Davenport University debuted in Grand Rapids in 1866, just 16 years after the city was incorporated. Following many decades of growth and transformation, Davenport has become a leading institution of higher education with campuses across the state of Michigan helping students achieve their career goals in business, technology, health and urban education.
Research is the cornerstone of education. Broadly defined, it means gathering of information for the advancement of knowledge. Scientific research is more specific. For a successful career in science, you must understand how to apply the scientific method to questions and use proper procedures to answer those questions. You must then share the findings with fellow researchers and join them in a critical examination of the work. Davenport University encourages students to experience this process first hand under the guidance of experienced mentors. Research students observe, describe, predict, and explain the world around us, leading to exciting new applications.
Taking a career or personality assessment can help you to fine tune your major, learn what careers may be a good fit for you, or even understand how to work more effectively with other people. Davenport offers free online assessments for our students and alumni, and we encourage you to contact Career Services after you complete your assessment to analyze the results.
Davenport University is committed to serving all students with disabilities both in and out of the classroom. Davenport University is committed to analyzing the appropriate application of any and all auxiliary aids or services based on the individual needs of students on a case-by-case basis. Any student with a documented disability is eligible to request services through Student Access. A Student Access Coordinator has been assigned at each campus.
South Hall is reserved for incoming first year students interested in living on campus. Residents who stay in South Hall will reside in four bedroom suites. South Hall houses the campus dining hall, and has an array of amenities, including wireless Internet, cable, computer labs, social lounges, and conveniently located laundry rooms. Cook Hall may be used for overflow for first year students.
Davenport University Library Services connect the DU community with the resources needed to excel in the knowledge-driven environment of the 21st century.
WellConnect is a comprehensive program which includes face-to-face counseling and personalized support services designed to promote the physical and psychological well-being of Davenport students and their household members.
Registered Student Organizations are a great way to get involved at Davenport. Log into Engage@DU to find your RSO today.