Students who traveled the world and students who stayed on campus talk about the best and most surprising aspects of interim. And in February, the Calvin community will celebrate Black History Month by learning about the freed slave who founded the Baptist Church in Liberia, the Tuskegee Airmen and soul food.
Verge – the edge, rim or margin; the brink. At Calvin, your student will be on the verge of more than he or she can imagine. New ideas, unexpected opportunities, new territory, studies, faith. VERGE is produced three times a year by Calvin's admissions and financial aid office. Read it now and find out more about Project Dormway!
Remember that you can always surprise your student with an "Anytime Treat" (Pizza, $20; Hugs from Home, $30), or a "Birthday Treat." For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org (616-526-6142).
If your student is covered under your health insurance plan, and you wish to waive KnightCare, you may need to help your student fill out the online waiver. The waiver asks questions about your insurance, such as policy number, group number, and company address. We recommend verifying your insurance coverage in the Grand Rapids area before advising your student to waive out of our plan.
Rangeela is the annual showcase organized by Calvin's international students that features acts that celebrate their cultures through song,dance, and skits. The theme for Rangeela this year is "IllumiNations."
Rangeela 2012 is Feb 24 & 25, at 8 p.m., in the Covenant Fine Arts Center. Tickets ($6) are available through the Calvin Box Office (616-526-6282, email@example.com) and will sell quickly.
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 call (616) 526-6485 or stop by the career development office (372 Hekman Library) to set up an appointment. Find us on Facebook!
Scholarships: Students can access an online search tool and apply via Calvin Portal: Services>Scholarships and Financial Aid>Upperclass Named Scholarship Application.
Financial Aid: Parents can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by March 1st (using estimates). If you have special circumstances, submit a Calvin supplemental aid form in addition to the FAFSA.
If you have any questions, contact the financial aid office (firstname.lastname@example.org; 800-688-0122).
The Festival of Faith and Writing (FFW), April 19-21, 2012, is a celebration of religious writing and Calvin brings together the different constituencies of this writing—authors, publishers, readers, and academics—for conversation. Online registration is now open for $175 if you sign up before February 15, 2012. There are scholarships available for recent alumni and students.
Does your son or daughter have a younger brother or sister (or cousin, nephew, etc.) that would love to visit him or her on campus? While guests are certainly welcome all year long, it is especially fun for young visitors to come during Siblings Weekend, February 24-26, 2012.
This annual event is sponsored by residence life, with help from student activities, food service, and the Campus Store. A number of fun activities and events have been planned, and siblings can eat any and all meals as part of the $24 registration fee.
Here are several alumni and friends events coming up. Parents and family members are invited--encouraged---to join us!
- International Alumni Reception/Rangeela 2012: February 25
- Gloryland CD Release Concert: February 29
- River City Improv in Pacific Northwest: March 8-10, 2012
- Economics Alumni Conference: April 13 & 14
- Calvin 5k Spring Classic: April 28
- 50-Year Class of 1962 Reunion: May 18 & 19
Mar. 15: Tuition, room & board payment due
Mar. 16: Spring break begins, 5 p.m.
Mar. 17: Residence halls close for spring break, 10 a.m.
Mar. 25: Residence halls re-open, noon
Mar. 26: Classes resume, 8 a.m.
If you ever have any questions, contact email@example.com (616-526-6142). Thank you for reading Calvin-Parents!