GVSU Off-Campus Student Housing
Yes, pets are allowed. All pets must be registered with the leasing office. Pet fees/rent and breed restrictions apply. If you have an ESA accommodation request, please notify the leasing office right away to begin the process. All necessary paperwork will need to be completed before approval can be granted. Please call our leasing office for more details.
Can I live with the people I choose, or will Meadows Crossing assign my roommates? Do we have to sign up at the same time?
It is preferred that you determine who your roommates will be. If you have not selected any roommates, we will help find roommates for you. Also, consider using our online roommate finder.
Yes. We have a financial aid payment option available on most lease terms.* When you come to the leasing office, just bring your financial aid letter with you. That letter will indicate how much aid you will receive and when your aid will be paid.
*May & June lease terms do not offer financial aid payment plans.
Can students terminate their leases early if they transfer schools, graduate, have a family emergency, or experience another unforeseen problem?
Students who want to terminate their lease before the lease term begins may do so if they find a replacement tenant and pay the early termination fee. Students who want to terminate their lease during the lease term may do so by finding a replacement tenant and signing a lease assignment or sublease agreement.
At Meadows Crossing a guest can park anywhere there is an open parking space. At other apartment complexes guest parking is strictly designated to specific locations that are typically remote and inconvenient for guests to use.
How do students get to campus from Allendale apartments? Is there a bus? Is it close enough to walk?
GVSU’s buses circle around campus every four minutes following various routes. One of these buses takes students from Meadows Crossing directly to campus without any stops. We have 3 bus stops available to our residents! Bus 37, 48 and 50 all pick up and drop off at our property. We are so close that it’s simple for students to walk or bike to school for exercise or to enjoy good weather.
Meadows Crossing has an online parking pass system that is simple and convenient for everyone to use. At any time residents can print a pass for their guests to place on their car dashboards and park wherever there is an available parking space within the lot. At other apartment communities residents can only obtain guest parking passes during business hours.
How far away from the main campus is Meadows Crossing? Is it closer than other student housing at GVSU?
Meadows Crossing is conveniently located on the corner of 48th Avenue and West Campus Drive. Our townhouses are directly across from GVSU’s Allendale campus.
We offer 10 payment and 12 payment leases. Please call the leasing office at (616) 892-2700 or schedule a tour for our current rates and specials. Our office is open Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-3pm.
Because of the townhome layout, residents have quite a bit of privacy. All bedrooms lead off a hallway instead of a common area like a living room or kitchen. Each bedroom is individually keyed for privacy and has its own bathroom.
I’m a member of a sorority or fraternity. Can we all sign up and get our townhomes in the same building? Are there rooms where we can have meetings?
Yes. That is very possible. It would be best if you and your friends all came to the office together to select where you would like to live. If necessary, we can come to your meeting and get you signed up together. However, since time is limited, it would be best for you to stop by the office. To ensure that you are living as close together as possible, this should be done as soon as possible. There are facilities at the community building where you may hold your meetings. You would need to make advance arrangements with the on-site management to ensure availability of facilities.
Is it easy for Meadows Crossing residents to get to downtown Grand Rapids? How far away is the main campus to the city?
Driving down M-45, commonly known as Lake Michigan Dr., it’s 13 miles, or 20 minutes, from Meadows Crossing to downtown. GVSU offers a bus service to its students and faculty, and all Grand Valley routes are free to ride with a student or faculty/staff ID card.
I’ve heard parking is a problem for apartment residents near GVSU. How much parking does Meadows Crossing make available for its residents?
Parking is a problem at other apartment communities near GVSU because they do not provide a parking space for each resident. This creates limited resident and guest parking. Parking is not a problem at Meadows Crossing because the number of parking spaces exceeds the number of residents. So there are plenty of resident and guest parking spaces available at Meadows Crossing.
All townhomes and apartments are completely furnished and come standard with a sofa, loveseat, coffee table, end table, entertainment stand, 55-inch, flat screen Smart TV, 4 bar stools for the snack counter, and full-size washer and dryer. All kitchen appliances are included: refrigerator, dishwasher, range/oven, microwave, and garbage disposal. Each bedroom comes with a full-size bed, dresser, night stand, study desk, and chair. You will need to bring linens, kitchen utensils, computer, radios, TV, and any other personal items.
In the event you leave school early for any reason, you and your guarantor will be held responsible for the remainder of the term of the lease or until your lease responsibility is assigned to someone else.
Allendale, Michigan, is a safe, rural community, but nevertheless, we provide professional security at night for our residents to maximize the safety of our environment.
Tenants will pay a flat rate utility fee that covers their electric, gas, water & sewer. Pricing on the flat rate utility fee varies depending on any specials or offers that may be available at the time of lease signing.
Meadows Crossing is now accepting leases. Stop by anytime to sign up! Townhomes will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The leasing office is located in Building B, at the front of the complex, off of 48th Avenue and West Campus Dr. in Allendale, Michigan.