University orientation is where it all begins. Map out your academic path, meet the people who will become your college family, and make campus your home.

The transition to college is a big change for students and families. So, Calvin provides award-winning orientation programs to meet individual student needs. Whether you're traveling to campus from a different country or just down the road, our goal is to make the transition to Calvin smooth and meaningful.

WHAT PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU?


U.S. citizens

Choose one new student orientation program

PASSPORT I, II, or III are one-day summer orientation programs designed for admitted students and adult family members.

IMPACT Orientation is a four-day, summer orientation program designed for admitted North American students of color and adult family members.

All first-year students are required to select a new student orientation program and attend Welcome Week.


Register

Wilderness Orientation

Share an amazing and memorable adventure in a remarkable wilderness setting. Learn wilderness skills, reflect on God's kingdom, live in intentional community, and make meaningful and lasting relationships.

Optional—Does not replace an on-campus orientation program


Sign up

QUESTIONS? CAN’T FIND THE PROGRAM THAT WORKS FOR YOU?
Call us at (616) 526-8507.

International & third-culture students


International PASSPORT

We’re glad you’re here. Your orientation is designed especially for you and your unique transition to Calvin!

Transfer students & adult learners


Transfer PASSPORT & Transitions

You may not be new to university, but you're new to Calvin. This orientation will help you get up-to-speed before classes begin.


All first-year students


Welcome Week (QUEST)

QUEST is a required, three-and-a-half day program that takes place from Thursday, August 29–Sunday, September 1, 2019, just before school begins. No registration is required.



   Join Calvin University Class of ’23 group on Facebook and connect with other new students.

Further resources

Before orientation

After orientation