First year student parents


Adult family members participate with their student in one of three summer orientation PASSPORT sessions with your student!

PASSPORT for families is a day and a half summer program designed for you as an adult family member as well as your new student. Learn about Calvin through seminars and discussions that highlight the range of opportunities and services for your student.

Wilderness Orientation families

If you're a family member of a student who is attending one of our Wilderness Orientation trips, you are encouraged to attend the on-campus PASSPORT session that corresponds to your student’s trip. However, the wilderness experience itself is just for your student!


What to Expect

At PASSPORT you will

  • Learn about services the college provides
  • Become familiar with the college's vision and curriculum
  • Attend a variety of workshops and model classes
  • Meet other family members and examine what this time of transition means for you as a family