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.

15% discount on regular-priced purchases made in the Bookstore including clothing, gifts, and office supplies. Excludes textbooks, food and convenience items, software, computers, calculators, class rings, rental textbooks, digital textbooks, and textbook access codes.
Dining Services
Receive faculty and staff discount privileges.
Fine Arts at GV
Nielsen Concert Series, Julefest, and Choir Tour performances are free.
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:

Mindy Cathcart
Wellness Director
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

Full access to the Career Center for job planning and placement.

Grand View Alumni Library Card

Check out books, use the public computer (two-hour limit) and have access to our in-house electronic database.

Des Moines Performing Arts Group Tickets

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

Exclusive group eTicket offer for the Broadway hit Something Rotten starting October 10-15. Learn more.

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.
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