Bus Service - Holidays/Breaks

When classes are not in session the bus may be running on limited "Break Service" route that combines Routes 37, 48 and 50. 
Listed below are dates that buses are NOT in service or are on Break Service Schedule (limited service). We frequently update this page with a list of dates surrounding upcoming breaks/holidays to let you know if the bus is running.

Route Schedule & Frequency:

Monday - Friday: 6:30a - 8:45p (hourly service)
Saturday - Sunday: "Break Service" often not available on weekends - please refer to listings by date (below)

NOTE: Transitions / Move-In Week in August the buses run on an extended break schedule



  • Friday, 5/22/15 - Normal Spring/Summer 2015 Schedule
  • Saturday, 5/23/15 - Sunday, 5/24/15 - No GVSU Service (per Normal Spring/Summer 2015 Schedule)
  • Monday, 5/25/15 – No service
  • Tuesday, 5/26/15 - Normal Spring/Summer 2015 Schedule


  • Thursday, 7/2/15 - Normal Spring/Summer 2015 Schedule
  • Friday, 7/3/15 - No GVSU Service
  • Saturday, 7/4/15 - Sunday, 7/5/15 - No GVSU Service (per Normal Spring/Summer 2015 Schedule)
  • Monday, 7/6/15 - Normal Spring/Summer 2015 Schedule

* Please note that the Break Service Schedule does not include Route 51 (CHS Express/Dash to the Hill)
Dash to the Hill Break Service:
Monday - Friday 5:45a - 6:00p (20 minute svc)

Which schedule do I refer to?

Fall / Winter Semesters (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)

  • Dates of "Holidays/Break Service" to include:
    • Fall Semester:
      • Labor Day (no GVSU service)
      • Thanksgiving (no GVSU service)
      • December Semester Break (break/reduced GVSU service)
      • Christmas Eve through New Years Day (no GVSU service entire period)
      • Days prior to start of Winter Semester (break/reduced GVSU service)
    • Winter Semester:
      • Martin Luther King Jr Recess (break/reduced GVSU service - 10 min svc)
      • GVSU Spring Break (break/reduced GVSU service)
      • Semester Break prior to start of Spring Semester (break/reduced GVSU service)

Spring / Summer Semesters (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)

  • Dates of "Holidays/Break Service" to include:
    • Spring Semester:
      • Memorial Day (no GVSU service)
    • Summer Semester:
      • Independence Day (no GVSU service)
      • Semester Break prior to start of Fall Semester (break/reduced GVSU service)
      • Transitions/Move-In (extended break service)

Route Information:

Transfer Opportunities:

  • Riders at Eberhard Center (Pew) stop should watch for bus coming from the North to go to Central Station (Eastbound) and the bus from the South will be on its way to Allendale Campus (Westbound).
  • At Lake Michigan Dr. and Seward Ave. you can transfer to bus #9 (Alpine) or #51 (Health Sciences/DASH to the Hill).
  • At Meijer (at Lake Michigan Dr. and Wilson Ave.) you can transfer to #7 (West Leonard or #12 (West Fulton).

Featured Stops on this Route:

  • Rapid Central Station - transfer to any Rapid route and ride for free with your GVSU ID.
  • Pew Campus - Front Ave between Eberhard Center and DeVos Center, Lake Michigan Dr. at Seward Parking Ramp
  • Lake Michigan Dr. & Covall shopping plaza - Big Apple Bagel, Rite Aid, BC Pizza, Snap Fitness, and Bank of America
  • Lake Michigan Dr. & Collindale - Family Fare and Speedway
  • Bayberry Apartments
  • Walker Fire Station is a park & ride stop. You can park your car in the lot and hop on the bus here!
  • Lake Michigan Dr. & Wilson Meijer is another park & ride location. Shopping plaza features Meijer, Panera Bread, Jet's Pizza, Chowhound Pets, Fifth-Third Bank and more.
  • Allendale Campus bus stops at Mackinac Hall and the Kirkhof Center

Other Notes:

  • From Allendale Campus - the break route does the apartment loop before heading downtown. Be sure to ask the driver (or the sign outside may reflect direction that bus is heading) if bus is going to apartment loop or to downtown.

GVSU Bus Routing for Break Service