Niswishkoden akiing omaa ayaayang: Ojibweg, Odawag gaye Boodawewaadomiig. Anishinaabemowag. Giikanaamozo Gabegiikendaasogamigong ate bangii ishgoniganing gaa ishkonigaadeg wi apii Majibineshiwish miinawaa wiiji-anishinaabeg bi endaawaad.
We gather on the land of the Three Fires Confederacy: the Ojibwe, the Odawa and the Potawatomi. They speak Anishinaabemowin. Kalamazoo* College itself is located on a part of the reservation established for Match-e-be-nash-she-wish and his band of Potawatomi. *This term means to surround with smoke and is/ reflects the way mist would rise off the river in the area. Another term sometimes used is gaziigamize, the term for boiling sap.
Due to COVID-19, the Arcus Center (ACSJL) building has been closed to the public and for general use until further notice. While this remains true, starting April 2021, the ACSJL is open at limited capacity for the Kalamazoo College community to host small in-person programming following all guidelines that the CDC and Kalamazoo College have issued.
If you are part of the Kalamazoo College community and have an interest in using our space for an event this Spring, please visit our Using the Center during COVID-19 page to learn more about how to reserve the space.
205 Monroe Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006 (Physical)
1200 Academy St. Kalamazoo, MI 49006 (Mailing)
For Kalamazoo College Faculty, Staff and Students
Kalamazoo College staff, faculty, or student organization leaders may reserve the space using our COVID-19 Reservation Request page.
For The Greater Community
Community reservations are suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.
The parking area directly in front of the front entrance of the building is reserved as accessible parking spaces. Those who do not require accessible parking may park along the West side of Monroe Street (opposite side from ACSJL) and on both sides of Academy Street.