GVSU Allendale campus in fall

    Laker Open House


    Experience the Laker Effect!

    Laker Open House events are in-person, campus-wide events offered in the Fall and Spring, designed for prospective students and their families. These events provide you with the opportunity to experience Grand Valley's academic programs and campus communities, and navigate your next steps. You can choose from activities like campus and housing tours, presentations about academics, and talk to faculty and staff about GVSU programs and services. Some campus departments will offer specialized tours of their facilities in the afternoon. Visit the Laker Open House webpage for details.

    Advanced registration is required, additional details will be provided in an event confirmation email upon registration. 

    Select your desired date to sign up:

    What to Expect

    ► 9:00am Check-In
    ► Morning activities: academic exploration fair, student services fair, admissions presentations, guided campus tours (departing every 15 minutes)
    ► Afternoon: select department tours (locations vary)
    Activities will vary at each event. To view full details, including a list of departments offering tours of their facilities in the afternoon, visit gvsu.edu/admissions/laker-open-house-114.htm.


    Laker Open House is hosted on our Allendale Campus. Free parking will be available for each event--when you register for the event you'll receive a confirmation email with details about directions and parking. Parking permits are not needed in designated lots during Laker Open House dates. Printed campus maps will be made available at each event, you're welcome to preview campus in our virtual viewbook or view general campus maps anytime.

    Navigate to campus via Google Maps.




    We invite families from across the country to attend our Laker Open House events! Local accommodations and dining options are listed below. 

    *Please Note: GVSU is a cashless campus. Debit and Credit Cards are welcomed, we also have cash-to-card kiosks available across campus. 



    Need more visit options? Additional virtual and in-person visit opportunities are available at gvsu.edu/visit.