Rooks-Van Dellen Hall


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Construction relocation: The temporary location of the Help Desk, Audio-Visual, Career Center, and Calvin Information Technology.



Also known as RVD, this residence hall complex is comprised of two wings with one common lobby and two shared, connected basements. Rooks is traditionally a female hall and Van Dellen a male hall.

Named after:

Albertus Rooks (1869-1958):
Appointed first dean of Calvin College in 1919, a position which he held for 25 years.

Idzerd Van Dellen (1871-1965):
A minister in the Christian Reformed Church, he helped start a Tuberculosis hospital in Denver, Colorado. For 26 years he served as a spiritual advisor to patients in this hospital.


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