Since its earliest stages, Calvin has embodied the multidisciplinary approach of the liberal arts. Calvin College and Seminary began as one institution—De Theologische School—in 1876, taking students through six years of curriculum that incorporated both literary and theological training.
Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The college fosters scholarship that creates new knowledge, that performs creative work, and that sustains natural and cultural resources. A Calvin education, marked by scholarly engagement with enduring questions and emerging concerns, prepares students to answer God’s call to live and serve in God’s world as agents of renewal.
At Calvin, science comes alive as students partner with faculty to conduct research in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology/geography, mathematics/statistics, nursing, physics/astronomy and psychology..
You want a job after graduation, and we can help with that. But you want more - you want a life that goes beyond yourself, a life that is part of making change happen. Calvin can offer you the kind of Christian education that fills you with a deep sense of purpose - and makes you exactly the kind of person publishing companies and churches and schools and law offices want to hire.
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Tutoring - After the form is completed and returned, you will typically be assigned to a tutor within 24-48 hours. Tutoring is a semester-long commitment; students will meet with their assigned tutor through the last week of class.
You’ve worked hard to get here, now make this place your own. Set up your new life in one of Calvin’s seven residence halls. Whether you’re taking part in a floor Super Smash Bros. tournament or attending dorm worship, your dorm is where you’ll build new friendships and find opportunities to lead. Bond with your floor mates during Calvin’s legendary Chaos Day. Serve as an activity coordinator on your floor. Tutor local kids through your hall’s community partnership.
Hekman Library: With a collection of 1.7 million at your fingertips and an excellent staff of librarians eager to help, you'll be set for any research paper that comes your way.
The ITComputer Lab is the main student computer lab on campus. The ITC offers many Mac and Windows computers available for use by the Calvin community. Fully loaded with software, the computers offer Internet, Microsoft Office, and specialized academic programs. Color, black and white, double-sided, and large-form printing is also available as well as faxing, scanning, and copying.
Calvin’s on-campus Health Services office can help if you get the flu, need an immunization or hurt your ankle playing wiffleball. They’ll also be there to help you manage allergies, ADHD and more.
Calvin’s beautiful 400-acre campus in West Michigan is ideally located to create a small, close-knit community feel while providing access to everything the city of Grand Rapids has to offer. Enjoy a sprawling, tree-covered campus with buildings designed to promote intentional learning and meaningful interaction. Bike, run or walk on miles of paved paths or enjoy God’s creation in Calvin’s 100-acre ecosystem preserve.