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.

February 2024

Hekman Library
The canopy covering the external staircase on the east side of the library has been removed and holes are being cut along exterior walls where new windows will be installed on the 300 level.
On the inside of Hekman, drywall is being hung, painting is beginning and furniture selection for redesigned interior spaces is near completion.
Outdoor Athletics
The first ever Calvin home lacrosse game took place on the new turf field on February 13. Student athletes and coaches were excited and grateful to make use of the new space!
Renderings will be finalized soon for both the football building and soccer stadium.
On the new soccer stadium, concrete footings are being finished. Once the cement work is done, masonry and structural steel will begin to go up.
External steel is continuing on the football building and interior rough-ins are beginning.
Geothermal drilling supporting both buildings is complete and tie-ins to the buildings should be completed in the next two week.

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The Build Up team is back and excited to share (and show you!) the campus construction progress that was made during winter break and so far this semester.

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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: BuildUp@calvin.edu

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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