Facilities Services

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 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