Bus System

Transportation between, within, and around the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus and the Allendale Campus is easy, convenient and free. 

Grand Valley State University offers five separate routes for students, faculty, and staff. All Grand Valley and Rapid routes are free to ride with your student or faculty/staff ID card. All Grand Valley routes are listed below. Please view additional routes at ridetherapid.org

Campus Connector Route (Route 50)
The Campus Connector provides service between the Allendale Campus, Pew Grand Rapids Campus, and the Rapid Central Station with runs Monday through Friday during fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters. The Campus Connector makes round trips from Pew Grand Rapids Campus to Russel H. Kirkhof Center on the Allendale Campus with stops along Lake Michigan Drive and at Mackinac Hall. The Campus Connector also stops at Rapid Central Station to provide access to additional routes offered by the Rapid.

CHS Express Route (Route 51)
The CHS Express provides service between the main Campus Connector stop on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus and Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences (CHS). The CHS Express runs Monday through Friday during fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters. Student parking for the Center for Health Sciences is located in Grand Valley’s Seward parking ramp at the corner of Lake Michigan Drive and Seward Avenue on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

North Campus Apartment Shuttle (Route 37)
The North Campus Express provides service between a variety of private apartment complexes immediately adjacent to the northwest portion of the Allendale Campus. The North Campus Apartment Shuttle runs Monday through Friday during fall and winter semesters only.

South Apartment Shuttle (Route 48)
The South Campus Express provides service between a variety of private apartment complexes immediately adjacent to the southwest portion of the Allendale Campus. The South Campus Apartment Shuttle runs Monday through Friday during fall and winter semesters only.

Weekend Connector (Route 50)
The Weekend Connector combines all four routes (Campus Connector, CHS Express, North Campus Express, and South Campus Express) into one continuous loop. It also provides service to the Rapid Central Station for easy transfers to the Rapid system. The Weekend Connector runs Friday evening to Sunday evening each weekend during fall and winter semesters only.

Schedules and frequencies for all services are subject to change. Please note that frequencies of service are reduced during spring/summer semesters and Grand Valley State University break periods.

Page last modified December 20, 2013