Campus Facilities

Facilities at Grace Christian University

Grace Christian University offers beautifully landscaped views with plenty of free, on-site parking. We are located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, north of 28th Street and west of US 131. Only two and a half hours away from Detroit and three hours from Chicago, Grace Christian University is centrally located. Guests who make the trip will see all of the great sites that Grand Rapids has to offer. A short drive from downtown, Grand Rapids makes Grace Christian University just far enough away from all the hustle and bustle of the city life, while still being conveniently located near everything you need.

Grace Christian University Campus Map showing Main Features and Buildings, Residence Halls, and Outdoor Activities
Interior view of the Commons at Grace Christian University

Commons / Main Entrance

The Commons at Grace Christian University is a multi-purpose space that serves as a hub for student life on campus. Being the main entrance of the University, it is a place where students can gather, study, socialize, and participate in various activities. It features comfortable seating, study tables, conference rooms, a fireplace, and the Kahawa coffee shop. The Commons hosts a variety of events throughout the year, such as open mic nights, game nights, and movie nights. It is a vibrant and dynamic space that fosters community and connection among students, faculty, and staff.

Interior view of Huston Hall Dining Hall at Grace Christian University

Huston Hall / Dining Room

Huston Hall is the main dining facility at Grace Christian University. The hall features a spacious dining room that can accommodate a large number of students, faculty, and staff. The dining room offers a comfortable and welcoming environment for students to enjoy their meals, socialize with their peers, and engage in community events. It features a range of options, including hot meals, sandwiches, salads, and snacks, catering to a variety of dietary needs and preferences.

Interior View of Bultema Memorial Library

Bultema Memorial Library

The Bultema Memorial Library offers a wide range of materials, including books, journals, and electronic resources. The library’s collection is focused on supporting the university’s academic programs, with a particular emphasis on theology, ministry, and Christian education. It also provides access to a variety of online databases and resources. In addition to its resources, the library offers study spaces, computer workstations, and printing and copying services, making it a hub for academic activity on campus.

Interior view of a classroom at Grace Christian University

Jack T. Dean Academic Center

The Jack T. Dean Academic Center at Grace Christian University provides students with a modern and innovative learning environment. It features classrooms, lecture halls, computer labs, and study spaces, all equipped with the latest technology to support teaching and learning. The building is named after Jack T. Dean, a former president of the university. The Academic Center is designed to promote collaboration and interdisciplinary learning, with spaces that encourage students to work together and engage in hands-on learning experiences.

Interior View of O'Hair Administration Building

O’Hair Administration Building

The O’Hair Administration Building at Grace Christian University is home to many of the university’s administrative offices, including the Financial Aid offices, Enrollment Offices, Advancement Offices, the Talent Management Office, Business Office, and the Office of the President.

Interior view of Baker Chapel at Grace Christian University

Baker Chapel

Baker Chapel is a significant part of the spiritual life at Grace Christian University. It is where the university community comes together for worship, prayer, and spiritual growth. The chapel services are an essential part of the university’s growth and fellowship as a community. The Baker Chapel at Grace Christian University was named after H. Lynn Baker, who served as the university’s president. It features a beautiful stained-glass window, comfortable seating, and modern audio-visual equipment to enhance the worship experience.

Interior view of the gym in Aldrich Athletic Center at Grace Christian University

Aldrich Athletic Center

The Aldrich Athletic Center at Grace Christian University is a state-of-the-art facility that provides students with a space to engage in physical activity and sports. It features a fitness center with modern equipment, a regulation-sized basketball court, and locker rooms. It is a hub for athletic events, including basketball, volleyball, and racquetball. The Aldrich Athletic Center is open to all students, faculty, and staff and provides a welcoming and inclusive environment for all individuals to engage in physical activity and sports.

Interior View of the Fitness Center / Weight Room.

Fitness Center

The Grace Fitness Center is located on the upper level of the Aldrich Athletic Center and is open to all students and staff. The facility was renovated with new flooring and equipment in 2019, and most recently added new top-quality dumbbell free weights courtesy of Living.Fit in 2023. The facility boasts equipment that tailors to all, from the beginner to the fittest of athletes.

Velting Field showing grass field and bleachers

Velting Field

Velting Field is named after Jim and Barb Velting, who were instrumental in the development of the field and the university’s athletic program. The field features a well-manicured playing surface and bleacher seating for spectators. Velting Field is a place where student-athletes can develop their skills, compete at a high level, and represent Grace Christian University with pride. It is also a gathering place for fans and supporters of the university’s athletic programs to come together and cheer on the teams.

Interior view of a kitchen and living room in one of the Grace Townhomes


Grace Townhomes are a housing option available to students at Grace Christian University who are looking for more independent living arrangements. The townhomes are located on campus and offer a comfortable living space with all the necessary amenities, including a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and two large bedrooms. The townhomes are designed to accommodate up to four students and provide a more spacious living environment than the traditional dormitories.

Interior view of a Dorm Room at Grace Christian University

Residence Halls

Aletheia and Preston Halls are two of the residence halls at Grace Christian University. Aletheia Hall is a women’s dormitory, while Preston Hall is a men’s dormitory. Both halls offer a safe and supportive living environment for students, with comfortable living spaces, study areas, and community lounges. The rooms are designed to accommodate two students and are equipped with all the necessary furniture, including beds, desks, and dressers. The residence halls also feature community kitchens, laundry facilities, and recreational areas. 

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