Campus Housing

Campus housing at Cornerstone provides a variety of options in several dorms. Each of the campus dorms, or residence halls, has its own unique personality and style. The following information will give you an inside look at each of the halls and how they enhance the student life atmosphere at Cornerstone.

New! Central Residence Hall coming for 2013-2014 school year! 

Cornerstone is excited to utilize a brand new residence hall, built in 2013 through gracious donations for the baseball field and residence hall project. The new Hall is 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 single-occupancy, barrier-free rooms, and an elevator to assist physically challenged students.  The third floor will house 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. The new residence hall will house primarily sophomore, junior, and senior students, with one floor for men, and the other floor for women. View room layout of Central Hall.

Babcock Hall

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. View room layout of Babcock Hall.

Cook Hall

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 single-occupancy, 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.   View room layout of Cook Hall.

Crawford Hall

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. View room layout of Crawford Hall.

Keithley Hall

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. View room layout of Keithley Hall.

Pickitt Hall

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. View room layout of Pickitt Hall.

VanOsdel Hall

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.  View room layout of VanOsdel Hall.

Quincer Hall

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.  View room layout of Quincer Hall.

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 two 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 generally reserved first for married students and students with families, as well as seminary students.. These leased apartments are managed by the campus services office. Call 616.222.1420 for more information. 

Staff

Housing is covered by our Community Life Staff:

Deb Crater
Director of Community Life
deb.crater@cornerstone.edu

Jim VanStensel
Assistant Director of Community Life
Works with Commuter Students
jim.vanstensel@cornerstone.edu

Abigail Smith
Resident Director - Cook Hall

Kimberly Bytwerk
Resident Director - Pickitt Hall

Cory Ellison
Resident Director - VanOsdel Hall

Mark Muha
Resident Director - Quincer Hall

Susan Whaley
Resident Director - Keithley Hall

Emily Johnston
Resident Director - Central Hall

Kristie Neff
Resident Director - Babcock Hall

Eric Lewis III
Resident Director - Crawford Hall

Student Life