Breakfast for Parents of Graduates tickets
Join President Byker and other Calvin guests for a special Commencement weekend event, the Breakfast for Parents of Graduates, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., on Commencement morning in the Prince Conference Center. The keynote speaker is professor of communication arts and sciences Judith Vander Woude, recipient of the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teacher in 2008.
Seating for this event is limited to 300 parents; order your tickets ($15) online today or call the box office at 616-526-6282. Tickets will be on sale until this Friday, May 14 and will be mailed directly to the parents' home. See the Commencement site for more information and the full event schedule.
Clean and Pack Day, May 12; dates for exams/move-out
In an effort to encourage students to clean their room and start organizing their items for moving out of the residence halls, the residence life staff is setting aside Wednesday, May 12, from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m., as a "Clean and Pack Day." Front desks will be stocked with cleaning supplies, packing boxes, and packing tape. RAs will be available to help unstack beds, open the Trunk Room and answer questions about the checkout process. Students can get a jump on their cleaning and packing, making the exam week a bit calmer and less stressful. Planning ahead particularly helps students with Wednesday exams, as the residence halls close on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. For all sorts of helpful information on the check-out process, including information on housing for students who need more time, and other frequently asked questions, visit our check-out information pages.
A few dates to know regarding residence halls at the end of the school year:
May 11: Classes end at 10:00 p.m.
May 14: Exams begin at 9:00 a.m.
May 19: Exams end at 10:00 p.m.
May 14-20: Students must check-out of the halls the day of their last exam or the next morning. (For questions or special circumstances, contact your Resident Director)
May 20: Residence halls close at 10:00 a.m., for people with Wednesday exams or special permission only. Due to staffing and security issues, this is the LATEST that the halls will remain open. Transitional Housing for special circumstances should be arranged by contacting the student's Resident Director or the housing office
May 20-24: Transitional Housing available for summer residents or special circumstances
May 24: Knollcrest East Apartments open for summer residents
To make your Commencement celebration as simple and enjoyable as possible, the Campus Store and a number of partnering businesses offer special memorabilia and gifts (photos, flowers, Prism yearbooks, rings, nursing pins...) for Calvin graduates and their parents. Visit the Commencement gifts page for more information about all that is offered.
We'll see you for Commencement on Saturday, May 22, 2010!
The World Communion of Reformed Churches
One thousand people from 100 countries will gather on the campus of Calvin College from June 18-28 to launch the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) at a Uniting General Council. The WCRC is a new international organization of churches representing 80 million Reformed Christians who have been members of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) and/or the Reformed Ecumenical Council (REC). The Christian Reformed Church is a member of both the WARC and the REC.
As part of this historic gathering, the pre-council seminar "Reformed Mission in an Age of World Christianity" will strengthen the intersection between Reformed Christian faith expressions and global movements for world Christianity. There are currently people from over 40 countries registered for this seminar which will take place from June 15 to June 17.
Several events, including a worship celebration on Sunday, June 20 at 4 p.m. in the Van Noord Arena (of the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex) are open to the public. In addition there are opportunities to volunteer, host or sponsor a delegate. Learn more at www.reformedchurches.org.
Check the Parent Calendar for important dates
Bookmark the Parent Calendar page to keep track of important dates throughout the year, including:
Wednesday, May 12: Classes end 10 p.m., Clean and Pack Day (see information, above)
Thursday, May 13: Reading Recess (no classes)
Friday, May 14: Exams begin 9 a.m.
Wednesday, May 19: Exams end 10 p.m.
Thursday, May 20: Residence halls close at 10 a.m. (for students with Wednesday exams or special permission only)
Students, other than graduates, must move out of residence halls 24 hours after their last exam. If a resident student has difficulty meeting this requirement she/he should contact their Resident Director to discuss alternate arrangements.
Thursday, May 20 - Saturday, May 22: Commencement activities
Saturday, May 22: Commencement ceremony, 2 p.m.
News & Stories from campus
Calvin's engineers from all concentrations swept up the shop and made sure that all systems were ready for Senior Projects Night.
After 10 years of directing Calvin's Broene Counseling Center, Randy Wolthuis is going into private practice.
May 13-22: Bachelor of Arts Exhibition in the Center Art Gallery (Reception May 21, 6 - 8 p.m.)
May 15: River City Improv performing at Ladies Literary Club in Grand Rapids, Mich.
May 15: Prof. Mark Fackler speaking in Colorado
May 20: Nursing Pinning Ceremony in the Chapel---this link also gives information about buying a pin, 8 p.m.
May 20: Social Work Commissioning Ceremony in the Gezon Auditorium, 7 p.m.
May 21 & 22: Commencement weekend
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