January 29, 2019 | Matt Kucinski

Calvin College sign with a wintery background.

The Calvin College campus will close at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, and remain closed on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, due to inclement weather. Classes and events scheduled during this time are cancelled, and most buildings will be closed. Residence halls will remain open. Services needed for residential students will continue to be provided, and personnel needed for these services as well as for the safety of the college will report for work.

Thursday, January 31:  Faculty and students take note

The academic class schedule usually followed on Mondays will be followed on Thursday, January 31. 

What's open? What are the hours?


Food Service
Commons Dining Hall: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Knollcrest Dining Hall: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Johnny's Cafe': 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Uppercrust: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Community Gathering/Recreation Space
DeVos Communication Center Lobby: open until 8 p.m.
Hekman Library Lobby: open until 8 p.m.
Johnny's Seating Area: open until 8 p.m.
Spoelhof College Center Atrium: open until 8 p.m.
Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex: open until 8 p.m.

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Food Service
Commons Dining Hall:
   Breakfast: 8-10 a.m.
   Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
   Dinner: 5 – 7 p.m.
Johnny's Cafe: CLOSED
Uppercrust: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Community Gathering/Recreation Space
DeVos Communication Center Lobby: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Hekman Library: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hekman Library Lobby: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Johnny's Seating Area: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Spoelhof College Center Atrium: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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Faculty & Staff information

Supervisors will communicate with their employees regarding “essential personnel” for this situation.

Human Resources will follow up about proper time tracking for staff after the college re-opens.

Visitor information 

All home athletic events scheduled for Tuesday evening and Wednesday are cancelled.

The Calvin Theatre Company's 10 a.m. performance on Wednesday of Spinning into Butter is cancelled. Ticket holders may receive refunds or exchange tickets for another performance. 

Further updates?

College officials will continue to monitor the weather closely, but at this time plan to reopen campus on Thursday, January 31, with classes following a Monday schedule.

Please continue to monitor the Calvin College homepage for any updates.

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