Bus Service - Exam Cram Extension

"Exam Cram" extended service busing is in effect the Monday prior to exam week until the Wednesday of exam week for Fall and Winter Semesters.

Route Schedule & Frequency:

Monday - Thursday:

  • Route 45 (Campus to Campus): 12:15a - 2:15a (20 min service)
  • Route 85 (Off-Campus Apartment Shuttle): 12:30a - 2:10a (25 min service)

Friday - Saturday: not available on weekends - see normal weekend service 


  • Route 45 (Campus to Campus): 7:00p - 2:10a (45-50 min service)
  • Route 85 (Off-Campus Apartment Shuttle): 7:45p - 2:10a (25 min service)


  • Monday, (prior to exam week) - Thursday, (prior to exam week) - Exam Cram Schedule Extension to Normal Schedule
  • Friday, (prior to exam week) - Saturday, (prior to exam week) - Normal Schedule
  • Sunday, (exam week) - Wednesday, (exam week) - Exam Cram Schedule Extension to Normal Schedule
  • Thursday, (exam week) - Saturday, (exam week) - Normal Schedule

Route Information:

Transfer Opportunities:

Route 50 Transfer Graphic [PDF] 

  • All Rapid routes are FREE with valid GVSU I.D.
  • Transfer to Silver Line (SL/#90) at downtown Grand Rapids locations: Michigan & Bostwick, DeVos Place, Monroe & Louis
  • Fulton near Mt Vernon transfer to #12 (West Fulton).
  • Seward Ramp, at Lake Michigan Dr. and Seward Ave. you can transfer to bus #9 (Alpine) or #51 (DASH to the Hill). (Note: Rt 45 does not stop at ramp, rather a couple blocks away on Fulton/Mt Vernon)
  • At Meijer (at Lake Michigan Dr. and Wilson Ave.) you can transfer to #7 (West Leonard) or #12 (West Fulton). Stop is on the south end of the parking lot near the gas station. (Note: Rt 45 stop is on Lake Michigan Dr at Ferndale - north of Meijer)

Featured Stops on this Route:

  • Lafayette Station - GVSU Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, walking distance to GVSU Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall
  • Pew Station - Fulton St between Keller Engineering and Seidman Center, various downtown Grand Rapids stops
  • Lake Michigan Dr. & Covell shopping plaza - Big Apple Bagel, Rite Aid, BC Pizza, Snap Fitness, and Bank of America
  • Bayberry Apartments
  • Lake Michigan Dr. & Cummings - Walker Fire Station is a park & ride location. You can park your car in the fire station lot and walk to the bus stop on Lake Michigan Dr and Cummings.
  • Lake Michigan Dr. & Ferndale is another park & ride location. Shopping plaza features Meijer, Panera Bread, Jimmy John's, Jet's Pizza, Chowhound Pets, Fifth-Third Bank and more.
  • Allendale Campus bus stops at Mackinac Hall and the Kirkhof Center


Page last modified October 13, 2022