Parking Permit Questions and Answers

Any commuting or resident student choosing to park a vehicle on the Allendale or Grand Rapids Pew Campuses, Monday through Thursday, 3:00 am - 6:30 pm  and Fridays, 3:00 am - 5:00 pm must purchase and display a parking permit.

All questions about billing and charges will be directed to Student Accounts at 616-331-2209.

No, parking permits are not required at the Holland, Muskegon or Traverse City campuses. Nor are they required Saturdays or Sundays.

Parking permits are not required in Student Commuter lots or Residential lots, with the exception of Pew Residential parking lots. Permits for downtown residential areas are available 24/7 at Pew Campus Security located at 102 Eberhard Center or after hours by calling 616-331-6677.  Permits are required in Faculty and Staff spaces and designated areas year round. Payment is required in meters and Pay-to-Park lots year round.

Parking permit decals are transferable. Remove the permit and affix it to your new vehicle or windshield. If you forget to move your permit, temporary permits are available at a campus safety office during posted business hours.

If you are registered for winter classes, you will automatically be charged based upon your number of credit hours.

Your permit is charged to your student account one semester at a time. If you are not enrolled the following semester, your permit will be deactivated, becomes invalid and you will not be charged.  All deactivated permits should be returned to Grand Valley Parking Services or Pew Campus Security to avoid improper use of a deactivated permit. Fraudulently using a deactivated permit will result in confiscation and may result in criminal or university penalties.

Yes, bring your current permit into Parking Services and we will be happy to exchange it for the appropriate student permit.

The new mylar permits can be run under water and rubbed gently, removing the build-up. Allow the permit to dry and adhesiveness will be restored.

Parking is allowed in Faculty/Staff spaces and meters after 6:30 PM (excluding Residential meters which require payment 24/7) until 3:00 AM Monday through Thursday and 5:00 PM till 3:00 AM on Fridays. Parking is also allowed in Faculty/Staff on the weekends. You may not park overnight in any of the F/S spaces, short-term Pay to Park or meters. If you need to leave your vehicle overnight, you will need to move the vehicle to a Residential lot. In the Fall and Winter semesters, Permits are required in Residential lots Monday through Thursday, 3:00 am - 6:30 pm  and Fridays, 3:00 am - 5:00 pm. If you have any questions, please contact us at 616-331-PARK (7275). Payment is required in the Marketplace lot Monday - Saturday, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Other short-term Pay-to-Park areas on Campus require payment 24/7, as stated on signs at lot entrances.

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