Begin main content


IMPACT is a new student orientation program for students who identify as Asian, Black, Latine, Middle Eastern, multi-racial, Native American, Pacific Islander, or simply as a student of color.

IMPACT is designed to help students explore, learn, and immerse themselves in the Calvin community. With the guidance of your first-year peers and Calvin staff, you will build a support system and help Calvin make an impact in the world. We invite you to bring your interests, personality, and passion with you, to learn, to laugh, and to meet your classmates through a multitude of activities. You will begin your Calvin journey with a greater sense of connectivity, support, and campus awareness.

Qualifying students will be automatically registered for IMPACT. More information will be sent to qualifying students in May.

If you have any questions regarding your fit for IMPACT, please contact Esther Kwak,


  • Cost
    • A $100 fee will be charged to your student account. This is in addition to the $250 orientation fee. This covers all costs for that student associated with orientation at Calvin.
    • Up to two adult family memebers can also attend IMPACT at no further cost.
    • Housing for family members is not included.
  • Why you should attend

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

    1. Connect to a diverse group of fellow students.
    2. Learn the rich and inspiring history of IMPACT alumni at Calvin.
    3. Develop, explore, and appreciate your own God-given cultural identity.
    4. Glean wisdom from former and current successful students, faculty, and staff.
    5. Fulfill your requirements for the Mosaic Award.

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

  • Dates & Schedule

    IMPACT starts Monday, August 23 and runs through Wednesday, August 25. Registration is Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 between 1 and 8 p.m. in the Knollcrest Dining Hall.

    Please note: Mosaic Award recipients are required to attend both IMPACT and a regular orientation session.

    After IMPACT, you will join all incoming students for Welcome Week, Thursday, August 26 through Sunday, August 29.


    A finalized schedule will be provided at registration and posted on the website. If you need more information as you make your travel plans, please contact us at

Calvin University is committed to being proactive and intentional in reaching underrepresented groups on campus to increase their sense of belonging and campus involvement. IMPACT aims to be one of many initiatives to help address these issues.


The latest sights & sounds | #calvinuniversity