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Student News Guidelines

The Student-news listserv is a service of Student Life. Student-News is a daily e-mail where announcements, news briefs, and information of interest to the student body can be found.

A list of all previous Student News can be found here .

Subscription Guidelines

  • To subscribe to student-news, e-mail with the words subscribe student-news in the body of the message (not the subject).
  • Students are automatically added to Student News and may not unsubscribe because Calvin will be sending official notices in Student News.
  • If you are not a student, but are interested in receiving student news, you can send an email to with the words "subscribe student-news" in the body of the message (not the subject). If you no longer wish to receive student-news, simply send "unsubscribe student-news" in the message to
  • Graduated students will no longer receive student-news automatically, but can opt-in using the directions above.

Distribution Policies

  • Student news runs every weekday morning during school sessions.
  • Additional distribution take place at the list administrator's discretion.
  • Emergency distribution may take place at any time, and emergency announcements shall be distributed by themselves in a separate digest of student-news.
  • During summer and school breaks distribution will be on a weekly or as-needed basis

Submission Guidelines

  • To submit a posting to student-news, mail it to in plain text format. Do not send attachments.
  • Submissions must be sent in by 3:00pm in order to be run the next day.
  • All submissions must have an affiliation with a department, student organization, or faculty and staff advisor at Calvin. This must be made clear in the announcement.

The following categories will be considered allowable submissions.

  • Any official information from Calvin College to the student body.
  • Emergency announcements from administrators, faculty, or students.
  • Submissions regarding lost or stolen property will be allowed to run once only after the individual has conducted a thorough search for the item and contacted Campus Safety to report it missing.

The following categories will not be accepted.

  • Advertisements or solicitations for profit, including classifieds, for-sale ads, commercial advertisements, roommate requests, etc. including on-campus organizations and institutions.
  • Any type of forward, bulk mail, or “informational” e-mail not pertaining to Calvin College directly.
  • Any posting that draws attention in a decidedly non-neutral fashion to events or persons on or off campus (i.e. political announcements).
  • Department-specific announcements intended solely for students of that department.
  • Any posting that contains offensive language, content, or themes.

Repetition Guidelines

  • To have an announcement run again it must be re-submitted .
  • Chapel announcements will be allowed to appear daily.
  • Multiple submissions pertaining to the same event will not be allowed.

Format Guidelines

  • All announcements must be kept to less than 100 words , or risk being edited by the list administrator.
  • Spelling and grammer will not be checked so make sure your announcement is correct when you send it in.
  • If you are adding a link with your announcement make sure you add http:// in front of it.
  • Format will be determined by the list administrator in cooperation with Calvin Information Technology.