Traditional-Style Living Centers

Showroom

Robinson

Kistler

Kistler, Copeland, & Robinson

About Traditional-Style:

Kistler, Copeland, & Robinson Living Centers are all traditional-style co-ed living centers for first-year students. These buildings provide the traditional, or "true" college experience. These Living Centers foster 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 these buildings have community style bathrooms, we offer private shower rooms that have a toilet, shower, and sink. These buildings are located on north campus near Kleiner Commons, the tutoring center, Fresh Food Co., Fuel, and Mackinac Hall, where most freshmen have classes. You may hear about Copeland as being a part of the PiCoDePew or PPDC community which includes four Living Centers - Pickard, Copeland, DeVos, and Pew. Similarly, Robinson is often referred to as a part of ROMP - Robinson, Oak, Maple, and Pine. Due to Kistler’s size, it is its own community. Traditional-style Living Centers encourage residents to build community by connecting with their floor mates, attend programing events, and other events on campus.

Amenities:

  • Utilities included (heat, electricity, internet, cable, water)
  • Laundry room
  • Fully furnished
  • Wifi
  • Cable/Ethernet - 2 connections per room
  • Lounge and study room
  • Community bathrooms with private bathrooms (cleaned daily by custodial staff)
  • Community kitchen
  • Student mailboxes
  • Ping Pong table and foosball 
  • 24/7 secure access

Bathroom

Room Options & Rates:

Single: $5,375 (1 student per room)

Double: $4,500 (2 students per room)

*All rates listed are per person, per semester. Freshmen style housing rates include a 14+ meal plan.

 

Furnishings:

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

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 to wait 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.

Traditional Style Floor Plan

Traditional

Community Desk:

Front Desk Location: Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center

Desk Phone: (616) 331-3332

RA Duty Phone:

Kistler - (616) 889-3625
Copeland - (616) 889-2647
Robinson - (616) 889-6623

 

Residential Address:

Kistler:
10980 Residence Dr. Apt. # 
Allendale, MI 49401

Copeland:
10940 Residence Dr. Apt. # 
Allendale, MI 49401

Robinson:
10910 Residence Dr. Apt. # 
Allendale, MI 49401

Community Staff:

All Living Centers offer Resident Assistants, Graduate Assistants and Professional Living Center Directors. Resident Assistants are typically undergraduate students at the sophomore level and above. Our Graduate Assistants are typically enrolled in the College Student Affairs Leadership program and all Living Center Directors have Master’s Degrees in College Student Affairs Leadership or similar degrees. All staff attend training prior to student arrival in the fall so that we can best serve our residents.

Kistler Staff:

Living Center Director: 
Jamillya Harley
(616) 331-1310 
hardleja@gvsu.edu

 

Jay

Copeland Staff:

Living Center Director: 
JaJuan Collins
(616) 331-1056
collijaj@gvsu.edu

 

JaJuan

Robinson Staff:

Living Center Director: 
Zach Jacobs
(616) 331-1110
jacozach@gvsu.edu

 

Zach