Parking Permit Questions and Answers


Any commuting or resident student choosing to park a vehicle on the Allendale or Grand Rapids Pew Campuses, Monday through Thursday, 3:00 am - 6:30 pm  and Fridays, 3:00 am - 5:00 pm must purchase and display a parking permit.

No, parking permits are not required at the Holland, Muskegon or Traverse City campuses. Nor are they required Saturdays or Sundays.

No, parking permits are not required in Student Commuter lots or Residential lots, with the exception of Pew Residential parking lots. Permits for downtown residential areas are available 24/7 at Pew Campus Security located at 102 Eberhard Center or after hours by calling 616-331-6677.  Faculty and Staff spaces, meters and designated areas are enforced year round.

Parking permit decals are transferable. Remove the permit and affix it to your new vehicle or windshield. If you forget to move your permit, temporary permits are available at a campus safety office during posted business hours.

If you are registered for winter classes, you will automatically be charged based upon your number of credit hours.

Your permit is charged to your student account one semester at a time. If you are not enrolled the following semester, your permit will be deactivated, becomes invalid and you will not be charged.  All deactivated permits should be returned to Grand Valley Parking Services or Pew Campus Security to avoid improper use of a deactivated permit. Fraudulently using a deactivated permit will result in confiscation and may result in criminal or university penalties.

Yes, bring your current permit into Parking Services and we will be happy to exchange it for the appropriate student permit.

The new mylar permits can be run under water and rubbed gently, removing the build-up. Allow the permit to dry and adhesiveness will be restored.

Parking is allowed in Faculty/Staff spaces and meters after 6:30 PM (excluding Residential meters which are enforced 24/7) until 3:00 AM Monday through Thursday and weekends. You may not park overnight in any of the F/S spaces, short-term Pay to Park or meters. If you need to leave your vehicle overnight, you will need to move the vehicle to a Residential lot. In the Fall and Winter semesters, Residential lots are permit enforced Monday through Thursday, 3:00 am - 6:30 pm  and Fridays, 3:00 am - 5:00 pm. If you have any questions, please contact us at 616-331-PARK (7275).  Parking is enforced 24/7 in Short-term Pay to Park areas on campus, as stated on signs at lot entrances.

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