Campus Housing

Residence life contributes to community life.

Living on campus is an integral part of a student's undergraduate experience. The vision of a spiritually contagious, academically excellent, richly resourced, and culturally diverse environment is reinforced and accomplished when students are living together in community for this season. Information regarding the university's residency policy can by found in the Student Handbook

Each residence hall at Cornerstone University enhances the student life atmosphere here. For an overview of anticipated traditions and room layout options, choose a residence hall from the list of available campus housing options below.

 Options for Incoming Freshman Females

Cook Hall | Suite Style
Pickitt Hall | Community Style

 

Options for Incoming Freshman Males

Quincer Hall | Community Style
Van Osdel Hall | Suite Style

Options for Upperclass Transfer & Re-admit Students

Babcock Hall | Apartment Style | Female
Central Hall | Suite Style | Male & Female
Cook Hall | Suite Style | Female
Crawford Hall | Apartment Style | Male
Keithley Hall | Suite Style | Female
Pickitt Hall | Community Style | Female
Quincer Hall | Community Style | Male
Van Osdel Hall | Suite Style | Male 

Babcock Hall | Est. 1979 | View Room Layouts

Babcock Hall, built in 1979, is named after Dr. Wendell K. Babcock for his many years of exemplary academic service to Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music and for his years of volunteer service to Cornerstone University in the Alumni Office. Babcock Hall houses approximately 109 students. The living units are comprised of a kitchen with a stove and refrigerator, bathroom, living area, and two bedrooms, housing up to two students per bedroom. Each of the three floors in Babcock has a laundry facility and WiFi is available throughout the residence hall. The community lounge provides space to interact, watch television or study. Babcock houses primarily sophomore, junior, and senior female students.

Central Hall | Est. 2013 | View Room Layouts

Central Hall was built in 2013 through gracious donations for the baseball field and residence hall project. Student rooms are situated on the second and third levels above the baseball stadium and houses approximately 96 students. The structure of the hall follows a suite format where two rooms, each housing two residents, are joined by a bathroom. A laundry facility and WIFI is available throughout the residence hall. There are two barrier-free rooms, and an elevator to assist physically challenged students.  The third floor houses a hospitality suite overlooking the new artificial turf baseball stadium. The community lounges on 2nd and 3rd floors provide space for students to interact, watch television or study. Central hall will houses primarily sophomore, junior, and senior students. Men are housed on 2nd floor and women are housed on 3rd floor.

Cook Hall | Est. 2000 | View Room Layouts

Cook Hall, built in 2000, is named after Emajean "Pat" Cook. Pat was the devoted and loving wife of Peter Cook, a successful businessman whose philanthropic endeavors have included a gift in support of this residence hall. Cook Hall houses 142 women. The structure of the hall follows a suite format where two rooms, each housing two residents, are joined by a bathroom. Cook Hall has a laundry facility and WiFi is available throughout the residence hall. There are two barrier-free rooms, and an elevator to assist physically challenged students. Cook Hall is connected to Van Osdel Hall by a three-story glass atrium. The common areas feature shared lounges with television, kitchenette, study lounge and game area for the 256 residents in the two halls. Cook is the suite style option for Freshmen females.  Cook also houses upperclassmen.  View a video tour of Cook Hall.

 

Crawford Hall | Est. 1980 | View Room Layouts

Crawford Hall, built in 1980, is named after Dr. Joe Crawford who was associated with Grand Rapids Theological Seminary for 52 years. Dr. Crawford began as a student at Cornerstone in 1948 and continued to teach until his death on November 3, 2000. Almost identical to Babcock Hall, Crawford Hall houses approximately 109 students. The living units are comprised of a kitchen with a stove and refrigerator, bathroom, living area, and two bedrooms, housing up to two students per bedroom. Each of the three floors in Crawford has a laundry facility and WiFi is available throughout the residence hall. The community lounge provides space to interact, watch television or study.  Crawford houses primarily sophomore, junior, and senior male students.

