Alumni Benefits

Grand View University's Office of Alumni provides a lifelong connection to Grand View through a variety of programs and services. You get more than the satisfaction of staying connected and making a difference. As an alum, you receive some great benefits!

For additional information, email alumni @ or call (515) 263-2957.


Alumni receive a 15% discount on regular-priced purchases made in the Bookstore including clothing, gifts, and office supplies. Use code BudBird1896 in the "coupon code" box during checkout online or mention your alumni status when shopping in-person.

Alumni discount offer excludes textbooks, food and convenience items, software, computers, calculators, class rings, rental textbooks, digital textbooks, and textbook access codes. Discount code not valid with any other offer and excludes purchases made at

To shop online or learn more about the Bookstore hours, visit their website.

Dining Services
Receive faculty and staff discount privileges.
Fine Arts at GV
Nielsen Concert Series, Julefest, and Choir Tour performances are free.
Online Store

Alumni and friends are invited to purchase Grand View branded gear online at Online shopping options include golf, business accessories, sideline gear and more!

Alumni are offered an additional 5% by clicking “Alumni’ at the top of the page. Create an account using your email and discount code “Vikings#1” 

To shop online, visit their website.

Tuition Discount

Grand View is pleased to offer a discount to our Grand View University alumni to continue lifelong learning at Grand View. Alumni are defined as individuals who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from Grand View University. This offer includes a 15% discount for alumni, enrolling in a graduate degree, second bachelor degree, endorsement, certificate or post-baccalaureate certificate, OR up to 12 credit hours as a non-degree seeking student. Because alumni graduating in December 2019, April 2020 or August 2020 are facing one of the worst job markets in history, they will be eligible for a 25% discount as long as they begin their studies by January 15, 2021.

Discounts are not in addition to employee tuition waivers or student scholarships (graduate or undergraduate). Students will be awarded the greater of the alumni discount or employee tuition waiver/student scholarship as applicable.

In addition to graduate programs, career enhancing undergraduate courses in programming, data analytics, Spanish and others would be an outstanding opportunity to grow skillsets. Pre-professional graduate program perquisites required for entry to medical, dental, physical therapy, and chiropractic schools are also offered. For more information, contact Patty Williams at

*The discount offer excludes the Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling degree and certificate program.

Wellness Center

Alumni Memberships are non-transferable. Alumni may purchase an individual membership for $200 or a family membership for $300. Family is defined as the spouse or any unmarried, dependent children of an alumni.

Membership includes use of:

  • 1/10th mile jogging and walking track
  • Courts for basketball and volleyball
  • Cardiovascular equipment
  • Cybex weight machines and free weights
  • Locker facilities

To become an alumni member of the Wellness Center, fill out the Alumni Membership form and return it to:

Nicholas Black
Grand View University
1200 Grandview Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50316

ID Process

Students, faculty and staff need a valid Grand View ID to use the facilities and will swipe the ID at the front desk on the main floor before entering the facility.

1. Complete the membership form for family and alumni memberships and take it along with membership fees Student Services in the Student Center.
2. Complete and sign the Liability and Risk Waiver and turn it into the Control Desk in the Wellness Center. A Liability and Risk Waiver must be completed by all individuals listed on your family membership.
3. Photo ID cards are required for all individuals who are 16 years of age or older listed on your family membership and will be issued by the Wellness Center Director.

Current Grand View students, faculty, or staff members, who have a valid Grand View ID card, do not need to obtain a new ID card.

GV Magazine

Have the Grand View Magazine mailed or emailed to you free of charge.

GV Career Center


Grand View University partners with Handshake - a modern career development platform - to be a one-stop-shop for launching your career.

Handshake offers new features, enabling you to:

  • Access personalized job recommendations based on your major and interests
  • Register for Career Fairs
  • Manage on-campus interviews with top companies
  • Search for careers, internships, and volunteer opportunities

View Jobs

Disclaimer: The Career Center at Grand View University maintains these job and internship listings as a service to students for their career development and job/internship search efforts. The announcements posted here do not represent an endorsement or recommendation from The Career Center staff or the University. It is the responsibility of each applicant to research the integrity of an employer and use caution and common sense when contacting, interviewing or accepting a job or internship.

Visit the Career Center for more information.

Grand View Alumni Library Card

Check out books, use the public computer (two-hour limit) and have access to our in-house electronic database. Learn more about library resources or contact a staff member here.

Des Moines Performing Arts Group Tickets

Get your group tickets and follow these instructions to get started.

Receive up to $10 off admission tickets to Adventureland, which includes both the amusement park and waterpark admission. Simply create an account at After creating an account, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions to purchase tickets. You should see discounted ticket prices of $32 for single day tickets, $57 for two day tickets and $125 season passes.
America's favorite online optical store, is proud to offer Grand View University Alumni 20% off any order of eyeglasses or sunglasses! Redeeming your discount is easy, just insert the coupon code GrandViewAlumni when prompted! Saving has never looked this good! Have questions? Call (800) 917-7083 or send an email to service @