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IMPORTANT: Parking Information for Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

On Thursday, September 1st, the Grand Valley State Football Team will be playing its home opener vs. Tiffin University at 7pm in Lubbers Stadium.   This will be a very exciting game to open up conference play for the 2016 season. Due to the amount of traffic for the game during academic hours, we will have some parking challenges.  To devise a workable plan for that evening, the Athletic Department has met with key individuals throughout the campus community.  PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE PARKING PLAN OUTLINED BELOW

Individuals needing to come to Allendale for afternoon and evening activities, please park at the downtown campus or the Standale Meijer and utilize the Campus Connector Bus System.

  •           Lot C East, Lot B, and Lot F will be available until NOON.  Lot C West and Lot E will be closed all day.
  •           Lot D1-D3 will be available throughout the day. (Faculty/Staff parking pass must be visible to enter Lot D1-D3 for free). At 4pm this will become a paid lot, but your Faculty/Staff pass will allow you to enter for free if spots remain available.
  •           Lot G will be available until 4pm. At 4pm this will become $5 paid parking only.
  •           Lot H will remain open for Faculty/Staff/Students throughout the day for free.
  •           If all lots are filled up, please park in Lot J or the Meadows Golf Practice Academy. Both of these lots will have off campus shuttles to Kirkhof Center.
  •           Vehicles will be able to exit all lots for free at any time throughout the day

Thank you for your cooperation.  We want you to be able to park on this day with as little disruption as possible. Please respect all parking attendants as they will assist in directing you to the next available lot


Student parking permits for the 2016-2017 academic year are NOW available for sale at Parking Services, Pew Security and Pop-Up Parking locations (check website or GVPD social media for daily locations).  Lot J and Calder permits are only available at Parking Services at Public Safety.

In an effort to help our students avoid citations, please remember we will begin full enforcement on the first day of class, Monday, 8/29.  If you are bringing a vehicle to campus, you must have a permit or opt to pay to park.  

Lisa Garringer
Parking Services Operations


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To offer information and efficient customer service resulting in a positive parking experience for the University community.


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Grand Valley is a permit only campus. If you are coming to either of our campuses (Allendale or Pew Campus) during business hours, you will need a permit. Please check The Parking 411 for additional information and times, unless you choose to pay and park at meters or pay stations. Permits are available to guests of students at no cost at the following locations: Allendale Campus - Public Safety (Service Building -just south of the Alumni House) and Pew Campus - Pew Security (102 Eberhard Center). Starting in the Fall of the 2016-2017 academic year, temporary permits for students will cost $6.00 per day.

Faculty/Staff lots, designated spaces, meters and pay stations are enforced year round.

Feel free to contact us for your questions and parking permit needs at 616-331-PARK(7275).

Parking Services Hours of Operation 


Residents in Faculty/Staff and Commuter Lots - NO OVERNIGHT PARKING

Lot D1-D3 is a reserved Faculty/Staff only lot and does not accommodate overnight parking.  D1-D3 is being closed for multiple GVSU Events starting Thursday (8/25).  All Residents parking in D1-D3 will need to immediately move their vehicles out of the Faculty/Staff reserved lot and into Lot D4-D9. There are plenty of open and available spaces available for residents in D7-D8, a Residential Permit is required.  Residents parked in FS or Commuter lots need to move their vehicles today or risk a $25 - $35 citation.  Those vehicles that remain in D1-D3 risk being towed.

Lot C - Please move your vehicle to Lot D4-D9
Lot H - Please move your vehicle to Lot J
Lot K-West - Please move to Lot J, P, R or GVA
Lot K-East - Please move your vehicle to either Lot J, P, R or GVA
Lot M - Please move your vehicle to either Lot J, P, R or GVA

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 616-331-PARK (7275)

Alumni Parking Ambassadors 2016

Alumni Parking Ambassadors 2016

Awesome alumni are finding a way to give back and interact with the Lakers of the future by being Alumni Parking Ambassadors.  Say hello to Michael and Joy Freude both of the class of 1973.  Their smiling faces will be interacting and sharing parking information throughout Move-In with families and students new or returning to GVSU.  They have maps of campus and knowledge to share on where available parking is and where permits are being sold.  Stop by and say HI!


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