GR 101 College Week

Begin your adventure at the and explore downtown Grand Rapids together to find fun things to do and see and attend some of the great festivals that happen in the heart of the city year round!

Follow us on social media for special free events like connecting with local artists, photo walks, bicycle maintenance workshops, and more!

The is a welcoming space for college students to navigate the city like a local! Worried about how to get around downtown? Ride the Rapid or find out just how bicycle friendly GR has become.

September 12th begins GR101: College Week a great way to start taking advantage of student discounts at downtown restaurants, coffee shops, cultural attractions.

To receive these discounts, a valid college student ID must be presented. Check out some of the great offers below: 

Business Participating Schools Offer Details

Restaurants / Coffee Shops 

Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern GVSU 10% off food purchase.
The Bitter End Coffeehouse ALL 10% off total purchase.
Burger King ALL Free Value-sized drink with any purchase.
Ferris Coffee & Nut Cafe GVSU Free 16oz brewed coffee with $5.00 purchase.
Gita Pita ALL 10% off order.
Go Java Coffee ALL 10% off order.
Grand Rapids Pizza & Delivery (GRPD) ALL 15% off regularly priced menu items. Pickup only.
Grand Woods Lounge ALL College Night: Half off Woody buckets and bombs on Thursdays, 8p til Close.
One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom ALL 10% off food purchases/$2.00 16oz cans of PBR.
Peppino's Downtown Pizzeria Sports Grille Cooley, WMU (GR campus) GVSU, GRCC 15% off menu items excluding food specials.
The Pizza Experiment ALL 20% off menu items.
San Chez Bistro ALL 10% off entire bill.

Cultural Attractions

Grand Rapids Art Museum GRCC, Kendall, GVSU GRCC and Kendall College of Art & Design Students receive free admission. GVSU students receive $1.00 off regular admission prices.
Actors' Theatre ALL Reserve Student Ticket Rates start at $20 for Actors' Theatre regular season performances (a 17% discount). Student RUSH seating for $10 is also available starting 45 minutes prior to performance, based on availability.
GR Symphony ALL Free membership in the GR Symphony's "Student Passport Program" allows the Student to purchase a $5 ticket to concerts from the Richard and Helen DeVos Classical Series, Crowe Horwath Rising Stars Series, Edward Jones Coffee Classics Series, and Symphony with Soul.