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Since 1996, Rangeela (which is Hindi for “colorful”), Calvin’s annual international student variety show, has highlighted costume, music, dance and drama representing our students from around the globe. "Rangeela 2014: Unveiled" is this weekend, February 28 and March 1, and will be a sell-out event. If you are not able to be on campus for Rangeela, watch it live on Friday and Saturday, at 8 p.m., here:
Please note: this is a different site than the college's Livestream feed.
Events for all
We hope to see you at an event soon! Parents and families are always invited to alumni and friends events around the country all year long.
Next up, meet in D.C. for a social on Thursday, February 27. Check out these student ensembles when they tour Indiana and Ohio/Tennessee/Kentucky/Missouri: the Gospel Choir (March 6–9) and Wind Ensemble (March 22–28), respectively. And for more music, be sure to catch the Calvin Community Symphony on Sunday, March 9, as they celebrate 20 years! Looking ahead to spring: sign up for the Calvin 5k Spring Classic---to run, walk or volunteer---on Saturday, April 26!
All events for alumni and friends are listed here.
January Series fun fact
We estimate that over 38,000 people joined the audience for the live presentations of January Series 2014 either on campus or at one of the 44 remote webcast sites. Almost all of the 15 days of the series, that featured a wide variety of presentations—from education to economics, sports to outer space—are NOW available in video and audio archives. Check them out!
Treats available anytime
Does you student need a little love from home? Consider sending them one of our "anytime treats" from the Student Treats options, such as a Study Break, Pizza Treat or Hugs From Home.
Order online anytime. You may also call Jen at (616) 526-6142, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (616) 526-7069. Thank you for your support of the student treat program!
More career tips
Are you the parent of a freshman or sophomore student who is undecided? Encourage your student to visit the career development office. Career counselors are available to assist students discover a major that is best suited for their interests and gifts. Students can contact (or stop by) the career development office (372 Hekman Library) to set up an appointment. Follow the career development office on Facebook.
email@example.com | (616) 526-6485
Winter sports winding down
Five members of the women’s swimming and diving team have received All-MIAA accolades led by sophomore Michaela Rookus who has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Swimmer. A record seven members of the Calvin men’s swimming and diving team have received All-MIAA honors.
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From health services
February is not too late to vaccinate for the current flu season. If you have not already received your vaccine, we have a limited number of doses still available in health services. Please call us (616-526-6187) to schedule an appointment. Thank you.
Faith and writing
The Festival of Faith and Writing, April 10–12, 2014, is a gathering of authors, readers, publishers, and academics for conversation related to the intersection of faith and writing. Speakers will include Anne Lamott, James McBride, Bret Lott and many more. Online registration is open now!
One last message about taxes, financial aid, scholarships
Are you planning to apply for financial aid for your son or daughter for 2014–2015? If so, now is the time to submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for maximum consideration. Even if you will not have your tax return finished it's more important to submit the FAFSA by March 1st (using estimates) than to wait until your tax return is completed. If you have special circumstances to present to the financial aid office, be sure to submit a Calvin supplemental aid form in addition to the FAFSA.
And don't forget about available scholarships; look for these with the online search tool. The application for most of these scholarships is March 1, 2014.
If you have any questions about this process, or anything related to financial aid, you may contact the financial aid office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-688-0122.
PLEASE NOTE: The electronic version of the 2013 IRS tuition tax form 1098T and a supplement are available to students via their Portal accounts on the Student Accounts & Finances page listed under the Services tab. The paper version of these documents was mailed to students' home address already. Any non-tax questions regarding these forms can be directed to student accounts at (616) 526-6671 or email@example.com.
- See the new Commencement website: schedule, breakfast tickets, etc.
- Calvin 2019: Strategic Plan for Calvin
- Chimes | Calvin Chimes Abroad Facebook
- News & stories from campus
- Calvin College Jobshop Facebook
- WebCams on campus
- Calvin's Social Directory (all options) or social.calvin.edu (what's trending)
- Also watch: Vimeo | YouTube | Streaming event videos
- The 2014–2015 Academic Calendar