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Orientation

You are our priority

Start with an online orientation program that you can experience from your home. All incoming students are required to attend online orientation, so you'll be able to get a jumpstart on new friendships.

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Online Orientation

For: Required for all North American incoming students; optional for international students
When: Starting in May 2020
Also required: Welcome Week

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INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION

For: International students & American third-culture students
When: August 23–26
Also required: Online Orientation, Welcome Week
Note: IP will begin on Sunday, August 23

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IMPACT

For: North American students of color
When: August 23–26
Also required: Online Orientation, Welcome Week
Note: IMPACT will begin on Sunday, August 23

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TRANSFER ORIENTATION

For: Transfer students and adult learners
When: August 28–31, January 6-7, or January 28-31
Note: Transfer Quest will begin Friday, August 28

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YOUR ORIENTATION ROADMAP

Launch into a fun and successful start at Calvin with these key things:

  1. On-campus or virtual orientation experiences
    For students and families, there are various options offered during spring, summer, or just before Welcome Week.
  2. Meet your advisor and register for classes
    This will usually be incorporated into the orientation option you choose. We'll make sure your fall classes will help you reach your goals.
  3. Welcome Week
    A fun few days just before classes start.
  4. Be assured that you're ready!
    We are committed to serving you and keeping you safe. These orientation experiences will help you feel confident in your next steps here at Calvin.

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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 19-27

We have adjusted the wilderness trips this year because of COVID but still have an epic adventure for those looking for a great start..

Still wondering what to expect? Contact our Orientation Team—we’re here to help.

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WELCOME WEEK

Welcome Week is scheduled for Friday, August 28–Monday, August 31, 2020, just before classes begin. We’ll keep you updated with any changes to this program as soon as we know.

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WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU HERE!

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