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.

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 2023-2024 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-In Guide

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

Moving Out Mid-Contract

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.

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 2023

Summary of 2023 Spring/Summer Housing


Summary of the Sustainability Practices On-Campus at GVSU.

Upperclassman Housing Assignments

Housing assignment information for upperclassman.

What is the GVSU Housing Knowledge Base?

Learn more about the GVSU Housing Knowledge Base.

Winter Semester Closing Information

Summary of Winter Closing Procedure.

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.