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Parking Services would like to make all faculty and staff aware that Lot D1-D2 will be needed and used to accommodate move-out of our residents.  Parking accommodations for faculty and staff for Wednesday the 26th  – Friday the 28th  will be in Lot C, F and G.  We appreciate your cooperation and the inconvenience, as we on look to assist in moving out roughly 3,500 residents on the north side of campus. 

This does not include ADA parking areas.  Those remain open and usable to all who need them.




On-Campus Move Out

April 21, 2017

Are you an on-campus resident wondering how you'll cram a year's worth of things into your compact vehicle? We can't help you with that, but we can help you with parking!

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Grand Valley is a permit only campus. If you are coming to either of our campuses (Allendale or Pew Campus) during business hours, you will need a permit. Please check The Parking 411 for additional information and times, unless you choose to pay and park at meters or pay stations. Permits are available to guests of students at no cost at the following locations: Allendale Campus - Public Safety (Service Building -just south of the Alumni House) and Pew Campus - Pew Security (102 Eberhard Center). Starting in the Fall of the 2016-2017 academic year, temporary permits for students will cost $6.00 per day.

Faculty/Staff lots, designated spaces, meters and pay stations are enforced year round.

Feel free to contact us for your questions and parking permit needs at 616-331-PARK(7275).

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Helpful Move Out Reminders

Grand Valley Housing and Resident Life and Department of Public Safety take pride in our efficient, effective, and easy move in process that allows vehicles drive-up access to drop items at your building entrance, and with the help of hundreds of volunteers, get it to your door before you can park your car.

Moving out over 6,000 students is not as easy. As you are experiencing, it took less time to unload AND unpack than it has taken to even figure out where to begin your move out checklist, and it is less systematic.

To ensure the safety of our students and parents during move out, please be mindful of how you are parking your vehicle:

  • Do not park in front of or block building entrances and exits.
  • Do not park in fire lanes (signs and a yellow curb indicate a fire lane)
  • Be on the lookout for areas where vehicle traffic and/or parking is prohibited
  • Stay on the concrete and off the grass
  • Limit your time to 5-10 minutes by packing and bringing to the ground level before you retrieve you vehicle

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