Guest & Visitor Parking

Grand Valley State University is a permit-only campus. All vehicles parked on campus must have a valid permit displayed. In lieu of a permit, vehicles may park and pay at a metered space. Because meters are limited, guests are encouraged to arrange parking through their host prior to their visit. Faculty and staff of the University can request parking for you online, and a permit will be e-mailed to you prior to your arrival.

Temporary day permits are available at the Pew Campus Security department located in the Eberhard Center. Short-term parking is allowed in the Eberhard lot directly adjacent to the building. Please bring a valid photo ID and your license plate number with you to obtain a permit.

Permits must be displayed face-up in the lower driver's side corner of the dashboard. If a permit is not displayed properly you may still receive a parking citation.

Click here to access the Guest Request System for Faculty/Staff.

Resident Visitors

Because resident parking is always enforced on the Pew Campus, resident visitors must have a permit at all times. Visitors staying overnight on campus are limited to twenty (20) overnight permits per academic year. Residents may not obtain a permit in advance for their guest; the guest must obtain the permit from the Pew Campus Security department by presenting a valid photo ID and their license plate number.

Questions about parking? Contact the Pew Campus Security department at (616) 331-6677.

E-Permits (for 10 or more guests)

Faculty and staff hosting events with more than nine (9) guests should send a request to epermits@gvsu.edu with the following information:

  • Name, location, date and time of the event
  • Number of guests expected to attend

A PDF permit will be generated specifically for your event and returned to you. You may then distribute this permit to the guests of your event. These permits are only available for distribution to guests of the University. Students and other faculty/staff must utilize regular parking afforded to them based on their classification.

Please request permits at least one week in advance.

Page last modified March 7, 2014