Knollcrest East Parking
Vehicles used by residents of Knollcrest East must display a valid Calvin College parking permit, obtained when use of the vehicle begins. Residents of Knollcrest East will be issued the appropriate permit and may park in the lots in that area or if these lots are full, in the lot adjacent to the DeVos Communication Center.
Knollcrest East Residents must be observant of signs designating short-term parking spaces and other parking spaces or areas reserved for specific purposes.
Knollcrest East residents are not permitted to park their vehicles in the Fine Arts Center Lot at any time and other lots on the main campus have posted times when residents may not park. There is no parking on the main campus between 2:00 am and 6:00 am.
Motorcycles and all other vehicles with gasoline motors must conform to all college parking and driving regulations. These vehicles must display a valid Calvin College parking permit. Under no circumstance may they be brought into residence halls.
Driving on sidewalks is prohibited, unless permission has been requested from Campus Safety or a Residence Life staff member.
A complete description of college parking and driving regulations are available online or at the Campus Safety office. All students are expected to know and comply with these regulations.
The best possible security is to use caution and common sense. Apartments should be locked and outside doors should not be propped open. Thefts and the presence of unauthorized persons should be reported to the Campus Safety Department immediately. For Security reasons, the outside doors to the apartment buildings will be locked 24 hours a day. Student I.D. cards and a computer controlled access system will be used to unlock these doors. There is also a system for visitors. Residents can give building access to their guests by pressing “6” when guests call them using this system. Students should use caution when crossing the East Beltline. Only Calvin’s Crossing or designated crosswalks should be used.
Students who desire escort service to and from various areas on the campus may contact the Campus Safety Department. A telephone is available near all parking areas. Students are encouraged to make use of the escort service and to avoid walking alone on campus after dark. Further information regarding safety issues is available from the Student Life office in the booklet entitled “Safety at Calvin and Beyond.” These issues will be addressed in residence hall programming in the fall.
Loss or Thefts
Missing items which you believe have been stolen should be reported to the Campus Safety Department. Students should be aware that theft does occur on Calvin’s campus. Although the incidents of theft and property destruction are low, it is always a good idea to exercise caution by locking apartment doors and car doors, by keeping valuables in a secure place, by not leaving clothes unattended in laundry rooms for long periods of time, etc.
Although the college will use all reasonable efforts to protect students' property, it is understood that the college is not liable for any loss. If applicable, students should determine whether their property is covered by their parents' homeowner insurance policy. If your property is not covered, you may with to purchase a minimum contents coverage policy.
If a fire alarm has been activated in a campus building, always assume there is a fire. Know the locations of fire extinguishers, posted evacuation routes, exits and fire alarm systems in your area.
If you discover a fire
If the Fire Alarm sounds
If caught in smoke
If forced to advance through flames
When to use a Fire Extinguisher