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 with the advisor to Alliance, Bob Crow, Director of Commuter Student Life and Assessment. 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

    Bob Crow, Director of Commuter Student Life and Assessment, serves as the advisor for this community, overseeing monthly meals and organizing and encouraging small groups.

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

  • Cost & Application


    The cost for 2017–18 has not yet been determined.

    How to apply

    Alliance requires a special application process (see Living Requirements).

    Online application here - Applications for 2017-18 will be available after November 14, 2016. Interviews will occur during interim. And for those off-campus for interim, interviews will occur first week of February.

    *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!

Bob Crow

Director of Commuter Student Life & Assessment
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