The Office of Student Activities coordinates more than 120 programs a year (often in partnership with student groups and other departments on campus). We ask all students to use their student ID to swipe in at events so we can make sure we’re putting on the right kinds of programs and providing engaging experiences for all students.
Weekly Program Series
These are events that happen every single week at the same time! Topics and themes change each week so there’s always something new to try. Check the calendar to see what’s happening this week or just show up and try something new!
Every Wednesday from 4:00-6:00pm, usually in the Lower Atrium of Hicks Center (be sure to check the calendar to see this week’s location and topic)!
This series is all about encouraging you and showing you how to take care of yourself! Event topics range from arts and crafts to games and open mics.
Game Nights (Fridays)
Friday nights are game nights on campus! Starting at 9pm, usually in Hicks Banquet Halls, grab your friends and head over for an evening of epic battles, intense strategy, and pure gaming joy. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or just looking for a good time, our Game Nights offer the perfect escape every week! (Game Nights are occasionally replaced with Zoo Flicks; a movie night with free popcorn and beverages.)
Zoo After Darks (Saturdays)
Every Saturday from 9:00pm-12:00am, usually in Hicks Center (be sure to check the calendar to see this week’s location and topic) .
This is our signature series where anything could happen! Event topics range from sports and competitions to live performances and cultural fairs. No matter the event, this is the place to be on a Saturday night, even if just to check it out and grab some food!
Beyond the Hives (2-3 programs a term)
Ever feel like you’re in a bubble on campus? Break free and join us as we gallivant around Kalamazoo and nearby cities such as Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Chicago! Most trips are free, but spots go fast so be sure to checkout the trip line-up each term and sign up for your spot early!
Afro Fiesta Desi Soul (Winter Term)
Students get to share their culture at AFDS where multicultural student organizations collaborate to stage performances that honor their heritage and share their favorite traditional foods with the entire student body. To add to the festivities, the College decorates the Hicks Student Center with flags and décor that reflect the multitude of identities represented at K.
Sex Con (Winter Term)
Sex Con, a dynamic week during Winter term at Kalamazoo College, champions sex education and empowerment. Through workshops, discussions, and expert-led sessions, it fosters a safe and inclusive environment, promoting healthy dialogues on consent, communication, and individual empowerment.
Night Market (Spring Term)
Night Market, hosted by Kalamazoo College’s AAPI identifying organizations, is an annual event featuring student org booths, cultural performances, a fashion show, and diverse food options. This vibrant celebration brings the campus alive with AAPI heritage, fostering community and cultural exchange.
Monte Carlo (Spring Term)
Monte Carlo is a cherished campus tradition. Named after the casino in Monaco, K’s Monte Carlo is an extravagant evening where over 70% of the student body gathers in the Hicks Student Center to dress up, take glamorous photos and play casino games with faculty and staff.
YMC Block Party (Spring Term)
Dive into the ultimate spring bash at the YMC Block Party! Hosted by Young Men of Color, this campus event features student org booths, sizzling performances, tasty bites, and endless fun activities. Join the celebration for a day of unity, diversity, and unforgettable good times!