GVL / Sara Carte
Grand Valley students walk to class on Oct. 14. The dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pushing for a Fall breather weekend of no school work.

Taking a break

Fall is characterized by the changing leaves, trips to the apple orchard and often, illness and fatigue from heavy course loads. From Labor Day to Thanksgiving, students at Grand Valley State University attend classes for 11 and a half weeks without an official break.


GVPD preps for fall semester

As students move back to campus and adjust to college life, the Grand Valley State University Police Department (GVPD) is also prepping for the fall semester.  Though GVPD does not take a summer vacation, they use that time to make changes and adjustments to better suit the university population.