It’s an exciting time of growth at Calvin University as our facilities undergo a dynamic transformation. Thank you for partnering with us as we eagerly await the completion of construction of new spaces for learning, playing, and community building.

Find timely updates regarding campus construction projects both here and through Calvin University’s social media channels.

Monthly updates

Homecoming Parking
With campus construction projects still in full swing, see the updated Visitor Parking Map showing the open lots for the weekend of September 29–30:
Lots 1–6
Lots 8–11
Lots 13–20
Parking Reminder from Campus Safety
With the Calvin Classic 5K on Saturday, September 30, roadways will be closed for the event around campus on both the east and west sides of the East Beltline. Please plan ahead if you are coming or going from Homecoming events that morning.
Hekman Library
Library book movement was completed during the last week of August. Internal temporary walls around Hekman Library and Hiemenga Hall have also been finalized.
Outdoor Athletics
Calvin’s athletic teams began using the new turf field. On September 1, Zuidema Soccer Field was dedicated at the beginning of a doubleheader with coach Zuidema’s family in attendance.
Geothermal Exploration
Geothermal exploration is beginning at Calvin

What’s next

Hekman Library
Demo in the library will begin shortly after all technology (wifi access points, etc.) has been salvaged.
Athletics will be planning to bring in more seating for future soccer games by early October in time for an October 7 game.
Forecasting Important Dates
The Pioneer team (Calvin’s construction partner) is being asked to put together a list of important dates for communicating with campus stakeholders.
Video updates will be provided this month to bring attention to alternative study spaces across campus that are available during construction.

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Looking for a new study spot this semester, now that your favorite Library space won’t be be available for a while? Here are some of the other study spaces available during campus construction this year—some already popular, and some lesser-known, including a newly added space at Calvin Seminary!

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Views from the outdoor athletics photo gallery.

Construction Photo Gallery
Browse, download, or share favorite photos from outdoor athletics, School of Health, and the Hekman Library renovation.

Media Kit: Outdoor Athletics


Frequently asked questions

Do you have questions related to construction at Calvin? Email us at:

A video update was recently provided on pathways and access from Sarah Visser, EVP for Student Experience and Strategy at Calvin. We’ll continue to provide additional updates and install necessary signage as changes are made while various construction projects continue.

Visitor Parking Map

During construction this fall, men’s and women’s soccer will play on Calvin’s new Zuidema Soccer Field (map and directions). The new soccer stadium and football building are planned to be built and open for use by the fall of 2024.

Lacrosse will play on the new soccer field until construction of a new football stadium; their locker rooms will remain located in the main field house until that time.

Football will be housed in their permanent locker room in the new football building when it is completed. The football team will practice on the lower field, formerly home (for practice) to the men’s soccer team.

Visitor Parking Map

Library staff and services will be open and operating on the fourth and fifth floors of Hekman Library during the 2023–2024 academic year.

During the 2023–24 academic year, the entrance into the library will be from the Hiemenga Hall entrance, near the southeast corner of the building (facing Calvin Seminary and near the fireplace lobby). From there, elevator and stairwell access to the fourth and fifth floors will be available and clearly marked.

The CFAC parking lot will effectively be sliced in two by the construction zone; there will not be any traffic flow all the way around the CFAC. There will be parking on both the north (primary) and the south side facing the seminary building (more limited), but cars will not be able to drive from one end to the other. Walkways, however, will allow foot traffic to pass through adjacent to the construction zone.

Visitor Parking Map

Parking for the Speech and Hearing Clinic will generally be located on the west side of the engineering building. Parking is plentiful there, and new crosswalks have been installed on the ring road between the clinic site and its new parking lot.

Visitor Parking Map

Peet’s moved from the second floor of the library to the first floor of the Spoelhof University Center in the former Spoelhof Café. Peet’s officially opened in its new location on Monday, August 14.

Visitor Parking Map

Campus construction projects are underway, our development team looks forward to continuing to engage our donor and alumni community in exciting ways you can partner with us. These transformative projects will have a significant impact on our students’ experience as well as the West Michigan community.

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