Our Location

Where to find us

The offices for the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program, are located in Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall (RFH).

  • 500 Lafayette Avenue NE

You can find our main office on the first floor:

  • Main Office is located in Suite 106

The MPH Director and faculty offices are on the second floor.

  • MPH Director's office (Dr. Brew) is located in Suite 204
  • Faculty Offices are located in Suite 203


RFH is a short walk from the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences (CHS) - one block north, traveling under the I-196 overpass.

Enter via the southwest entrance of the building, on the corner of Lafayette and Hastings. Our main office suite (RFH 106) is located down the hall on your left, past the elevator doors and conference room.

RFH Dedication Video (Short)


Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall (opened May 2018) houses 16 teaching laboratories and 90 offices for faculty and staff. RFH brings together several health programs, including Public Health, Occupational Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Speech-Language Pathology, Sonography, and Allied Health Sciences, with intensive interactive learning spaces and the space to work as interprofessional teams.

How to get here


Please note - Visitor parking is extremely limited and must be prearranged. We strongly suggest you take the bus!

From I-196 Eastbound: take the College Ave. exit and head north, staying in the middle lane (designated for left turn only). Turn left onto Hastings Street (avoiding the I-196 Westbound ramp to your left); take Hastings to Lafayette Avenue and turn right. The entrance to the RFH parking lot is located off of Lafayette, immediately north of the building.

From I-196 Westbound: take the College Ave. exit and, staying to the right, head straight across College onto Hastings. Turn right on Lafayette Ave. The entrance to the RFH parking lot is located off of Lafayette, immediately north of the building.


Student Parking on the Health Campus is now available, with valid student permit, at the new GVSU / Spectrum Parking Ramp. The ramp is located behind the new Daniel & Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health (DCIH), at 333 Michigan Street NE. There are two entrance: Prospect Street and Lafayette Street. This map of the GVSU Health Campus provides more parking information details.


Taking the Bus

From Allendale/GVSU: The new Laker Line BRT (LL) bus stop is located in front of DCIH and is a short walk to RFH. Head west to the corner of Michigan & Lafayette, then turn right and travel north until reaching the RFH entrance at the corner of Lafayette & Hastings

Other bus routes may be suitable depending on your circumstance - Ride The Rapid. Bus lines #11, #13, and #19 all have stops close to RFH. All GVSU students ride for free with their student ID.