College orientation is where it all begins. Make campus your home, meet the people who will become your college family, and map out your academic path.

The transition to college is a big adjustment for students and families. Calvin provides award-winning orientation programs to meet individual student needs. Whether 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

Admitted Student Day is a one-day spring orientation program for admitted students and adult family members.

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 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 will focus on transitioning to North American culture.

Transfer students & adult learners


Transfer PASSPORT & Transitions

You may not be new to college, 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 just before school begins from Thursday, August 29–Sunday, September 1, 2019. No registration is required.



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

Further resources

Before orientation

After orientation