Calvin University is in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Internship opportunities. A thriving arts scene. Restaurants and shops. Parks and bike lanes throughout the city, and new places to explore every weekend. We think you’ll like living and learning here. Come and see.

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You'll love this city

It's easy to get here

BY PLANE

We're a 15-minute drive from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

BY TRAIN

We're 15 minutes from Grand Rapids' Amtrak Train Station, offering affordable access to Chicago.

BY AUTOMOBILE

We're a short drive away from most big midwestern cities (1–5 hours).

It's easy to get around

BUS

Grand Rapids' public transit system, The Rapid, offers cheap and easy access to 28 stops in and around the city.

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PERSONAL VEHICLE

There's room to park on campus! You pay just once for an entire academic year.

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UBER/LYFT

Uber and Lyft rides are reasonably priced and drivers won't keep you waiting long.

Uber GR | Lyft GR

BIKE

Grand Rapids has bike lanes! Plus you can take your bike with you onto a Rapid bus at no extra charge.

Bike routes to downtown GR

Students eating ice cream outside Jersey Junction

Eastown and Gaslight Village

13 minutes by bike | 8 minutes by car

A charming neighborhood where you can grab excellent coffee and ice cream. Visit nearby Collins Park (where you might glimpse a bald eagle) or jog around Reeds Lake.

Person skiing

Biking and skiing in Rockford

25 minutes by car

In downtown Rockford you can kayak or tube the Rogue River and "refuel" at one of the local restaurants and coffee shops.

Students running down sand dune

Beaches & dunes in Holland and Grand Haven

45 minutes by car

Lake Michigan: it's huge, it's fresh water, and we challenge you to name a beach with softer sand. You'll fall in love with the greatest lake at first blush.

Detroit baseball stadium

Historical music venues and baseball in Detroit

2 hours 15 minutes by car

If one of your favorite bands passes through the Midwest there's a good chance they'll play a show in nearby Detroit. Or you can catch a game from Detroit's sports teams in any season.

Traverse City street in the evening

Shopping and small-town charm in Traverse City, MI

2 hours 15 minutes by car

Northern Michigan is always beautiful, but especially stunning in the autumn. Consider a road trip north when you start to see the leaves turn.

Chicago skyline

Weekend getaway in Chicago

3 hours by car

Take the Amtrak train to Chicago or take a road trip with friends.

Grand Rapids welcomes you—take the next step!

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