Break Stays

If students choose to stay on campus, they must sign up and let the department know they will be here during break. Students can do this by going to their myHousing account and completing the Break Stay form. 

 


Remote Learning Period

All residential students must submit information to the Housing and Residence Life Office indicating their plans to remain on campus during the remote learning period or to stay off campus during that window of time.  

Students will also be asked to provide information on if they plan to stay on or off campus between December 19 and January 15 (Winter break), as per our standard practice. That information will be shared with campus partner offices such as GVPD, Student Life, Campus Dining, Facilities Services, etc.  

This form must be submitted by Friday, November 6th at noon.  Students who do not submit the form are ineligible for housing credits, weekly meals and parking credits. Students will be able to access the form through their myHousing portal, by logging into myBanner - myHousing - under “Apply - Cancel - Forms”.  Reminder emails will be sent out to impacted students.  The form will be available on October 26th and students will have to submit the form no later than November 6th.  Credits will be issued on or about November 20th. 

Thanksgiving Break

IMPORTANT: 

GVSU modified its academic calendar for Fall 2020 due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and associated travel over breaks/holidays.  Fall break has been canceled and classes will be held on October 26th and 27th.  Additionally, any class that can be delivered remotely following the Thanksgiving holiday break will do so.  Classes that have required in-person participation will still meet face-to-face as scheduled.  Final exams will be administered remotely.  Students will not be forced to vacate housing following the Thanksgiving holiday. Students with academic or personal reasons to remain in campus housing must request to do so.

GVSU will issue credits for unused housing, weekly meals for weekly dining plans and/or residential parking, but students must request this credit.  No automatic credits will be issued as each individual student’s circumstances will differ.

Students will be able to access the form through the myHousing portal, by logging into myBanner - myHousing - under “Apply - Cancel - Forms”.  Reminder emails will be sent out to impacted students.  The form will be available on October 26th and students will have to submit the form no later than November 6th.  Credits will be issued on or about November 20th. 

Winter Break

On-campus housing buildings close at 10pm on Friday, December 18 and re-open at 8am on Saturday, January 9. All University offices are closed Thursday, December 24 through Friday, January 1, 2021. 

All residential students must submit information to the Housing and Residence Life Office indicating their plans to remain on campus during the remote learning period or to stay off campus during that window of time.  

Students will also be asked to provide information on if they plan to stay on or off campus between December 19 and January 15 (Winter break), as per our standard practice. That information will be shared with campus partner offices such as GVPD, Student Life, Campus Dining, Facilities Services, etc.  

Form must be submitted by Friday, November 6th at noon.  Students who do not submit the form are ineligible for housing, weekly meals and parking credits.


Important Information

Sign-Up Instructions

  1. Access your MyHousing Overview through your myBanner account.
  2. Click on “Student” and then “myHousing.” Select the “myHousing Overview” login bar.
  3. On the Overview page, select the drop-down at the top labeled "Apply/Cancel/Forms" then select the applicable break.
  4. Select all dates that apply and hit "Continue".

Please contact the Central Housing Office if you have any questions. We can be reached at either (616) 331-2120 or housing@gvsu.edu.

Before You Leave

  • Clean refrigerator and discard any perishable food items that may spoil prior to your return
  • Vacuum room
  • Empty wastebaskets/garbage cans/recycling
  • Turn in work requests
  • Close and lock all windows, including blinds
  • Unplug unnecessary appliances and electronics
  • Valuables should be taken home, be sure to pack all essentials
  • Turn thermostat down to 55 degrees - do not turn it off
  • Turn off all faucets in the kitchen and bathroom and flush toilet
  • Turn off all lights
  • Shut and lock unit door

Break Contact Numbers

  • Emergency: 911
  • Maintenance (non emergency): 331-3000
  • GVSU Public Safety (24 hours): 331-3255
  • Ottawa County Police (non emergency): (616) 842-1056
  • Pew Campus Security: 331-6677
  • Pew Campus Operations (non emergency): 331-6700
  • Laker Village North Community Center: 331-0500
  • Niemeyer East/West: 331-4500
  • North C Desk: 331-3332
  • Ravines Community Center: 331-1400
  • South E Desk: 331-0170
  • Winter Hall Desk: 331-7600

Thanksgiving Break Desk Hours

DATE

Mail & Package Center

Holton-Hooker

Niemeyer

South E

Laker Village

Winter

Wednesday, November 25

10am - 4pm

8am - 5pm

10am - 4pm

10am - 4pm

10am - 4pm

10am - 4pm

Thursday, November 26

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Friday, November 27

10am - 4pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10am - 4pm

Saturday, November 28

10am - 4pm

10am - 4pm

10am - 4pm

10am - 4pm

10am - 4pm

10am - 4pm

Winter Break Desk Hours

DATE

Mail & Package Center

Holton-Hooker

Niemeyer

South E

Laker Village

Winter

Friday, December 18

Regular Hours

8am - 10pm

8am - 10pm

8am - 10pm

8am - 10pm

8am - 10pm

Saturday, December 19

Regular Hours

10am - 8pm

10am - 8pm

10am - 8pm

10am - 8pm

10am - 8pm

Sunday, December 20

CLOSED

10am - 4pm

10am - 8pm

10am - 8pm

10am - 8pm

10am - 8pm

Monday, December 21 - Wednesday,

December 23

10am - 4pm

8am - 5pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10am - 4pm

Thursday, December 24 - Sunday, January 2

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Monday, January 3 - Thursday, January 7

10am - 4pm

8am - 5pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10am - 4pm

Friday, January 8

Regular Hours

8am - 8pm

10am - 8pm

10am - 8pm

10am - 8pm

10am - 8pm

Saturday, January 9

Regular Hours

8am - 10pm

8am - 10pm

8am - 10pm

8am - 10pm

8am - 10pm

Sunday, January 10

CLOSED

8am - 10pm

8am - 10pm

8am - 10pm

8am - 10pm

8am - 10pm


Duty & On-Call

  • If you need support after hours, call Assistant Living Center Director (ALCD) duty phone number or 911 if it is an emergency. CALL DESK DURING REGULAR HOURS (SEE BELOW).
  • ALCD phone number for DeVos, Frey, Hills, Holton-Hooker, Kirkpatrick, Laker Village, North C, Pew, Pickard, Ravines, Seidman, South C/D/E, Swanson & Stafford: (616) 889-0254.

  • ALCD phone number for Calder, Copeland, GVA, Hoobler, Johnson, Maple, Kistler, Murray, Niemeyer, Oak, Ott, Pine, Robinson, Secchia, VanSteeland,  Weed, & Winter: (616) 889-0280.