Transitions is a program for new first-year and transfer students who are starting Calvin for the interim or spring semester. As an adult family member, we invite you to attend sessions designed for you during the first afternoon. The remainder of the program is designed for your student.
At Transitions you will:
Since Transitions provides only a half-day program for families, we do not offer on-campus housing. The Prince Conference Center is available for a limited number of rooms and a fee. If you call to reserve a room, mention that you are with the Transitions program. There are also off-campus options nearby.
Your Transitions program will be two parts. For Interim students, part I is January 2 from 3:15pm - 7:00pm with optional activites from 9:00pm-11:00pm. For Spring students, part I is January 24 from 10:30am-2:00pm. Part II for Interim and Spring is 2:00pm-5:00pm Thursday, January 24 through Saturday, January 26, 2013. This will include meeting with an advisor to confirm our schedule, our local StreetFest experience, as well as an overnight retreat off campus.
If you are planning to live in the residence halls or Knollcrest East apartments, Interim students may move in on Wednesday, January 2, between 11:00am-2:00pm or Thursday, January 24, between 2:00pm – 5:00pm
If you have questions or need to make changes to your Orientation registration, please contact us at 616-526-8507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome all family members to Transitions, but please note the program is designed for adults. Younger family members are welcome to accompany parents, but we are unable to provide programming for them.
There is a charge for attending Transitions. The student registration fee is $250. Up to two adult family members may attend parent programming for free. The orientation fee will be added to your student account by the Financial Services Office in February. Please note that, assuming you attand both parts of the program, including StreetFest and the off-campus retreat, your account will be credited $100!