Important dates for parents and families

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September 2017

  • Residence halls open for first-year students August 31
  • Opening Convocation, 4:30 p.m. August 31
  • Orientation and registrationAugust 31–September 3
  • Residence halls and Knollcrest East open for returning students September 1
  • Tuition, room and board payment due (Pay Now)September 1
  • Fall semester classes begin September 5
  • Cokes and Clubs (student organization showcase) September 7

October 2017

  • 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 20–21
  • Academic advising for interim and spring semester October 24–25
  • Registration for interim and spring semester begins October 24
  • Light in the Night (Halloween) at Knollcrest East October 31

November 2017

  • 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: "The Arabian Nights" November 3–4, 9–11
  • Thanksgiving break* begins, 8 a.m.November 22
  • Classes resume, 8 a.m. November 27

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

December 2017

    • 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 11
    • Reading Recess December 12
    • Exams begin, 9 a.m. December 13
    • Exams end; Christmas break* begins, 10 p.m. December 19
    • On-campus housing closes, 10 a.m.December 20
    • Fall semester grades posted December 27

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

January 2018

  • 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 Worship January 25–27
  • First day of spring semester; classes begin, 8 a.m. January 29
  • Spring semester ReGathering Convocation, 9:50–10:50 a.m. January 29

February 2018

  • 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 ??
  • Calvin-Hope Rivalry game February 3
  • Siblings Weekend February 23–24
  • Rangeela February 23, 24

March 2018

    • 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 16
    • Residence halls close for spring break, 10 a.m. March 17
    • Residence halls re-open, noon March 25
    • Classes resume, 8 a.m. March 26
    • Good Friday; no classes scheduled March 30

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

April 2018

      • Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) April 1
      • Tuition, room and board payment due (Pay Now) April 1
      • Easter Monday; no classes scheduled April 1
      • Festival of Faith and Writing April 12–14
      • Calvin Theatre Company: "Sense and Sensibility" April 13–14, 19–21
      • Academic advising (no classes scheduled) April 17–18
      • Registration for fall semester begins April 17
      • Honors ConvocationApril 18
      • Calvin Spring Classic 5K Run/Walk April 28

May 2018

      • Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month (Pay Now) May 1
      • Last day of spring semester; classes end, 10 p.m. May 10
      • Reading Recess (no classes) May 11
      • Exams begin, 6:30 p.m. May 11
      • Exams end, 5 p.m. May 17
      • Residence halls close, 10 a.m. May 18
      • Commencement, 2 p.m. May 19
      • Spring semester grades posted May 24

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