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Parking and Transportation

Time and money saving parking ramp alternatives.

  • The Devos Campus Lot does not expereice back-ups during peak times. The entrance is on Fountain St., between Prospect Ave. and College Ave. There is a FREE suttle service between Devos Campus and Main Campus. Regular parking rates are applied.
  • DASH & College Lot Parking could cost half what you would pay to park in a campus ramp all year.
  • Get a student discount when you Ride the Rapid, or the new Silverline express bus which runs from 60th St. to GRCC's campus in just 30 min. - with free wifi.

 

Main Campus Parking Ramps.

As a downtown urban campus, the GRCC Main Campus has limited parking on site. During peak times (Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) on-campus parking is at capacity at the following parking structures:

  •  The Bostwick Ramp, entrances on Bostwick and Ransom Streets NE
  • The Lyon Parking Ramp, entrance on Bostwick Street NE
  • The Barclay Lot (behind the Music Center) , entrance on Lyon Street NE

 

There are two ways to pay in GRCC parking ramps:

1. RaiderCard Readers

  • All lanes have RaiderCard readers, some lanes only have RaiderCard Readers
  • You must have money on your RaiderCard to pay the $2.50 parking fee to exit the ramp. Starting August 25, 2014 parking cost will increase to $3.50 per swipe.
  • If you have no money on your RaiderCard you must use a pay in lane machine.

2. Pay in lane machines

  • Pay in lane machines accept cash, credit and debit cards for payment.
  • With a ticket, pay in lane machines charge $1.00 per half hour up to a $9.00 daily maximum.
  • There is a help button on each pay in lane machine if you are having trouble exiting the lot.
  • No attendants will be on duty at the lanes, and no fail to pay tickets will be issued.

Please note that if you loose your ticket, or have no ticket, and have no money on your RaiderCard you will be charged $9.00 at the pay in lane machine.

 

Parking Hours

  • Fall & Winter Semesters, Monday - Friday, 6 am to 11 pm, Saturdays from 7 am to 5 pm (Main Ramp only), and Sundays the top of the Main Ramp is open all day.
  • Summer semesters, Monday - Thursday from 6 am to 11 pm, and Fridays, from 6 am to 6:30 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays the top of the Main ramp is open all day.

 

Overhead Clearance

The overhead clearance for the Bostwick Ramp is 6’ 4”, and he Lyon Ramp is 7’. All oversized vehicles should park in the Barclay Lot.

 

Metered Parking

There is limited metered parking on the city streets surrounding the main campus. Be forewarned! Metered street parking is heavily patrolled. Tickets often result from expired meters and illegal parking. You can now use your cell phone to pay for parking at a city meter - more information on the City of Grand Rapids website.