Alliance is an intentional living-learning community for students seeking to live an active and intentional lifestyle. The Alliance apartments are located on the 3rd floor of Zeta-Lambda in the Knollcrest East apartments.

All members commit to eating a meal together as an entire community once a month, participating in a monthly spiritual growth activity, and pledge to invest in the broader Calvin community. Students can submit an application and complete an interview process to apply to live in Alliance. This housing option is available to any full-time student who will be of junior or senior status (and sophomores with special permission).

  • Amenities & Safety

    What comes with living in Alliance?

    • Six apartments, each housing 3 students, for a total of 18 Alliance members
    • Partially furnished: bed, dressers, desks, kitchen table
    • Free laundry facilities
    • Planned community events
    • Outdoor facilities: grills, volleyball, ice–skating adjacent to KE
    • 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 
    • An interest in living an active lifestyle
    • Monthly community meals, either first or second Sunday of every month, 6–8 p.m.
    • Complete each month's spiritual practice activities
    • 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 2024–2025 school year is $4,500/year.

    How to apply

    Alliance requires a special application process.

    • Applications available October 23, 2023
    • Applications are due November 5, 2023
    • Interviews will occur in November 2023.
    • Decisions will be announced December 2023.

    *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.

    Alliance Housing Application