Eligibility and Application

Who is eligible for intern housing?

Any student, 18 years or older, currently enrolled at any higher education institution who is completing an internship in the West Michigan Area.

What dates do you offer intern housing for 2018?

Intern Housing will be available May 06-August 11.

When is my application due?

The application process begins December 17, 2017 and closes when all our units are full. A large amount of applications are submitted mid February through end of March.

I represent a company that would like to house several interns. How do I go about reserving rooms for them?

Please contact Mike Ashcraft at ashcrafm@gvsu.edu or 616-331-5828.

Payment Information

How much does it cost to live on campus for the summer?

Rates to live on campus vary by building and unit type.  Click on this link to view our rates.

What does my daily rate include?

Utilities, laundry, Wi-Fi and parking are all included in the daily rate on both the Grand Rapids and Allendale campuses.

Is there a deposit I need to pay before I move in?

We do not require a security deposit for housing. However, a $50.00 application fee is due at the time of application. If you cancel your reservation on or before March 31, your application fee will be refunded in full. You must make your move-in payment of $800.00 at least 2 weeks prior to move-in. This payment can be made at time of application or later at this link Move-in Payment Form. This payment will be applied to the total rent balance. The remainder of your rent is due June 30.

How do I change my dates or cancel my application?

To cancel your application please fill out the Cancel Form.  In order to change the dates on your application please fill out the Date Change Request form.  These date changes are not guaranteed, but GVSU Intern Housing will make every effort to accommodate your request.


If I do not have a roommate, how will the matching process take place?

If you do not have a roommate, GVSU Intern Housing can provide assistance. On the application, you will be asked to provide contact information of individuals you would like to live with, or select the option to have us provide your contact info to other interns.  We will provide unmatched applicants' information to make roommate connections. In general, those who desire to find a roommate have been successful as we house around 250 interns each summer.


Where and when may I check into my unit?

You may check in between 10am- 8pm on your designated move-in day. The Winter Hall Front Desk will be your first stop.

What if I cannot make the designated check in time?

If you cannot check-in during normal desk hours on your move-in day, contact the Winter Hall front desk at 616-331-7600

What do I need to bring to check-in?

To check-in to your unit, please bring a signed copy of the license agreement we provided to you and your photo ID. 

The Living Centers

What do I need to bring?

We suggest you bring kitchen utensils and twin xl bedding at minimum. Many interns bring a microwave or coordinate items with their roommates.

Where are the laundry facilities in the building?

Laundry facilities are located on the first floor of Winter Hall and in Tower G in Secchia Hall. A laundry card will be given to you upon check in at no additional cost.

Is cable active in my unit?

Cable is active in all units here at Grand Valley.  All you need is a coax cable to connect your TV to the cable outlet provided in your room.  For additional information on cable here at Grand Valley please follow this link

Are there only interns staying in my building?

Winter and Secchia Hall have a mixture of summer interns and students enrolled at Grand Valley State University.

Will I have an RA?

Both Winter and Secchia Hall have Resident Assistants available to help answer any questions or concerns. 

I live in Seccia Hall. How do I get into Winter Hall if I need to get to the front desk?

You will be issued a swipe card that will allow you access to the exterior doors of Winter Hall. 

What is the alcohol policy for on campus housing?

Residents and guests who are 21 years of age or older may consume and store alcohol in the privacy of their room/apartment. Underage residents and guests may not store or possess alcohol, empty containers, or alcohol paraphernalia (such as shot glasses, beer steins, etc). This includes containers used as decoration.

Underage residents or guests may not be present when alcohol is being consumed.

Kegs, bongs, open parties, and mass quantities are prohibited. Open containers of alcohol are not permitted in any public areas in or outside the on-campus housing system. Underage residents will forfeit any cans or bottles confiscated from their possession.

Is there a place to put my bike if I bring it with me?

If you choose to bring a bike along with you for the summer, there is a convenient area in-between Winter and Secchia Hall where residents can lock their bikes away in an enclosed area. While the area is only accessible to residents, we still recommend that residents use a "U" lock to lock their bike up within the enclosed area.  

Parking and Transportation

What type of parking is available for interns during the summer? What is the cost?

Parking is located adjacent to Winter and Secchia Hall. There is no cost for a summer parking permit, but a permit will need to be obtained and displayed at all times.  You can obtain your permit at the Eberhard Center. 

What if I do not have a car? Are there public transportation options I can use?

The Rapid public transportation system is available throughout the city. Click here to find out more information about The Rapid. 

What do I do if I have a guest come to stay with me? Where do they park?

Students may have guests visit their room, provided they have made prior arrangements with their roommate(s) and have received their permission. Visitation does not mean cohabitation and a guest’s stay should never exceed two nights in a given week. The university reserves the right to limit the frequency of guest visits. Guests may obtain a temporary permit from the parking services desk in the Eberhard Center on Pew Campus. 

Lockouts and Maintenance

What do I do if I lose my key?

Residents are responsible for carrying their keys and access cards and keeping their room/apartment door locked at all times. Unit keys/cards should not be transferred to other individuals. If a key is lost, the resident should report it immediately to their assigned community desk. Loaner keys/cards are available and must be returned seven days to avoid being charged for them. If the key/card is permanently lost, a $25 swipe card fee, and a $85 brass or mailbox key charge will be put on the intern's account. 

What do I do if I get locked out?

If you are locked out during desk hours, visit the Winter Hall Front Desk. If it is after hours, please call the RA Duty Phone and a $10 lockout fee will be charged to your account. 

How do I submit a maintenance request?

To submit a maintenance request, click here. 

Will there be any maintenance work being done on my unit that I did not request?

Due to units being occupied all year long, GVSU aims to provide exceptional living spaces for students and interns living at the university. Routine maintenance may be done on your unit to maintain these standards, but you will be notified of these minor projects in advance.



Are there building rules I need to follow?

Yes, all interns are required to follow the rules of GVSU Housing. Please follow this link to the GVSU Housing Policies and Procedures. 

What is my address?

Winter Hall

32 Winter Ave. SW Apt. #

Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Secchia Hall 

420 W. Fulton, Apt. #

Grand Rapids, MI 49504


South Apartments E

10492 42nd Ave Apt #

Allendale, MI 49401 

Where is my mailbox?

For Winter Hall mailboxes are located in the Winter Hall lobby near the front desk. 

For Secchia Hall mailboxes are located on the first floor of your respective entrance.

For South E Apartments mailboxes are located in the South E lobby near the front desk. 

What are the Winter Hall desk hours during the summer ?

Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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