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Parents & Family Newsletter
September 15, 2021

Campus Calendar

September 15: Accounting & Finance Career Fair
September 19: Monthly all-community communion service
September 21: Off-campus programs fair
September 22: Career Center Workshop Wednesday: job/internship search tips
September 28: Engineering and computing career fair
October 1–2: Homecoming & Family Weekend
October 2: Calvin Classic 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run
October 8: Calvin Music Festival (collage concert with all ensembles)
October 11–12: Fall Break

Full events calendar »

Full academic calendar »

Tutoring, study skills support

The Center for Student Success provides in-person tutors for core and intro courses; drop-in help sessions for calculus, statistics, chemistry, physics, and computer science; and academic coaches who help students with time management and study skills. Encourage your son or daughter to explore these resources, and remind them that it’s a sign of strength to tap into all of the resources available to help them succeed.

Emotional wellness resources

National statistics indicate 30–40% of college students deal with anxiety and depression, and the Center for Counseling and Wellness team is eager to help students learn and grow in their management of difficult emotions so they can thrive at Calvin.

These include self-help options (such as a Wellness Room and access to Therapist-Assisted Online), weekly groups (feelings toolbox, expressive arts, anxiety, and mindfulness), a Calvin Unmasked peer support app, and short-term individual sessions. Students can review these resources and get connected by filling out the online sign-up request form at

Study abroad

It’s time to plan for study abroad experiences in summer and fall 2022! Calvin offers fall semester programs in Ghana, France, Hungary, and Peru as well as spring semesters in Britain, Spain, Honduras, and Washington DC. In addition, there are a dozen May term shorter study abroad experiences now open for application. Learn more »

Calvin also has scholarships available specifically for study abroad experiences. Students must apply for scholarships for spring and summer 2022 programs via AcademicWorks by September 30. 

Family Weekend updates

Family members are invited to open family climbing at the rock wall on Saturday, October 2, but space is limited and advance sign-up is required. Tickets for the Calvin-Cleary hockey game and the Calvin-Hope volleyball game are free with advance sign-up.  

Can’t make it to campus? Have your family compete together virtually in the Trivia Knight on September 29, or join families from 17 states who are participating in the Virtual Calvin Classic 5k.

Homecoming & Family Weekend details »

COVID Response Team dashboard

The COVID Response website includes a dashboard with the latest case counts, the latest spectator/visitor policies, and copies of all communications sent to the student body. Students with potential symptoms should report them via the #CampusClear app, while all other COVID-related questions should be directed to for assistance.
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