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Catch a Free Ride to GR College Week Events From Sept. 12 – 16

GR College Week

Calling all college students! We know you’re just getting settled into a new school year but this is your time to enjoy everything Downtown Grand Rapids has to offer. From Sept. 10 – 16, you can explore your city during GR College Week ‘18. We’re proud to sponsor FREE bus rides to and from these awesome events taking place on Sept. 12 – 16. Use your college ID for special access to cultural attractions, discounts, events, and more.

It’s simple. Just show your student ID to your bus operator when boarding the bus and let them know you’re participating in GR College Week! Your fare will be waived and you can enjoy your free ride!

Here’s how you can Ride the Rapid to get to the entire list of awesome locations:

  1. Mixer at the Knickerbocker: Sept. 12

Come for the free appetizers, and soft drinks – stay for the entertainment. Grab your friends and come down to the Grand Rapids’ Westside.

Routes that can get you to The Knickerbocker: 7, 9, 19 and DASH West

  1. Relax at Rosa Parks: Sept. 13

Make your lunch break fun. Enjoy a performance from the local band, Flexadecibel, a variety of food trucks and oversized outdoor games. This event goes from 12:00 – 1:30 PM in Rosa Parks Circle.

Routes that can get you to Rosa Parks Circle: 6, 9, 11, 13, 50, Silver Line and DASH

  1. GR Respect – Workshop Series: Sept. 13

This mini-workshop series focuses on how to be a citizen in the city. Resources will be available to give students information on a variety of subjects including everything from navigating bus routes to renting in the city of GR.

  1. GR Connect Networking: Sept. 14

This networking event aims to connect students with local employers. Whether you are looking for a full-time job after graduation, an internship, or just want to make some connections – this is the fun way to do it. The program will take place on Friday, September 14 at Kendall College of Art and Design from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

Routes that can get you to Kendall: 6, 13 and DASH

  1. Grand Rapids Symphony – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7: Sept. 14

See the Symphony for just $5 at DeVos Performance Hall. There are a variety of concerts you can attend with student tickets including the Grand Rapids Bach Festival!  Get your tickets here.

Routes that can get you to the Grand Rapids Symphony: 11, 19, 50, Silver Line and DASH

  1. GR Unwind – Yoga: Sept. 15

Head to Aquinas’ campus to enjoy a peaceful, free yoga session. There are two sessions: 9 – 10 AM and 10:15 – 11:15 AM.

Routes that can get you to Aquinas: 6 and 14

  1. GR Live – Food Trucks & Hammocks: Sept. 15

Head over to Aquinas College for food trucks, hammocks and live music from 4:30 – 8:00 PM.

Routes that can get you to Aquinas: 6 and 14

  1. ArtPrize Kick-Off Party: Sept. 16

Join in the fun! ArtPrize Artists, Venues and Volunteers come together to kick-off ArtPrize 10.  Take the bus to the B.O.B for this VIP event featuring live music, DJs, food and get a sneak peek of Founders Brewing Company’s, Trigo, the official beer of ArtPrize 10.

For more information on GR College Week ‘18 head to the website here.

Written by Brittany Schlacter

The Public Outreach Coordinator of Digital Media at The Rapid.