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University Communications

Who we are:

University Communications is a unit of the University Relations Division. We provide a variety of services and products to tell the Grand Valley story to audiences within the university and those reached through the mass media. Our services include:

Approval from an executive officer is required for live webcasting and video services. When a request is submitted, UComm will review the video project and contact the requester for more information.

University Communications products include:

  • Forum: A newsletter for faculty and staff members and retirees.
  • GVNow: Video features like "Around Grand Valley" and daily campus news reports are a part of this online publication.
  • Grand Valley Magazine: Quarterly magazine for the Grand Valley community that includes profiles, features, research news and news about alumni and campus events.
  • Videos: UComm produces convocation and commencement videos, along with special projects, as approved by an executive officer.
  • Success Stories: These items, located on the Grand Valley homepage, tell the unique accomplishments of students, faculty and staff members, and alumni.
  • Sources Guide: This guide is an online topical arrangement of faculty and staff members who can serve as sources for reporters looking for commentary on breaking news stories or subjects for features.

For marketing planning, website development, print pieces, or advertising, please contact Institutional Marketing.

New on GV Now

A photo of campus in summer.

Spring/summer class schedule available to view

February 20, 2018

There are new course offerings available in online, hybrid and in-person formats.

Deanna Haunsperger

Annual event to celebrate diversity in the mathematical sciences

February 20, 2018

The 2018 Mosaic Lecture will take place February 27.

images of historic women

Event will spotlight early women in politics

February 20, 2018

Presenters will talk about the surprising number of women who ran for political office before 1920.

Photo of student and staff member at Repair Clinic

Faculty, staff members to host second free Repair Clinic for students

February 20, 2018

The free Repair Clinic will take place February 22.

L. William Seidman Center in Grand Rapids.

Culture and Coffee: Navigating Germany

February 19, 2018

The Van Andel Global Trade Center event will focus on best practices and market opportunities.

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