Housing at app can provide a common, shared experience for all students with unique opportunities along the way. Use the resources below to find out more about all our options as you explore the places you will call home while at app. Compare all our options using our housing comparison chart.

First and second-year housing

  • Quick comparison chart for 2023-24
      Residence Halls van Reken Living-Learning
    Class Level Requirement Fresh.–Soph. (Jr./Sr. optional) Fresh.–Soph. (Jr./Sr. optional)
    Location on Campus all residence halls within van Reken Hall
    Utilities & Amenities trash, internet, laundry, cleaning supplies trash, internet, laundry, cleaning supplies, air-conditioning
    Cost (approx.) $11,950 / year with app Core 19 meal plan per person (a meal plan is required) $11,950 / year with app Core 19 meal plan per person (a meal plan is required)
    Safety Services (escort ride service provided dawn to dusk) yes yes
    Additional application or interview required no yes
    Furnished bed, dresser, desk, chair, shelves bed, dresser, desk, chair, shelves
    Programming yes yes
  • Residence halls

    Our classic residence halls provide the space and community for you to thrive in both living and learning. These are the homes for the majority of first and second year students.

    Important dates for returning sophomores

    • Room Draw survey: Active early February 2023.
    • Placement confirmations will be sent before or during the first week of April
  • Residence Hall Living-Learning communities

    Three communities in Van Reken Hall.
    Floors include: Creation Care/Outdoor Recreation, Justice & Equity, and Honors.

    Important dates for incoming first-year students

    • Living-Learning Applications are part of the Housing Application accessible through your student portal.
    • Decisions sent out at the end of May

    Important dates for returning sophomores

    • Living-Learning Applications will be available in early February 2023.
    • Decisions will be announced in March.

Upperclass and graduate student housing

  • Quick comparison chart for 2023—2024
      Knollcrest East Project Neighborhood Alliance Off-Campus Upper-Class Floors
    Class Level Requirement Junior–Senior Junior–Senior Junior–Senior Junior–Senior Junior–Senior
    Proximity to Campus on campus 10–20 minute drive on campus Varies on campus
    Utilities & Amenities trash, internet, laundry, cleaning supplies trash, internet, laundry, cleaning supplies trash, internet, laundry, cleaning supplies Varies trash, internet, laundry, cleaning supplies
    Cost (approx.) $4,500 / year per person $1,800 / semester per person $4,500 / year per person Varies Cost varies by meal plan and single/double. Contact the Housing Office.
    Safety Services (escort ride service provided dawn to dusk) yes no yes no yes
    Additional application or interview required no yes yes no no
    Furnished bed, dresser, desk, shelves, dishwasher, microwave, kitchen table & chairs bed, dresser, desk, desk chair, and general house furnishings bed, dresser, desk, desk chair, shelves, dishwasher, microwave, kitchen table & chairs no bed, dresser, desk, chair, shelves
    Programming yes yes yes no yes



  • Alliance Housing (apartments)

    Alliance housing is an intentional living-learning community for student-athletes and any other students who are seeking to live an active lifestyle. Alliance is located in the Zeta and Lambda apartment buildings.

  • Knollcrest East apartments

    The Knollcrest East apartments at app provide stylish options for juniors and seniors, where you can continue the benefits of living in community with other students.

  • Off-campus

    Beyond the app’s on-campus residency expectation for first, second, and third-year year students, our students often benefit from the option to live off campus in the city of Grand Rapids.

  • Project Neighborhood (PN)

    Project Neighborhood (PN) is an off-campus housing option for sophomores, juniors and seniors. A select, co-ed group of students live together in a PN house with mentors.

  • Upperclass residence hall floors

    Upperclass floors provide juniors and seniors with a sense of community with their peers, while also enjoying the amenities of the residence hall.