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Parents FAQs

48 West Is a living-learning environment, made especially for students!

We know moving into a new home can be overwhelming, but at 48 West we make sure your college student’s move isn’t. As they begin or continue their career at Grand Valley State University, we want to see their academic success too. We help out by providing a fully equipped computer lab and individual study rooms on-site at our GVSU housing, and help them relax with regular social events. 48 West strives to meet every need of your college student and celebrates in their success.

Individual leasing means peace of mind for you. Your financial responsibility is only for your student’s space unlike many apartments or rental houses where a joint lease is signed. If a roommate transfers to another school or moves out of 48 West for any reason, you do not have to worry about having to cover their portion of rent. This is just another reason why 48 West offers the best of all GVSU housing options!

Our maintenance staff will respond to your student’s maintenance issues quickly and professionally. 48 West offers 24-hour emergency maintenance as well so that your student’s comfort is not affected.

48 West has eight spacious floor plan options so they will easily be able to find one to suit their needs. We have one-, two-, and four-bedroom apartments by GVSU, and students have their own bedrooms and bathrooms.

If your student does not have a roommate in mind, we can find them one! Each roommate will fill out a Roommate Matching form so that we know what they are looking for in a roommate. During the summer, we spend weeks looking at these preferences and matching them up with the best person we can find!

While the main focus of your student’s college career will be about graduating and getting a fulfilling job, they also need to have fun along the way. At 48 West, your student will create life-long relationships and connections that will make them even more successful. Our great staff plans monthly resident events to get students in GVSU off campus housing involved together. These events range from pizza parties to karaoke nights, from resume building classes to gaming tournaments. We will also keep our residents connected to events going on at Grand Valley State University, as well as, events happening around town so they don’t miss anything!

We want your student to succeed, and that’s why we thought of them while designing 48 West as a Living-Learning environment!

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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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48 West redefines student living. Check out our photo gallery to see how!