Fridays at Calvin

Calvin's premiere visit program


Fridays at Calvin includes the option to spend the night! If you arrive on Thursday afternoon you can meet your Calvin student host and stay overnight in a residence hall, while your parents stay at the Prince Conference Center or at an area hotel. Or stay Friday night, after you're done with the day's program. Either way, we'll take care of your on-campus lodging and your meals! Parents should arrange their own lodging.

Mondays at Calvin offers the chance to visit on a national holiday. Plus, you'll experience our student-led L.O.F.T. worship service when you choose to stay overnight on Sunday.

Fridays dates



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Need a different date? Try our full visit calendar and find the date that works best for you!

Mondays

Can't make a Fridays date work—but still want that full, Fridays visit experience? See if one of the following Mondays dates will work for you. Mondays visits are patterned after Fridays, offering almost all of the same options as a Fridays visit.

  • October 14, 2013 (Columbus day)
  • February 17, 2014 (Presidents' Day)


Sample schedule

ActivityTimeDescription
Early bird tour or breakfast (optional) 8 a.m. Early Bird Tour: If you can't stay for our afternoon tours, arrive early to explore campus with a current Calvin student. Please note that this tour leaves from the Spoelhof College Center at 8:05 sharp.

Breakfast in the dining hall: If you aren't spending the night on campus and would like the dining hall experience, we invite you to join us for breakfast before the Fridays program begins. Please call our office at (800) 688-0122 to register.
Opening session 8:45 a.m. Get a general overview of Calvin and have an opportunity to meet your admissions counselor.
Chapel 10 a.m. Join our community for a time of worship.
Small group sessions 10:30 a.m. Get your questions answered by an admissions counselor, current student, professor and residence life staff member.
Explore your options 11:30 a.m. Visit a class or department, or check out various small-group sessions on student life, off-campus programs or athletics.
Faculty-hosted luncheon 12:30 p.m. Professors from various departments as well as current students will be available to talk and answer your questions.
Tours and more 1:30 p.m. Choose a student-led walking tour of campus, meet with a professor, tour an academic department, or explore campus on your own.
Rock climbing wall 2-4 p.m. Open to the first 20 people who sign up (when you check in on Friday) and have their completed waiver form.
Class visits and tours 2:30 p.m. Visit a class or go on a student-led walking tour of campus.
Meet your host 3:30 p.m. If you're staying overnight, meet your host and make plans for the evening.
Music options 3:30 p.m. If you're interested in music, attend a rehearsal for choir or band. (You may also catch an orchestra rehearsal on Thursday at 4:30).