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Student Life at K

Bring Some Friends With Curious Minds

ilensThumb Assistant Professor of Political Science Justin Berry (and members of his “Voting, Campaigns and Elections” class) knew that the 2016 William Weber Lecture in Government and Society was too big an opportunity not to share widely. The late January event … Continue reading

Expanding Circles

larkThumb Senior tennis player Katie Clark ’16 would be lying if she said she wasn’t nervous or scared when she decided to jump ship from Fairfax, Va., after high school and attend Kalamazoo College. But before she left, a close family … Continue reading

Performance Features Work of K Senior Student Playwright

amilyCrimesThumb Playwright and director Belinda McCauley ’16 presents her one-act play, Family Crimes, in the Dungeon Theatre on Thursday, February 11, through Sunday, February 14. The four performances are part of Kalamazoo College’s Senior Performance Series. The play centers on a … Continue reading

A Break for Microbial Evolution

anushThumb Talk about making the most of an opportunity! Sophomore Tanush Jagdish took the initiative to contact microbiologist Richard Lenski (Michigan State University), who had visited Kalamazoo College last spring as the biology department’s Diebold Symposium keynote speaker. Tanush inquired about … Continue reading

“Princess, Prisoner, Queen” is Original Research by a Liberal Arts Agent

araStackThumb This week Sara Stack ’15 will break from her study of insects (she is working on a master’s degree in entomology at Purdue University) to travel to San Francisco and present a classics paper at the 2016 annual meeting of … Continue reading

Students at Kalamazoo College are members not only of an academic community of teachers, learners, and scholars, but also of a large social community of friends and colleagues.

K enrolls 1,450 students from 40 states and 34 countries. Twenty-six percent of our students identify themselves as domestic students of color; about 10 percent are international students; 15 percent are the first in their families to attend college; one in four comes from a family of modest income. The College continues the work to make the K-Plan equitable and accessible to the increasingly diverse group of students choosing K for their undergraduate education.

At the heart of campus life is the concept of residential living that provides a vital contribution to the full education and development of students. Many of the faculty and staff attend events and activities with students.

Student organizations include interest-based, advocacy/identity-based, social, social action, and political groups. Many students participate in the fine and performing arts, and they enjoy a high level of autonomy in planning campus events.

Kalamazoo College students are bright, energetic, highly involved, and creative people, and campus life fully reflects these characteristics.