About & Around GR

Welcome to Grand Rapids!

Whether you are a prospective student visiting the seminary, or you are preparing to begin your first semester here, we invite you to explore Grand Rapids.

With the energy and culture of a city, and proximity of the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, Grand Rapids has something for everyone! You will find in Grand Rapids historic neighborhoods, parks, artists, international dining, ballet, the symphony, opera - and much more. Here are some links to information about life in Grand Rapids - we hope that you enjoy your stay - however long you are here!

Grand Rapids area map

Student Guide to Grand Rapids (pdf)

Michigan Driver's License

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For an exhaustive resource of information and links for Grand Rapids, visit these sites - they contain information on everything from real estate to where to eat.


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Grand Rapids is home to minor league baseball and hockey and also has an Arena League football team. There are also several facilities and parks in the city for you to enjoy your favorite sporting pastime!


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