Directions and Parking

Allendale Campus

Campus Map

Map of the Allendale Campus Please note that the Kirkhof Center is building #18 and Cook DeWitt is building #35

Directions to the Allendale Campus

From Chicago: I-94 East to I-196/US-31 (Exit 34) at Benton Harbor. Continue on I-196 East toward Grand Rapids. Take US-31 (Exit 44) north to M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive). Turn right (east) on M-45 and go approximately 12 miles to Grand Valley’s entrance and turn right (south). Approximately 200 miles from Chicago. PLEASE NOTE: Michigan is one hour ahead of Illinois (EST).

From Detroit/Lansing: I-96 West to I-196 West (Gerald R. Ford Freeway) through downtown Grand Rapids. Exit Lake Michigan Drive/M-45 (Exit 75). Take M-45 approximately 12 miles to Grand Valley's entrance and turn left (south). Approximately 160 miles from Detroit and 75 miles from Lansing.

From Holland: US-31 North to M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive). Turn right (east) on M-45 and go approximately 12 miles to Grand Valley’s entrance and turn right (south). Approximately 25 miles from Holland.

From Kalamazoo: US-131 North to I-196 West (Gerald R. Ford Freeway). Exit Lake Michigan Drive/M-45 (Exit 75). Take M-45 approximately 12 miles to Grand Valley’s entrance and turn left (south). Approximately 65 miles from Kalamazoo.

From Muskegon: I-96 East to Coopersville (exit 16). Turn left on 68th Avenue and go approximately 6 miles. Turn left (east) on M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive). Go approximately 3 miles to Grand Valley’s entrance and turn right (south). Approximately 45 miles from Muskegon.

From Northern Michigan: US-131 South to Grand Rapids. Take I-196 West to Lake Michigan Drive/M-45 (Exit 75). Take M-45 approximately 12 miles to Grand Valley’s entrance and turn left (south). Approximately 160 miles from Traverse City.


Parking

Russel H. Kirkhof Center

Parking for events in the Kirkhof Center is located in lot H. Additional handicap parking is located in the circle drive in front of the Kirkhof Center.Parking for events in the CDC is located in lot H. You may use the Carillon Tower as a turn-around for drop-offs but parking is prohibited next to the building.Parking for events in the Arboretum is located in lot M. You may drive up to the Arboretum for drop-offs but parking is prohibited.

Cook-DeWitt Center

Parking for events in the CDC is located in lot H. You may use the Carillon Tower as a turn-around for drop-offs but parking is prohibited next to the building.

Arboretum

Parking for events in the Arboretum is located in lot M. You may drive up to the Arboretum for drop-offs but parking is prohibited.


We are located within the Office of Student Life. Events Services is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.