Kistler Living Center

Kistler Living Center is an all-traditional-style co-ed living center for first-year students. This building provides the traditional, or "true" college experience. The Kistler Living Center fosters a sense of community and residents quickly form relationships with each other. It’s common to see room doors propped open, hear music playing, residents chatting across the hall, and hanging out or studying in the lounges. Although this building has community-style bathrooms, we offer private shower rooms that have a toilet, shower, and sink. This building is located in the North Campus Neighborhood near Kleiner Commons, the tutoring center, Fresh Food Co., Fuel, and Mackinac Hall, where most freshmen have classes. Due to Kistler’s size, it is its own community. Traditional-style Living Centers encourage residents to build community by connecting with their floormates, attending programming events, and other events on campus.

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Addresses10980 Residence Dr. Apt. #, Allendale, MI 49401

Floor Plan

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Traditional Double

(Traditional Single Floor Plan Not Shown)

Traditional Quad

Traditional Quad


  • Wardrobe 
  • Bed frame and mattress (twin XL)
  • Desk with organizer
  • 3-drawer dresser
  • Bookshelf
  • Chair
  • Approximate room dimensions: 10.35' x 14' (Quad room size is larger than dimensions listed)
  • Luxury vinyl tile flooring

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The exact room dimensions and layout vary depending on the building due to their curved nature. Furnishings and finishes may vary as well. We strongly recommend waiting until move-in to purchase items such as extra furniture or rugs once you are able to take exact measurements and determine how you want to set up your room.

*Inventory may not accurately reflect online listings; availability is limited.

Virtual Tour & Location

Virtual Tour of Traditional Double Room

To tour on a computer, please click and drag your mouse around the video to look at the unit.

(Allendale Traditional Single currently not available for Virtual Tour)


Image of Students in a Traditional style room

Access in Unit:

  • Utilities included (heat, electricity, internet, cable, water)
  • Fully furnished
  • Wifi Cable/Ethernet - 2 connections per room

Access at Kistler:

  • Laundry roomLounge and study room
  • Community bathrooms with private bathrooms (cleaned daily by custodial staff)
  • Ping Pong table and foosball
  • Community kitchen
  • 24/7 secure access 

Page last modified February 9, 2024