Security on Campus

The Allendale campus has three traditional-style living centers housing approximately 866 students, 11 suite-style living centers housing 987 students, eight apartment style living centers housing 1,034 students and the Ravines, Laker Village, Calder Art, Murray, South B, C, D, E, Grand Valley apartments and the Glenn A. Niemeyer Learning and Living Center, which accommodate 3,081 students. Secchia and Winter Hall on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus house 379 students. Off-campus housing consists of private apartment complexes located near both the Allendale and Grand Rapids campuses.

For your safety, all housing buildings are locked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Due to academic programs and success center services, the following buildings are the exception to this rule:

Niemeyer Living Center:

  • Monday-Friday 7am to Midnight
  • Saturday/Sunday 9am to 10pm

Murray & South D Living Center:

  • Monday-Friday 9am to 6pm

North C Living Center:

  • Monday-Friday 9am to 6pm

Students living in the living centers are allowed to have visitors of the opposite gender during visiting hours, which are 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday through Thursday and open visitation in all areas with their roommates consent on Friday and Saturday. In other housing facilities, residents are allowed open visitation with the roommates consent.

Special security procedures are in effect during low-occupancy periods. Those students who wish to stay in on-campus housing over Thanksgiving, winter holiday and spring break periods must register in advance with a housing and resident life staff member to do so. (For more information on housing security, refer to the housing handbook).

The Department of Facilities Services maintains the university buildings and grounds with concern for safety and security. Parking lots are illuminated at night, as are all main campus walkways and building entrances. Overnight parking is prohibited except in residence lots. Landscape planting is arranged and maintained so that building entrances are easily visible from a distance.