Welcome to Calvin’s campus!

Whether this is your first adventure away from home, or one of many different living situations you’ve had growing up, we’re confident you’ll find your place here. From roommates and suitemates (folks with whom you’ll share your suite), to new friends on your floor and in your halls, you’ll be blessed with relationships and connections. From supportive staff to a wide variety of student organizations and events, you’ll be blessed with opportunities and resources. You can’t help but come away from this experience changed—as a Christian, as a citizen, and as a learner.

Please watch your email and/or refer to your Orientation Schedule communication about move-in details. Our Moving In Brochure digital issue might help you with packing.

The general Move-in Day is Thursday, August 29, 2024 (8:30–11:30 a.m.), but some students arrive earlier for a specific Fall Welcome prior to Welcome Week. Check your New Student Portal for your programming track.

  • Students returning to the residence halls may move-in beginning on Friday, August 30, 2024, at 10 a.m., or throughout the weekend.
  • Questions? Please contact housing@calvin.edu.

The Essentials

  • alarm clock
  • extra long twin sheets
  • pillow and pillow case
  • blanket/comforter
  • hand and bath towels
  • clothing for warm and cold weather
  • laundry basket/bag and detergent
  • microwave-safe dishes
  • silverware
  • desk supplies
  • hangers
  • umbrella
  • box fan

Optional items

  • bike and bike lock
  • outdoor sports equipment
  • computer/laptop/iPad
  • other media devices
  • electric hotpot/coffee pot
  • plants
  • extension cords/surge protectors
  • small refrigerator (four feet tall or smaller) - limit one per room
  • Poster Putty/removable adhesive

PLEASE NOTE: We recommend not bringing more than one carload of belongings when you move into the residence halls due to storage space and room size.

  • air conditioners
  • alcohol/drug paraphernalia (including empty alcohol containers thought to be decorative)
  • candles/incense
  • firearms or any kind of weapon (including paintball or air-soft guns)
  • space heaters
  • microwaves
  • pets (except fish)
  • small appliances (except coffee pots)
  • weight lifting equipment
  • hoverboards

PLEASE NOTE: We do not allow nails in walls, so use removable adhesive such as poster putty. We also ask for good judgment in the things that you display in your room.
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