Fridays at Calvin

Calvin's premier visit program

Fridays at Calvin includes the option to spend the night! If you arrive on Thursday afternoon you can meet your Calvin student host and stay overnight in a residence hall, while your parents stay at the Prince Conference Center or at an area hotel. Or stay Friday night, after you're done with the day's program. Either way, we'll take care of your on-campus lodging and your meals! Parents should arrange their own lodging.

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Need a different date? Try our full visit calendar and find the date that works best for you!


Can't make a Fridays date work—but still want that full, Fridays visit experience? See if one of the following Mondays dates will work for you. Mondays at Calvin offers the chance to visit on a national holiday. Plus, you'll experience our student-led L.O.F.T. worship service when you choose to stay overnight on Sunday.

Sample schedule

Early bird tour or breakfast (optional) 8 a.m. Early Bird Tour: If you can't stay for our afternoon tours, arrive early to explore campus with a current Calvin student. Please note that this tour leaves from the Spoelhof College Center at 8:05 sharp.

Breakfast in the dining hall: If you aren't spending the night on campus and would like the dining hall experience, we invite you to join us for breakfast before the Fridays program begins. Please call our office at (800) 688-0122 to register.
Opening session 8:45 a.m. Get a general overview of Calvin and have an opportunity to meet your admissions counselor.
Songfest chapel 10 a.m. Join our community for a time of worship.
Q&A panels with Calvin experts 10:30 a.m. Get your questions answered by an admissions counselor, current student, professor and career counselor.
Explore your options 11:30 a.m. Visit a class or department, or check out various small-group sessions on student life, off-campus programs or athletics.
Faculty-hosted luncheon 12:30 p.m. Professors from various departments as well as current students will be available to talk and answer your questions.
Tours and more 1:30 p.m. Choose a student-led walking tour of campus, meet with a professor, tour an academic department, or explore campus on your own.
Rock climbing wall 2-4 p.m. Open to the first 20 people who sign up (when you check in on Friday) and have their completed waiver form.
Calvin LifeWork session 2:30-3 p.m. Our Career Coaches will provide an overview of Calvin LifeWork and give you the opportunity to get a head start in the program by completing the jobZology assessment. For all students (and parents too!)
Class visits and tours 2:30 p.m. Visit a class or go on a student-led walking tour of campus.
Meet your host 3:30 p.m. If you're staying overnight, meet your host and make plans for the evening.
Music options 3:30 p.m. If you're interested in music, attend a band rehearsal. (You may also catch an orchestra rehearsal on Thursday at 4:30).