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Parents & Family Newsletter
March 23, 2021


March 23: Break day; academic advising day 
April 1: Cold Knight Club Splash
April 2: Last day to request a tutor
April 2, 4 p.m.: Good Friday Tenebrae service
April 4, 10 a.m.: Easter service
April 14: Break day; academic advising day
May 7–13: Exams
May 22: Commencement Ceremonies

Calvin events calendar »

COVID Response Team (CRT) update 

This week’s CRT update addresses expanded Johnny’s Café eating hours for commuter students, public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people, and monitoring Michigan and Kent County COVID-19 numbers. Read the full update »

Easter gatherings

During Holy Week, there will be in-person chapel opportunities each day as well as outdoor displays of Scott Erickson’s “Stations in the Street” for personal reflection. On Good Friday, students are invited to attend a Tenebrae service in person or online at 4 p.m.; Capella and Women’s Chorale will lead the service. 

On Easter Sunday at 10 a.m., our Worship Apprentices will lead a short service at the Seminary Pond as we celebrate Easter together on this Resurrection Sunday. After the service, students will be able to (safely) gather outdoors for hot beverages and cookies, and the dining halls will be serving a special Easter menu. 

We encourage students to worship and celebrate on campus this Easter to decease the likelihood of unknowing COVID transmission into local churches and family homes, especially since older members of local faith communities may choose to attend services on Easter.

Calvin Lifework and professional development services

We currently have 1486 students participating in the Calvin LifeWork program! If you have a first-year student, ask them about their experience with these spring modules:

  • Resumes that Get Results 
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Budgeting
Catch the recording of our Calvin Chat with Career Center director TaRita Johnson about job/internship searches and professional development training on Facebook or YouTube.

Off-campus programs

Calvin is tentatively planning to offer the Hungary study abroad program in fall 2021 and programs in Spain, Honduras, Britain, and Washington DC in spring 2022. The Hungary and DC programs are already accepting applications, and students can find more information on the off-campus programs website. One of Calvin’s partner programs, Chicago Semester, provides another opportunity for off-campus study with an internship component.

Information on May 2022 summer term off-campus courses will be available later this spring.

Good reads and fun videos

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