A campus built for community, located for opportunity
Calvin’s beautiful 400-acre campus in West Michigan is ideally located to create a small, close-knit community feel while providing access to everything the city of Grand Rapids has to offer. Enjoy a sprawling, tree-covered campus with buildings designed to promote intentional learning and meaningful interaction. Bike, run or walk on miles of paved paths or enjoy God’s creation in Calvin’s 100-acre ecosystem preserve.
We invite you to visit to get a feel for what the campus is really like!
acres of campus
by William Fyfe, student of prairie-style architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright
acres within Calvin’s Ecosystem Preserve
provided for all students with registered vehicles
miles to downtown Grand Rapids
miles to the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan
college apartment buildings in Knollcrest East
venues for films, performances and art exhibitions
Make Calvin’s campus your home
How do you make Calvin your home? Start small and watch your world grow bigger and bigger every day. Browse this photo gallery to imagine the paths you might take on an ordinary day at Calvin:
Things to do on campus
Check out this sample of things you can do on Calvin’s campus.
- Athletic Events
Cheer on the Knights in the 362,000-square-foot Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex, or at one of the many campus athletic fields.
- Ecosystem Preserve
Enjoy a stroll through the 100-acre Ecosystem Preserve, or attend events held at the LEED-certified Bunker Interpretive Center.
- Center Art Gallery
Located in the Covenant Fine Arts Center, the Center Art Gallery houses Calvin’s permanent art collection and regular traveling exhibits.
- Dice Mineralogical Museum
Located in North Hall, the new Bruce Dice Mineralogical Museum museum houses over 300 rare gems, minerals and fossils donated by Bruce Dice '48.
- Fish House Coffee
Enjoy a handcrafted espresso or tea beverage at Calvin’s coffee shop, located near Johnny's Cafe.
- Campus Store
More than a place to buy textbooks, the campus store is a place to grab a snack or find Calvin gear, fair trade gifts and Michigan-made items. Visit the online store.
- Musical Performances
Experience music at Calvin by choosing from the music department’s schedule of first-class performances.
- Calvin Observatory (telescope)
See planets, asteroids and more using Calvin’s powerful telescope during regular open hours. Learn more.