Facilities Services

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 longtimeFacilities 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


Senior becomes first student to earn boiler license

Noah Barton earned an operators and boiler engineers license, making him the first student to achieve this certification.

Mar 26, 2019


RecycleMania 2019 is underway

Grand Valley is once again participating in a national competition to collect the largest amount of recyclables and the least amount of trash. From February 4-March 30, Grand Valley will compete against hundreds of colleges and universities across the country as a part of RecycleMania. Categories in the eight-week competition include diversion and food organics, or composting.

Feb 8, 2019


GVSU staff working 24/7 to clear snow, maintain buildings

Grand Valley State University staff members have been working around the clock to remove snow and keep buildings warm after heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures led to the closing of campuses for five consecutive days. 

Feb 1, 2019


Haynes named first recipient of Davis Leadership Award

Lisa Haynes, associate vice president of Facilities Services Grand Rapids and Regional Centers, is the first recipient of the Gayle R. Davis Excellence in Leadership Award.

Jan 16, 2019


Grill challenge raises funds

Participants in the Summer Grill Challenge raised nearly $1,400 for campus organizations while opening Grand Valley's Farmers Market for the season.

Jun 11, 2018


Limited access to downtown campus buildings May 12

There will be limited access to buildings on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus because of the race route for the 5/3 Riverbank Run Saturday, May 12.

May 11, 2018