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Welcome to Kalamazoo College!

We are known for being the home of the K-Plan, our distinct approach to academics in the liberal arts and sciences. If you would like a guided experience, sign up for a virtual tour at kzoo.edu/visit.

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College

Founded in 1833, Kalamazoo College is among the 100 oldest colleges and universities in the nation. Our mission is to prepare students to better understand, live successfully in and lead our richly diverse world.

Welcome to Campus!

Welcome to Campus!

One of the primary gateways to campus, this view greets most visitors as they arrive. Looking up the red brick road, you'll see Dow Science Center on your left and the Admission Welcome Center on your right.

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Dewing Hall Classroom

Dewing Hall Classroom

This classroom in Dewing Hall is among the larger ones on campus. Lecture halls might have 35 students, although our average class has 17 students and our student-to-teacher ratio is just 13 to 1.

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Small Class Rooms

Small Class Rooms

Our average class has 17 students and our student-to-teacher ratio is just 13 to 1.

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Dow Science Center Lab

Dow Science Center Lab

The labs at Dow Science Center are where students work alongside our faculty in majors such as chemistry and biology. Students often work with state-of-the-art equipment rarely available to undergraduates elsewhere.

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Research in the Arb

Research in the Arb

Research isn't always done in a lab. Kalamazoo College's Lillian Anderson Arboretum is comprised of 140 acres of marsh, meadow, pine plantation and forest in Oshtemo Township. This area affords some classes — such as ecology and conservation, analytical chemistry, entomology, creative writing and environmental ethics — chances to learn in the outdoors. Check out the video on the Arb to learn more.

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Lab in Olds-Upton Hall: Working Alongside Faculty

Lab in Olds-Upton Hall: Working Alongside Faculty


Dow Science Center Lecture Hall

Dow Science Center Lecture Hall

Biology and chemistry are two of K’s most distinguished programs and many students start journeys in this lecture hall toward graduate and medical school. This room represents one of K’s largest learning environments.

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SIP Example 1

SIP Example 1

As one of the four tenets of the K-Plan, the Senior Individualized Project allows you to explore a subject of your own choosing. This is one example.


SIP Example 2

SIP Example 2

Here is a very different example of one student's Senior Individualized Project. This is your path. You put the "individual" into Individualized.

Center of Campus

Center of Campus

Academy and Thompson streets form the crossroads of campus. Go east for a walk downtown, go west into a beautiful neighborhood, or north toward highways. Lake Michigan, Chicago and Detroit are a short ride away.

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Upjohn Library Commons

Upjohn Library Commons features ideal study space in quiet settings such as the second-floor reading room, which provides a beautiful view of campus, two fireplaces and comfortable furniture. The library also provides the Book Club Café, the Learning Commons, the Writing Center, the Center for New Media Design, and nine classrooms.


Light Fine Arts Building

The Light Fine Arts building is the home for K’s performing-arts based organizations, which are open to all students regardless of their majors. These groups include Frelon, a dance company; several a capella singing groups; and Monkapult, an improvisational-comedy group that counts comedian Jordan Klepper and actor Steven Yeun among its famous alumni. Students can take private lessons on a variety of musical instruments. The Dalton Theater holds several music concerts and all-campus gatherings. Light Fine Arts is home to the art and art history, theatre arts and music departments.


Olds Upton Hall

Olds Upton Hall is the place should you need inspiration during your Senior Individualized Project. Visit the fourth floor inspiration skylight where some alumni say they’ve suddenly received the creativity they need for their work after being touched by the sun’s rays on a cold winter day. This building, originally called the Olds Science Hall, was built in 1927 for the Chemistry and Physics departments. Today, students study physics, math, computer science, psychology and political science here. These programs often provide opportunities for research projects and applied outside-the-classroom experiences on and off campus.


Mandelle Hall

Mandelle Hall once served as the campus library and now is home to its offices of financial aid, advancement and the president and provost. The historic Olmsted Room at Mandelle Hall hosts the William Weber Lecture in Government and Society, which brings to campus nationally known scholars to inspire dialogue and foster critical thinking within the College community.

Dewing Hall

Dewing Hall

Dewing Hall is where students find study abroad experiences, internship and externship positions and civic engagement opportunities. Academic programs at Dewing include history, foreign languages, and economics and business.

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The Center for International Programs

The Center for International Programs

The Center for International Programs at Kalamazoo College provides global education opportunities, empowering K students to achieve their full potential as world citizens. Learn more about our study abroad and study away programs, as well as support and programming for our international students here.


