Bus Route 85 - Apartment Connector (Early AM & Wkd/Break)

Fall / Winter Semesters


Monday - Thursday: 5:45a - 7a [see Route 37 (North) or Route 48 (South) weekdays after 7a]
Friday: 5:45a - 7a and 6p - 3a 
Saturday: 6:45a - 3a
Sunday: 10:15a - 7:45p

  • TO NOTE:
    • Kirkhof Center - the Laker Line stops at the main bus station and the Rts 37/48/85 stop at the smaller station to the south (in front of Haas Performing Arts Center)
  • Weekday early morning service frequency is approx 25 minutes.
  • Weekend service to connect to routing east of Allendale Campus.
  • "Exam Cram" extended bus service until 2a - available Monday of the week prior to exams to Wednesday of exams (merges 37 and 48 from midnight to 2a. 20 min frequency - last departure from KC at 2:10a). NOTE: No Exam Cram service extension Fall 2022 / Winter 2023
  • NOTE: when classes are not in session the bus may be on a limited "Break Service", which does include off-campus apartments on Route 85. When the University is closed there is no GVSU bus service.

Spring / Summer Semesters

No apartment shuttle service available during the Spring/Summer semesters.


Route Transfer Opportunities (Fall/Winter ONLY):

Next Bus: To find out where the bus is now, visit Rapid Connect or one of our Mobile Apps. Please note these apps work with the normal semester schedules.

Which schedule do I refer to?

"Fall / Winter Semesters" (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)

  • "Break Service" (dates of Holidays/Break Service) to include:
    • FALL: Labor Day Weekend, Fall Break, Thanksgiving Week, December Semester Break, Christmas Eve & Day, New Years Eve & Day and days prior to start of Winter Semester.
    • WINTER: Martin Luther King Jr Recess, Spring Break, Semester Break prior to start of Spring Semester

"Spring / Summer Semesters" (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)

  • "Break Service" (dates of Holidays/Break Service) to include:
    • SPRING: Memorial Day Weekend
    • SUMMER: Independence Day Recess, Semester Break prior to start of Fall Semester

Featured Stops on this Route (Fall/Winter ONLY):

  • Kirkhof Center-Allendale Campus
  • Mackinaw Hall- Allendale Campus
  • Campus Dr. & Center Dr. (short walk from North A&B Apts, West A&B Apts, Kleiner Commons)
  • Campus Dr at the Alumni House
  • High Tree Apartments (walk to: Lake Michigan Dr Apts)
  • Boltwood Apartments (walk to: Speedway)
  • The Enclave/Main St Pub (walk to: Conifer Creek Apts)
  • 48th Ave & Lake Michigan Dr. (walk to: Burger King, Jimmy Johns, Jude's Barber shop, Bigby Coffee, Main Street Pub)
  • 48 West Apartments (walk to: Menna's Joint, Ugro Coffee Shop)
  • Campus West Apartments (walk to: Meadows Crossing Apts, Country Place Apts)
  • Greek Housing (walk to: The Lodge Apts, Evolve Apts, Alpine Apts)
  • Canvas Townhomes (walk to: Hillcrest Apt, Trio Townhomes, Evolve Apts)
  • Lot J Commuter Permit Parking (behind Laker Village Apts - walk to: Campus View Apts, Laker Village Apts)
  • Pierce St & 42nd Ave (walk to: Laker Village Apts, Campus View Apts, Brian's Books, Campus Health Center)
  • Calder Dr & South Campus Dr (walk to: Connections, Honors Housing, South Apts)
  • Kirkhof Center (continue loop)

Page last modified December 21, 2022