Facilities Services

Incident Management Team update

Facilities Services is now using an antimicrobial product they call a "game changer" as part of enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures on campus. The product, MicrobeCare, is a hospital-grade solution that will be used in classrooms and athletic complexes, as well as other high-traffic and high-visitor spaces like the Kirkhof Center, Lubbers Student Services Center and dining facilities. 

Jun 25, 2020


Incident Management Team update

In preparation for the Fall 2020 semester, university leaders have been working on a plan for how students will safely return to live and learn on campus.  Fall 2020 Move-in will be extended to five days to allow for social and physical distancing.

Jun 18, 2020


Incident Management Team update

In preparation for Fall 2020, select buildings on GVSU campuses will have one-way directional floor signs to help with the flow of traffic, especially between classes.

Jun 10, 2020


Virtual Laker town hall focuses on return to campus, preparation for fall

Nearly 1,000 faculty and staff members attended a June 3 virtual Laker town hall to learn the latest information on Grand Valley's plans for returning to campus and the Fall 2020 semester.

Jun 3, 2020


Incident Management Team update

In preparation for fall, classrooms are being redesigned for social distancing. Standard rooms will be converted for a capacity of 19 students instead of 48. 

Jun 2, 2020


Incident Management Team update

As university leaders prepare for the start of a new academic year, members of the IMT have been making recommendations to the Senior Leadership Team, using public health and CDC guidance.

May 26, 2020


Keeping campus clean demands extra attention from staff members

Maintenance, service and grounds staff members have been on the front lines keeping campus buildings clean and sanitized amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

Mar 17, 2020


Campus Drive to open July 22

Campus Drive is set to open for traffic beginning July 22, three weeks ahead of schedule. Campus Drive has been closed since May 6 for construction to prepare for The Rapid's new Laker Line. 

Jul 15, 2019


Grand Valley mourns death of longtime Facilities Services staff member

The Grand Valley community is mourning the death of Don Reister, who died unexpectedly June 23 at age 81.

Jun 27, 2019


Haas, Mantella tour new Laker Line bus 

Local officials got a first look at one of the new articulated buses that will be part of the Laker Line when it begins running in August 2020.

Jun 3, 2019