Celebrate your curfew-free life in a city that was named the #1 2014 U.S. travel destination by Lonely Planet! Here are a few after-hours activities recommended by Calvin students.
Experience the famous Yesterdog—winner of the Townie’s “Best Hot Dog” Award. Open until 2:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday!
Grab a warm mug of chai or a steaming latte at this urban basement turned waste-free coffee shop and art gallery.
CELEBRATION! CINEMA AT WOODLAND MALL
Less than a mile from campus, catch a movie for only $5.
A downtown concert venue that has hosted artists like Ben Rector, Gungor, Fun. and Manchester Orchestra.
OBSERVATORY AT CALVIN
Go stargazing and look out over campus on the observation deck on the top floor of the Science Building.
GRAND RAPIDS SYMPHONY
Students can get $5 tickets for special events and a classy night out on the town.
A great alternative to Applebee’s. $4 appetizers after 9 p.m. If you go with a group, split the Ultimate Sugar Rush!
WEALTHY STREET THEATRE
This historic theater features different entertainment every week, including improv shows with Calvin alumni, dance festivals and award-winning films.
NITELIFE EVENTS AT CALVIN
Created by students, these cheap events have included a Great Gatsby-themed formal, dodgeball tournaments, service nights, a performance by an illusionist and student talent shows.
AVENUE OF THE ARTS
The first Friday of every month, art galleries along South Division Avenue open their doors for special exhibitions and handmade goods.
How you spend your time in college is probably going to look a little different from how you spent it in high school (goodbye study hall!) Check out these schedules from real freshmen to get a feel for how your day might look at Calvin.