Bus Route 51 - Health Sciences / Dash to the Hill

Route Schedule & Frequency:

Fall /Winter Semesters:
Monday - Thursday: 5:45a - 10:50p
Friday: 5:45a - 6p (
see Route 50 Weekend Connector after 6p)

Spring/Summer Semesters:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30a - 11p
Friday: 5:30a - 7p


  • The bus runs approximately every 5-20 minutes, depending on the time of day.
  • To find out where the bus is now, visit The Rapid's mobile site or download the "Laker Mobile" smartphone application.
  • NOTE: when classes are not in session the bus may be on a limited "Break Schedule", which does not include Route 51 (DASH to the Hill services may still be offered - no nights/weekends). When the University is closed there is no GVSU bus service.



Which schedule do I refer to?

"Fall / Winter Semesters" (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)

  • "Break Service" (dates of Holidays/Break Service) to include:
    • FALL: Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Week, December Semester Break, Christmas Eve & Day, New Years Eve & Day and days prior to start of Winter Semester.
    • WINTER: Spring Break, Semester Break prior to start of Spring Semester

"Spring / Summer Semesters" (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)

  • "Break Service" (dates of Holidays/Break Service) to include:
    • SPRING: Memorial Day Weekend
    • SUMMER: Independence Day Recess, Semester Break prior to start of Fall Semester

Route Maps:


Route Transfer Opportunities:

  • You can easily transfer to and from Route 50 Campus Connector by getting off at Lake Michigan Dr. and Seward Ave., crossing the street and catching Route 51 at the DASH 9 lot.
  • Heading to 515 Michigan NE? Click here

  Featured Stops on this Route:

  • Catch bus at Lake Michigan Dr. and Seward, across the street from the Seward Parking Ramp and take a 10 minute ride to CHS located at 301 Michigan St. NE
  • The route heads eastbound from Lake Michigan Dr. and Seward, then Seward to Bridge, to Michigan, stops at CHS, Michigan to Barclay, to Lyon, to Monroe, to Pearl, and back to Lake Michigan Dr. and Seward.
  • Stops along the way include the Seward Parking Ramp, YMCA.

Detours/Construction on this Route

Page last modified August 20, 2014