Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning Calvin University, Youngsma Center | Map 1580 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids Michigan, 49546-4447 USA
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The Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) is a member-based lifelong learning community. We have no age restrictions. We offer a wide variety of courses, bonus lectures, events, social groups, and travel opportunities during three terms each academic year. We are transitioning to a combination of online and in-person courses and lectures in response to the latest guidelines for COVID-19.

Summer Courses: June 1- June 11

CALL Membership is waived for our next classes that meet in the first two weeks of June. Each course is just $30! Read the course and lecture descriptions in the Summer 2021 Curriculum Guide (PDF).

  • Registration opens April 29.
  • Five online courses and four in-person courses.
  • All online courses are recorded, providing viewing flexibility.
  • In-person courses meet in the Calvin University Chapel. Parking is best in lot 2 off the Burton Street entrance.
  • You are welcome to join or renew by check (preferred), online, or by phone.
  • To register online, use the "register for courses" tab in the upper right. You will need to create an account if you are new to the program. Use the drop-down menu on the left to select Summer and then click the search button to bring up the full listing of courses.

Membership perks

  • Free parking
  • Full library access
  • Free interest groups, membership required
  • Discounted rates at MVP, Grand Rapids Broadway, Circle Theatre, and Grand Rapids Opera
  • Discounts at Calvin's Worship Symposium and Festival of Faith and Writing
  • New friends!

Lectures/Online Learning

Free lectures—which include an amazing list of online learning—are available to anyone; no membership required.

See our upcoming and past recorded online learning options »