Grand Valley Apartments (GVA)



Benzie, Keweenaw, Mackinac, Oakland, Wexford, & Tuscola

About Grand Valley Apartments:

Grand Valley Apartments (GVA) are primarily for returning residents, transfer students, and graduate students. GVA provides residents with increased privacy and space, while still being close and convenient to classes and campus resources. GVA is located on south campus near The Blue Connection, Library, Niemeyer Honors College, and the Kirkhof Center. Residents can enjoy the privacy of their own bedroom and additional living space, all while still being able to get involved in their community. Each building holds approximately 40 residents. Nearby outside, there is a volleyball and basketball court, and a large courtyard where you will typically see students lounging or playing outdoor games. GVA's parking lot is practically outside of your front door! This is one of our most affordable upperclassmen housing options and GVA was also recently renovated. 

Grand Valley Apartments


  • Utilities included (heat, electricity, internet, cable, water)
  • Laundry rooms
  • Fully furnished
  • Private bedrooms
  • Private bathrooms
  • Wifi
  • Cable/Ethernet - 2 connections per room
  • Lounge and study rooms
  • Community kitchen
  • Student mailboxes
  • 24/7 secure access
Grand Valley Apartments


  • Closet
  • Bed frame and mattress (twin XL)
  • Desk with organizer
  • 3-drawer dresser
  • Bookshelf
  • Chair
  • Kitchen
  • Table/Chairs
  • Couch
  • Easy chairs
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator

Exact room dimensions and layout vary. Furnishings and finishes may vary as well. We strongly recommend to wait until move-in to purchase items such as extra furniture or rugs once you are able to take exact measurements and determine how you want to set up your room.

Grand Valley Apartments
Community Information

Front Desk Location: South E Apartments

Desk Phone: (616) 331-0170

RA Duty Phone: (616) 889-6814

Residential Address

GVA - Oakland:
10328 42nd Ave. Apt. #
Allendale, MI 49401

GVA - Tuscola:
10326 42nd Ave. Apt. #
Allendale, MI 49401

GVA - Wexford:
10332 42nd Ave. Apt. #
Allendale, MI 49401

GVA - Benzie:
10316 42nd Ave. Apt. #
Allendale, MI 49401

GVA - Keweenaw:
10320 42nd Ave. Apt. #
Allendale, MI 49401

GVA - Mackinac:
10314 42nd Ave. Apt. #
Allendale, MI 49401

Living Center Director Information

Community Staff:

All Living Centers offer Resident Assistants, Graduate Assistants and Professional Living Center Directors. Resident Assistants are typically undergraduate students at the sophomore level and above. Our Graduate Assistants are typically enrolled in the College Student Affairs Leadership program and all Living Center Directors have Master’s Degrees in College Student Affairs Leadership or similar degrees. All staff attend training prior to student arrival in the fall so that we can best serve our residents.


Jasmine Padin
Living Center Director
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Office: VanSteeland 104
(616) 331-4297 

Room Options & Rates:

2 Bedroom / 4 Person Apartment: $1,900

2 Bedroom / 2 Person Apartment: $3,250

*All rates listed are per person, per semester. No meal plan required. Optional meal plans may be purchased.