Bus Route 50 - GVSU Campus Connector Weekday

Fall / Winter Semesters

DETAILED SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2019 [PDF]
DETAILED SCHEDULE FOR WINTER 2019 [PDF]

Monday - Thursday: 5:35a - 1a
Friday: 5:35a - 6p (see Route 50 Weekend Service after 6p)

  • UPDATES FOR FALL 2019 - Allendale area changes:
    • New bus stations at Mackinac Hall and Kirkhof Center bus stops:
      • Kirkhof Center changes - the Rt 50 will stop at the main bus station and the Rts 37/48/85 will stop at the smaller station to the south (in front of Haas Performing Arts Center)
  • UPDATES FOR FALL 2019 - Grand Rapids area changes:
    • New bus stations along Route 50 to prepare for LakerLine in Fall 2020 - please use temp stations as directed at each stop as many of these will be under construction continuing throughout the year.
    • Route change near CHS/RFH (after detour ends mid-September 2019) - Michigan, L on Lafayette [revert to former 50 bus stop at shelter behind CHS], L on Hastings, L on Coit, R on Michigan to existing route
      • Until mid-September 2019 the CHS/RFH bus stop will be located at the corner of the intersection of Michigan St NE and Lafayette Ave NE - access Raleigh J Finkelstein Hall and Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences at this stop.
  • Continuing from FALL 2018 - Grand Rapids area:
    • The bus stop at Bostwick/Michigan is now a "Westbound Only" stop
    • Route 50 bus stop no longer waits/rests at CHS, it now does so at the Pew stop (by Eberhard/DeVos Center)
      • There are separate Eastbound (to CHS/RFH) and Westbound (to Allendale) stops at the Pew stop (by EC/DEV) - the poles are labeled accordingly - make sure you get on the right bus!
    • Park & Ride Expansion - the parking areas at Walker Fire Station Park & Ride were expanded in Summer 2018. Please be courteous of the plaza businesses and park in the newer pavement area.
  • Weekday service frequency is approx 6 minutes during peak hours of 7a - 6p.
  • Weekend service available via Route 50 Weekend Service
  • "Exam Cram" extended bus service until 2a - available Monday of the week prior to exams to Wednesday of exams (20 min frequency - last departure from KC at 2:10a).
  • NOTE: when classes are not in session the bus is on a limited "Break Service". When the University is closed there is no GVSU bus service.

Spring / Summer Semesters

DETAILED SCHEDULE FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2019 [PDF]

Monday - Thursday: 5:45a - 11p
Friday: 5:45a - 8:00p

  • UPDATES FOR MAY 2019:
    • ALLENDALE CAMPUS DETOUR - Route 50 detour and bus stop moves for Laker Line bus stop construction. View map of detour and bus stop move here.
      • Westbound: detour will be North Campus Dr, R onto W Ravine Center Dr (bus stop moved north of W Ravine Center Dr), L onto Laker Village Dr (MAK bus stop moved to Kelly Family Sports Center), L onto Calder Dr/Lot K (Kirkhof bus stop moved to The Connection).
      • Eastbound: (Kirkhof bus stop moved to The Connection), R onto South Campus Dr, R onto Pierce St, R onto Lake Village Dr (MAK bus stop moved to Kelly Family Sports Center), R onto W Ravine Center Dr, L onto North Campus Dr to regular route.
    • Various locations along Route 50 (Laker Line bus stop construction):
      • Construction to continue at EB Ferndale (Meijer) bus stop (began April 17)
      • Construction to continue at Fulton/Valley bus stop (began early April)
      • Construction to continue at Fulton/Straight bus stop (began early April)
  • Weekday service frequency is every 21 minutes.
  • No weekend service available during the Spring/Summer semester.
  • NOTE: when classes are not in session the bus is on a limited "Break Schedule". When the University is closed there is no GVSU bus service.

Route Maps: 
ALLENDALE CAMPUS ROUTE MAP FALL 2019 [PDF] (NOTE: Apartment routes only run during Fall/Winter)
ALLENDALE CAMPUS ROUTE MAP FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2019 [PDF]
PEW CAMPUS ROUTE MAP [PDF]

Route Transfer Opportunities:

  • There are a number of opportunities available to access Central Station by connecting on another route (see suggestions below). All Rapid routes are still FREE with valid GVSU I.D.
  • Transfer to Silver Line (SL/#90) at downtown Grand Rapids locations: Michigan & Bostwick, DeVos Place, Monroe & Louis (west bound Rt 50 only)
  • Westbound on Fulton/Monroe transfer to #12 (West Fulton).
  • Just north of DeVos Center (at Seward Ramp), at Lake Michigan Dr. and Seward Ave. you can transfer to bus #9 (Alpine) or DASH West.
  • At Meijer (at Lake Michigan Dr. and Wilson Ave.) you can transfer to #7 (West Leonard) or #12 (West Fulton). Stop for the 7 and 12 is on the south end of the parking lot.

Next Bus: To find out where the bus is now, visit Rapid Connect or one of our Mobile Apps. Please note these apps work with the normal semester schedules.

"Route 50 By the Numbers" Infographic [PDF]


Which schedule do I refer to?

"Fall / Winter Semesters" (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)

  • "Break Service" (dates of Holidays/Break Service) to include:
    • FALL: Labor Day Weekend, Fall Break, Thanksgiving Week, December Semester Break, Christmas Eve & Day, New Years Eve & Day and days prior to start of Winter Semester.
    • WINTER: Martin Luther King Jr Recess, Spring Break, Semester Break prior to start of Spring Semester

"Spring / Summer Semesters" (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)

  • "Break Service" (dates of Holidays/Break Service) to include:
    • SPRING: Memorial Day Weekend
    • SUMMER: Independence Day Recess, Semester Break prior to start of Fall Semester

Featured Stops on this Route:

  • Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences
  • Michigan & Bostwick (Westbound ONLY) - walking distance to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital
    • Transfer opportunity for Silver Line (must walk across the street for Silver Line stop)
  • DeVos Place
    • Transfer opportunity for Silver Line
  • Monroe & Louis (Westbound ONLY)
    • Transfer opportunity for Silver Line
  • Front Ave between Eberhard Center and DeVos Center (under US-131)
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton) is a short walk to Fulton St and Mt Vernon Ave (under US-131, one block south of new bus stop)
  • Seward Ramp - Seward & Pearl/Lake Michigan Dr. for transfer opportunity to Route 9 (Alpine)
  • Fulton & Garfield - walking distance from many of the homes on the Northwest side of Grand Rapids.
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton)
  • Lake Michigan Dr. & Covall shopping plaza - Big Apple Bagel, Rite Aid, BC Pizza, Snap Fitness, and Bank of America
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton)
  • Lake Michigan Dr. & Collindale - Family Fare and Speedway
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton)
  • Bayberry Apartments
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton)
  • Walker Fire Station is a park & ride location. You can park your car in the lot behind the Fire Station or north of the shopping plaza and hop on the bus at the stop at the back of the lot.
  • Lake Michigan Dr. & Wilson Meijer is another park & ride location. Shopping plaza features Meijer, Panera Bread, Jet's Pizza, Chowhound Pets, Fifth-Third Bank and more.
    • Transfer opportunity for Routes 7 (West Leonard) and Route 12 (West Fulton) on the south end of the Meijer parking lot.
  • Allendale Campus bus stops at Mackinac Hall and the Kirkhof Center
    • Transfer opportunity for Routes 37, 48 (weekday) and 85 (weekends and early AM weekday)