For guidance counselors and youth pastors
Come to our in-depth Fridays at Calvin visit program and experience Calvin from a student perspective! Options for the day include attending chapel, visiting classes, meeting with professors, and information sessions about diversity initiatives, athletics, off-campus programs, and financial aid.
Plan your visit
To discuss the details of a Fridays at Calvin for Guidance Counselors, please first connect with the admissions counselor from your region at least two weeks in advance of the date you'd like to visit. Once you are ready to make final travel arrangements, your admissions counselor will connect you with the Fridays at Calvin coordinator, Stephanie Brink.
When to attend
The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 3:00 p.m., but we welcome the opportunity to share dinner at a local restaurant with counselors the Thursday evening prior to the program.
Calvin will reimburse you for much of the cost associated with your visit. However, to qualify for reimbursement you must attend the Fridays at Calvin program at least through the campus tour and coffee time (finishing at 3:00pm). We want you to have the full visit experience!
We will arrange up to two nights of lodging, depending on travel needs, at the Prince Conference Center or the Comfort Inn. Double occupancy will be used when appropriate.
Lunch is provided during the Fridays at Calvin program. You will receive meal tickets to the Calvin dining halls for your remaining meals on campus. We also invite you to share dinner with Calvin admission counselors at a local restaurant the Thursday evening prior to the program.
To be reimbursed for the cost of your plane ticket, you must turn in a copy of all travelers' flight receipts in one packet immediately after the trip. Airfare reimbursement must be requested through Stephanie Brink prior to the purchase of airline tickets.
If you are within driving distance of Calvin, we will reimburse you for gas mileage based on the current Calvin mileage rate. Reimbursement must be requested through Stephanie Brink prior to the visit.