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Admission Center Opens at K

Prospective students are beginning their Kalamazoo College campus tours and visits at an Admission Center in a newly remodeled facility that opened Oct. 23. The former bed and breakfast at 106 Thompson St., next to West Main and across the street from Dow Science Center, conveys the high quality of a K education and comfort to visitors, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Eric Staab said.

Eric Staab unpacking at the new Kalamazoo College Admission Center

Kalamazoo College Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Eric Staab sets up his office in the Admission Center, which opened Oct. 23 at 106 Thompson St. near West Main Street and across from Dow Science Center on campus.

“We’re thrilled and excited,” he added. “This building has some history to it while feeling less like a doctor’s office and more like a home. It will provide an excellent work environment and a welcoming place for students and families.”

The Admission Office often is the first point of contact for prospective students and their families as it shares the College’s distinctive programs and opportunities in the liberal arts and sciences, which are developed through the K-Plan. The K-Plan is a nationally recognized open curriculum offering rigorous academics, a hands-on education of experiential learning, international and intercultural experiences such as study abroad programs, and independent scholarship through senior individualized projects.

A parking lot adjacent to the building also will be available soon. Until then, parking is available across Thompson Street in the lot in front of the Dow Science Center. Please use the stalls facing Thompson Street marked with signs labeled “Admission Office – Permit Required.” If you have not received a parking permit before your visit, please request one when you arrive at the Admission Center.

Prospective students who can’t make it to campus can take a virtual tour or learn how to connect with Admission.