Keithley Hall | Est. 1975 | View Room Layouts

Keithley Hall was built in 1975 and renovated in 2008. This hall is named after Dr. Howard Keithley, who faithfully served on the board of trustees at Cornerstone University for 32 years and as interim president from 1958-59. The structure of the hall follows a suite format where two rooms, each housing two residents, are joined by a bathroom. Keithley has a nicely furnished lounge with a television and laundry facility on the first floor, and WiFi is available throughout the residence hall. At full capacity, Keithley houses 80 students. Keithley houses primarily sophomore, junior, and senior female students.

 

Pickitt Hall | Est. 1970 | View Room Layouts

Pickitt Hall, built in 1970, is named after Mrs. Ann Pickitt. Mrs. Pickitt was the wife of Allegan businessman, Harry Pickitt, who supported the building of this hall. Pickitt houses 165 women at full capacity. It is the only women’s residence hall to offer communal bathrooms – which promote a sense of community among its residents. Pickitt is furnished with a large lounge with a pool table and large television. WiFi is available throughout the residence hall. The north side of Pickitt overlooks the pond. Pickitt is the community style option for Freshmen females.  Pickitt also houses upperclassmen.

 

Van Osdel Hall | Est. 1977 | View Room Layouts

VanOsdel Hall, built in 1977, is named in honor of Dr. Oliver W. VanOsdel who was a recognized Christian leader for his conviction, courage and vision. VanOsdel is a three-story residence hall that can accommodate a maximum of 114 male residents. The structure of the hall follows a suite format where two rooms, each housing two residents, are joined by a bathroom. VanOsdel, also known as "VO," has a spacious lounge in the basement with a pool table, foosball table, large television and a large study area. It shares a three-story atrium with Cook Hall, which includes lounges on the second and third floors. VO seeks to provide an environment where students are challenged spiritually, socially and physically, in the hope of encouraging them to deepen their relationships with God and fellow believers. VanOsdel is the suite style option for Freshmen males.  VO also houses upperclassmen.  View a video tour of VanOsdel Hall.

Quincer Hall | Est. 1964 | View Room Layouts

Quincer Hall was built in 1964 and is named after Dr. Sheldon Byron Quincer, the first member of the faculty at Grand Rapids Baptist College and Seminary to be awarded title of Professor Emeritus in 1968. He taught at GRBC & Seminary for 26 years and spent 14 years in the Pastorate. One of the original buildings on campus, it was the first to receive a name. Quincer is the closest dorm to the Dining Commons and classrooms. Quincer houses 90 men at full capacity with three students per room. It is the only men’s residence hall to offer communal bathrooms – which promote a sense of community among its residents. Quincer is furnished with a lounge where students can relax, have fun and watch television. It also includes a laundry facility and WiFi is available throughout the residence hall. Recently renovated from faculty offices back to a residence hall, Quincer has a unique brotherhood atmosphere and is the community style option for Freshmen males.  Quincer also houses upperclassmen.

Fuller, Knol, & Morris Apartments

Fuller, Knol and Morris Apartments, built in 1965, 1965 and 1970, are named for David O. Fuller, first president of Cornerstone University; Gerard Knol, third president of Cornerstone; and Lloyd Morris, former board member and pastor. The three apartment-style buildings contain a total of 48 one-and-two-bedroom units, including a few guest apartments. The apartments are leased on a year to year basis. Priority for leasing each year is determined by overall housing needs of the university. Available apartments are reserved for traditional undergraduate students of Cornerstone University who are married, have families, or are over age 25 and older. Apartments are also reserved for students enrolled at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. These leased apartments are managed by the campus services office. Call 616.222.1420 for more information. 

Community Life Staff Members

 

Deb Crater, M.A. | Director of Community Life

deb.crater@cornerstone.edu

 

Jim VanStensel | Assistant Director of Community Life & Commuter Ministry Coordinator

jim.vanstensel@cornerstone.edu

 

Mark Muha | Resident Director

Quincer Hall

 

Kimberly Bytwerk, M.A. | Resident Director

Pickitt Hall

 

Emily Johnston | Resident Director

Central Hall

 

Cory Ellison | Resident Director

Van Osdel Hall

 

Susan Whaley | Resident Director

Keithley Hall

 

Jana Biegel | Resident Director

Cook Hall

 

Eric Lewis III | Resident Director

Crawford Hall

 

Kristie Neff | Resident Director

Babcock Hall