Here is the schedule for QUEST Move-in Day (for first-year students) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009:
In an effort to improve the process of receiving statements and making payments, Calvin has implemented a paperless billing service for students and parents called E-Statements! This electronic system features an electronic copy of all financial statements that is automatically sent to the email addresses that a student has subscribed for this service. Parents may receive an E-Statement “subscription,” but this must be initiated and authorized by the student in their KnightVision account (My Resources>Student Finances>E-Statement Subscription). The student may authorize that Calvin send the E-Statement to up to five separate e-mail accounts. Being subscribed for the E-Statement delivery serves as our authorization to discuss what appears on the statement with the subscriber. E-Statements are sent electronically as a PDF file attachment.
To communicate more effectively with both internal and external audiences, the Christian formation office is now called Calvin College campus ministries. Campus ministries provides worship opportunities, discipleship groups, and pastoral care to students, staff and faculty. Mary Hulst was recently named college chaplain, only the third in Calvin's history, and the first woman to hold the position which she will assume over the summer. While a student at Calvin, she always considered the chaplain's position to be the "best job on campus."
Please join with the campus community and other parents as we worship together on Move-in Day. This service of praise and prayer for parents, as their children enter the community at Calvin College, will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel. Michelle Loyd-Paige, professor of sociology and dean of multicultural affairs, will give a meditation: "A Time for Everything," and other parents will offer prayers. Please join us in the Chapel for a time of prayer, reflection and praise.
You can help your student to get to know the campus and connect with other students by encouraging him or her to attend Cokes-n-Clubs on September 8, from 6-8 p.m.
"Hello! The start of the school year is just around the corner, and I’m looking forward to seeing you back on campus soon. There are some money-saving things you can do before school starts – keep reading!"
Due to large construction projects underway on campus, there are many changes to the move-in process. Please visit the page Move In Maps and Car Window Signs to find out what you need to do to have a smooth return to campus! We look forward to seeing you soon.
The Calvin campus store textbook reservations system is still open! Visit our site for full details and instructions on the easiest way for your student to get their textbooks for fall. If you are one of the first 1500 to reserve (orders over $75) you will get a free 2GB Flash Drive. Haven't registered yet? No problem! Passport IV students will still be able to reserve their textbooks after advising and registration next week!
The Student Treats program sends treats and goodies to students for a birthday, special event or as an "anytime" surprise to remind your student of your love and support. Anyone can order individual treats or "A Year of Treats" which saves time and money. The deadline to order either the "Year of Treats" or first seasonal treat, "Pizza and a Movie" is Tuesday, September 15. The "Pizza and a Movie" treat features a certificate for a large, two-topping pizza (from a favorite locally-owned pizzeria), a Blockbuster gift card for a free movie rental and a bag of microwavable popcorn. Find out more on the Student Treats site.
alumni events calendar to keep track of important dates throughout the year, to which you are warmly invited, as a parent, alumni and/or friend of the college. More information is found there for each of the following events:
September 12: 40th Annual Calvin Alumni Golf Tournament at Pilgrim's Run
September 19: Twins game in Minnesota
September 29: Calvin Around Town/MBA@Calvin ArtPrize event in Grand Rapids, Michigan
October 9 & 10: Homecoming 2009 on campus; Reunions
October 23 & 24: Family Weekend and Reunions on campus
Bookmark the Parent Calendar page to keep track of important dates throughout the year, including:
News & Stories from campus
Check out a wealth of great stories on the News & Stories site, including the Honduras semester moving to Mexico, the Charis art exhibit, and an athletic honor for chemistry professor Mark Muyskens.
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