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Fall Welcome | Welcome Week

Welcome Week is the primary event for most students during Fall Welcome, right before fall semester begins. From connections you'll make with other new students, to practical advice about the year ahead, this program prepares you well as you join the Calvin community.

Welcome Week programming starts August 29 and runs throughout the weekend with mandatory sessions, options for deeper connections, and plenty of time to connect, learn, worship, and rest. Additional Fall Welcome programming is provided for specific students and typically begins before Welcome Week. Check your New Student Portal for your specific track.

Living on campus? Move-in Day is the morning of Thursday, August 29*. Keep an eye on your email for information and instructions! Your family members are welcome during move-in, and our team will be on hand to help make your arrival as smooth as possible—and fun.

*Fall athletes (for football and select teams), IMPACT students, international students, and some Wilderness Trips have move-in days adjusted to their programming.

More information

  • Before you arrive

    We will be sending information to you throughout the summer. Be sure to check both email accounts—the one you used to apply to Calvin, and your new Calvin Outlook account!

    You will receive emails from and

    More information can also be found on our Residence Life page.

  • What to expect

    Welcome Week has three objectives:

    • Prepare you for your first semester at Calvin
    • Connect you to a core group of new students
    • Introduce you to the mission of Calvin University
  • Contact Us
    • Please contact the Orientation Team if you have questions about any orientation program.‬
      Phone or text: ‪(616) 320-2196‬ |

    • Please contact the Residence Life Team if you have questions about housing.
      Phone: (616) 526-6120 |


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