Visiting Grand Rapids
Getting to the Secchia Center
The College of Human Medicine Office of Admissions is located inside the Secchia Center. The Secchia Center is located at 15 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503-2508. Our office is located on the third floor.
When you enter the ramp, take a pink ticket from the dispenser. The Office of Admissions is only able to validate parking for those visitors who are specifically here for Interview Day or otherwise to meet with admissions staff. Visitors may park on level P3 in any space marked Secchia Center Visitor Parking near the west end of the parking structure.
Use the green painted elevator bay furthest to the west and take the elevator to the 3rd floor. The Admissions office is on the 3rd floor in Suite 385 (turn left after exiting the elevators – we are the office right before the walkway).
When you exit the building, be sure to use one of the elevators labeled Access to Parking and proceed to the correct parking level.
Airports and Other Modes of Transportation
- Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids (GRR) is approximately 13 miles.
- Capital Region International Airport (LAN) is approximately 67 miles.
- Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is approximately 156 miles.
If you are flying into Detroit Metro Airport or the Lansing Capitol City Airport, there are several options to help you get to Grand Rapids should you decide against renting a vehicle: The Greyhound, Megabus, Amtrak are all viable options for getting to and from Grand Rapids.
There are a variety of transportation options that service the entire Grand Rapids metro area. Mobile-app-based transportation networks like UBER can be used in Grand Rapids as well. If flying directly into Grand Rapids, check with your hotel to see if they offer complimentary shuttle service from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
Accomodation in downtown Grand Rapids are perhaps the most convenient in terms of proxmity to the Secchia. Yet there is an abundance of accommodation options throughout the Grand Rapids metro area. A good list of options can be found on ExperienceGR.com.