Ontario Bus Trip

Experience university life and have fun with your friends at the same time! Register yourself and a friend for Calvin College's Ontario bus trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan and get a chance to learn more about Calvin, meet students and professors and attend exciting events on campus.


DateTime and Activity
Thursday, Oct. 24
  • 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. - bus ride (pick-up times and locations below)
  • 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. - pizza party hosted by current Calvin Canadian students, faculty and staff
  • 8 p.m. - meet your host and hang out in the dorms
Oct. 25
  • 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.* - Fridays at Calvin - Learn about Calvin, meet current students and professors, enjoy a campus tour and lunch.
    *You are required to attend these activities
  • 2:30-6 p.m. - free time to go rock climbing and explore campus
  • 6 p.m. - dinner and evening activities, with a variety of options available. Free tickets to campus events will be available. Take this time to hang out with new friends! 
Saturday, Oct. 26
  • bus8 a.m. - breakfast on campus
  • 8:30 a.m. depart campus
  • 1-4:45 p.m. - drop-offs (see drop-off times and locations below)

Pick-up and drop-off times and locations

Thursday, October 24

  • 8:00 a.m. - Toronto District Christian High School, Woodbridge, ON
  • 10:00 a.m. - Hamilton District Christian High School, Ancaster, ON
  • 11:30 a.m. - Maranatha CRC Church, Woodstock, ON
  • 12:45 p.m. - London District Christian High School, London, ON
  • 1:15 p.m. - Lunch in London, ON (Please bring your own money for lunch)
  • 6:15 p.m. - Arrive at Calvin College

Buses will depart 15 minutes after arrival. Use the schedule above to anticipate when you will need to be at your pick-up location and when you will return from Calvin. Please bring the two signed forms required for the trip. Without these, you will not be able to cross the border. 

Saturday, October 26

  • 8-8:30 a.m. - depart Calvin College
  • 1 p.m. - London District Christian High School, London, ON
  • 2:30 p.m. - Maranatha CRC, Woodstock, ON
  • 3:45 p.m. - Hamilton District Christian High School, Ancaster, ON
  • 5:00 p.m. - Toronto District Christian High School, Woodbridge, ON

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How to pack for this trip

What to bring:
  • Passport
  • Non-Canadian citizens: visa or immigration card
  • Dual citizens (US/Canada): passport and Canadian citizenship card
  • Signed and completed Release and Waiver of Liability Form (download now)
  • Signed and completed Calvin medical form (download now)
  • Money for lunch to/from Calvin (lunch is at McDonald's in London, ON)
  • Sleeping bag and towel
  • Medications in prescription containers
  • Optional: spending money, iPod with headphones
What NOT to bring:
  • Meats, fruits or vegetables (border check)
What Calvin provides:
  • Transportation to/from pick-up stop/Calvin
  • Beverages and snacks on the bus
  • All meals and housing once you arrive on campus

Trip cost

A non-refundable $30 fee covers the cost of the bus that we use to pick you up in Ontario. Payment by credit card can be submitted on the last page of the registration form.


Registration for this event is now closed.