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Are you ready? Feeling excited? Anxious? Somewhere in between?

The problem is that you probably aren’t sure exactly what to expect from college life. At Calvin, we believe you should start college feeling confident (and having fun!).

Step onto campus for orientation, and immediately you'll begin to feel at home. You’ll meet student leaders, professors, and staff who are ready to get to know you, answer your questions and show you where to go. And you’ll have lots of fun meeting your new classmates. Sound good? Let’s get started.

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a U.S. citizen.
a Canadian citizen (un citoyen Canadien).
a student of color.
a dual citizen (US + CDN).
a transfer student.
an adult learner.

  

currently living in the U.S.
currently living outside of the U.S.
a Canadian citizen (un citoyen Canadien).
an international transfer student.

  

Ready to sign up?    Register here!

EXPLORE ALL PROGRAMS

All incoming students are required to attend one or more orientation programs and all are required to attend Welcome Week right before classes begin.
We'll help you find the best program(s) for you.

ADMITTED STUDENT DAY

For: North American students
When: April 24–25

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PASSPORT (I, II, OR III)

For: North American students
When: June 19, June 29, or August 27

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INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION

For: International students & American third-culture students
When: August 23–26
Also required: PASSPORT III

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TRANSFER ORIENTATION

For: Transfer students and adult learners
When: August 28–31

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IMPACT

For: North American students of color
When: August 23–26
Also required: Admitted Student Day or any PASSPORT

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YOUR ORIENTATION ROADMAP

Find your orientation program
Orientation isn’t a one-size-fits-all deal. When you go to register, we’ll suggest the program(s) that we think will fit you best.

Meet your friends
Get connected to the people and places that will be your new home away from home.

Have a blast!
Sure, you’ll explore class schedules and learn your way around campus. You’ll also end up smiling most of the day because you’ll be figuring out how to navigate college life with classmates who could become lifelong friends.

ALSO CONSIDER


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WILDERNESS ORIENTATION

Wilderness Orientation is an optional (and completely awesome) program for adventure-seekers who want an extra ordinary outdoor experience.

For: Anyone who is up for an adventure. You must also attend a standard orientation experience.
When: August 2020 (dates vary)

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Still wondering which orientation is best for you? Contact our Orientation Team—we’re here to help.

Or get started on your journey.    Sign up now!

SEE FOR YOURSELF

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WELCOME WEEK

Welcome Week is required for every first-year student. It takes place from Friday, August 28–Monday, August 31, 2020, just before classes begin.

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WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU HERE!

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