The Center for Career and Professional Development

The Center for Career and Professional Development

The Center for Career and Professional Development is here to help you make informed decisions no matter where you are in your career development process. They can’t wait to meet you! Learn more about their services here.

Upjohn Library Commons

Upjohn Library Commons

The library’s first floor includes study areas, a computer lab, the Book Club Café and our Learning Commons and Writing Center, where students get peer assistance in writing, biology, chemistry, graphics and research.

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Book Club Café

Book Club Café

The Book Club Café, serving coffees and other beverages, as well as grab-and-go food such as salads, sandwiches and sides in a welcoming place to socialize.

Reading Room

Reading Room

The second and third floors of the library get progressively quieter. The Reading Room on second floor has cozy fireplaces for chilly days. The third floor has study spaces and the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room.

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Reading Room

Reading Room


West Campus and Arcus Center

West Campus and Arcus Center

The Upper Quad includes the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, which symbolizes the College's relationship with education, nature and the community. The residence halls here are DeWaters and Trowbridge.

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Learn More about The Arcus Center .

City Overlook and Stowe Stadium

City Overlook and Stowe Stadium

A short walk takes you downtown, visible from Stowe Tennis Stadium. You'll find restaurants, off-campus jobs and housing, and businesses for internships. Stowe hosts the USTA Boys’ 18s and 16s National Championships.

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Stowe Stadium

Stowe Stadium

Besides being home to the annual USTA Boys’ 18s and 16s National Championships, Stowe Stadium is home to the Hornets historic tennis program. Learn more about “the streak.”


Downtown Kalamazoo

Downtown Kalamazoo

Nothing beats a small city for combining location, educational opportunities and a sense of a close-knit home. Learn more here.

Light Fine Arts Building

Light Fine Arts Building

Light Fine Arts is the home of K’s performing arts, which are open to all students. Groups include a dance company, a capella singing groups and a comedy group that counts comedian Jordan Klepper among its alumni.

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Dalton Theatre

Dalton Theatre

Dalton Theatre is the place on campus for guest-artist performances, music concerts and student organization shows featuring a capella music, improvisational comedy and dance programs.

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Dalton Theatre - Center Stage

Dalton Theatre - Center Stage


Nelda K. Balch Festival Playhouse

Nelda K. Balch Festival Playhouse

There is a role for you at the Nelda K. Balch Festival Playhouse, which uses students as assistant directors, stage managers, actors and more. Three student productions a year are on the oldest thrust stage in Michigan.

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Playhouse Production

Playhouse Production

Theatre that is always provocative. Theatre that is always thoughtful. Learn more about the Festival Playhouse

Trowbridge Hall Lounge

Trowbridge Hall Lounge

One of several student lounges in Trowbridge Hall provides space for students to study, host events, work on group projects, unwind playing the piano or just hang out.

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Trowbridge Hall  Lounge

Trowbridge Hall Lounge


Hoben Hall Lounge

Hoben Hall Lounge

You'll quickly see why this Hoben lounge is a social hub for students. The hall’s resident assistants foster community with events each week here. These communal spaces also have a kitchen area where students can cook.

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Hoben Lounge

Hoben Lounge


Hoben Hall Room

Hoben Hall Room

This first-year residence hall room at Hoben Hall has modular furniture while also featuring some built-ins. On-campus living means you’re never far from your classes or your next meal!

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Residence Hall Room Example

Residence Hall Room Example

Here is another example of a room you might find in on-campus housing.


Residence Hall Room Suite Example

Residence Hall Room Suite Example

Some rooms are suites and feature a shared common room.

Hicks Student Center

Hicks Student Center

The Hicks Center has our bookstore, a computer lab, Dining Services with a sandwich-shop style eatery and a cafeteria, the Intercultural Center, the health and counseling centers, and the Office of Student Involvement.

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Richardson Room

Richardson Room

The Richardson Room is one of the meal plan friendly alternatives where students can grab a quick snack or meal.

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Welles Dining Hall

Welles Dining Hall

Whether living on or off campus, there are a variety of meal plans to choose from with the Dining Hall among the most popular places to eat. President Gonzalez and his wife often dine here with students.

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Welles Dining Hall

Welles Dining Hall

Welles Dining Hall is the social hub on campus.

Hicks Student Center Game Room

Hicks Student Center Game Room

The game room at the Hicks Student Center is a great place for students to blow off steam or take a break from studying.

Upper Quad and Stetson Chapel

Upper Quad and Stetson Chapel

This view is from the top of the Quad outside Stetson Chapel. From Convocation to Commencement and so much in between, the Quad is home to amazing student experiences and memories in everyone’s educational journey.

