The university has designated safety locations for the sheltering of the campus community during inclement weather.  Green placards have been placed at the designated safety location.  When a local tornado siren or GV-Alert is activated, you should seek shelter immediately.  The GVSU community is encouraged to know the nearest safety location to their office, classroom, or living area.

Disclaimer: Because this list has not been certified by engineering or scientific study GVSU does not warrant the ability of any shelter to protect against all possible storm threats.  The shelters noted here are what could be reasonably expected to provide some shelter for the average weather situations expected to be encountered in Michigan.  (University of Central Oklahoma)

PLACES TO AVOID:

  • All outside walls, elevators, and windows of buildings
  • Any low-lying area that could flood
  • Vehicles -- do not use for shelter
  • Building areas with a large roof span

Shelter Location Sign

Alumni House                                                                                     
Basement

Art Gallery Support Facility                                                                 
Restrooms and Room 121

Audio Visual Warehouse                                                                     
This building should not be occupied during approaching severe weather

AuSable Hall                                                                                       
1st floor rest rooms, 1112, 1114, 1116-A, 1116-B, 1118, 1138-A, 1138-B, 1136-A, 1136-B, 1147, 1166, 1168, Hallway near room 1204, 1304, 1305, Stairwell near room 1320.

Baseball Pressbox                                                                               
This building should not be occupied during approaching severe weather

Boathouse                                                                                           
This building should not be occupied during approaching severe weather

Bike Factory                                                                                        
NW enclosed stairwell, all restrooms

Boathouse                                                                                           
This building should not be occupied during approaching severe weather

Calder Art Center                                                                                 
All restrooms, Rooms 1214, 1313, 1504,1510, 1715, 1811 and 1815

Calder Living Center                                                                            
Main level hallways, away from windows

Campus Health Center                                                                         
Restrooms and 127, 211

Central Utilities Building                                                                     
Basement, Northwest corner of tunnel

Children's Center                                                                                 
Restrooms

College of Ed Bldg (632 Fulton)                                                           
Restrooms

Commons                                                                                            
Restrooms, Room 100

Copeland Hall                                                                                      
Lower level restrooms

Cook Carillon Tower                                                                            
This building should not be occupied during approaching severe weather

Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences                                               
1st Floor - Rooms 113, 115, 127 hallways C-104 & C-106
2nd Floor - Rooms 209, 211, 233, hallways C-204 & C-206

Cook-Dewitt                                                                                         
Restrooms and storage room

Depot                                                                                                  
Restrooms

DETROIT CENTER                                                                               
Lower Level

DeVos Center                                                                                      
Rooms 127A, 125A and all restrooms
W&E Stairwells, W&E restrooms, Room 313C
W&E stairwell, W&E restrooms, Rooms 410C,
A & B - 1st Floor = Go to 1st Floor - 127A, 125A and all restrooms
A & B - 2nd Floor = NE Stairwells, receiving area - Room 126C
C - 1st Floor = W&E Stairwells, W&E restrooms, Rooms 215C
C - 2nd Floor and 217C
C - 3rd Floor and 315C
C - 4th Floor 415C, 416C and 421C
C - 5th Floor Rooms 510C and 511C
D & E - 1st Floor = Restrooms, Rooms 117E, 119E, 136E, 138E, 122E
D & E - 2nd Floor = Restrooms, Rooms 205E, 207E, 223E
E - 3rd Floor = Restrooms, Rooms 305E, 307E, 323E

Devos Living Center                                                                            
Lower level restrooms

Eberhard Center                                                                                  
1st Floor - Hallways of WGVU-TV
2nd Floor - Room 215
3rd Floor - Rooms 312, 313, and 314
4th Floor - Rooms 410, 416, 417, 418 and 419
5th Floor - Room 512
6th Floor - Room 614
7th Floor - Room 718b
8th Floor - Room 807, restrooms, then move to lower floors
9th Floor - Room 912, restrooms, kitchen area, then move to lower floors

Family Health Center                                                                           
Interior exam rooms

Fieldhouse                                                                                          
Lower two floors (excluding Arena & Rec Center)

Fillmore Storage Facility                                                                     
This building should not be occupied during approaching severe weather

Football Center                                                                                    
This building should not be occupied during approaching severe weather

Football Stadium / Pressbox                                                               
This area should not be occupied during approaching severe weather

Frey Living Center                                                                               
First floor hallway, away from windows

Front Street                                                                                         
LOCATION

Fulton Street Building                                                                         
LOCATION

Grand Valley Apts.                                                                              
Laundry rooms and lower level of building away from windows

Guest condo                                                                                       
Lower Level

GVSU Laker Store                                                                              
1st Floor - Restrooms #123 and #124

Henry Hall                                                                                           
1st Floor - LTT lecture halls, restrooms
2nd Floor - corridors and interior rooms
3rd Floor - restrooms

Hills Living Center                                                                               
First Floor hallway, away from windows

HOLLAND - MEIJER CAMPUS                                                              
Rooms 133, 139, 141 and restrooms

Hoobler Living Center                                                                   
Lower level restrooms

Instructional Tech Bldg.                                                                      
Move to Central Utilities Building

Johnson Living Center                                                                   
Lower Level Restrooms

Keller Engineering Building                                                                
Restrooms

Kelly Family Sports Center                                                                
Men's and Women's locker rooms

Kennedy Hall of Engineering                                                             
Rooms 122, 124 and 135

