The Calvin Orchestra

We look forward to seeing you!

Be sure to check...

  • The Gifts page to find last-minute gifts that you may purchase now or on the day of Commencement.
  • The 2016 Commencement Processional and Graduate Seating Chart will be posted before Commencement.
  • Download the 2016 Parent Information Guide


Breakfast for Parents of Graduates ~ May 21, 2016: 9 a.m.
Prince Conference Center
Speaker: Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim
Note: This event has reached capacity and is now sold out.

Honors Convocation ~ April 27, 2016
Covenant Fine Arts Center
See information from Honors Convocation 2015.

On-Campus Lodging

Lodging is available in the residence halls on Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21. Each suite features two bedrooms and a bathroom. Bed linens and towels are furnished. The rooms have two twin-sized bunk beds; all of the rooms are designated as non-smoking.

Reserve a suite

The room price, $45 per night (up to 4 guests per suite), includes a continental breakfast in the Knollcrest Dining Hall on the mornings of May 21 and 22. Parents: you are invited to attend the Breakfast for Parents of Graduates held on Saturday, May 21, at 9 a.m. in the Prince Conference Center. Please note that the Breakfast for Parents of Graduates requires registration and is not included in the price of staying overnight in the residence halls.


To reserve rooms in the residence halls contact the campus events office at (616) 526-6280, or reserve a suite (details above, credit card payment required). Reservations made after the first week of May cannot be guaranteed. If you need a disability-accessible suite, please make your reservation by phone.

Pre-payment for on-campus lodging can be made by credit card or mailing a check/money order (U.S. funds only, please). If you do not pre-pay, please make a payment by check or cash only when you arrive. Credit card payments CANNOT be processed at the residence hall.


Lodging will be available in the Kalsbeek-Huizenga-van Reken (KHvR) residence hall complex (follow signs on campus; campus map).

Check in starts at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 20. Check out ends by 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 22.

The registration desk is open:

Friday, May 20 ~ 4 p.m.—midnight
Saturday, May 21 ~ 9 a.m.—1 p.m. & 4 p.m.—midnight
Sunday, May 22 ~ 9 a.m.—2 p.m.

If you arrive after the registration desk has been closed, a key will be left in an envelope for you there.

Off-Campus Lodging

See Experience Grand Rapids for hotel listings.


Includes Frequently Asked Questions.

Maps and Parking
Includes building entrances and accessibility.

Thursday through Saturday of Commencement Weekend.

Most events are free!

Contact us
(616) 526-6280