Neighborhood Living

Neighborhood Living at Calvin College

Living Faithfully

We are committed to helping you flourish, both inside and outside the classroom. We offer a vibrant, Christian academic community. And, as the Student Life mission statement says, we will “challenge and support” you, helping you to learn “to love the things that God loves, so that the world is blessed” through you. Whether you are a traditional upperclass student or an adult-learner or graduate student, whether you are living on-campus or off-campus, we are eager for you to invest yourself in this robust community.



What are my options?

Calvin students who have completed their sophomore year may choose to live off-campus, with the understanding that they are to be positive members in their neighborhoods. All Calvin students, including off-campus students, are expected to abide by the Conduct Code and may be subject to College action in addition to any civil, legal or contractual action.

Calvin properties

Calvin provides two different intentional housing options for upperclass students.

Privately owned options

Grand Rapids and the surrounding communities offer a magnitude of rental, leasing and buying options for those students interested in living independently...

Housing search resources


A Key Expectation...
In the City of Grand Rapids not more than four unrelated persons eighteen years of age or older may live in a single dwelling unit.

Please note:
Calvin does not inspect or endorse any off campus properties except those listed as part of the Project Neighborhood program