Ours is a campus life for students – planned by students. In addition to our residence hall entertainment programs, theatrical performances, and movie series, campus events include:
The "Day of Gracious Living," when students are excused from class for a day
K Idol, our annual talent show
Homecoming Week, including pumpkin painting and pep rallies
Spring Fling, when students gather on the Quad to celebrate with activities and contests
Join the Club
By joining any of our more than 80 student organizations, K students can easily pursue a personal interest. And if your particular passion isn't represented, we highly encourage you to create and organize your own club. A sampling of our clubs include:
Cirque du K
Computer Science Club
Habitat for Humanity
International Student Organization
Kalamazoo College Photo Club
Student Activities Committee
Whether you're an athlete competing in an intercollegiate sport, or a fan that enjoys cheering on the team, K offers the full college athletic experience. The Kalamazoo College Hornets field 17 intercollegiate men's and women's teams in NCAA Division III, from basketball to lacrosse, and soccer to swimming.
We also offer a vibrant intramural sports program, including basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.
First-year students live in one of six residence halls. Second-year students may choose to live in a residence hall in one of our seven Living Learning Houses. All are positive, inclusive communities, with comfortably furnished rooms and gathering spaces, plus a variety of entertaining programs, including:
movie marathons and video game tournaments
guest speakers and group discussions
poetry nights and cultural festivals
barbecues and international food parties
outdoor activities and dances
The K-Plan is a highly individualized, experiential curriculum that will bring out your very best. It's made up of four components:
The Liberal Arts & Sciences, with a flexible curriculum
Learning Through Experience, from internships to research projects
International Engagement, with study abroad options in more than 25 countries
Senior Individualized Project (SIP), culminating in a thesis, performance, or creative work
Kalamazoo College offers 30 majors, 25 minors, and 13 concentrations. Students complete a major, become proficient in a foreign language, and complete a SIP. The curriculum also includes three Shared Passages Seminars:
First-Year Seminar, with a focus on foundational skills including writing and critical thinking
Sophomore Seminar, for in-depth cultural exploration
Senior Seminar, to integrate learning experiences into the exploration of an interesting problem or topic
Center for International Programs
Kalamazoo College is the leader in study abroad. Extended stays, intercultural research, and home stays differentiate our innovative program. K students rank among the nation's leaders in foreign language proficiency. Through the Center for International Programs, K sends students to 35 sites in 23 countries on 6 continents. At Kalamazoo College, 80% of our students graduate with study abroad experience.
Center for Career and Professional Development
What is the best path to your career? Our Center for Career and Professional Development, together with your academic advisor, can provide guidance on course selection, advise you on study abroad opportunities, and help you through every step of your job search. Whatever your aspiration, we work with you to create a path all your own to get you from here... to there.
Center for Civic Engagement
About two-thirds of Kalamazoo College students work in the community every year, most through service-learning courses. The Center for Civic Engagement is integral to engaging students in civic participation through community partnership programs. Programs are diverse and include autism awareness, child and adult literacy, tutoring, language interpretation, and creative writing and expression.
Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
We recognize an intrinsic connection between social justice leadership and the liberal arts. Through rigorous intellectual examination and practical engagement, the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership provides programs and activities that teach and promote social change practices that will enable you to imagine a socially just world, and be a part of creating it.
Visit K and Apply Today
This is a college for the curious of mind and passionate of heart. It's a community for those wanting to be challenged. We're also affordable: More than 90% of K students receive financial aid. Come experience how we do more in four years, so that our students can do more in a lifetime! To arrange your visit, contact:
Office of Admission