Kirkhof Center                                                                                    
Lowest floor west side/hallway/theatre area

Kirkpatrick Living Center                                                                   
Lower level restrooms

Kistler Hall                                                                                          
Lower level restrooms

Kleiner Commons                                                                               
Restrooms, storage room east side of building

Lake Huron Hall                                                                                   
First floor corridors, lecture rooms

LAKE MICHIGAN CENTER - MUSKEGON                                             
Men's & Women's restrooms - 1st Floor
Field Station - Rooms 104, 106, 109 and 111

Lake Michigan Hall                                                                              
Basement, first floor lecture rooms

Lake Ontario Hall                                                                                
All restrooms and Rooms 164, 168, 174 and 178

Lake Superior Hall                                                                              
Basement, first floor lecture rooms

Laker Village                                                                                        
Storage room under stairs

Laker Village Community Buildings                                                    
Restrooms

Library                                                                                                
1st floor restrooms: atrium restrooms
Connecting hall between Kirkhof and Library

Mackinac Hall                                                                                      
A Wing : 1st floor - All interior classrooms & restrooms

B Wing
Lower Level: Entire level
1st floor - All interior classrooms and restrooms
2nd floor - All interior classrooms and restrooms
Stairwell 7 and 8

C Wing
1st floor: Room 114 and restrooms
2nd floor - Room C-2-403, C-2-404 and restrooms

D Wing
1st floor - All interior classrooms & restrooms
2nd floor - Rooms D-2-107, 109, 127, 129 and restrooms

Manitou Hall                                                                                        
First floor lecture rooms, restrooms, central hall between lecture/classrooms

Maple Living Center                                                                        
Lower level restrooms

MAREC                                                                                               
Men's restroom - 1st Floor

Mary Idema Pew Library Learning & Information Commons                
1st floor restrooms: atrium restrooms
Connecting hall between Kirkhof and Library

Meadows Clubhouse                                                                          
Women's locker room, hall in front of locker room, and basement

Meadows Learning Center                                                                  
Go to Meadows Clubhouse if possible or restroom

Meadows Maintenance Building                                                          
Locker room and restroom

Murray Living Center                                                                          
Restrooms

Niemeyer Living Center - Honors College                                           
Public Restrooms (Rooms 109/110 and 209/210)

Niemeyer Living Center - Honors Housing                                          
Bathrooms

North C Living Center                                                                          
First floor hallway, away from windows

Oak Living Center                                                                                 
Lower level restrooms

Ott Living Center                                                                   
Lower Level Restrooms

Padnos Hall                                                                                        
1st & 2nd Floors - any room without windows 3rd Floor
NE stairwell to lowest level, SW stairwell to basement

Papa Johns Pizza                                                                                
Restrooms

Performing Arts Center                                                                        
Rooms 1210, 1206, restrooms, hallway east side of LAT
Hallway by Rooms 1128, 1211, 1127, 1407, 1500, 1510, 1501

Pew Library Learning & Information Commons                                   
1st floor restrooms: atrium restrooms
Connecting hall between Kirkhof and Library

Pew Living Center                                                                                
Lower level restrooms

Pickard Living Center                                                                           
Lower level restrooms

Pine Living Center                                                                             
Lower level restrooms

Ravine Apartments                                                                              
First floor restrooms or kitchen areas

Ravine Center                                                                                      
Room behind information desk and restrooms

Residence Halls                                                                                  
First, second floor corridors

Robinson Hall                                                                                     
Lower level restrooms

Secchia Hall                                                                                       
Restrooms

Seidman Center                                                                                   
1st Floor - Restroom and Rooms 1013, 1019, 1056 and 1077
3rd Floor - Rooms 3005

Seidman House                                                                                   
Restrooms on lower level

Seidman Living Center                                                                       
Lower level restrooms

Service Building                                                                                  
Skunkworks, Conference Room D and F, restrooms

Softball Pressbox                                                                                
This building should not be occupied during approaching severe weather

South C Living Center                                                                         
Recycling room 110, interior stairwells, 1st floor interior corridors, 1st floor unisex restroom

South D Living Center
Recycling room 127, interior stairwells, 1st floor interior corridors, 1st floor unisex restroom

South E Living Center                                                                        
Recycling room 106, interior stairwells, 1st floor interior corridors, 1st floor unisex restroom

South Utilities Building                                                                      
This building should not be occupied during approaching severe weather

Stafford Living Center                                                                        
Lower level restrooms

Student Services                                                                                 
International Affairs, Financial Aid and Student Employment
Corridor (CC101) south of fire doors (this door must be closed)
Second Floor South Side
Emergency stairs, and CS4
Admissions
Any restroom or corridor (CC304) by emergency stairs
Career Services
Rooms C266-C270
Counseling Centers
Corridor (CC205) by emergency stairs
Housing
Corridor (CC102) by emergency stairs
Records
Room C147

Swanson Living Center                                                                       
Lower level restrooms

The Connection                                                                                 
Interior corridor C-102, East stairwell S-2 and all restrooms

TV transmitter building                                                                      
This building should not be occupied during approaching severe weather

VanSteeland Living Center                                                                 
Restrooms

Weed Living Center                                                                           
Lower level restrooms

Winter Hall                                                                                        
Restrooms

Zumberge Hall                                                                                   
Rooms 1041, 1119, 2062, 3041, 3123, 4041, 4126, all restrooms, center and north stairwells