Excellence requires passion, dedication, and courage—and it isn’t limited to the classroom. On the playing field and the court; in the stadium and the crowd—at Calvin, we fearlessly pursue excellence in all things.
in the NCAA Division III for Academic All-Americans
height of Calvin's rock wall—modeled after Kentucky's Red River Gorge
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Serious about sports
Varsity sports bring out the passion of the Calvin community. Calvin has an NCAA Division III athletics program, and Calvin student-athletes rise to national recognition on a regular basis. Calvin has been in the top ten NCAA finishers more than 100 times. The famous rivalry between Calvin and nearby Hope College has been recognized as a national phenomenon in Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and The New York Times.
Everyone loves our 5,000-seat arena, which plays host to Division III national championships and MHSAA finals to concerts, convocations, graduations, keynote speakers, and banquets. Whether you’re here for a quick practice or a sold-out game, this state-of-the-art facility will have you playing your best.
Academic excellence is the number one priority of every athlete and team. Calvin’s student-athletes have received CoSIDA/CSC Academic All-American honors over 150 times—with nine in 2022–2023 alone (which is a new school record)!
Skills for life
Physical activity, whether it takes place on our number-one volleyball team or a weekend backpacking with friends, develops skills and habits that inform leadership, problem-solving, and relationship-building.
Grace in competition
We never lose sight of the God we play for. Even in the heat of competition, Calvin Knights model sportsmanship and grace, honoring the Lord in all we do.
Joy in motion
Join intramural teams, group fitness activities, or one of three dance-oriented student organizations. The largest student organization on campus, Dance Guild, stages four sold-out performances every year.