Welcome to Parking Services

Online Permit Sales will end Friday, August 17th

Online Permit Sales will end Friday, August 17th at midnight. Be sure to order soon if you want to skip the lines at move-in! Permits are available online on our Parking Portal.  For directions on how to purchase a permit online, click here.

Notice for incoming students: Freshmen and Transfer Students who registered for courses today will need to wait 48 hours for a parking account to be created for them through Banner.

Important Move-In Notification

If you regularly utilize one of the designated restricted / closed areas, please make the appropriate arrangements to have your vehicle removed NO LATER THAN 6:00 PM on Friday, August 17, 2018.


NORTH Campus: Restricted / Closed Parking Lots:

  • Lot C and C West - CLOSED August 18 through August 22
  • Lot D - No access 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM  August 18 through August 22
  • North Housing - Limited vehicle access August 19 through August 22

All designated parking areas (Meters, Service Vehicle, F/S) CLOSED

*****    Wednesday, August 22 at 5:00 PM – Normal Access Resumes 


SOUTH Campus: Restricted / Closed Areas:

  • Lot M - Partially Closed August 18 through August 20; limited vehicle traffic
  • Lot N - CLOSED August 20

*****    Monday, August 20 at 5:00 PM – Normal Access Resumes 

Spring / Summer Parking (Apr 30 - Aug 24)


Permit or payment required for:  All Faculty/Staff spaces, all specially signed spaces, and meters and pay station areas

Permit not required for:  Student Commuter spaces, and Allendale Resident spaces.

Overnight parking (3:00am-6:00am):  Only permitted in Allendale Resident spaces (permit not required)



Permit or payment required for:  All Faculty/Staff spaces, Pew Resident spaces, and meters and pay station areas

Permit not required for:  Student Commuter spaces

Overnight parking (3:00am-6:00am):  Only permitted in Pew Resident spaces (permit IS required)


To offer information and efficient customer service resulting in a positive parking experience for the University community.



Expedite your visit at Parking Services by visiting the parking portal. Vehicle registration prior to coming to Parking Services expedites permit purchases and may also be used to contact you in the event of an emergency or lot closure. Please make sure the information you enter is accurate!

Grand Valley is a permit only campus. If you are coming to either the Allendale Campus or the Grand Rapids Campuses during business hours, you will need a permit. Please check Parking Information for additional information and times, unless you choose to pay and park at meters or pay stations. Permits are available to guests at no cost at the following locations: Allendale Campus - Public Safety (Service Building - just south of the Alumni House) and Robert C. Pew Campus - Pew Security (102 Eberhard Center). Temporary permits for students will cost $6.00 per day. Students are eligible for up to twenty daily permits per semester.

Permits are required in Faculty/Staff lots and designated spaces year-round.

Walking around campus? Find out how long it will take to get to your destination!

Parking Services Hours of Operation 

Page last modified August 14, 2018