Bus Service - Holidays/Breaks/Closures

When classes are not in session the bus may be running on limited "Break Service". Break service includes two routes - route 85 for apartment loop, and route 50 between Allendale and Downtown Grand Rapids. Both pick up at Kirkhof Center on Allendale Campus, so be sure to check the sign outside for route info/name.
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.

New for Fall 2015: Please note that in the event of a snow day this upcoming cold-weather season, the buses will be running on Break Schedule service. Route 50 (50 minute service) will service Grand Rapids campus to Allendale campus and Route 85 (25 minute service loop) will serve Allendale off-campus apartment complexes. With this standardization, we will also be able to keep the mobile applications running properly with a sudden change of service such as a snow day occurrence.

Route Schedule & Frequency:

Monday - Friday:

  • Route 50 (Campus to Campus): 6:30a - 8:15p (50 min service)
  • Route 85 (Combines Allendale Off-Campus Apartment Shuttles 37 & 48): 6:45a - 8:00p (25 min 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



  • Tuesday, 11/24/15 - Normal Fall 2015 Schedule
  • Wednesday, 11/25/15 - Break Schedule
  • Thursday, 11/26/15 - No GVSU Service
  • Friday, 11/27/15 - Break Schedule
  • Saturday, 11/28/15 - Sunday, 11/29/15 - Normal Fall 2015 Schedule
  • Monday, 11/30/15 - Resume Normal Fall 2015 Schedule


  • Friday, 12/18/15 - Normal Fall 2015 Schedule
  • Saturday, 12/19/15 - Sunday, 12/20/15 - Normal Fall 2015 Schedule 
  • Monday, 12/21/15 - Wednesday 12/23/15 - Break Schedule
  • Thursday, 12/24/15 - Friday 1/1/16 - No GVSU Service 
  • Saturday, 1/2/16 - Saturday 1/9/16 - Break Schedule
  • Sunday, 1/10/16 - Normal Winter 2016 Schedule
  • Monday, 1/11/16 - Normal Winter 2016 Schedule

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:

Route 50 Transfer Graphic [PDF] 

Featured Stops on this Route:

  • Pew Campus - Fulton St between Keller Engineering Labs and DeVos Center, various downtown Grand Rapids stops, GVSU Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences
  • 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