Grand Valley State University is proud to host a number of events on the Allendale campus March 22-24, 2017 including the Robotics Competition, High School Track and Field, and the first annual Datafest competition. Ensuring ample parking for our faculty/staff and student commuters is our number one priority, and we assure you that there will be parking available. However, parking may not be as convenient as other days.
It is our suggestion you utilize the Rapid routes to commute to campus if possible, or allow extra time for your commute as Lot H may be the closet option. Just a reminder the Walker Fire Station and Standale Meijer have carpool areas with convenient Route 50 pickup every 4-7 minutes.
Attention all Lakers! Beginning Monday, October 17, overnight parking hours will now be 3a-6a. If you are a Rec Center member using the facility at 6a when they open, Lot C or Lot G will be available for you to park in.
In order to better service the Grand Valley State University community, Parking Services has made changes effective August 2016. The reasons are to provide equitable service, gain compliance, deter violators and provide an improved parking experience for those with valid parking permits. Research was evaluated from parking operations at various Michigan universities, benchmark institutions in the Midwest and the city of Grand Rapids.
Parking Permit Citations
Costs of violations have not increased in the past decade. In an effort to gain balance in compliance and deter potential violators the following changes were made.
The temporary parking permits will no longer be available to our students at no cost. This change is in an effort to to be equitable to all students choosing to bring a vehicle to campus. The following changes were made.
Short-term (pay-to-park) Meter and Pay Stations
Hours of Operation
All permits will be billed to student accounts based on credit hours.
For those leaving or graduating from GVSU, please return your permit to either campus safety office, or it will be deactivated.
If you have any questions contact parking services at (616) 331-PARK (7275) during business hours.
*** Parking Services will no longer be issuing temporary permits after 10:00pm Sunday - Thursday and 5pm on Fridays. Guests requiring overnight parking permits will be required to obtain a permit during regular business hours. See Parking Services Hours of Operation. ***
*** Beginning August 2016 - The Free 20 days of student temporary permits (paper permits) will no longer be available. ***
Visitor Lot at The Marketplace - Is a short-term (maximum of two hours) pay to park only lot (.50 cents per 15 minutes). Parking in ADA compliant reserved spaces in this lot will require payment and is limited to a two hour stay. Payment options include: cash, credit card and Parkmobile. This lot is enforced 24/7.
Lot C and D during Move-In 2016- will be closed Monday 8/21 - 8/26 to accommodate move-in. During these three days, faculty and staff working on the north end of campus are asked to park in lots F, G and H. We appreciate your cooperation during these three days as we actively move in our students.
D1 will be remain closed 8/25 and 8/26 for the Holton-Hooker dedication.
Lot Z (Campus Health Center/AGS) - Either a Faculty/Staff permit or Student Commuter (RED) permit will be required. Patient only designated parking spaces will be enforced.
Prospect Lot (East of CHS)- Lot for Tenant and Faculty/Staff parking with metered visitor spaces available. This lot replaced the Lafayette Lot.
Eberhard Center - Faculty/Staff reserved spaces are accommodated for a two hour stay. Visitors are welcome to park and pay at meters or by displaying a visitor permit. Gate arms have been removed and parking is actively being enforced.
This fall Dept. of Public Safety moved forward to closing access to Commons Service Drive to all non-service vehicles. Please beware we are actively enforcing for non-compliance and those in violation of parking rules and regulations. This area is not available for drop-offs and is enforced 24/7 including weekends.