Welcome to Parking Services


Fall Permits

If you purchased a parking permit last fall, it is still valid to park over winter semester. As such, you will automatically be charged for a permit this semester and you have until January 12 at 5:00 pm to return the permit you purchased last fall if you no longer want it.

Winter Permits

If you do not want your permit and have paid for your winter tuition in full except for the permit charge, your classes will not be dropped.

Winter permits can be returned up until Friday January 12 at 5:00 PM for a 100% refund. We follow the tuition refund schedule afterwards.

If you are not going to be using your car during Winter Semester, drop off your permit on your way to Winter Break!


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


What is Lakers Looking Out for Lakers?

Lakers Looking out for Lakers is where Parking Services will share information and updates that impact the GVSU 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!


Exam Week Living Center Access

December 05, 2017

Check out the schedule for Move-Out parking next to Allendale Living Centers

Marketplace Lot Enforcement Changes

November 21, 2017

Hours of enforcement in the Marketplace lot have changed.

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Meet The Lot - Sharing the Positives in Parking Services

Congratulations, Robert!

December 15, 2017

Robert recently accepted a position with Michigan State Police.

Congrats Taylor!

November 15, 2017

Taylor accepted an internship at Spectrum Health!

Thank you for working with us, Emma!

November 08, 2017

Emma now works for the Ottawa County Juvenile Center.

Welcome Emily!

September 28, 2017

Welcome to Parking Services!

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Grand Valley is a permit only campus. If you are coming to either of our campuses (Allendale or Pew Campus) 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 of students at no cost at the following locations: Allendale Campus - Public Safety (Service Building - just south of the Alumni House) and 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.

Faculty/Staff lots, designated spaces, meters and pay stations are enforced year round.

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

Feel free to contact us for your questions and parking permit needs at 616-331-PARK(7275).

Parking Services Hours of Operation 

What to do when Parking Services is closed

Permits are not required in Residential lots from 6:30 pm to 7:00 am Monday - Thursday and after 5:00 pm on Friday. If you are coming to campus and do not have a parking permit:  

  • Park in a Residential lot overnight and stop into Parking Services the next morning between 6:30 am - 7:00  am for a temporary parking permit.
  • Park in the Standale Meijer parking lot and come to campus using the bus route 50 or have a friend pick you up.

Do not park in Commuter or Faculty/Staff lots overnight.

Page last modified January 18, 2018