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Fun on the Quad

Fun on the Quad

Sledding the Quad is a rite of passage for many K students. Especially so for our out-of-state students from warmer climates.


Class on the Quad

Class on the Quad

It’s not uncommon to find classes or student organizations meeting on the Quad

Stetson Chapel

Stetson Chapel

Stetson Chapel is a site for Community Reflections, concerts and more. The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life provides programs here for students just exploring spirituality and for those wanting religious tradition.

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Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
Fitness and Wellness Center, Lower Level

Fitness and Wellness Center, Lower Level

New to the campus in 2016, the Fitness and Wellness Center illustrates K's holistic focus on wellness for both students and staff.

Fitness and Wellness Center, Upper Level

Fitness and Wellness Center, Upper Level

The Fitness and Wellness Center is free for all students. It includes a weight and cardio fitness area, multi-purpose rooms, a dance studio, locker rooms, and practice areas for Cirque du K, the student circus club.

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East Campus

East Campus

K first used Humphrey House as a residence hall. It evolved into faculty housing and now is a home for the English, Philosophy, Religion and Classics departments, as well as the Critical Ethnic Studies program.

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Natatorium Exterior

Natatorium Exterior

K’s natatorium has been a large part of our history. While it was sad to say goodbye to the old building, we are excited for the new one to open soon.


Natatorium Interior

Natatorium Interior

K’s natatorium has been a large part of our history. While it was sad to say goodbye to the old building, we are excited for the new one to open soon.

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Lower Quad

Lower Quad

Harmon and Hoben Hall flank the Lower Quad. Olds Upton houses physics, math, computer science, psychology and political science, nurturing opportunities for research and applied outside-the-classroom experiences.

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Homecoming Parade

Homecoming Parade


Heart of Campus

Heart of Campus

Can you imagine yourself as a Kalamazoo College student? To learn more, sign up for an information session or guided virtual tour. Better yet, apply to K and start your journey today!

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Commencement

Commencement

From the convocation ceremony beginning your journey at K through graduation, the Quad is the heart of campus and will become home to many of your favorite K memories.

Anderson Athletic Center

Anderson Athletic Center

Anderson Athletic Center courts are often open to students. The men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams also play here. With fresh paint and new bleachers, there's plenty of room to cheer on the Hornets.

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Volleyball

Volleyball



Men’s Basketball

Men’s Basketball



Women’s Basketball

Women’s Basketball


Varsity Weight Room

Varsity Weight Room

Our newly refurbished weight room above the gym at Anderson Athletic Center is a dedicated space meant for athletes, allowing them to seriously train and lift weights.

Athletic Field House

Athletic Field House

On the Athletic Field House grounds, K athletes compete in football, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball and baseball. Whether you’re an athlete or a fan, these fields are magnificent places.

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Hornets Suite

Hornets Suite

The upper level on the west end of the Field House features the Hornets Suite, a large multi-purpose room overlooking the football field used for team meetings, campus gatherings, banquets and other events.

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Homecoming

Homecoming


Hornets Suite Overlook

Hornets Suite Overlook

Events in the Hornets Suite offer a great view of the football field and the Hornets Suite deck is the place to be on game day.

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Overlook of Fields

Overlook of Fields


Angell Field

Angell Field

Cheer for K's football team in the fall at Angell Field.

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Football


Mackenzie Field, Lacrosse and Soccer

Mackenzie Field, Lacrosse and Soccer

Mackenzie Field, the site for men's and women's lacrosse and men's and women's soccer, is a popular spot to be during the week while watching your classmates take on their competition.

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Sports on Mackenzie Field

Sports on Mackenzie Field


Woodworth Field – Baseball

Woodworth Field – Baseball

Check out our diamonds! Sit in the stands and watch the Hornets hit in single games and double-headers.

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Baseball

Baseball


Woodworth Field – Softball

Woodworth Field – Softball

Check out our diamonds! Sit in the stands and watch the Hornets hit in single games and double-headers.

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Softball

Softball


Hornet Locker Rooms

Hornet Locker Rooms

About 24 percent of our students participate in intercollegiate athletics. Many locker rooms include personalized lockers with separate areas, equipped with audio and visual equipment, for team meetings.

Markin Tennis Center

Markin Tennis Center

The Markin Tennis Center is the indoor home of K’s men's and women's tennis teams. The lobby display cases highlight K's numerous conference titles and seven NCAA III men's tennis national championships.

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Markin Racquet Center

Markin Racquet Center


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