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It all starts here

Calvin’s award-winning orientation experience will ensure that you are prepared to thrive at Calvin. Equal parts informative and fun, sessions will help you register for classes, get to know your new classmates and explore Grand Rapids.

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Full information about Calvin’s orientation program.

 

Orientation programs

No matter who you are or where you’re coming from, we have a program designed to make your transition to Calvin and college life a smooth one. Check out your options:


Passport

A day and a half summer program designed for you as a new student, as well as your adult family members. Learn about Calvin through activities and creative workshops that highlight the range of opportunities here. Learn more

Experiential a.k.a. “Wilderness” Orientation

Share an amazing and memorable adventure in a wilderness or urban setting. Learn important skills, reflect on God’s kingdom, live in intentional community and leave having made meaningful and lasting relationships. Learn more.

International Passport

A six-day program designed for you as a new international student, as well as your adult family members. It takes place just before the school year begins. International Passport eases the transition to North American culture and introduces you to Calvin through activities and creative workshops. Learn more.

Transitions Mid-year Orientation

A three-day program for students starting Calvin for interim or in the spring as a new first-year or transfer student that takes place just before the spring semester begins. Learn about Calvin through activities and creative workshops that highlight the range of opportunities here. Learn more.

Encore

A half-day program for new adult learners just before the school year begins that introduces them to the unique learning community of Calvin College. Learn more.

Quest

A three-and-a-half day program for first-year and transfer students that takes place just before school begins in the fall. Learn more.