You are one of a select few who have been invited to attend the John M. Perkins Leadership Fellows preview weekend from March 9– 10, 2018. Those who attend the Preview Weekend will interview for one of 25 spots in the Perkins Leadership Fellows. 

Please RSVP by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 4 if you plan to attend. 

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Housing for the Event

If you are a student participating in the event, you may stay in Calvin's residence halls with a student host. If your parent/s or guardian/s are accompanying you to the weekend, we can make arrangements for them to stay at our on-campus hotel or a nearby partner hotel. Indicate whether your parents have housing needs on your RSVP. 

Travel to Campus

It is required that you attend the John M. Perkins Leadership Fellows Preview Weekend in person to interview for a spot in the program. We know that this is a busy time of year, with sports tournaments, theater performances, and other school activities, but we are unable to make exceptions for individual schedule conflicts. Calvin will provide a shuttle pickup service if you plan to arrive by plane, train, or bus. Please indicate your travel plans on the R.S.V.P. form.

If you live more than 150 miles from campus, Calvin will reimburse your travel costs up to $250; if you enroll at Calvin in the fall, stop by the Admissions Office and we’ll reimburse the balance of your (the student’s) travel. Please bring your travel receipts to the Preview Weekend event and we will reimburse you in a timely manner.

Other Visit Opportunities

Make a weekend of it! We encourage students to attend Fridays at Calvin visit for March 9, which will finish just in time for the John M. Perkins Leadership Fellows Preview Dinner. Activities include informational sessions, a luncheon with students and professors, and an opportunity to go rock climbing or visit a class. 

Register to visit for Fridays at Calvin »


Schedule for the Weekend
Friday, March 9
  • 5:00 p.m. — Check in and Leadership Forum at the Prince Conference Center
  • 6:00 p.m. — Opening Banquet begins, featuring delicious food and a keynote address from Dr. John M. Perkins
  • 8:00 p.m. — Host matching
Saturday, March 10
  • 8:00 a.m. — Breakfast at the Prince Conference Center
  • 9:00 p.m. — Student Interviews, small group discussions with Dr. Perkins, and Campus Tours in Hiemenga Hall (schedules are personalized and will vary). Parents are invited to attend the programming.
  • 12:00 p.m. — Closing Session in the Chapel
  • 12:30 p.m. — Lunch at Knollcrest Dining Hall (meal passes provided)
Learn more about the benefits of the John M. Perkins Leadership Fellows

Questions about the Weekend?

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