Housing at Calvin can provide a common, shared experience for all students with unique opportunities along the way. Use the resources below to find out more about all our options as you explore the places you will call home while at Calvin. Compare all our options using our housing comparison chart.
Explore your options
First and second-year housing
- Residence halls
Our classic residence halls provide the space and community for you to thrive in both living and learning. These are the homes for the majority of first and second year students.
Important dates for returning sophomores
- Room draw survey active from March 1 to April 5
- Specific hall room draw April 18 at 9:30 p.m. in the residence hall basements on the women’s side
- All hall room draw, April 20, 9:30 p.m. in the Meeter Center
- Residence Hall Living-Learning communities
- Alliance housing (apartments)
Alliance housing is an intentional living-learning community for student-athletes and any other students who are seeking to live an active lifestyle. Alliance is located in the Rho and Tau apartment buildings on the east end of Knollcrest East.
- Applications available November 15
- Applications due December 4 with interviews following
- Decisions will be announced February 19
- Knollcrest East apartments
- Project Neighborhood (PN)
Project Neighborhood (PN) is an off-campus housing option for sophomores, juniors and seniors. A select, co-ed group of students live together in a PN house with mentors.
- First round PN applications were due Friday, October 30.
- Interviews are November 2–4. Decisions will be announced November 16.
- Second round of PN applications are due February 22 with interview following.
- Announcement date has not been set.
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- Upperclass Timmer floors
- Quick comparison chart
Residence Halls van Reken Living-Learning Knollcrest East Project Neighbor-
Alliance Off-Campus Class Level Requirement Fresh.–Soph. Fresh.–Soph. Junior–Senior Soph., Junior, Senior Junior–Senior Junior–Senior Proximity to Campus on campus on campus 5 minute walk 10-20 minute drive 5 minute walk - Cost (approx.) $9,840 / year with 21 meal plan per person (meal plan is required) $9,840 / year with 21 meal plan per person (meal plan is required) $3,966 / year per person (newly remodeled apt.) $2,331 / year $3,340 / year $600–$1,400 / month per unit Safety Services yes yes yes no yes no Special Living Requirements no yes no yes yes no Furnished yes yes partially yes yes no Programming yes yes yes yes yes no