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Grand Valley State University

Bust Finals Week Stress

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In what has become a finals week tradition, the CCPS-UAC is again offering free snacks, beverages and fun games for students and faculty to partake in to help relieve the stress of finals week. Stop by our office during finals week December 10-12, 2012 10am-4pm to take and a break and bust your stress!

Partnership with Padnos International Center

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The CCPS-Undergraduate Advising Center is working on a joint project with the Padnos International Center to assist CCPS students with exploring opportunities abroad. The staff of the CCPS-UAC are working to locate courses offered through GVSU partnership programs abroad that would fit into CCPS programs. These courses will be evaluated by the academic units. This will create an extensive list of pre-approved courses to help students identify programs that would be most appropriate for their academic goals. New advising guides are also going to be created to assist students in each CCPS program with how to navigate the study abroad process. We are excited about this partnership and will keep you posted!

2012-2013 Holiday Hours


The CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center will have advisors available 9am-5pm Monday, December 17th through Friday, December 21st.

The office will be closed for appointments December 22nd through January 1st. Students may email ccpsadvisor@gvsu.edu with questions requiring a response while the office is closed.

After the holiday break, advisors will be available 9am-5pm Wednesday, January 2nd through Friday, January 4th

 Normal office hours will resume January 7, 2013.

Please have students call  616-331-6890 to schedule an available appointment!

5th Annual Holiday Extravaganza

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December 6th 12-2pm
218C DeVos Center
(Pew Campus)

The College of Community & Public Service Undergraduate Advising Center cordially invites you to our 5th Annual Holiday Extravaganza. Please join us for an abundance of food and friendship as the semester comes to an end!

In the Spotlight: I am Grand Valley


"I am Grand Valley" is a leadership recognition program for GVSU students. The program recognizes student leaders who are the essential elements of the University community, including student employees, leaders in student organizations, resident assistants, students that excel in the classroom, and so on.

Friday, December 7, will mark the last day for faculty and staff members to nominate students for this year’s “I Am Grand Valley” campaign. Nominations can be submitted online.

The only requirement is that nominees must be enrolled in fall and winter semesters. They will receive a certificate with comments from their nominator and an “I am Grand Valley” T-shirt.

This year’s campaign marks the 10th year, and is dedicated to recognizing student leaders on campus. More than 1,600 student leaders were nominated last year.