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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: August 20, 2013

As we get ready to welcome students back to campus, catch up with News and Stories about students, alumni and faculty. Read about Calvin College named to Princeton Review's 'Best 378 Colleges' list; a profile on professor Adam Wolpa of art; and more "We Are Calvin" profiles. This series highlights summer experiences of students here and abroad. Alicia Davis is interning for Southwest Airlines in Dallas; Charles Larson is at The Field Museum in Chicago.

Dining plan

Calvin Dining Services would like to welcome you back for another great year! 

Consider signing up for the Community Dining Plan for the 2013/2014 school year. The Community Dining Plan is intended for off-campus students, residents of Knollcrest East and the Timmer Studio apartments. Check out the affordable plan rates and sign up today!

Textbook ordering

Textbook reservation for fall 2013 are now open! Students can view their book list and place their reservation through the by logging into Portal under the textbooks tab. Book orders are picked, packed, charged to Student Misc. Accounts and delivered to dorm desks (for on-campus students) or held for pickup at the store (for off-campus students). Students can also stop in the store for personal help finding their books! E-mail the campus store ( with any questions.

Student Treats

Student Treats are now ready to be ordered for your student(s) for 2013-2014. These are a fun and easy way to let your student know, throughout the school year, that you are thinking of them. With the chance to write a personal note on each treat, they will feel—and sometimes taste—the love! The Year of Treats offer is available until September 11, 2013, and is only $100 for six treats, a $115 value. Find out more and order now »


Here are the final dates for orientation: PASSPORT III: August 26 & 27; QUEST: August 28–31. There is also Experiential Orientation, International PASSPORT, Transitions, Encore...

See the orientation pages for complete schedule for all these programs. Question?


There are events being planned for alumni and friends of all ages and in all areas of the country. See the list at the bottom of this e-mail. Please join us! Find more information on the Calvin Alumni Association pages; new events are added often!


Over the last three years, the Calvin women’s volleyball team has put together the most impressive stretch in program history. During that time, the Knights have compiled an overall won-loss record of 98-8 that includes a national title in 2010, a national runner-up finish in 2012 and three consecutive MIAA regular season crowns. Read the complete fall season preview

Senior setter Megan Rietema kept this journal for a recent Costa Rica trip with fellow All-American volleyball players (DII and DIII) who were there competing and teaching clinics.

The team is opening their season in the Pacific Northwest at the end of this month. Find out how you can cheer them on and help them out!

Health service info

In order to comply with new federal health regulations, Calvin Health Services has instituted many changes; please read this letter for more information.

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