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Welcoming families and friends to campus!

  • WHEN: October 19–20, 2018
  • WHO: Parents, families, and friends
  • WHAT: Read on for full schedule...

Family Weekend 2018

Come experience what life is like for your Calvin student as you explore campus and the surrounding area.

Planning Your Weekend

Download our activities schedule (.pdf) for a quick summary of all on-campus events. And did you see our ideas for exploring Grand Rapids?

Meals: See our dining guide (.pdf) for both dining hall hours and local restaurants. Dining Services is providing special reduced prices for guests at Knollcrest and Commons this weekend: $6 breakfast / brunch, $8 lunch, $10 dinner.

Statenbijbel and other rare books: Plan to visit the Meeter Center on Saturday, 10–11:30 a.m.!

Campus store: Extended hours until 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on Saturday.

Fitness Center: Family member guest passes for Friday (6a–7p) and Saturday (10a–4p) are at the Fitness Center desk.

Parking: See the visitor parking map (.pdf) for daytime visitor parking. Prince Center guests can park overnight in Lots 15–16.


Music Festival and Student Showcase tickets can be purchased from box office or at the door. If you are only attending free events, you do not need to formally register. The Family Weekend Dinner, Calvin Improv, canvas painting, Grand Rapids walking tour, and Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens tour are full.


Calvin's Prince Conference Center
Experience Grand Rapids hotel listing

Events schedule


Friday, October 19


Saturday, October 20

12:00 PM
Off Campus

We can’t wait to see you there!

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