Thanks for choosing Calvin College and our on-campus housing community! 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 students arriving for QUEST on Aug. 31
    1. Select and print a copy of the map that corresponds to your residence hall or Knollcrest East apartment assignment. In addition, please print a copy of the car sign that corresponds to your housing assignment. We ask that you place the sign on the dashboard of the driver side of your car when you arrive on campus. This will allow our Campus Safety staff to better direct you to your residence hall unloading area.
    2. Please proceed to your designated unloading area. Calvin students will be available to help you transport your items from your car to your building. We ask that one member of your party stay with your car at all times and that your vehicle be immediately moved to your designated parking lot once the car is unloaded.
    3. If you are also participating in the IMPACT orientation, your authorized campus arrival date and time is Sunday, Aug. 27 between 1 and 4 p.m.
    4. We are asking students arriving for QUEST to do so between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Aug. 31. QUEST begins at 4:00 p.m. on the Commons Lawn with an opening rollcall followed by the opening convocation at 4:30 in the Van Noord Arena.
  • Instructions for returning students
    1. Returning students are scheduled for move-in on Friday, Sept. 1 (unless authorized for earlier arrival for certain work or student leadership positions). Please use the maps to see the traffic-flow plans for your residence hall or KE apartment.
    2. Please feel free to contact our offices if you have any questions or concerns. For residence hall move-in questions, please call the housing office at (616) 526-6120. For orientation (PASSPORT III or QUEST) questions, please call the orientation office at (616) 526-8507.
  • 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

Students arriving for PASSPORT V may move in Tuesday, August 29 from 6–9 p.m. or Wednesday, August 30 from 8–9:30 a.m. For more details about any orientation dates and times, please visit the Orientation web site.

Important Dates at a Glance
Thurs., Aug. 31
8:00 a.m.
Opening day for new students
Fri., Sept. 1
9:00 a.m.
Opening day for returning students
Wed., Dec. 20
10:00 a.m.
Residence halls close for Christmas break
Tues., Jan. 2
10:00 a.m.
Residence halls reopen
Wed., Jan. 24
Last checkout time for student leaving on-campus housing after interim
Thurs., Jan. 25
9:00 a.m.
Move-in for second semester new students
Fri.–Sun., Feb. 23–25
Siblings Weekend (further information will be published as the date gets closer)
Sat., Mar. 17
10:00 a.m.
Residence halls close for Spring Break
Sun., Mar. 25
Residence halls reopen
Fri., May 18
10:00 a.m.
Residence halls close for the summer