Christmas Housing

Do you qualify?

Christmas transitional housing is intended for the following students only:

  • International students (non-Canadian)
  • Students living outside the Midwest who have nowhere else to stay
  • Students employed on campus who have nowhere else to stay
  • KE students who wish to stay in their apartment over Christmas Break

Cost and fees

  • All dorm students will be required to pay a $25 non-refundable registration fee, regardless if you are staying with a friend in KE or staying with a host arranged by the office.
  • In addition there is a charge of $12 per night for those who need the housing office to arrange a spot for them to stay during break.
  • You can avoid a nightly housing charge if you arrange to live with a friend who is a current KE resident. You must still apply and register for housing.
  • KE students who are only living in KE for a semester will have to pay the nightly rate for break housing.
  • Note: There will be a $100.00 fine plus the nightly charge of $12 to anyone who staying in KE without applying and receiving a placement.

What to Pack

Clothes, personal hygeine items, and sheets for the bed will be provided.  The KE students that are opening up their apartment to you will have put away their sheets.  You will NOT be able to get into your dorm room after 10:00am on Wednesday.  Those staying with hosts will have limited access to their pots, pans, and plates.  However, there will be some additional cooking items at the deskie available for check out.  Please try to limit what you bring to 2 suitcases.  It is not necessary to bring over all your belongings.  The dorms are locked and your items will be safe there.  You do not need to bring cleaning supplies as they are available in the apartments.  The van available for transportation fills quickly so it is limited to luggage and people.

Dining Halls

The dining halls will be closed during Christmas Break. The last meal available is lunch on Tuesday, December 16th. The dining hall will re-open on Tuesday, January 6th for dinner.


Housing is available from Wednesday, December 17th - Monday, January 5th

The registration deadline for Christmas Break housing is Wednesday, December 3rd. There is a $50.00 fee for late registration. Sign up early to avoid a late fee.


All Calvin College policies apply during Christmas Break.