• Start your adventure at the Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, January 17 from 10am-3pm in Henry Hall Atrium (Padnos Hall of Science)! Whether you're just browsing or ready to grab your passport and pack your bags, you don't want to miss this event! Browse GVSU study abroad programs, meet students that have participated in the programs and talk to program directors! There are programs for every major and minor at GVSU. Get answers to questions about program selection, funding, academics and more. FREE FOOD & drinks will be provided! Questions? Contact the Padnos International Center at or 616-331-3898

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  • Show that special someone some love by purchasing a love line in the Lanthorn on February 11th for $15 or double the size for an extra $5. Accepting orders until Feb. 9th @ noon. Contact or visit our office 0051 lower level of Kirkhof. 

  • Amtrak Pere Marquette offers affordable transportation from West Michigan all the way to Chicago! One ticket gets you a pass to the beautiful beaches of Benton Harbor, the world-class dining of Grand Rapids, and the charming historic shops of Holland. Whatever your interests, the train has got your ticket to adventure. Visit for more information! 

  • Come stop by Motman’s Farm Market during these last few weeks of fall, and get everything you need to make this season the best one of the year! GVSU students can show their ID and get 10% off a purchase of $5 or more.

  • During the months of October - May, Aerials Gym holds a weekly college night on Saturdays from 10pm - midnight. Stop by and take a break from studying and enjoy a fun workout to keep you motivated and energized for those important exams ahead!

  • Fruit Ridge Hayrides and Fall Fun is now open for business! Stop by for hayrides, corn mazes, and fruit picking. It's also the perfect place for large groups and parties! Visit for more info! 

  • Grand Rapids’ brand new music venue, 20 Monroe Live opens February 1! Located downtown next to The B.O.B. See the full concert calendar at

  • Jimmy John’s serves from-scratch food made with excellent ingredients. At Jimmy John's our food is simple; it’s clean, and it’s fresh! We use locally purchased produce, which is brought in fresh and hand sliced daily. Come in or order online to enjoy our freaky-fast subs!

  • Leaky faucet? Flickering light? Unbearably hot dorm? Submit a work order! Catching issues as soon as they appear will help GVSU stay a green school! Submit a work order today at

  • Looking to get involved on campus? Join the Future Alumni Association. Students can connect with mentors and attend professional events. Learn more at 

  • Peppino's Pizza located 5065 Lake Michigan Dr. offers lots of great food, including a $6.95 1 item pizza if you show your college ID! Call them today for more information 616-895-1615.

  • Spoonlickers wants to bring healthy, hand-made treats to our customers. Our grand opening on Fulton, right by the downtown campus, is occurring on November 14th, and a student discount will be offered! We want to bring you great flavor, superior service, and total satisfaction so come check us out at our several Grand Rapids locations!

  • Students: Get outta town with Indian Trails! Rent your own Charter Bus or simply get a ticket for one of the many bus routes throughout Michigan that Indian Trails offers! Visit for more info or to purchase your ticket today! 

  • The Barbara H. Padnos International Scholars program provides scholarships for year long study abroad programs. Students are expected to engage in serious study for an extended period of time (minimum 9 months) in an approved study abroad program. Preference for the largest award will be given to qualified applicants who plan to be abroad longer than 10 months.

  • The GVSU Journal of History provides undergraduates, regardless of specialization or interest with a cross-disciplinary forum to which they may submit their works for publication. For questions please