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. 

 


Winter Semester Arrival to Campus

Check-in

You must check in upon your arrival back to campus. Login to your myHousing portal. Check in by clicking on the green button that says "Check in for Winter"

Testing

You will receive an email from the Virus Action Team on how to get a free test on campus upon your return.  If you choose to get tested away from campus, you will need to upload the results to your GVSU self-assessment.  While waiting for your results, you will be asked to “stay safe” and only leave your residence for food, medicine, attend in-person & hybrid classes, or for work and exercise, with appropriate masking and social distancing.

GVSU COVID-19 Testing is available to the campus community between January 5th through January 14th. Only one test per person. 

This testing is at no cost to you. All costs are paid by the university. The testing procedure is self-administered and requires you to take two, 10-second swabs at the base of each nostril. 

Testing, for people who do not have symptoms or have not had direct exposure with someone with COVID-19, will take place on the Allendale and Pew Grand Rapids campuses. Please schedule an appointment at the location, day and time that works for you: 

Allendale Campus, Kirkhof Center, Thornapple Room (KC 0058): 

  • Tuesday, January 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, January 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, January 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, January 13 from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

To select an appointment day and time, please click this link.

Pew Grand Rapids Campus, Richard M. DeVos Center, Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall (Room 105E):

  • Tuesday, January 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, January 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To select an appointment day and time, please click this link

Complete your self-assessment before heading to your testing appointment. You will be asked to show 1) your self-assessment passed screen (green heart) and 2) proof of your testing appointment, on your phone or a printout. Without an appointment, you may be asked to come back when an appointment is made.  

If you have symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19:

  • Do not attend your COVID testing appointment. 
  • Instead, log into MyChart to complete the screening and schedule an appointment for testing at a facility near you: https://mychart.spectrumhealth.org/MyChart/Authentication/Login
  • You may also contact the Spectrum Health GVSU COVID Call Center at (833) 734-0020 for testing instructions. 

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our campus safe.

 

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 10 p.m. on Friday, December 18 and re-open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 9. All University offices are closed Wednesday, December 23 through Monday, January 4, 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

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Thursday, November 26

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Friday, November 27

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday, November 28

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Remote Period Desk Hours

Date

Mail & Package Center

Holton-Hooker

Niemeyer

South E

Laker Village

Winter

Sunday, November 29

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Monday, November 30 - Friday, December 4

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 5

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, December 6

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Monday, December 7 - Friday, December 11

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 12

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, December 13

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Monday, December 14 - Thursday, December 17

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Winter Break Desk Hours

Date

Mail & Package Center

Holton-Hooker

Niemeyer

South E

Laker Village

Winter

Friday, December 18

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

12 - 8 p.m.

12 - 8 p.m.

12 - 8 p.m.

12 - 8 p.m.

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 19

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, December 20

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Monday, December 21 - Tuesday,

December 22

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday, December 23

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday, December 24 - Sunday, January 3

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Monday, January 4 

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuesday, January 5 - Friday, January 8

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, January 9

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, January 10

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Monday, January 11 - Thursday, January 14

12 - 4 p.m.

12 - 4 p.m.

12 - 4 p.m.

12 - 4 p.m.

12 - 4 p.m.

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Duty & On-Call:

If it is an emergency, call 911, otherwise use the phone numbers below:

REMOTE PERIOD:

North Campus:
Call (616) 826-5859 or (616) 889-7802

Niemeyer/South/Murray/VanSteeland:
Call (616) 889-7498 or (616) 889-3973

Laker Village/Calder/GVA:
Call (616) 889-7356 or (616) 889-6814

Downtown: 
Call (616) 890-8481 or (616) 331-3255

PRE-OPENING:

North Campus:
Call (616) 826-5859 or (616) 889-7802

South Campus:
Call (616) 889-7356 or (616) 889-3973

Downtown: 
Call (616) 890-8481 or (616) 331-3255