Benefits of Living on Campus

Great Choices

Our selection of housing options offers a variety of styles, including some of the newest in the state like our South Apartments C, D, and E.

Academic Success

Students who live on campus earn higher grades, are more likely to graduate, and enjoy a more rewarding college experience than students who reside off campus.


Living on campus puts you closer to faculty, classes, computer facilities, the library, the fitness center, dining facilities, and more. Our academic-year leases, which include utilities, give students flexibility for summer.


Join the community council in your living area and gain leadership skills while you get involved in planning new events, programs, and services.

Lasting Friendships

Living on campus is a great way to make new and lasting friends.


From campus recycling to living center energy savings competitions to the Campus Connector bus service and more, sustainability is a way of life at Grand Valley and its housing. All new building projects are built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.

On-campus Employment

Students who choose to work during their college careers have plenty of convenient employment options on campus. Earn money, develop discipline, and build references all close to where you live and learn.

Natural Beauty

Live among the beautiful wooded ravines and natural green spaces that make the Allendale Campus one of the most scenic campuses in Michigan.

Safety, Security, and Health

Grand Valley's Department of Public Safety is a full-service law enforcement agency dedicated to providing residents, students, faculty, and staff with a safe and secure environment in which to learn, live, and work. All living centers feature card access security.

The Campus Health Center is an on-campus walk-in clinic designed for the diagnosis and treatment of acute minor illness, injury, or accidents for students, faculty, and staff.

Support Network

Each living center has a support network that includes a living center director, resident assistant, and graduate assistant.

Page last modified January 19, 2015