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Arts and Culture

SVSU has the opportunity to host many concerts and events. You can watch many of past events by going to our YouTube channel

SVSU hosts movies, to take a look go to our Box Office.

The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum is a FREE museum and sculpture garden that features a unique collection of more than 200 sculptures that span the 70-year career of “America’s Public Sculptor,” HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm.

The University Art Gallery will visually inspire visitors with frequently changing exhibitions that display a wide variety of contemporary art styles and media from international artists and SVSU Art Department students.

SVSU has alot of events going on within our campus. To see when these events are happening take a look at our event calendar.

Within our campus, we have the oppurtunity to host public lectures. Take a look!

The Theodore Roethke Poetry & Arts Festival is a triennial celebration of the Pulitzer-winning poet Theodore Roethke, featuring various events on SVSU’s campus and throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region community.


SVSU's Office of Professional Devolpment is here to help you become a leader in your industry or career field, or simply to enrich your personal skillset.

The SVSU-OLLI program was established in September 2001. Since then, we have grown to over 2000 members! Check us out!

At the School/University Partnership Office (SUPO), we believe that access to quality education is empowerment for all. A quality education welcomes all, fosters creativity, and entitles learners to grow into their most authentic selves.

Athletics and Recreation

SVSU has many varisity sports, where we dominate in sports! Make sure to cheer us on!

The Ryder Center for Health and Physical Education is an athletics and recreational complex located on our campus.

Gerstacker Regional Aquatics Centeris the premier aquatic center of the Great Lakes Bay Region is home to SVSU's Men and Women's Swimming & Diving programs.  The Olympic-size pool is also host to many high school and collegiate swim and diving competitions. This refreshing venue is open to SVSU students, faculty and staff as well as community members for leisurely swimming or vigorous laps. 

Economic Development

The Business Excellence Centers (BEC) provide training, consulting, and research services to the Michigan business community.

Great Lakes Bay Manufacturer's Association is the regional voice for manufacturing, providing members with access to best practices, talent pipeline development, and educational & networking opportunities.

Independent Testing Laboratory - Helping regional manufacturers become more successful while spending less money - now that's a formula for success.

Youth Programs

SVSU host many athletic camps over the year. This year's sports camps include football, baseball, men's and women's basketball, volleyball, softball, tennis, track, soccer and cheerleading. Sign up today!

Each summer, thousands of students come to our campus for a variety of day and overnight camps, participating in fine arts to sports. Many of our students say their first experience at SVSU was at a summer camp.

The Fine Arts Day Camp is for students entering 3rd-9th grades interested in musical theatre, improvisation, and creative drama. Check it out!

The Cardinal Kids Club is a program sponsored by the Saginaw Valley State University Department of Athletics that launched on August 1, 2009.  The intent of the program is to bring the families with young children in the Great Lakes Bay Region to the campus of SVSU to engage in the Cardinal Athletics experience.

SVSU is proud to host along with Jolt Credit Union youth community days. All the camps are free, make sure to sign up!

About SVSU

SVSU has set strategic goals to guide us into the future to ensure our success in the community.

The Board of Control is the governing body of Saginaw Valley State University.  It was established when the State of Michigan ratified Act 278 of 1965.
Michigan Legislature - Act 278 of 1965 

Donald J. Bachand was appointed Saginaw Valley State University’s fourth president in February 2014. He first joined SVSU in 1978 as an assistant professor of criminal justice and rose through the ranks of the faculty and academic administration.

Reporting Structure for Saginaw Valley State University

Campus Visitors

Pursuant to Article VIII of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, Saginaw Valley State University (“the University”) has the responsibility to serve as a public institution of higher education. To carry out this Constitutional mandate, the University owns and/or controls property and facilities. The University has established the following Expressive Activity on Campus policy to ensure the University’s educational mission is actualized, while allowing for the exchange of ideas. 


To inquire about reserving space for your event, click on the appropriate options below.  An Event Coordinator will contact you to answer questions, finalize details, or discuss special features and options available.

The Valley Vanguard - Saginaw valley state university's student newspaper since 1967

We are an on campus organization at SVSU streaming live at We are a station made and run by the students for the students.