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Welcome to the Hive

Who We Are

Kalamazoo College is a vibrant campus of curious, driven and lively students—all dedicated to improving themselves and the community around them. This shared mission enables students of all backgrounds to learn, explore and flourish alongside one another in pursuit of lifelong learning. 

K is not only a school that changes lives, it is a school that changes with the lives of our students. Everyone is encouraged to bring their whole self to campus, share their experiences and leave a legacy that improves K for future generations. 

1,398

Students

39

States

29

Countries

32%

Students of Color

20%

First-Generation Students

What We Do

Two first year students in their dorm

Living at K

Come live at the most beautiful campus in Michigan! Located near downtown Kalamazoo, the College offers a small school environment within a vibrant urban setting. The student body is close-knit, with 70% of students living on campus and the majority of off-campus students living within four blocks. K’s residential living and dining services offer a variety of sleeping and eating arrangements so that students can comfortably immerse themselves in their education.

Have Fun at K

With over 70 student organizations and weekly campus events, there is always something abuzz! No matter your interests there is something on campus for you: clown around with Cirque du K, embrace your inner thespian in a campus production, get moving and join an athletics team, show off your dance moves at Frelon, or even play blackjack with President Gonzalez at our annual Monte Carlo celebration.

student band playing
interior of the Arcus Center for Social Justice

Belong at K

Students come to K from across the world, bringing their own experiences, backgrounds and passions. K strives to empower students with the resources and guidelines they need to explore their identities and enrich their religious and spiritual lives. Working for justice, the College provides opportunities for student activism and community engagement for those who want to embrace their K-Plan and improve the world around them.

Grow at K

Kalamazoo College alumni go on to have extraordinary careers as leaders in their respective fields. This trajectory begins the moment you move in, as there are countless opportunities to work on campus and take on student leadership roles. However, you are not alone in your journey; K staff and fellow students provide academic support and career services every step of the way. You can also tap into the K legacy with mentoring opportunities from our alumni network to help you land that first post-K job.

K career summit panel presentation
students in a biology lab

Be Well at K

In order for our students to grow intellectually, emotionally and professionally, they need a safe learning environment. To create a physically and emotionally healthy campus, K has implemented 24/7 security, affordable healthcare, free counseling, and disability services.

What’s the Buzz on Campus

Follow @KalamazooCollege on Facebook and Instagram and @KCollege on Twitter to stay up-to-date on all the action in the Hive!

Facebook

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The International Day of Education showcases the transformations that nurture learning…

Instagram

students sledding
Winter is no reason to stay indoors at Kalamazoo College…

Twitter

K percussion ensemble
The Department of Music’s International Percussion ensemble will perform its fall concert…
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