Important dates for parents and families

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September 2018

  • Residence halls open for first-year students August 29
  • Opening Convocation, 4:30 p.m. August 30
  • Orientation and registrationAugust 29–September 1
  • Residence halls and Knollcrest East open for returning students August 31
  • Tuition, room and board payment due (Pay Now)September 1
  • Fall semester classes begin September 4

October 2018

  • Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) October 1
  • Tuition, room and board payment due (Pay Now) October 1
  • Family Weekend October 19–20
  • Academic advising for interim and spring semester October 23–24
  • Registration for interim and spring semester begins October 23
  • Light in the Night (Halloween) at Knollcrest East October 31

November 2018

  • Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) November 1
  • Tuition, room and board payment due (Pay Now) November 1
  • Calvin Theatre Company: "Precious Bane" November 2,3, 8-10
  • Thanksgiving break* begins, 8 a.m.November 21
  • Classes resume, 8 a.m. November 26

*Please contact the provost's office for questions related to holiday breaks.

December 2018

    • Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) December 1
    • Tuition, room and board payment due (Pay Now) December 1
    • Last day of fall semester; classes end, 5 p.m.December 10
    • Reading Recess December 11
    • Exams begin, 9 a.m. December 12
    • Exams end; Christmas break* begins, 10 p.m. December 18
    • On-campus housing closes, 10 a.m.December 19
    • Fall semester grades posted December 27

*Please contact the provost's office for questions related to holiday breaks.

January 2019

  • Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) January 1
  • On-campus housing opens January 2
  • Interim term begins, 8:30 a.m. January 3
  • Tuition, room and board payment due January 5(Pay Now)
  • Interim term ends, 5 p.m. January 23
  • Symposium on WorshipJanuary 24–26
  • First day of spring semester; classes begin, 8 a.m. January 28
  • Spring semester ReGathering Convocation, 9:50–10:50 a.m. January 28
  • Calvin Theatre Company: "Spinning into Butter" January 31, February 1-2

February 2019

  • Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) February 1
  • Tuition, room and board payment due (Pay Now) February 1
  • Donor-funded named scholarship application deadline (for returning students) February 1
  • Cold Knight Club Sem Pond Jump February TBD
  • Calvin-Hope Rivalry game February 2
  • Siblings Weekend February 22–23
  • Rangeela February 22, 23

March 2019

    • Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) March 1
    • Tuition, room and board payment due (Pay Now) March 1
    • Spring break begins*, 6 p.m. March 15
    • Residence halls close for spring break, 10 a.m. March 16
    • Residence halls re-open, noon March 24
    • Classes resume, 8 a.m. March 25

*Please contact the provost's office for questions related to holiday breaks.

April 2019

      • Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) April 1
      • Tuition, room and board payment due (Pay Now) April 1
      • Calvin Theatre Company: "Hairspray" April 5, 6, 11-13
      • Academic advising (no classes scheduled) April 9–10
      • Registration for fall semester begins April 9
      • Honors ConvocationApril 10
      • Good Friday; no classes scheduled April 10
      • Easter Monday; no classes scheduled April 13
      • Calvin Spring Classic 5K Run/Walk April 27

May 2019

      • Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) May 1
      • Last day of spring semester; classes end, 10 p.m. May 9
      • Reading Recess (no classes) May 10
      • Exams begin, 6:30 p.m. May 10
      • Exams end, 5 p.m. May 16
      • Residence halls close, 10 a.m. May 17
      • Commencement, 2 p.m. May 18
      • Spring semester grades posted May 24

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