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Living well, living in community
You’ve worked hard to get here, now make this place your own. Set up your new life in one of Calvin’s seven residence halls. Whether you’re taking part in a floor Super Smash Bros. tournament or attending dorm worship, your dorm is where you’ll build new friendships and find opportunities to lead. Bond with your floor mates during Calvin’s legendary Chaos Day. Serve as an activity coordinator on your floor. Tutor local kids through your hall’s community partnership. And don’t forget to save time for late-night conversations that will probably change your life.
Nearly all first and second-year students live in Calvin’s seven residence halls. Most halls are divided into two wings, one for males and one for females. You’ll live in a dorm room with one roommate, and share a bathroom with two people who live on the other side of the suite. Every room comes furnished with stackable furniture that can be arranged in many ways to create space for a couch, studying and sleeping. Each residence hall also has these amenities:
- Cable access to popular TV channels like Food Network, CNN, ESPN and more.
- Wifi access
- Floor kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, stove tops and ovens
- Free laundry facilities, computer labs, study rooms, piano/music rooms and game rooms
- Front desk services make sure all your mail gets delivered safely
- Secure key-card access
Residence hall living-learning communities
Looking for a different living experience altogether? Check out our living-learning communities, where you’ll have the chance to live with like-minded students in situations that emphasize community, social justice, honors-level study, outdoor recreation, athletics and more.
Roommates: Match made in heaven
How do you get matched with your Calvin roommate? Read about Calvin's roommate matching system, and get advice from real roommates about how to make the most of your match.
Not a first-year student or sophomore? Not a problem! Calvin offers rich residence life opportunities for upperclass students, including special studio spaces in certain residence halls and apartment living with friends.