Bring your faith, questions and dreams—and never slow down. At Calvin, you’ll join a vibrant community that welcomes you as you are, invites you to leave your comfort zone and celebrates you as you continue to refine your true identity in Christ.
Come visit Calvin and experience campus for yourself! You’ll meet with professors, explore our impressive facilities, sit in on a class, worship with us in chapel and so much more. Find the visit option that works best for you and get a taste for life at Calvin!
7:15 AM - WAKE UP
One thing is for sure: there is no “typical” day at Calvin College. It’s time to freshen up and see what this day holds.
8:03 AM - BREAKFAST
Welcome to breakfast at Calvin, which basically gives you anything you could possibly want: waffles, pancakes, cereal, yogurt, smoothies or eggs. However you like to start your day, we’ve got you covered.
8:51 AM - CLASS
At Calvin, you’ll get a broad education from some of the best profs out there. They’ll open your eyes to new worlds of information and understanding, exposing you to new perspectives.
10:00 AM - WORSHIP
You always have enough space between classes to connect with God at chapel. Every day there’s something different: a worship style you’ve never experienced, an engaging speaker, or a Psalm rewritten to become a new song.
11:08 AM - GYM
Head out to Calvin’s massive, state-of-the-art gym and fitness center. There are plenty of weights, treadmills, elliptical machines... plus an Olympic-sized pool and rock wall. And it's all free!
12:32 PM - LUNCH
Meet a friend on the path and grab a bite to eat. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or just great comfort food—you have it all right here.
1:00 PM - CLASS
From your first semester at Calvin, you can start taking classes in your major. Find support from expert faculty and camaraderie with students who share the same passion.
1:50 PM - RESEARCH
Even as an undergrad, you’re encouraged to work shoulder-to-shoulder with brilliant professors on cutting-edge research.
3:05 PM - REHEARSE
Act, dance, sing, direct, design—you’ll have endless opportunities to express yourself at Calvin.
4:01 PM - STUDY
Grab your bag and head to your favorite study spot. There are cozy nooks and crannies all over campus for you to discover and claim.
5:17 PM - RELAX
Head back to your room and catch your breath. Jump in for a quick video game match against your suitemates or reconnect with friends about your day.
5:50 PM - DINNER
Need a change of scenery? Within minutes of campus, you can find legendary chili dogs, authentic Thai, your favorite chain and local favorites.
6:42 PM - EXPLORE
Grab an iced chai, check out a museum or just wander downtown. Grand Rapids is growing rapidly, but the heart of the city is still the perfect size to explore on foot.
8:00 PM - SHOW
Grab some (inexpensive) tickets and meet up with friends for a concert or movie back on Calvin’s campus. You’ll have access to a huge variety of shows, from big names to undiscovered acts.
10:37 PM - UNWIND
It’s been a long—and hopefully unforgettable—day. Grab a booth and a late night snack at the campus cafe and catch up with a friend.
11:15 PM - SLEEP
The day ends where it began: dorm sweet dorm. Time to get a good night’s rest, because you never know what tomorrow will bring.