Housing

Dordt offers several comfortable housing options for students who wish to live on-campus during their studies. Living on campus isn't just fun; we believe our unique campus life enriches your overall Dordt experience. Sharing meals together, walking to class, staying up late for a group study session—residence life is about joining the Dordt community and building great relationships.

Learn more about our housing options options below or start your application now.

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Residence Halls

Residence halls at Dordt are dorm-style and typically house freshman and sophomores. Halls are designated for boys or girls, with visiting hours during certain times of the day. Check out our specific halls below to see what features each one has to offer.

Covenant Hall

Covenant Hall is located on the east side of campus. Constructed in 1998, the building provides its residents with a panoramic view of the college and many technological conveniences. Covenant Hall was built with residents in mind and offers a spacious living environment that fosters academic, social, and community development.

a Dordt student sitting in her dorm room studying


Building Structure

Three-story brick with a full basement

Building Features

  • 109 double rooms
  • Six handicap accessible rooms
  • One learning community assistant (LCA) apartment
  • Wireless Internet access and network connections in each room
  • Cable TV
  • Four lounges
  • Two kitchenettes
  • Variety of rooms for study, prayer, and practicing instruments
  • Large computer lab
  • Community bathroom on each floor
  • Elevator access to the entire building
  • Candy and pop machines
  • Laundry facilities
  • Electronic security system
  • Air conditioning

Room Specs

  • Suites are 14' x 12' with an additional closet space that measures 5' 8" x 2' 4"
  • Carpet is teal
  • Depth of bookcase/desk hutch shelves is 11"
  • Width of closet is 66" and is shared between two people
  • Depth of closet is 23"
  • Height of space under lower bed is 8"
  • Note: Some dimensions vary due to room arrangement

Furnishings

  • All rooms are furnished with stackable modular furniture
  • All beds have extra long mattresses (78" long)
  • Two dressers
  • Two desks-each with a desk light
  • Two bookcases
  • One closet

Appliances Allowed

Dorm-size refrigerator

Staffing

Six resident assistants, one learning community assistant, and one learning community area coordinator

Residents

240 women (primarily freshmen and sophomores)

East Hall

East Hall is home to men of primarily freshmen and sophomore status and is conveniently located in close proximity to North Hall, the Commons, and the college's academic complexes. Extensive remodeling was completed during the summer of 2000, giving East Hall an excellent academic and social environment.

Two young men sit in recliners in dorm room with video game controllers in hand


Building Structure

Three-story brick

Building Features

  • 99 double rooms
  • One learning community assistant (LCA) apartment
  • First floor lounge
  • Community bathrooms on each floor
  • Computer lab
  • Candy and pop machines
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wireless Internet and network connections in each room
  • Two kitchenettes and one full kitchen
  • Cable TV
  • Electronic security system
  • Basement lounge (ping pong and foosball table)

Room Specs

  • The dimensions of the suites are 13' 10" x 11' 10"
  • Carpet is neutral tones with some browns

Furnishings

  • Built-in lofts and all basic furnishings are provided
  • All beds have extra long mattresses (78" long)

Appliances Allowed

Dorm-sized refrigerator

Staffing

Six resident assistants, one learning community assistant, and one learning community area coordinator

Residents

Freshman and sophomore men

North Hall

North Hall houses first- and second-year men, contributing significantly to community development. Nestled in a row of pine trees, it creates the border on the northwest side of campus. Its close proximity to the dining hall and classroom buildings make the hall an appealing place to live. The building provides residents with an excellent social and academic environment.

A Dordt student talking in front of a building

Building Structure

Three-story brick

Building Features

  • 98 double rooms
  • One learning community assistant apartment
  • First floor lounge (ping pong, foosball)
  • Community bathrooms on each floor
  • Two computer labs (second and third floor)
  • Candy and pop machines
  • Laundry facilities
  • Two kitchenettes and one full kitchen
  • Wireless Internet and network connections in each room
  • Cable TV
  • Electronic security system

Room Specs

  • The dimensions of the suites are 13' 10" x 11' 10"
  • Carpet is neutral tones

Furnishings

  • All rooms are furnished with stackable modular furniture
  • All beds have extra long mattresses (78" long)

Appliances Allowed

Dorm-size refrigerator

Staffing

Six resident assistants, one learning community assistant, and one learning community area coordinator

Residents

First- and second-year men

West Hall

West Hall is a residence hall housing students of primarily freshmen and sophomore status. It is located near the college dining hall and the classroom buildings. West Hall was extensively remodeled in 1999 with additional renovation occurring in the summer of 2003.

