Alliance 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.

All members agree to participate in a weekly small group meeting or Bible study, commit to eating a meal together as an entire community once a month (either first or second Sunday of every month, 6–8 p.m.), and pledge to invest in the broader Calvin community. To participate, students must submit an application and references and go through an interview process. This housing option is available to any full-time student who will be of junior or senior status (sophomores only with special permission) when living in Alliance.

  • Amenities & Safety

    What comes with living in Alliance?

    • eight apartments, each housing 3 students, for a total of 24 Alliance members
    • partially furnished: bed, dressers, desks, kitchen table
    • free laundry facilities
    • planned community events
    • outdoor facilities: grills, volleyball, ice–skating adjacent to KE
    • newly-remodeled apartments
    • meal plans available but not required
    • free ResNet hookup, eduroam, cable T.V.

    Safety services

  • Living requirements

    Requirements for the Alliance Community

    • live in Alliance both fall and spring semesters (interim is optional)
    • an interest in living an active lifestyle
    • monthly community meals, either first or second Sunday of every month, 6–8 p.m.
    • weekly small groups
    • regular involvement in the Calvin community

    All Alliance residents are held accountable to the same living expectations as residents in Knollcrest East.

  • Cost & Application


    The cost for 2021–22 is $4,250/year.

    How to apply

    Alliance requires a special application process.

    • Applications available October 19, 2020
    • Applications are due December 20, 2020
    • Interviews will occur in January 2021, or for those gone for Interim, either in December 2020 or early February 2021.
    • Decisions will be announced February 2021.

    *Space is limited* and students are accepted on a rolling admission basis, so get your application in early!

    Roommates can be guaranteed only if mutually selected.

    Apply now!