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Located at 144 E. 9th Street, Dykstra Hall is named in the honor of Dr. John Dykstra, who served the Central Reformed Church of Grand Rapids for many years. It was built in 1967 to house upperclass women. Today, it houses 265 primarily first year women students. Along with Kollen Hall, Dykstra has the largest number of residence life staff to assist students with the adjustment to college.
Dykstra is set up in clusters, which is unique to only this building. Clusters have common living rooms surrounded by 6 to 10 private rooms (both doubles and triples). Bathrooms usually separate the clusters. This arrangement makes it easy for first year students to create close friendships that will last throughout their Hope experience and then after graduation.
Dykstra Hall has 121 linoleum tiled rooms and can house 264 female students. The 6 to 8 rooms surround a furnished common living area and share a community bathroom. The rooms have long single beds. They also come with desks with chairs, closets and dressers. The windows come with blinds. There is also internet and cable available in each room. An exercise room, laundry room, computer lab, study areas, and lounges are also found in Dykstra.