Our Location

Where to find us

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

  • 500 Lafayette Avenue NE

You can find us on the second floor:

  • Main Office is located in Suite 204
  • Faculty Offices are located in Suite 203*

*All visitors are asked to check in at the front office in Suite 204, prior to meeting with faculty. 

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. An elevator or stairs can be used to reach the second floor—our main office (RFH 204) is located directly across from the elevator doors.

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 - there is now temporary, limited student parking at RFH (unpaved lot north of the faculty/staff parking lot). 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.

Please note, you may need to determine an alternative route based on construction scheduled for surrounding roads.

Road Construction (tentative)

  • April - October 2020: Hastings (Prospect to College) reconstruction
  • 2020-2021: Hastings non-motorized path construction (south side)

Taking the Bus

From Allendale/GVSU: The new Laker Line BRT (LL) bus stop is located at CHS and is a short walk to RFH.

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.