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.


Wilderness Orientation

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

Optional. Does not replace an on-campus orientation.



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!


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


Transfer students & adult learners

Not new to university, but new to Calvin? These orientations help you get up-to-speed.

All first-year students

Welcome Week (QUEST)

QUEST is a required, three-and-a-half day program that takes place just before school begins.
No registration is required.



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

Further resources

Before orientation

After orientation