Tickets for all Family Weekend events are now available at the Calvin box office (616-526-6282). You may purchase tickets for events online, but if you are attending several ticketed events, the simplest ordering is done via phone. The Improv shows and Family Weekend banquet WILL sell out, so get your tickets now---not later. If you are not planning to attend any of the ticketed events you do not have to register ahead of time, but please check in at the Parent Oasis tent or one of the residence hall desks upon arrival to sign in and pick up a Family Weekend schedule and map. (One time change to note: The swim meet will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday evening.)
Recently, the city of Grand Rapids Neighborhood Improvement Office, at the behest of neighborhood home owners, began investigating rental properties in the neighborhood adjacent to Calvin College. Neighbors are concerned about the increase in rental units (negative effect on property values), the number of cars parked on roadways, late night noise, property upkeep and related issues. This led to investigation of certain properties by the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD).
Calvin College reserves two days each semester for academic advising and the fall dates are October 27 and 28. This is a time when classes are not in session so that faculty can meet with their advisees. Feel free to check out this short video clip on academic advising from a student's perspective: http://www.vimeo.com/6591426. More information about academic advising---tips, resources, videos, and a link to their Facebook page---is found here.
The Broene Counseling Center is again offering a pre-marital workshop to any Calvin student(s) who are planning to get married within a year or so. The workshop consists of two consecutive Saturday mornings, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be led by Randy Wolthuis, Ph.D. The workshop will address such topics as family of origin, nurturing a relationship, communication, money, conflict management, and much more. Couples will also have a chance to take a premarital inventory and, at a later date, meet with a Broene counselor to review the inventory results. This is a great thing! The cost is a mere $35 per couple. To sign up or ask questions, please call us at 616-526-6123.
The Prelude program introduces first-year students to the mission and community of Calvin College. This six-week course is a gateway and integral component of IDIS W50 (Developing a Christian Mind) and serves as a prerequisite to the Cross-Cultural Engagement (CCE) core requirement.
Prelude is a one-credit course that all first year students take during their first semester. Prelude provides students with a common intellectual experience and a rudimentary introduction to several important aspects of Calvin’s community: a Christian worldview, cultural discernment, responsible freedom, justice, and vocation. See the course syllabus and more on their Web site.
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. The next deadline coming up at the end of October is for the Popcorn Treat. The Popcorn Treat features three bags of deluxe flavored popcorn—caramel, cheese, and butter—delivered in a reusable shopping bag. Find out more on the Student Treats site.
Come home this fall to Calvin for a weekend full of activities, reunions and fellowship---alumni, families and friends, alike. After 57 years, Calvin College has changed its Homecoming tradition, the annual alumni celebration and reunion, from gathering in the chilly month of February to the fall when the campus is at its colorful best. We've moved most class reunions to this weekend; the classes of '00-'09, '99, '94, '89, '79, '74, '69, '64 will have special gatherings on Saturday evening. We've also added special interest reunions and stacked Friday and Saturday with many athletic, music and social events.
Read health services advice and recommended actions related to influenza and vaccines on their Web site.
You can now encourage a student who is interested in science to visit Calvin. Fridays at Calvin now offers a day of events designed for students considering a major in the sciences with Science Visit Days. Students will meet Calvin students and faculty, sit in on classes in various areas of interest (there is a health and environmental track, and a computing, engineering, math and physics track) and get to know others who are also serious about a career in science.
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 29: Calvin Around Town/MBA@Calvin ArtPrize event in Grand Rapids, Michigan
October 7 - 11: Homecoming 2009 on campus; Reunions
October 15: Calvin Along the Lakeshore: Muskegon Art Museum
October 23 & 24: Family Weekend and Reunions on campus
October 24: Prof. Janel Curry will speak in Whitinsville (Mass.) about caring for creation
Bookmark the Parent Calendar page to keep track of important dates throughout the year, including:
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