Housing and Residence Life

A database of GVSU Housing's policy, procedures, and other useful information.

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Housing and Community Policies

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Check out the list of Amenities provided by GVSU Housing and Residence Life.

anyBODYS App

Information about the anyBODYS mobile app that details the locations of each single-user restroom and nursing nest in campus buildings that are open to the public.

Applying for On-Campus Housing

How to apply for housing for freshmen, first-years, returning students, transfers, and graduate students.

Cancel Process

If you no longer intend to live on campus for a future semester in which you have an active application, please go to your myHousing overview to cancel your application.

COVID-19 Information

GVSU Housing COVID-19 Information for Vaccinated Students, Non-Vaccinated Students, Quarantine Resources, and Isolation Resources.

Damages and Charges

Summary of the Damages and Charges Policy of GVSU Housing and Residence Life.

Early or Late Move In

Information guide with details about arriving to campus housing on a different day or time than assigned.

Fall Move-In

Summary of Fall Move-In

Family Housing

Our Housing & Residence Life office does not offer family housing on campus. We do, however, recommend the apartments below for families who need housing while attending GVSU.

First-Year Residency Requirement

Summary of the 1st Year Residency Requirement at Grand Valley State University.

First-Year Student Checklist

Use the 2022-2023 incoming first-year student checklist to help with your planning!

Furniture Dimensions & Lofting Instructions

Furniture Dimensions & Lofting Instructions

Gender Inclusive Housing

Information on Gender Inclusive Housing

Health and Medical Needs

Health and medical needs locations and services.

HRL Community Living Standards

The Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Office of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) upholds all state, local, and federal laws as well as the GVSU Student Code and all documented University Policies. Housing policies are designed to support the mission and goals of HRL. Violation of the housing-specific policies and procedures outlined below may result in referral through the HRL Conduct Process and/or referred to the Office of Student Conduct.

HRL Guest Policy

GVSU Housing and Resident's Life Guest Policy.

HRL Mission, Vision, and Values

Summary of the HRL Mission, Vision, and Values.

Move Out, Transitions, and Extended Stays

When moving out during the semester or at the end of your contract, follow this guide to ensure a smooth transition and to avoid charges.

Please contact our office with any questions at 616-331-2120 or housing@gvsu.edu

Move-In Guide

A guide on how to prepare, navigate and have fun during Move-In at GVSU.

Moving Out (Mid-Semester)

Summary of the Mid-Semester Move-Out Process

Packing List for On-Campus Housing

It is recommended that students bring the following items when they move in. All items should be coordinated with roommates prior to moving in.

Residential Building Addresses

List of residential building addresses for both GVSU campuses.

Returning/Transfer Student Housing Checklist

A checklist to help guide transfers and returners who plan on living on-campus.

Room Changes

Room Change requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and processed based on availability. Room Changes are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to be aware of any billing changes related to changing your room.

Room Reservations

Meeting rooms are available for student organization and faculty/staff use in several of our Housing buildings.

Roommate Agreement

How to set up and submit a successful roommate agreement.

Safety and Security

Summary of On-Campus safety and security resources and procedures.

Spring/Summer 2022 Move-In

Summary of Spring/Summer Move-In for 2022


Summary of the Sustainability Practices On-Campus at GVSU.

Transition Tips

Tips on how you can successfully guide your student's transition to life at GVSU.

University Break Information

Summary of University Break Information and Procedures.

Upperclassman Housing Assignments

Housing assignment information for upperclassman.

What is the GVSU Housing Knowledge Base?

Learn more about the GVSU Housing Knowledge Base.

Winter Check-In

How to check in for the Winter semester.

Work Orders

How to submit a work order. Specific issues are reported through different outlets, so identifying the right avenue will help us to serve you best.