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Parents & Family Newsletter
September 7, 2021

Parents, siblings, grandparents, and friends: reconnect with your Calvin student while enjoying the fall beauty of Grand Rapids!

Featured event: Calvin Classic 5k Race & Youth Fun Run  

Run, walk, volunteer, or cheer at the annual Calvin Classic 5k race, presented by Eenhoorn! Participate in this Calvin tradition with your whole family.

Can’t make it in person? Register for the virtual race and complete a 5k run/walk in your hometown.

Register by September 13 for early bird pricing ($10 savings), guaranteed t-shirt sizes, and having virtual race shirts shipped in advance.
Calvin Classic Registration

Virtual events

Create a family team and challenge other families and alumni in an online Trivia Knight on Wednesday evening, September 29. Or tune in to volleyball, hockey, and soccer broadcasts throughout the weekend.

On-campus events

Join us on campus for a wide variety of family-friendly events:
  • Homecoming Grand Prix: watch students race beds down dorm road
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream*: Calvin Theater Company performs Shakespeare, steampunk style
  • Hockey+ and volleyball+ and men’s soccer
  • Calvin improv performance
  • Family photo scavenger hunt
  • Peet’s Coffee open house
  • Screen printing: print your own design on a bag
  • Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens: lawn games and make-your-own trail mix
  • Dice Mineralogical Museum: a global rock collection
  • Center Art Gallery: metalsmith exhibit
  • Climbing wall family climbing+
 * Tickets required
+ Free with advance registration
Family Weekend Info & Registration

Visitor info

See the Homecoming & Family Weekend website for more tips on exploring Grand Rapids, including hotels, restaurants, ArtPrize, and more.

We look forward to welcoming families to campus this fall, and all guests will be expected to follow whatever visitor/spectator policies are in place (such as wearing masks indoors, if still required at that time).

We look forward to seeing you soon!
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