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Campus Housing

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living in small rooms are terrible, but other than that great experiences

4 College Student

Campus Housing: I love the place I live in. The Laker Village apartments are so cute!

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in a suit style dorm and i loved it. It was not a far walk from all my classes and dorms have big open windows in rooms so you don't feel so locked in. Plus there are many large study rooms areas in dorms so if you ever feel the need to relocate or work on a group project there is room.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's was a great experience to live in freshman housing because that's where you mostly likely will meet your friends. It's also great because everybody is on the same level as you, all are experiencing new things just like you are so it makes it easy for you to relate to each other. The only con to living there was the bathrooms. They could of did a better job keeping them clean.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Being on campus is great. Not only are you near classes but you can walk to the number of gyms we have on campus or the amazing library. Being on campus allows you to easily reach teachers and other facilities when needed.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

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The on-campus housing is of good quality. There are different dorm styles to choose from on every side of campus. The north end of campus houses the majority of the incoming freshmen. Freshmen can choose from traditional, suite, one-bedroom apartment, or two-bedroom apartment styles, while most upperclassman housing is on the south side of campus and is apartment-style. Each student coming to live on campus is provided with a long twin bed, closet- or drawer-style dresser, desk, trash can, two bookshelves, and a desk chair. Beds can be lofted on top of the two bookshelves or on top of the dresser and desk, for three different bed heights. Apartment-style rooms have small kitchens that come with a mini-fridge, oven, and stove. Two-bedroom, apartment-style units also come with a table, couch, arm chair, another desk chair, and another trash can.

Living on the north side of campus is the most fun for freshmen because having all the new students together makes it easy to meet other students. Juniors and seniors often desire a more independent feel, which is offered at the Grand Valley Apartments (GVA) or the Laker Village townhomes. While Niemeyer, Murray, and South B can feel hotel-like, they are also the newest, most secure, and considered the nicest housing on campus, and they are mostly apartment-style with two- or four-bedroom options. Laker Village offers a more house-like feel. The Ravines and GVA are the oldest housing on campus and are in desperate need of repair.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
5,675
Average Housing Costs
$5,700
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Theme housing
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
No
Undergrads Living On Campus
25%
Freshmen Living On Campus
84%
Number of Dormitories
14
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
12
Best Freshman Dorms
Niemeyer Living Center
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Laker Village
Worst Freshman Dorms
Traditional (Copeland, Kistler, Robinson)
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Ravine Apartments
What You Get
  • Basic cable
  • Bed and side guard, able to loft and un-loft easily
  • Bookshelves
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Phone jack
  • Trash can
  • Wardrobe
Also Available
The International House is for international students or any student majoring in international business, international relations, modern languages, or political science.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Copeland Living Center
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, community lounge, study lounges
DeVos Living Center
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, community lounge
Hoobler Living Center
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, community lounge
Johnson Living Center
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, community lounge
Kirkpatrick Living Center
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, community lounge
Kistler Living Center
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, community lounge, study lounges
Ott Living Center
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Community kitchen, community lounge
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge
Pew Living Center
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, community lounge
Pickard Living Center
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, community lounge
Robinson Living Center
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, study lounges
Seidman Living Center
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, community lounge
Stafford Living Center
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, community lounge
Swanson Living Center
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Community kitchen, community lounge
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge
Weed Living Center
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, community lounge

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Frey Living Center
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Each unit has a kitchenette with refrigerator and stove.
Minimum meal plan required is $600.
Grand Valley Apartments
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, fully furnished
There are also units for married students and their families.
Hills Living Center
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Each unit has a kitchenette with refrigerator and stove.
Minimum meal plan required is $600.
Laker Village/Calder
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Efficiencies (singles); one-, two-, and four-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: Air conditioning (except Caulder and Kingston efficiencies), fully furnished
No meal plan is required.
Niemeyer Living Center
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Efficiencies (singles), two- and four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Air conditioning; housing for students admitted to the honors program.
This center has LEED certification.
North Living Center
Floors: 2
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Appliances include stove and refrigerator.
Minimum meal plan required is $600.
Ravine Apartments
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Two Internet hookups are located in the living room.
Optional meal plans can be purchased.
Secchia Hall (Grand Rapids campus)
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, limited furnishings, wireless Internet
Located directly across the street from the Pew Campus.
South Apartments
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: One-, two-, and four-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, fully furnished
Freshmen can live in South C, the Women in Science and Engineering community.
VanSteeland & Murray Apartments
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One-, two-, and four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, fully furnished
No meal plan is required.
West Living Center
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Apartments (singles)
Special Features: Each unit has a kitchenette with refrigerator and stove.
Minimum meal plan required is $600.
Winter Hall (Grand Rapids campus)
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Efficiencies (singles), two-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, fully furnished, wireless Internet, workout facility
No meal plan required.

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