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On-campus Orientation

On-campus Orientation

We will have an opportunity for students and their family members to attend one of three on-campus orientation programs.

  • Wednesday, April 14 (9 a.m.–9 p.m.) - No overnight stay available
  • Friday, May 21 (9 am a.m.–6:30 p.m.) - Overnight stay available 5/20 and/or 5/21
  • Monday, June 7 (9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.) - Overnight stay available 6/6 and/or 6/7
  • Friday, June 18 (9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.) - Overnight stay available 6/17 and/or 6/18

These sessions will focus on the transition from high school to university. You will be able to attend workshops, have a chance to meet other new students, and familiarize yourself with the general layout of Calvin's campus.

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New Student Orientation Sample Schedule

Advising Appointments

Your advising will be online this year.

At the end of June, you’ll receive a video link in your email that will give you an introduction to academics at Calvin and prepare you for advising. If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to complete your 3-Minute Questionnaire so we can make the best match between you and an advisor.

In July, your academic advisor will reach out to you to set up an individual appointment. At that appointment, you’ll plan your first semester classes.

If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to complete your Academic 3-Minute Questionnaire so we can make the best match between you and an advisor.

Welcome Week

On-campus Welcome Week is planned for August 26–29.

Moving in

  • Move-in day is August 25–26 if you are a residential student.

More information

  • Cost
    • A $250 orientation fee will be charged to your student account. This fee covers orientation and Welcome Week expenses
  • What to expect from On-campus Orientation

    You will:

    • Get introduced to Calvin’s purpose, people, and programs.
    • Help ensure your smooth transition to university life.
    • Prepare academically for your years at Calvin.

    Participate in:

    Make sure to visit the First Year Academic Guide to learn more about course registration, advising, placement tests, and more.

    Learn about:

    • Living in the residence halls or off-campus.
    • Calvin’s core curriculum, your major, and academics.
    • The transition to college.

Helpful post-Orientation documents

Still have a question? Need to make a change?

We’re here to help! Please email us to set up a time to talk.

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