
There is more to Grand Valley than just a great education. Grand Valley has many ways to enjoy college life outside of the classroom, with more than 400 clubs and organizations to join. Whether you are interested in academic organizations or service and advocacy groups, Grand Valley has a way for you to get involved. You can also choose to cheer on the championship-winning Grand Valley athletic teams or you can compete against other Grand Valley athletes in our intramural programs.
Housing and Residence Life
From great housing options to diverse student activities, you will find a sense of belonging that enhances your academic and social experiences at Grand Valley. There are a variety of housing options for you to choose from. Take our virtual housing tour to learn more about your options. Campus Dining also offers a range of food options to meet your dietary needs.
Explore West Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second largest city, is a dynamic region. West Michigan is home to more than 15 multinational companies and a strong economy. West Michigan also features many cultural events such as ArtPrize, LaughFest, and destinations such as the award-winning Frederik Meijer Gardens. Even better, the beautiful coast of Lake Michigan is just 25 minutes west of our Allendale Campus.
Padnos International Center
The Barbara and Stuart Padnos International Center (PIC) provides support to international students. Many international students come to see the PIC as their home away from home. PIC also supports the GVSU International Students Club, which hosts a variety of formal and informal cultural events throughout the year, such as Global Games and Sexy Accent Night, a cultural extravaganza that includes food, a fashion show, cultural quizzes, and a dance.