Orientation Programs

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PASSPORT

PASSPORT is a day and a half summer program designed for you as a new student, as well as your adult family members. Learn about Calvin through activities and creative workshops that highlight the range of opportunities here.

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Wilderness Orientation

Share an amazing and memorable adventure in a wilderness or urban setting. Learn important skills, reflect on God's kingdom, live in intentional community and leave having made meaningful and lasting relationships.

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International PASSPORT

International Passport is a six-day program designed for you as a new international student, as well as your adult family members. It takes place just before the school year begins. International Passport eases the transition to North American culture and introduces you to Calvin through activities and creative workshops.

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TRANSITIONS

If you’re starting Calvin for interim or in the spring as a new first-year or transfer student, Transitions is for you.  The three-day program takes place just before the spring semester begins.  Learn about Calvin through activities and creative workshops that highlight the range of opportunities here.

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Encore

If you’re a new adult learner, Encore is for you. Come to campus just before the school year begins for a half-day program that introduces you to the unique learning community of Calvin College.

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QUEST

If you’re starting Calvin in the fall as a new first-year or transfer student, Quest is for you. Quest is a three-and-a-half day program that takes place just before school begins in the fall.