Calvin College is on a 400-acre campus in the suburban setting of Grand Rapids, Michigan, not far from Grand Rapids.
Calvin College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Calvin College does not have fraternities or sororities.
Calvin College has the Dance Guild. In fact, more students participate in the 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 events are Rangeela (international student talent showcase), Fall and Spring Music and Arts Festivals and Chaos Day.
This table offers information on housing at Calvin College.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||No|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||57%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||43%|
Calvin College offers housing for students. 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 2022, 57% of undergrads at Calvin College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 43% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Calvin College. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
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|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||√||√||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|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
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. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
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.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Calvin College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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