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.

  • Instructions for new students
    • Please watch your email and/or refer to your Orientation Schedule communication about move-in details.
  • Instructions for returning students
    • Students returning to the residence halls are scheduled for move-in on Sunday, January 8, no earlier than 10am.
    • Students moving over from temporary Christmas break housing in KE must move back to their halls between 10am and 1pm on Saturday, January 7.
    • Students moving back into KE after break should wait until 4 pm on Saturday, January 7.
    • Questions? Please contact housing@calvin.edu.
  • What to bring

    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 advise you to bring not more than one carload of belongings when you move into the residence halls due to storage space and room size.
  • What not to bring
    • 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 or hotpots)
    • 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.
  • Maps and car signs
    Boer-Bennink Map | Car Sign Kalsbeek-Huizenga-van Reken Map | Car Sign Bolt-Heyns-Timmer Map | Car Sign Rooks-Van Dellen Map | Car Sign
    Schultze-Eldersveld Map | Car Sign Beets-Veenstra Map | Car Sign Noordewier-VanderWerp Map | Car Sign Knollcrest East Apartments Map | Car Sign

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