Space Reservations

Space Reservations

In response to an ongoing effort to limit the spread of CoVid-19, the Athletic and Recreation Facilities Department will be following the event meeting guidelines set in place by the State of Michigan and Grand Valley State University. For more information, visit the University event and meeting guidelines 

Whether indoors or outdoors, Grand Valley State University offers an array of Athletic & Recreation spaces that can accommodate the specific needs of your group.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff paired with our state-of-the art facilities are sure to make your event a success!

Please review the information on this page and let us know if you have any questions or concerns about the services/spaces we provide. Thank you for taking an interest in our facilities, we can't wait to hear from you! 

Virtual Tours

In addition to the photo gallery below, please take a virtual tour of our two most popular facilities: 

Recreation Center

Kelly Family Sports Center 


Spaces Available for Rent


Fieldhouse Arena (3 courts)

Arena Lobbies (upper and lower)

Rec Center Basketball/Volleyball Courts (8 courts)


Climbing Wall

Dance Studio

Indoor/Outdoor Turf Fields 

Indoor Track 

Multi-Purpose Rooms 

Multi-Purpose Court (outdoor)

Pool and Pool Lobby

Racquetball Courts

Tennis Courts (outdoor)

Events/Groups we Accommodate



Athletic Clinics or Tournaments

GVSU Club Sports and Intramurals

Birthday Parties

Climbing Groups on the Climbing Wall

Graduation Parties


Miscellaneous Group Recreation Events


Pool Groups

Overnighter Groups

Team-building Activities



Scheduling of Youth Sport Activities


During the academic year, availability of GVSU’s athletic & recreation facilities are very limited for non-GVSU groups. 

Any external requests must be made by the youth sport organization, not by the individual teams for the request to be reviewed. 

All activities will be required to provide the proper paperwork; to include a facility contract, insurance waiver, and tax exempt form (when applicable).

Get Started With Your Reservation


To reserve space, RSOs must be current and in good-standing with LakerLink (not required of GVSU Depts.)

All Special Event/Fundraiser Requests: 

Space Rental Request Form

RSO Reoccurring Semester Practice/Meeting Requests:

  • If you are a RSO affiliated with GVSU and are planning a weekly practice/meeting please complete the reoccurring semester space request form below. 

Reoccurring Semester Space Request Form


  • Please fill out the on-line space request form listed below and allow a minimum of two weeks for a status review.  Once status is confirmed, you will be notified with an e-mail confirmation.  
  • Please note that the cost of each facility varies by the following items: facilities used, number of attendees, length of rental, equipment used, etc.
  • We strongly suggest that you plan well in advance of your requested date as our spaces fill quickly.

Space Rental Request Form