Important dates for parents and families

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September 2016

  • Residence halls open for first-year students August 31
  • Orientation and registrationAugust 31–September 3
  • Residence halls and Knollcrest East open for returning students September 2
  • Tuition, room and board payment due (Pay Now)September 2
  • Fall semester classes begin September 6
  • Opening Convocation, 9:50–10:50 a.m. September 6
  • Cokes and Clubs (student organization showcase) September 8

October 2016

  • Miscellaneous fees payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) October 1
  • Tuition, room and board payment due (Pay Now) October 21
  • Family Weekend October 21–22
  • Academic advising for interim and spring semester October 25–26
  • Registration for interim and spring semester begins October 25
  • Light in the Night (Halloween) at Knollcrest East October 31

November 2016

  • Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) November 1
  • Calvin Theatre Company: "The Philadelphia Story" November 17–19
  • Tuition, room and board payment due (Pay Now) November 18
  • Thanksgiving break* begins, 8 a.m.November 23
  • Classes resume, 8 a.m. November 28

*Please contact the provost's office for questions related to holiday breaks.

December 2016

  • Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) December 1
  • Calvin Theatre Company: "The Philadelphia Story"December 1–3
  • Last day of fall semester; classes end, 5 p.m.December 12
  • Reading Recess December 13
  • Exams begin, 9 a.m. December 14
  • Exams end; Christmas break* begins, 10 p.m. December 20
  • On-campus housing closes, 10 a.m.December 21
  • Fall semester grades posted December 27
  • *Please contact the provost's office for questions related to holiday breaks.

January 2017

  • Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) January 1
  • On-campus housing opens January 3
  • Interim term begins, 8:30 a.m. January 4
  • Tuition, room and board payment due January 6(Pay Now)
  • Interim term ends, 5 p.m. January 24
  • Symposium on Worship January 26–28
  • First day of spring semester; classes begin, 8 a.m. January 30
  • Spring semester ReGathering Convocation, 9:50–10:50 a.m. January 30

February 2017

  • Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) February 1
  • Cold Knight Club Sem Pond Jump February 17
  • Calvin-Hope Rivalry game February 18
  • Siblings Weekend February 24–25
  • Rangeela February 24, 25

March 2017

  • Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) March 1
  • Donor-funded named scholarship application deadline (for returning students) March 1
  • Tuition, room and board payment due (Pay Now) March 17
  • Spring break begins*, 6 p.m. March 17
  • Residence halls close for spring break, 10 a.m. March 18
  • Residence halls re-open, noon March 26
  • Classes resume, 8 a.m. March 27
  • Festival of Faith and Music March 30–April 1
  • *Please contact the provost's office for questions related to holiday breaks.

    April 2017

    • Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) April 1
    • Good Friday; no classes scheduled April 14
    • Easter Monday; no classes scheduled April 17
    • Calvin Theatre Company: "Nicholas Nickleby" April 20–22, 27–29
    • Tuition, room and board payment due (Pay Now) April 21
    • Calvin Spring Classic 5K Run/Walk April 22
    • Academic advising (no classes scheduled) April 25–26
    • Registration for fall semester begins April 25
    • Honors ConvocationApril 26

    May 2017

    • Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) May 1
    • Last day of spring semester; classes end, 10 p.m. May 11
    • Reading Recess (no classes) May 12
    • Exams begin, 6:30 p.m. May 12
    • Exams end, 5 p.m. May 18
    • Residence halls close, 10 a.m. May 19
    • Commencement, 2 p.m. May 20
    • Spring semester grades posted May 25

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