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Welcome to 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.

Looking for adventure? Check-out Wilderness Orientation, an orientation program in a variety of wilderness settings. It's a great way to build new relationships, learn important skills and think more about this transition.

Who should attend?

You - if you're a North American first-year student! Orientation is not optional for first-year students.

Your adult family member(s) are welcome to come too. 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. If you do register siblings to attend, please note they will be attending the parent portion of PASSPORT.


What to expect

Calvin's PASSPORT orientation program has 3 main objectives

  1. To introduce you to Calvin's purpose, people, and programs
  2. To help ensure your smooth transition to college
  3. To prepare you academically for your years at Calvin

PASSPORT is designed along two tracks—one for you and one for your family members. You’ll attend a few of the sessions together. Here’s a sampling:

Participate in

Learn about

  • Living in the residence halls or off-campus
  • Calvin's core curriculum, your major, and academics
  • The transition to college

Hear from

  • Calvin's President
  • A panel of faculty members
  • Current upperclass students