Make your deposit

Check your status page

Check your status page often to make sure you've completed all checklist items and have your Calvin account and Calvin email information.

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Enrollment deposit

To confirm your place in the incoming class, please pay your enrollment deposit by or before the due date.

  • May 1: U.S. citizens
  • June 1: International students
Housing application

Find more information about on-campus housing. There you'll find dorm measurements, furniture layout ideas, photos and addresses of each dorm—check it out!

Calvin’s residence life program has an amazing record for producing successful roommate pairs, and they rely on the information you provide. If you’ve already chosen a roommate, be sure to list each other on your applications.

How do I fill out my housing applicaton? This form is found on your status page checklist. Note: your housing application won’t be processed until your enrollment deposit is received.

Moving In at Calvin brochure

Orientation Registration

Orientation involves more than just getting the lay of the land, and several programs are offered. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend, too. But don’t stop there. Optional programs like Wilderness Orientation (think outdoor adventure) help you build community right away.

On-campus Orientation: If you are planning to come to campus for your orientation, here's what your day might look like: On-campus orientation schedule.

Online Orientation: Students have many days and two-hour sessions in early June to complete online orientation. Your family will be invited to an online orientation session, too. Two times are offered: June 22, at 3:30 and 8 p.m. Watch for an invitation in email!

How do I do register for orientation? Register for orientation and (optional) Wilderness Orientation on your status page checklist. If you will be invited to specialized programming (IMPACT, International, Transfer), you will confirm your attendance by checking a boxon your status page.

3-minute academic questionnaire

Be sure to complete your 3-Minute Questionnaire as soon as possible—it really only take a few minutes! This is a really important step so we can assign an academic advisor to you.

Advising is scheduled for June. Registration for classes is in July. Schedules will be available by the beginning of August.

How do I do this? This questionnaire is found on your status page checklist.

Health forms

All new students must complete certain forms and health requirements to ensure that you—and our campus—stay healthy!

NOTE: Health forms may take several days to be processed by our health services team, so the incomplete "X" might remain even after a student has filled them out. This requirement will also remain incomplete if health services is waiting on items to be sent from a student’s primary care physician (such as immunization records).

How do I do this? The link to complete this process is found on the status page checklist.

Financial aid & Tuition*

*This information is not on your status page.


We encourage every student to apply for financial aid.

If you’ve applied for financial aid, we’ll keep you informed throughout the financial aid process. Be sure to check your (new!) Calvin email account frequently. Once admitted and awarded, you can view your financial aid status, complete any outstanding items (including accepting loans), and submit outside scholarship information.

Questions? Contact a financial aid counselor at (800) 688-0122 or (616) 526-6134, or email


Before classes start

Please keep checking your status page to make sure you've submitted everything needed before classes start!

Watch for these emails:

  • May: Information technology details like your Calvin accounts, software access.
  • May: Academic Transitions (ASC111) class option (to help transition to being a college student!)
  • May/June: Academic advising. You'll receive an email from the registrar asking you to confirm your academic interest. Your advisor will email you to set up an appointment in June.
  • June: Who's your roommate? Watch for an email from the housing office.
  • June/July: Moving-in information, including dates and times to bring your things, and Welcome Week details.
  • July: What's your dorm? Watch for an email from the housing office with specifics about your residence hall.
  • July/August: Bookstore, class schedule: how to get textbooks, when your class schedule is ready.

Get a jump start on fall classes

Nervous about the transition from high school to college? Excited to learn as much as you can from your university courses? Want to maximize your grade point average from day one? Register for Academic Transitions ASC111. See your email for a one-click registration link!



Share your excitement about coming to Calvin!


Your admissions counselor is available to ask any questions—families may email or text them, too! General questions can be sent to or please call us at (800) 688-0122 or (616) 526-6106.