Grand Valley State University

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Grand Valley State University (GVSU or GV), is a public liberal arts university and is located in Allendale, Michigan. It was founded in 1960. The university is recognized as one of the best environment-friendly universities. Grand Valley has three campuses: the main campus in Allendale and two satellite campuses in the surrounding area. Smaller centers in Muskegon and Traverse City also exit. Grand Valley was ranked by U.S. News and World Report at the 7th in the top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest. It was listed as one of “America’s Top Colleges” in 2012 by Forbes magazine.

GVSU’s athletic teams are called the Lakers and they compete in the Great Lakes Intercollegic Athletic Conference. Their official mascot is “Louie the Laker”. Campus Life Night is a campus tradition that offers GVSU students the opportunity to browse student organizations, campus departments, businesses and non profit organizations in a fun and festive environment. Meadows at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, is the home of the Grand Valley State Lakers men’s and women’s golf teams. The course is located on the northwest quadrant of GVSU’s main Allendale campus.

Outside of the university, students often go on a 20 minute drive to neighboring Grand Rapids for nightlife. Grand Rapids is host to several well-known and successful nightclubs and bars such as The Bob, The Black Rose, McFadden’s and Margarita Grille. Also there is Main Street Grille or Peppino’s located a couple minutes east of the Allendale campus.

With more than 4,000 study abroad programs and a wide range of opportunities both in the city and elsewhere, students often find themselves looking for affordable and convenient self storage. There are plenty of self storage units available close to GVSU. Students can find gated self storage facilities that offer 24 hour access that provide direct drive up to the storage unit. It should be easy to find self storage near 49401. A 5’X5′ storage unit should easily hold the contents of a typical dorm room. Another good option is to rent a bigger unit and share the space and costs with a friend.

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