IMPACT introduces you to Calvin through creative activities. With a focus on belonging and thriving, you'll develop your own story of success.

IMPACT, August 25–28, a four-day program designed for new African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Native American, or biracial (AHANA) students and adult family members, will help you get to know Calvin from the inside out. You will embrace the challenge of creating a positive impact on your school and community. Learn, laugh, and meet your classmates while engaging in both on- and off-campus activities.

Connect to your first-year peers, Mosaic Student Success Specialist, and current AHANA students. Staff and professors will be allies for your success at Calvin. Parents or guardians are invited to their own program. It focuses on empowering them as a support system for their student's success at Calvin.

We're excited to talk to you. Contact us if you'd like more information about IMPACT:, (616) 526-7850.


Be sure you've registered for IMPACT through your applicant status page.


Why you should attend

There are many added benefits that come with participation in the IMPACT program.

  1. Connect to a diverse group of fellow AHANA students.
  2. Learn the rich and inspiring history of AHANA graduates at Calvin.
  3. Develop, explore, and appreciate your own God-given cultural identity.
  4. Glean wisdom from former and current successful AHANA students, faculty, and staff.
  5. Learn more about the Mosaic scholarship offered to AHANA students.

Expect a warm, challenging, and one-of-a-kind welcome to your new school, Calvin!

Dates & Schedule

Your authorized campus arrival is Sunday, Aug. 25 between 1–3 p.m. (registration is in the Convenient Fine Arts Center Lobby)

Sunday, August 25–Wednesday, Aug. 28 (just before QUEST, a required orientation program for all incoming Calvin students)


A finalized schedule will emailed to registered students and parents. However, please contact us if you need more information as you make your travel plans:

Khayree Williams

Khayree Williams

Assistant Dean for MSDO
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Martin Avila

Martin Avila

Interim Director of Student Conduct Officer
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