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Future Undergraduate Students

Campus Visits

Visiting campus is the best way to learn what Grand View is all about.  You’ll meet students, faculty and staff to get a feel for what and who we are. There are all kinds of options for you to visit – from General Visit Days to hands-on Academic Action Days that focus on specific majors, to Scholarship Days where invited admitted-students compete for awards. Virtual visits and personalized individual visits/tours are also an option; we’ll arrange one to fit your schedule.

Explore everything we offer, below. Please contact Admissions with questions and to learn more! 515-263-2810 or 800-444-6083.

Watch a 10-Minute Video Tour
General Visit Days

Choose from a selection of individual campus visits and those for specific groups, such as Sophomore/Junior Visit Day, and Grand View's General Visit Days.

Information about all 2016-2017 visit days
and registration 

Admitted Student Day

You've been admitted to Grand View, so you're on your way to becoming part of the Grand View community!  At Admitted Student Day — an event that's just for students — you'll connect with others who are likely to become your roommates, your teammates, your friends.

You'll tour campus, get acquainted, and learn your way around, from a tour of the new Student Center to a look at our modern residential and classroom facilities.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Academic Action Days

At an Academic Action Day, you can experience first-hand what it might be like to work in the field you're interested in.  We offer Academic Action Days in several specific academic areas, such as nursing and art. All Action Days begin in the Student Center, 2811 E. 14th Street.


Art Action Day: Friday, October 28, 2016
Hands on action in art & design with our professional art faculty and current art students, plus a tour of GV's state-of-the art facilities and information about admissions and financial aid.

Register HERE.

STEM Action Day: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Participate in hands-on activities related to STEM fields and explore Grand View's STEM-related majors, such as biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, math, and computer science. You'll also have a chance to talk with faculty in the fields, tour campus--including our new Student Center--and learn about financial aid and admissions. The event will run from 1 - 4 p.m.; check-in begins at 12:30 p.m. 

Registere HERE.

Athletic Visit Days

During Athletic Visit Days, you'll have the opportunity to meet with GV coaches and learn more about athletics at Grand View.

Football Visit Days
Visit days begin with registration at 9:45 a.m. and include meeting with Head Coach Mike Woodley, campus and athletic facility tours and more.

Watch for more information on Football 2016-17 Visit Days.

Track & Field Visit Days
Track and Field Visit Day begins with registration and includes meeting with Head Coach Jerry Monner, campus and athletic facility tours, admissions and financial aid sessions, and more.

Friday, November 11 (Register hereBegins at 9:00 a.m.

Individual Visits

An individual visit with the admissions office will personalize the admissions process for you and allow us to better serve your needs. We will handle all the details – campus tour, appointments with a professor or coach, attending a class, meals and career planning.

Register online HERE.

Scholarship Days

You might have the opportunity to compete for additional scholarships and awards at Grand View Scholarship Days. Scholarship Days are for invited students only.

Get more information HERE.

Iowa Private College Week

An entire week of visits in early August, with two sessions per day to choose from.  Get a taste of all the Iowa private colleges that interest you, including Grand View. 

More information and online registration will be available next spring. 

Campus Events

For a full listing of campus events, please go HERE.

Campus Map and Directions

Need to know where a particular building is, or maybe the quickest route to Grand View? Take a look at the campus map or get step-by-step directions to our campus.

Detailed Main Campus Map
Driving Directions: Student Center
Driving Directions: Humphrey Center
Driving Directions: Wellness Center
GV in relation to Des Moines and major roads

Click HERE to be taken to our virtual tours.