Calvin College is on a 400-acre campus in a suburban setting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, not far from Grand Rapids. Calvin College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Calvin College does not have fraternities or sororities.
Calvin College has a thriving Dance Guild. In fact, more students participate in Dance Guild than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Calvin College include Pre-Health Professionals, Calvin Outdoor Recreation, National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association and African Students Association.
Calvin College students' favorite campus traditions are Rangeela (international student talent showcase), Fall and Spring Music and Arts Festivals and Chaos Day.
Calvin College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Calvin College students live on campus. In 2021, 59% of undergrads at Calvin College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 41% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Calvin College. There are 2,530 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,467 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,938 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 90% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.Calvin College does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.
At Calvin College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Calvin College:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Lacrosse||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Volleyball||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Calvin College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Calvin College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Calvin College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Calvin College, take Interstate 96 to Grand Rapids, MI. If you need to fly, book your flight to Gerald R. Ford International airport.
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