Admission Student & Alumni Blog

The Kalamazoo College Dictionary

Here at Kalamazoo College, we have a LOT of slang: we abbreviate everything and make up nicknames for what can’t be abbreviated. As upperclassmen, we utilize many of these terms every day—therefore, we’ve compiled a vocabulary list that we think … Continue reading

Gracious Living

“The end of learning is gracious living.” I remember the happiness that buzzed through the campus when a Day of Gracious Living was announced. (This was in the Paleolithic Era, so we didn’t have smart phones but were pretty good … Continue reading

Sharayl Moore – Visit Scheduling Coordinator

Sharayl Moore joined the Office of Admission in 2016. As a first generation college student, she earned a B.S. in Student Integrated Curriculum and an M.A. in Family & Consumer Sciences from Western Michigan University (WMU). While completing her degrees at WMU, she … Continue reading

Why K?

I wish I had a dollar for every time someone asked me, “Why did you choose K?” If that were the case, my tuition would be paid in full. However, since it’s not, let me share this story with you … Continue reading

Ten Tips to Eating Gluten-Free at K

Though I myself do not live by a gluten-free diet, I know there are an estimated three million Americans with celiac disease, a condition which causes adverse reactions to food products with gluten in them, and many more people who … Continue reading

Why I Chose K

Record scratch. Freeze frame. Yup, it’s me. You’re probably wondering how I ended up in this situation. No, seriously, as a prospective college student, you are probably experiencing one of two things: either you have known since birth exactly what … Continue reading

This story starts at the end…

Matt Thieleman ’07   The story starts at the end… I’m standing next to my good friend, Karman Kent ’07, talking with a 19-year-old UNC student about the need for greater mental health support on campus. We’re wrapping up a … Continue reading

Asking Questions and Seeking Answers

Upon graduating high school, it felt as though everyone and their grandmother had a bit of wisdom to impart before I entered the next “chapter” of my life (the “real world,” some people called it, as if everything up to … Continue reading

Just Do It: Advice to Incoming Students

In the year leading up to leaving for college, much of your time is spent preparing for the changes to come: organizing and packing up your belongings for a dorm room, looking through course catalogs to choose what classes you … Continue reading