Employee assistance program (EAP)

The employee assistance program is designed to offer confidential assistance to employees, spouses and dependents whose personal problems are affecting their quality of life and/or job performance. You can learn more about the services offered through our EAP by visiting the FAQ on the Pine Rest EAP site. You can speak to a representative from our employee assistance program by calling locally to 616-455-6210 or toll free at 1-800-442-0809. For more information take a look at the EAP brochure or flyer.

Healthy Habits

Calvin is so concerned about the well-being of our employees that we have instituted a wellness program that encourages employees to build healthy habits. Employees enrolled in Calvin’s Priority Health plan are eligible to receive financial incentives for their healthy habits. Get healthy and get paid–what a beautiful combination! For more information on classes, requirements and general wellness information, visit the Healthy Habits website.


Calvin faculty and staff have access to the Hekman Library and its resources. With your Calvin staff ID, you can check books out for up to six months at a time. Visit Hekman to learn of the vast resources available in the library and through the research databases and special collections. 

Athletic events and cultural activities

An advantage of working on a college campus is that there are always exciting events happening. At Calvin, many concerts, lectures, athletic events, theater events, gallery events and more are open to our faculty and staff for free or reduced rates. Visit the office of conferences and campus events box office for more information.

Use of recreational facilities

Need a place to work out? Calvin has beautiful, state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor facilities available. These facilities include the Morren Fitness Center, Van Noord Arena side gyms, Huizenga Tennis and Track Center and the Venema Aquatic Center. Visit these facilities to play basketball, volleyball, climb the climbing wall, lift weights, use cardio equipment, play tennis, walk, run, swim and more. Additionally, you may sign up for various exercise classes for a small fee. Contact HPERDS to see current offerings, facility hours and for information on usage policies.

Mail and print services

Need something mailed or printed? Calvin has resources on campus to mail and print materials. Our mail services department provides services from the mail and print services building or the campus store mail desk. Patrons can use either of these locations to mail through the postal service, UPS, DHL or FedEx. Stamps can also be purchased at mail services. Our print services department offers quality printing at affordable prices. These services are available for work-related or personal documents.

Facility rentals

Campus facilities are available for employee use for anniversary dinners, weddings and receptions, birthday parties and the like. For personal or immediate family use, the facility-use fee is discounted at 50 percent. However, this discount does not apply to other organizations of which you are a member. All campus rooms are reserved through the office of conferences and campus events. If you wish to use the services of Creative Dining on campus, please consult with them as to current prices as no discount is offered on food charges. Discounted rental rates for rooms and facilities in the Prince Conference Centerare available by calling the hotel sales manager at 616-526-7200.

Chamber discounts 

Calvin College is a member company of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. Due to this arrangement, our employees have access to many wonderful opportunities. Calvin employees gain exclusive access to discounts on products and services and many member to member coupons for which you may receive discounted rates on a wide variety of services and products from fellow chamber members. Visit the list of all member coupons.