A Dordt student sitting in her dorm


Building Structure

Two-story brick

Building Features

38 suites with bathrooms

Room Specs

  • One learning community assistant apartment
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet and network connections in each suite
  • First-floor lounge (TV, foosball, fireplace, piano)
  • Two second-floor lounge/prayer rooms
  • Candy and pop machines
  • Laundry facilities
  • One full kitchen
  • Electronic security system
  • Air-conditioned

Furnishings

  • The dimensions of the suites are 22'4" x 13'4"
  • Carpet is a dark multi-colored tweed
  • All rooms are furnished with stackable modular furniture
  • All beds have extra long mattresses (78" long)

Appliances Allowed

Dorm-sized refrigerator

Staffing

Four resident assistants, one learning community assistant, and one learning community area coordinator

Residents

Freshman and sophomore students

Apartment-Style Housing

Dordt offers three unique apartment housing options. Apartments are generally for upper-class students and can house larger groups than a standard dorm room. Take a tour through each apartment building below to get a good feel.

An inside look into the Kuyper Apartments

Kuyper Apartments

The Kuyper Apartments are located on the southeast side of campus overlooking the natural prairie. This building, constructed in 2010, was designed to include many "green" features including a geothermal heating and cooling system, energy-efficient lighting, locally sourced materials, and high-efficiency windows.

Environmentally responsible materials were used, including bamboo "plyboo" plywood, durable Corian countertops, and concrete floors, which are better for allergy sufferers and keep the college from dumping carpets in landfills. The apartments are designed with an open floor plan kitchen and lounging area, convenient bathroom facilities, and three bedrooms.

Building Structure

Four stories

Building Features

  • 34 apartments
  • Four handicap-accessible apartments
  • Cable TV hookup
  • Wireless internet and network connections
  • Cooking facilities in each apartment
  • Two showers in each apartment
  • Multiple community areas
  • 55th Avenue coffee shop and snack bar, a student-run business
  • Four finished study rooms
  • Elevator access
  • Laundry facilities on each floor
  • Electronic security system
  • Balcony overlooking a two-story community space with floor-to-ceiling fireplace
  • Geothermal heating and cooling provided by 90 wells in a large geothermal field
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • High-efficiency windows
  • Stage with lighting and sound capabilities for performances
  • Mezzanine with a large room used as a classroom and meeting space
  • Prairie room for meditation and devotions

Furnishings

  • Stackable modular furniture including desk, book case, dresser, desk chair
  • All beds have extra-long mattresses (78" long)
  • Counter top height island in kitchen with stools
  • Each apartment is furnished with a fridge (17 cubic feet-regular residential-size fridge)
  • Glass top stove

Appliances Allowed

  • Dorm-size refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Toaster

Staffing

Two community development assistants

Residents

Men and women (mostly seniors)

An inside look of the Southview Apartments

Southview Apartments

Designed with our upperclassmen in mind, Southview Apartments provide an opportunity for groups of six to live together in close-knit community. Each apartment features private bathrooms and living rooms as well as full kitchens.

Building Structure

Three story brick with full basement

Building Features

  • 28 apartments
  • Two handicap-accessible apartments
  • Cable TV hookup: One in the living room and one in each bedroom
  • Wireless Internet and network connections in each apartment
  • Cooking facilities
  • Community rooms on Level one and three
  • Computer lab
  • Multiple lounges
  • Elevator access to the entire building
  • Laundry facilities
  • Electronic security system
  • Air conditioned

Furnishings

  • All rooms are furnished with stackable modular furniture
  • All beds have extra long mattresses (78" long)
  • Each apartment is furnished with a fridge (17 cubic feet-regular residential size fridge)
  • Each apartment is furnished with a stove

Appliances Allowed

  • Dorm-sized refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Toaster

Staffing

Two community development assistants and one professional staff

Residents

Men and women (mostly juniors)

A Dordt student in his dorm room studying

East Campus Apartments

Six apartment buildings located between the Recreation Center and Covenant Hall comprise the East Campus Apartment complex. The apartments were remodeled in 2011, and feature an open floor concept and updated kitchen spaces. Arranged in close proximity with one another, the building configuration provides a unique opportunity to form a "layered" community: community within individual apartments, community within each building, and community within the complex itself.


Building Structure

Two story brick

Building Features

  • Eight apartments
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet and network connections in each apartment
  • Cooking facilities

Furnishings

  • All rooms are furnished with stackable modular furniture
  • All beds have extra-long mattresses (78" long)
  • Each apartment is furnished with a fridge (17 cubic feet—regular residential size fridge)
  • Each apartment is furnished with a stove

Appliances Allowed

  • Dorm-sized refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Toaster

Staffing

Two Community Development Assistants and professional staff

Residents

48 junior and senior men and women per building

Ready to move in?

Submit your completed Dordt housing application to let us know what option best meets your needs. We'll be in touch from there! 👋

Housing Application