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Opening Convocation

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
9:50 a.m., Van Noord Arena

With gratitude to God for the new academic year, please join President Michael K. Le Roy and the Calvin community in celebrating Convocation 2016.

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1 Thessalonians 5:12-24 (NRSV)

Final Exhortations, Greetings, and Benediction

12 But we appeal to you, brothers and sisters,[a] to respect those who labor among you, and have charge of you in the Lord and admonish you; 13 esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 And we urge you, beloved,[b] to admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them. 15 See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise the words of prophets,[c] 21 but test everything; hold fast to what is good; 22 abstain from every form of evil.

23 May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound[d] and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this.

Seating and Class Schedules

First year and transfer students will enter with their orientation groups before the event. Faculty (in academic regalia) will process in by department. All faculty, staff, emeriti and upperclass students will sit in the lower level surrounding the first-year students who will be seated on the main floor of the arena.

Modified class schedule »

An all-campus cookout will be held on the Commons Lawn from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.