Davenport University's Grand Rapids Lettinga campus is an active community, jammed with great programs, events and traditions old and new. Find your favorites by trying them all!
Panther Prowl is a three day transitional program full of fun activities to familiarize first year students with everything DU.
Pantherpalooza is the official kick off to the school year! It’s an exciting, free event for all DU students, faculty and staff. It's a big welcome that includes:
Area restaurants and much more! This is a great opportunity to:
Come join Student Life at athletic events throughout the semester. Join the Panther Pack at one of the following games and win a chance to receive a free t-shirt and Student Life giveaways. Support Davenport Athletics and show your school spirit!
Student Life recognizes Constitution Day. The U.S. Congress set this as a national day of recognition to promote awareness about the U.S. Constitution, which was signed on September 17, 1787. You'll find:
This year's Homecoming week will take place November 12th to the 17th, leading into the Women's & Men's Basketball Games versus Marywood.
Homecoming. A week jammed with DU spirit for students, alumni, faculty and community friends! The 2012 Homecoming blitz celebrates six years of official "homecoming" celebrations, since the Grand Rapids Lettinga campus opened in 2005. Homecoming has a lot to celebrate, including:
Annual "don't-miss" homecoming events include:
Dust off your running shoes and take your marks! The annual DU 5K Run/Walk is a popular part of our Family Weekend festivities. This event is open to the public. The cost is $10 for students and $20 for community members/family members. The cost for DU faculty and staff is $15. All proceeds from the race will go to our DU Cares Project.
Grab your little brother, sister, cousin, or favorite babysitting tot and get ready to laugh. This annual weekend promises to be a blast. We like to mix it up, so watch for details, but you can look forward to activities such as:
Spring Fling not only shakes off the chill of Michigan winter, it says "boo-yah!" to the end of the academic year. Student Life cooks up a random roster of ways to kick back, from
Everybody goes crazy for college basketball! DU is no exception. Stop in and watch the games on four different screens. There will be some great food, and guests will be able to participate in a bracket for prizes. T-shirts will be $2 for students and $5 for Faculty/Staff.
Don't shy away from volunteering! It's a true "feel-good" opportunity and it gets noticed on your resume. Our four “DU Days of Service” banner events are just the beginning. Contact the Volunteer Center any time you'd like to donate your time to a good cause, whether on your own or with a group of friends! Tell us what works for you and we'll put your day to good use, helping others. Every hour you donate to DU Days of Service and other Volunteer Center projects qualifies for the Davenport University Community Service Honor Roll.