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Campus parking and transit changes

Posted on August 23, 2016

Parking Services announced some permit and parking changes for fall 2016. In an effort to ease some of the parking issues experienced last year, updates to parking lots were made over the summer. Permit enforcement for faculty, staff and students will begin the first day of classes.

Some of the changes are highlighted below; for a complete list, visit  

GVSU Transportation Services announced a few route changes. Some are highlighted below. For more information visit

Student parking:

Parking permits are available online at Temporary daily permits (20 per semester) will be available for sale at the Grand Valley Police Department and Pew Campus Security at a daily cost of $6, and will be billed directly to student accounts. Student ID is required to purchase permits.

There are 390 additional commuter parking spaces at the north end of campus and approximately 100 spaces added to the south end of campus.

No-cost parking at the Walker Fire Station will return, as the bus will be servicing that area again this year. The transit system will also stop in front of the Seward Ramp and the underpass by Eberhard Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. 

Parking continues to be free of charge for those who use the park-ride system from the Standale Meijer location. Visit for more information on the park-ride program.

Parking Services is also introducing #GVParkPositive to encourage a positive parking experience and a means to interact about parking. “Pop-Up Parking” is available — selling permits remotely — the location will change daily throughout move-in week and the first three days of classes. During move-in week, Alumni Parking Ambassadors will be on campus with information on available parking and where permits are being sold.

Faculty and staff parking: 

A campus map with parking lot locations can be found here

New faculty and staff permits are being mailed; permits from last year are considered valid until September 16.

More than 80 spaces in Lot D1 have become available again, starting the first day of class. The east half of Lot F will also be available for faculty/staff parking. Approximately 100 spaces in Lot K-East have been reserved for faculty/staff, with additional spaces in Lot M and Lot N. Signage changes will take place in Lot O, moving resident spaces to the far north end of Lot O only.

Parking spaces for faculty and staff are usually available in Lots D2 and D3. This lot provides a convenient bus stop on the corner with only a short bus ride to south campus.

For more information visit

Bus route changes:

Route 50 (Campus Connector) added a stop behind the Walker Fire Station in Standale. Park free and ride the bus at this location or at the Standale Meijer.

Route 50 added a stop at the Seward Ramp on Lake Michigan Drive and removed the eastbound Monroe/Louis stop in Grand Rapids.

Route 50 stop on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus moved to Front Avenue NW under U.S. 131.

Route 37 added a stop behind The Main Street Pub on Lake Michigan Drive.

Route 48 combined the Country Place and Hillcrest stops.

All Rapid routes are free with Grand Valley identification. For more information visit

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