Community

Connect with other honors students

The Honors Living-Learning Community

Take your experience in The Calvin Honors Program to the next level—apply to live on a residence hall floor dedicated to highly-motivated students just like you. Here you can develop strong relationships with peers and faculty mentors who push you to strive for excellence in every aspect of your life. Social events, service opportunities, leadership development, films and floor discussions allow you to live and grow in community with your peers.

As a part of this community, you will take a special one-credit course that helps you think more deeply about the intersection of faith and topics in science and the humanities.

Apply to live on the Honors Floor when you submit your housing application. Learn more »

Honors Council

Be a leader in the honors community by joining the Honors Council, a body that meets regularly to discuss program activities and consult with faculty members about new initiatives. As a part of this group, you'll have even more opportunities to interact with Calvin professors over pizza once a month.

January Series Conversations

Join other honors students for small group discussions with renowned public figures visiting Calvin for The January Series. The series brings 15 well-known speakers to campus each year to speak about current issues such as genocide in Africa, autism research, faith in American civic life and much more. Recent speakers include Temple Grandin, Jimmy Wales, Krista Tippett, Eugene Peterson and Ismael Beah. Learn more about the January Series »

Honors Convocation and Dinner

Celebrate the work of other honors students who are graduating with distinction at the annual Honors Convocation and Dinner. When you're a senior and have met the academic requirements to graduate with honors, you will be celebrated at this ceremony and receive a commemorative medal to wear at Commencement. Join your peers and faculty mentors before the ceremony for a special dinner celebrating your accomplishments. 

Scholars’ Semester in Oxford 

Deepen your learning—and your faith—at one of the world’s oldest universities. In the Scholars' Semester, you’ll join other student scholars from top Christian universities to learn under Oxford’s unique tutorial system. Choose advanced independent study in your major or create your own in-depth study program with the help of your personal Oxford tutor.

Explore the Scholars' Semester »