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Online Orientation

After your On-campus or Online Orientation, you’ll have a plan for your first semester.

Small Group Online Orientation

You’ll start with an orientation program you can experience from home—a two-hour Zoom meeting with other students! Sessions are available from June 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, and 15, July 15, and Aug. 16, and all incoming students can choose between an on-campus or online orientation program.

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Online Advising

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. In 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 for the fall of 2021.
  • What to expect from Online 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


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