Resources available to students

Internet Access/Laptop Access

A limited number of laptops are available for loan. Visit gvsu.edu/library for details, as the library is currently closed. If you do not have internet access at your home, many internet providers provide low-cost, high-speed internet access for qualifying customers. If you live in a Comcast/Xfinity service area, if you qualify you may receive two months of the Internet Essentials plan free. Details are available at https://internetessentials.com/. If you live in a Charter service area, call 844-488-8395 for two free months of service. Several other providers have similar programs. Please contact your internet provider for options on service.

A student works on a laptop.


A shelf of food in the Replenish food pantry.

Food Resources

A wide variety of food access resources are available to students, but the on-campus food pantry, Replenish, is currently closed. However, emergency meal requests can be handled via a form on the site.

A list of food pantries and mobile food pantries is available via Feeding America West Michigan.

Temporary food assistance from the government may also be available if you qualify. Information is available via the State of Michigan Website.

Additional food resources can be found in this article: https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2020/03/where-to-get-your-kids-meals-in-ottawa-county-while-schools-are-closed-for-coronavirus.html?ath=0e2fd4f5d2cd8de02197915a4d269348#cmpid=nsltr_stryheadline

Temporary Housing

Students who require temporary housing can visit https://www.experiencegr.com/hotels/ for hotel options in the area.

Storage needs

Students who require short-term storage of personal property can get self-storage free for one month from UHaul

Other moving and storage resources can be found on this page: https://www.mymove.com/moving/guides/college-student-coronavirus-resources/

More resources can be found at gvsu.edu/care



Page last modified March 19, 2020