Grand Valley Police Department

The Parking 411 - Pew Residents


  • Enforcement Hours
    • Resident parking on the Pew Campus is enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Drive-Up Privileges
    • All vehicles must be parked in a marked parking space.  There is no parking on sidewalks, along curbs, or in any other area of a parking lot that is not marked as a space.
  • Meters - Costs:
    • Housing Meters -  25 cents for each 15 minutes, 30 minute limit 
    • Academic meters  - 30 cents for each 12 minutes or $1.50 per hour, 4 hour limit
    • Failed or Out of Order meters are a “No-Park” zone,  unless paying with ParkMobile
  • Visitors
    • Visitors must have a permit. The guest needs to stop into Pew Campus Security with photo ID and their license plate number to receive a temporary permit at no cost. Residents may not pick up the permit for your guest.
    • Visitor permits will be issued for one night at a time.
  • Disability Parking
    • A valid disability parking permit and a GVSU permit are required to park in disability spaces on GVSU's campus. 
    • If disability parking spaces are not available, the disability permit holder may park at a meter (payment not required) or in a Faculty/Staff or Student lot only.  Parking in any other space is prohibited. Parking in disability spaces in pay station lots will require payment and is limited to a two hour stay.
  • Motorcycles
    • Motorcycles do not require a parking permit. Motorcycles may park on the yellow hash marks at the end of parking rows. Motorcycles are NOT allowed to park in the blue Disability reserved hash marks.
  • Overnight parking
    • Overnight parking must be in Residential Lots. Vehicles are NOT allowed to park overnight in Commuter or Faculty/Staff lots. A RESIDENTIAL permit is required.
    • If your vehicle breaks down and cannot be moved overnight, Pew Campus Security must be notified.
    • Disabled vehicles must be removed within 24 hours.
  • Permit Decal Placement
    • Place your parking permit decal on the lower left side of your vehicle's windshield.  You may receive a citation if it is not in the proper location.
    • Your parking permit decal is transferrable between vehicles. Be aware that the owner of the permit is responsible for any citations assigned to that permit number, no matter the vehicle.
  • Temporary Permits
    • Students are allowed 20 days of temporary parking permits per academic year at no cost.  To use a temporary permit, bring your Student ID and license plate number to Pew Campus Security.
    • Temporary permits are placed on the dashboard to the left of the steering wheel.  Permit dates must be visible from outside the vehicle for the permit to be valid.

Pew Residents

In what lots may I park?

On the Pew Campus:  Any lot marked with a Brown "P"

  • Secchia Lot (Behind Secchia and Winter Halls)
  • Winter Lot (Residential Section Only)

On the Allendale CampusAny lot marked with a Red "S"

  • Lot C (North of Fieldhouse)                                                       
  • Lot G (South of Lot F)
  • Lot H (Across Campus Drive from Kirkhof Center)
  • Lot K-East (Directly in front of Performing Arts Center)                     

Where am I NOT allowed to park?

  • Meters and pay stations (still require payment)
  • Allendale Resident Lots
  • F/S Lots
  • Student Commuter Lots on the Pew Campus
  • Any Specially Signed Spaces

IMPORTANT! Unauthorized or improper use of this permit may result in disciplinary action or a referral to the University Judicial process.  Fraudulent use of this permit will result in its confiscation, and may result in criminal penalties.  Fraudulently obtaining goods or services is a crime punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of not more than $2,000

Page last modified June 26, 2015