Wisconsin Ferry Trip: Cruise to Calvin

You are invited to join your admissions counselor, Nicole Kinney, and other high school students from Wisconsin for a trip "across the pond" to visit Calvin College in West Michigan. This high-speed ferry will have you here in 2 ½ hours, giving you a chance to spend Thursday night exploring campus life with a student host. Then, you'll participate in our Fridays at Calvin program—you'll attend a class, worship with us in chapel, have lunch with professors and meet current students who are eager to share their Calvin story with you!

As part of this trip, Calvin College will reimburse you for the entire cost of you round trip Lake Express ferry ticket, as well as provide lodging and food during your stay.


Date Time and activity
Thursday, Sept. 26
  • 12:30 p.m. - ferry departure time
  • 4:30 p.m. - meet your host and hang out in the dorms
Friday, Sept. 27
  • 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
  • 2:30 p.m. - meet in Spoelhof atrium to leave for the Muskegon terminal
  • 4:45 p.m. - ferry departure time
  • 6:15 p.m. - Milwaukee arrival time

How to register

Step 1: Purchase ticket
  • Call Jill Emery at (414) 727-7781 to purchase your ticket
  • Mention that you are traveling with Calvin College in order to receive our discounted group rate
  • A confirmation will be sent to you via email
Step 2: Registration form
Step 3: Waiver forms
Step 4: Authorization form
Step 5: Submit materials
  • Send copies of your ticket confirmation and all release forms to Nicole Kinney
  • Materials must be received by September 20, 2013
  • Materials will be accepted by mail, email or fax—your choice!
    • Mail:
    • Calvin College Admissions
    • attn: Nicole Kinney
    • 3201 Burton St. SE
    • Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    • Email:
    • nas5@calvin.edu
    • Fax:
    • (616) 526-6777