Welcome to Parking Services

Permit Sales Have Begun

Over-the-Counter and Online permits sales started Monday, July 16th. Permits are available online on our Parking Portal.  For directions on how to purchase a permit online, click here.

Notice for incoming students: Freshmen and Transfer Students who registered for courses today will need to wait 48 hours for a parking account to be created for them through banner.

Spring / Summer Parking (Apr 30 - Aug 24)


Permit or payment required for:  All Faculty/Staff spaces, all specially signed spaces, and meters and pay station areas

Permit not required for:  Student Commuter spaces, and Allendale Resident spaces.

Overnight parking (3:00am-6:00am):  Only permitted in Allendale Resident spaces (permit not required)



Permit or payment required for:  All Faculty/Staff spaces, Pew Resident spaces, and meters and pay station areas

Permit not required for:  Student Commuter spaces

Overnight parking (3:00am-6:00am):  Only permitted in Pew Resident spaces (permit IS required)

Relocated for Renovations!

Parking Services in Allendale is temporarily located in the Ravine Center (located in Lot B) until August 1 to accommodate construction in the Service Building.


To offer information and efficient customer service resulting in a positive parking experience for the University community.


What is Lakers Looking Out for Lakers?

Lakers Looking out for Lakers is where Parking Services will share information and updates that impact the GVSU Community.


Expedite your visit at Parking Services by visiting the parking portal. Vehicle registration prior to coming to Parking Services expedites permit purchases and may also be used to contact you in the event of an emergency or lot closure. Please make sure the information you enter is accurate!

Grand Valley is a permit only campus. If you are coming to either of our campuses (Allendale or Pew Campus) during business hours, you will need a permit. Please check Parking Information for additional information and times, unless you choose to pay and park at meters or pay stations. Permits are available to guests of students at no cost at the following locations: Allendale Campus - Public Safety (Service Building - just south of the Alumni House) and Pew Campus - Pew Security (102 Eberhard Center). Temporary permits for students will cost $6.00 per day. Students are eligible for up to twenty daily permits per semester.

Permits are required in Faculty/Staff lots and designated spaces year round. Payment is required at meters and pay stations year round.

Walking around campus? Find out how long it will take to get to your destination!

Feel free to contact us for your questions and parking permit needs at 616-331-PARK(7275).

Parking Services Hours of Operation 

Page last modified July 16, 2018