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Living Learning Houses: A Home Away from Home

For students who want to live on campus and are seeking an alternative to a residence hall, K has options. Living Learning Houses allow you to live in one of eight homes on campus with a handful of friends or […]

Ten Ways to Get Through Tenth Week

It’s no secret that Kalamazoo College is academically rigorous. We may only take three classes a quarter, but all of the material that would normally be spread out across a 15-week semester is packed into only ten weeks. Luckily, there are […]

Going in Blind – The Roommate Search

When I was coming to K for my first year, I went into the roommate search blind. I was the only one from my high school coming to K, so I couldn’t simply live with a friend from high school. […]

Roommate Anxiety: How I Survived Living with a Total Stranger

During the summer before I came to Kalamazoo College, one of my biggest concerns about the year ahead was how I would have to live in a small space with a complete stranger. I debated whether or not I should […]

The Dorm Is Where The Heart Is

I remember before coming to Kalamazoo College that one of the first things that everyone wanted to know – complete strangers and family members alike – was what my living situation would be. My plan was always the same, and […]

Off-Campus Living

A note to those reading this: typically sophomores are unable to live off-campus. Due to the growing size of incoming classes, however, there was a lack of space on campus that pushed some freshmen at the end of last year […]

Trowbridge Hall: Ten Provocative Rules for 2nd Floor Newbies

1)      Enjoy it. 2nd floor Trow has a long and storied tradition of welcoming first years (political sensitivity silliness – you’re a FRESHMAN!) Contribute to this legacy. In a safe way, of course. 2)      Read, know and understand what’s carved […]

My Room

Over the past few weeks, lacking any urge to go outside in the cold, I have come to especially appreciate my room. I sleep in my room, I relax in my room, I eat in my room, and I study […]