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 have two parts if you are coming for Interim. For Interim students, Part I is on January 7 from 11:30am - 6:00pm with optional activities following. Part II for Interim will be two lunches on January 9 and January 17 from 12:15pm – 1:45pm to discuss core curriculum and advising, as well as opportunities at Calvin. For spring students, TRANSITIONS is a two day orientation program starting January 30 at 1:30pm and goes through January 31. This will include meeting with an advisor to confirm your class schedule, learning about opportunities at Calvin, as well as a Grand Rapids outing!
If you are planning to live in the residence halls or Knollcrest East apartments, Interim students may move in January 7 between 9:00am and 11:00am. Spring students may move in January 30, between 10:00am and 1:00pm.
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 $150. 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.