Frequently Asked Questions

Leasing FAQs At 48 West

Moving comes with many things to check off a list and even more questions to ask. No matter how many times you have moved in the past, the 48 West team knows the process can be hectic. To help out, we put together the FAQs below with some of the most common questions about GVSU housing from parents and students alike. Don’t see your question below? Feel free to give us a call and our friendly staff will be happy to assist!


Individual leasing means that each person is only responsible for their portion of the common areas and their bedroom. If your roommate ends up not coming back for the spring semester, you’re not responsible for their payment.

Yes, we offer a roommate matching system. If you don’t have anyone in mind that you would like to live with, let us match you up with someone! There is a Roommate Matching Sheet that you will fill out to let us know more about what you’re looking for in a roommate for GVSU apartments. Then, we spend weeks in the summer figuring out the best match for you based on that information.

Rent is always due the 1st of the month. You can pay up front (due August 1), in semester installments (due August 1 and January 1), or in twelve installments (due August 1 and on the first of the month for the next 11 consecutive months).

  • Pay with a personal check, money order, or cashier’s check.
  • Pay with a credit card online. Service fee may apply.*
  • Have your financial institution automatically deduct rent from your bank account each month to send in payment.
  • Pay with check online using your resident portal free of charge!

The 48 West’s insurance will not cover your personal belongings. We suggest getting renter’s insurance for this reason. It is generally inexpensive and will cover your personal belongings if something were to happen.

  • No aggressive breeds allowed.
  • 45lbs maximum pet weight limit
  • 1 pet per bed limit
  • $40 pet rent/month
  • $300 pet fee ($150 refundable if no damages at move out)

48 West’s lease is binding and cannot be broken. If you cannot live at our apartments by GVSU after signing your lease, you will need to re-let. Please call the leasing office for information on re-letting.

If you need maintenance, simply go to your resident portal on our website and fill out a maintenance request. You can also call or stop by the front desk. If it is an emergency, please notify the front office immediately.

Your mail will be delivered to your apartment’s mailbox located on 48 West's property.

We suggest that you bring:

  • Bedding for a full-sized bed.
  • Toiletries.
  • Dishes/Cookware.
  • Decorations to make your new room feel like home!

48 West has resident events that range from pizza parties to Taco Tuesdays. Not only is there free food at events, but it’s also a great way to meet people from GVSU off campus housing!

Redefined Living

Why Choose 48 West Apartments

48 West combines on-campus convenience with off-campus living. We offer individual leases for apartments near GVSU, and every multi-room unit comes with a private bedroom and bathroom. If you have a dog or cat headed to college with you, we have pet friendly units too! The 24-hour fitness center, multi-sports court, and outdoor lounge provide plenty of space to workout and hang out with your friends and neighbors. And our two on-site restaurants are perfect for those nights when you've been in class all day and don't know what to have for dinner! 48 West is redefining student living in Allendale. Come find out how today!

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