Helpful Resources & Websites
In addition to the other sites listed throughout the Compass guide, listed are a few more helpful sites you might find useful during your stay in the United States.
Google Maps is very useful for finding some of the locations listed on this site.
The Transportation page will give you details on how you can get to events and outings.
Grand Valley State University:
Padnos International Center:
Office (616) 331-3898 Fax (616) 331-3899
Kate Stoetzner (cell phone) (616) 502-5103
Public Safety Services - for a complete list visit gvsu.edu/safety
GVSU Facilities (616) 331-3000
24 hour security dispatch (Allendale) (616) 331-3255
Pew Campus Security (Grand Rapids) (616) 331-6677
Ambulance/Fire/E-Unit: 911 - This is for emergency situations only
Spectrum-Butterworth Campus (616) 391-1680
St. Marys (616) 752-6789
Spectrum-Blodgett Campus (616) 774-7740 S
Spectrum-Butterworth Urgent Care (616) 331-6210
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
University Health Center (616) 331-2435
Silent Observer 1-800-825-0221
Weather: sometimes you will have to change the city to Allendale or Grand Rapids to get weather near you. Sometimes you will see it has done this automatically for you.
Social: websites designed for college students to network on and stay in touch with friends.
Facebook share pictures, thoughts, connect with people, chat, and message
Google + share pictures, thoughts, connect with people, chat, and message
Instagram photo sharing
Twitter short messages, links, and posts
Pinterest share pictures, interests, and crafts