Housing Assignments

Accessing Your Housing Assignment

Roommate and room assignment information is subject to change. To access your most up to date room assignment & roommate contact information, follow the steps below:

  1. Access MyBanner with your student ID# and PIN# supplied in your letter of admission.
  2. Once logged in, select "Student" and then select "myHousing".
  3. Select "myHousing Overview" and your housing assignment and roommate information will be listed under "My Assignments".

NOTE: The myHousing Overview will be unavailable from mid-May through mid-June during the freshmen housing assignment process.

Contact myhousing@gvsu.edu for additional housing assignment questions or concerns.

Freshman Housing Assignments

Freshmen are eligible to select Cluster Style, Suite Style, Traditional Style, 1 Bedroom Apartment Style, 2 Bedroom Apartment Style and/or a Living-Learning Community as Housing Preferences on their Applications. You will not be assigned Housing until you have submitted preferences into your Application.

We highly recommend that you select at least three Housing Style preferences. Students that don't list any housing preferences will be placed in traditional style.

You will be hand-placed by Housing Staff for your first year and will receive your Housing Assignment in late-June via your GVSU student email. 

Freshmen applying by May 1 are guaranteed an on-campus Housing placement. Assignments are made in application date order and based on space availability.

Traditional Style is the default preference for all Incoming Freshmen. Due to COVID-19, traditional units will be single occupancy.

Returning / Transfer / Graduate Student Assignments

Returning, Transfer & Graduate students participate in room selection. You may self-select a specific unit based on the building, floor, unit, bedroom, and roommates that you would like. Note: roommate requests must be mutual. 

You can choose between our apartments on the Allendale Campus (Calder, Grand Valley Apartments, Laker Village, Murray, South C, D & E and VanSteeland), the Downtown Campus (Secchia and Winter), or a Living-Learning Community.

The room Selection Process open Tuesday, November 19 and will remain open until March 31, 2020. When you apply for Housing, you will automatically be added to the Selection Process. Please note, the process will be temporarily shut down on Monday, November 25 - Wednesday, November 27. 


Special Accommodations

Any student requesting a specific housing assignment based on a medical condition must register with Disability Support Resources. Housing accommodations will be coordinated based on DSR Advisor recommendations, date of application, and space availability. 

Room Change Request - Before Move In

If you would like to be added to a waiting list for a freshman style of housing, please follow the steps below:

  1. Access MyBanner with your network ID and password.
  2. Once logged in, select "Student" and then select "myHousing."
  3. Select "Apply/Cancel/Forms" and then “Room Change Waiting List - Incoming 1st year students." Complete the form and submit.
  4. In the case of matched roommates, both students must submit the room change request form if they want to remain together.  

 If you would like to move to a Living Learning Community, please contact the housing office via email at myhousing@gvsu.edu

Room Change Request - After Move In

Room change requests are reviewed on a case by case basis and processed on an individual basis pending space availability. Space is limited and reassignment is not guaranteed. You are encouraged to work with your RA and Living Center Director staff to assist you with any roommate concerns you may be experiencing.