With gratitude to God for the new academic year, please join President Wiebe Boer and the Calvin community in celebrating Opening Convocation.


Live stream

Watch live on Friday, August 26 at 1:45 p.m. EST

Calvin University Opening Convocation

Map and parking

The Calvin University Visitor Parking map provides a map of the campus and the many parking options available for this event.

Note: The circle drive south of the Venema Aquatic Center will also be open for those who need to drop off a guest.

Lunch and seating

An all-campus luncheon will be held on the Commons Lawn at 11:30 a.m. (rain locations: Commons Dining Hall and Knollcrest Dining Hall).

First year and transfer students will enter with their orientation groups before the event. Faculty (in academic regalia) will process in by department. All faculty, staff, emeriti, parents and upperclass students will sit in the lower level surrounding the first-year students who will be seated on the main floor of the arena.

Virtual Celebration

Watch the ceremony live

To browse past convocations, please visit the archives.

Convocation Program

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