Apply for Housing

Housing applications for Winter 2022, Spring/Summer 2022, and Fall 2022/Winter 2023 are now available in myHousing. The housing security deposit refund deadline is May 1.

How to Apply

Applications are currently open for Winter 2022, Spring/Summer 2022, and Fall 2022/Winter 2023

  1. Visit myBanner.
  2. Log in with your network ID and password.
  3. Once logged in, click “Student.”
  4. Click on “myHousing.”
  5. At the top of the page, click “Apply/Cancel/Forms” then select the desired semester.
  6. Sign to agree to the “Contract Terms and Conditions.” Follow the steps to complete your application. You will receive a confirmation once completed. 


Live On Requirement

Incoming first-year students for Fall 2022 are required to live on campus. Once you have been admitted to GVSU, you must submit a housing application or an exemption request online. This may be done in your myHousing portal. Students who apply earlier are more likely to get a preferred housing choice. Students must submit the following to be eligible for fall placement:

• Housing application, contract, and $150 deposit

• Orientation reservation and enrollment fee

A first-year student is a student who is beginning their university studies. If you are a nontraditional incoming first-year student, please use the incoming transfer link below to find a better housing fit.

Application Process

Living-Learning Communities


Housing and Residence Life offers living-learning communities in a number of our on-campus apartments. Students living in these buildings have chosen to expand their education through shared learning experiences, and each community is built upon a specific theme, major, or area of interest. Professional and graduate staff works closely with a faculty coordinator in these communities to provide a rich living-learning experience that extends outside of the classroom (programs, events, field trips, research, etc.).


  • Art Housing - Calder Residence
  • Frederik Meijer Honors College - Holton-Hooker & Niemeyer East/West
  • Gender Justice House - VanSteeland Living Center
  • International House - Laker Village Apartments
  • Heath and Movement Science House - South Apartments
  • Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) - Holton-Hooker & South Apartments


  • Social Work - Winter Hall
  • Engineering - Winter Hall
  • Seidman Business - Winter Hall
  • The Momentum House - Winter Hall

Click here for more information about Living-Learning Communities

Medical Accommodations

To request special accommodations, in addition to filling out the housing application, it is required that you register with Disability Support Resources. A Disability Support Resources Advisor will verify your disability and advise housing staff of the appropriate accommodation. Housing staff will facilitate the housing accommodation based on the application date and availability.

Housing Privacy Policy

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR (EU 2016/679), is a regulation concerning the collection, protection, and processing of personal data provided by an individual ("data subject") while in a European Union Member State, regardless of citizenship or residency.  Therefore, the terms and conditions contained in the Regulation and detailed in this Notice only apply while an individual is physically present in one of the EU Member States.  Complete information is available on the European Commission website.

Privacy Notice

Grand Valley State University continues to be committed to conducting the collection and processing of personal data with integrity and in compliance with applicable data protection laws. This Privacy Notice, required under the GDPR, presents information about how the University collects, uses, and protects personal data you provide as a prospective student or applicant to the university

  1. Data Controller Contact Information

    Grand Valley State University serves as the Data Controller and determines the purposes and means of processing your personal data. The individual below serves as the primary contact for GDPR compliance-related to prospective students and applicants to the university and is responsible for responding to questions about this Notice and requests to exercise a data subject's rights.

    Daniel Velez
    Admissions Office
    Associate Vice President and Director of Admissions
    300 Student Services Building
    1 Campus Drive
    Allendale, MI 49401
    [email protected]
    (616) 331-2025
  2. Purposes for Collecting and Using Data
    The Admissions Office uses the data collected to create a record that allows the university to interact with you as part of the admissions process before you are enrolled as a student. The information is also used to process your application for admissions.       
  3. Sharing and Transferring Data
    GVSU may share your data with other units around the university that have a business reason to use or access the data.
  4. Data Retention
    Data is retained in accordance with University policy and as required under applicable U.S. laws and regulations.
  5. Sensitive Data
    Grand Valley State University collects, stores, and uses personal information that you provide to us and information we collect about you to interact with you as a prospective student or applicant to GVSU. In addition the university may process your information for other legitimate interests related to the admissions process such as
    • for outreach and marketing efforts, 
    • to provide services to you,
    • to complete general university reporting
    • to fulfill other university responsibilities or purposes
  6. Rights of the Data Subject
    While in the EU you will be able to exercise your rights as a data subject described in Article 15-22 of the GDPR:  right of access to your personal data, right to correct that data, right to have the data erased, right to restrict processing, right to data portability, right to object to processing, right to withdraw consent, the right not to be subject to automated decision-making, and the right to lodge a GDPR-related complaint with an EU Supervisory Authority. Please note that the University is subject to federal and state laws, including but not limited to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, that may require that we request, process and retain and report on certain types of data. These legal obligations may also affect actions we would be permitted to take in response to a request to exercise your GDPR data rights, especially the right to have your data erased. 
  7. Importance of Data
    If the data is not provided, we cannot create a student record which could affect our ability to communicate with you through the application process and your ability to enroll at Grand Valley State University.
  8. Data Protection
    The University has put in place reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to or use of information collected online.

Page last modified June 16, 2022