Students have access to hundreds of off campus housing options near both of our Allendale and Grand Rapids campuses. These landlord and complexes are not formally affiliated with Grand Valley State University and will need to be contacted directly for more information. Any agreements you enter into for off campus housing are solely your responsibility.
The GVSU Office of Housing and Residence Life is not responsible for, and will not be a party to, any rental agreement established between you and any other parties. This includes, but is not limited to, landlords, other tenants, roommates, and students of GVSU. THIS guide from the MSU College of Law Housing Clinic may serve as a resource. Additionally, HERE are some tips for renting your first apartment. Click HERE for some information on living within the code of compliance within the city of Grand Rapids. You (and your landlord) must adhere to code compliances.
Note: Due to the large number of off campus listing requests, current availability, and conflict of interest, Housing & Residence Life will no longer be promoting or endorsing any particular off-campus landlords or complexes.
Landlords & Complexes- if you'd like to reach out to students at GVSU, please contact the Office of Student Life for information on Campus Life Night and use of table/rental space on campus throughout the year. You can also contact The Lanthorn for formal advertising in the university newspaper or other opportunities. We will continue to assist students internally in navigating off campus housing offerings and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with our local partners. Thank you!