With gratitude to God for the new academic year, please join President Michael K. Le Roy and the Calvin community in celebrating Opening Convocation 2019.

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.

Seating and Cookout

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.

An all-campus cookout will be held on the Commons Lawn at 5:30 p.m. (rain locations: Commons Dining Hall and Knollcrest Dining Hall).


To browse past convocations, please visit the archives.