Here's a simple checklist of items that you’ll need to complete before or upon your arrival on campus.

All students: We strongly recommend that all students complete all of the following items to order books, register a bike or car, or change your directory settings.

Off-campus students: Students who live off campus must complete Item 8 (below) by September 14. Failure to do so will result in a late fee.

Items in red are highly recommended to help ensure your safety on campus.

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Emergency notifications

Receive important and time-sensitive notifications (like serious weather updates, power outages or campus threats). This service will never be used for routine announcements or solicitations

Returning students, please check that your information is correct.

Sign up »


Emergency contact information*

Identify a person or persons Calvin can contact on your behalf in case of an emergency.

Missing persons confidential contact information*

Identify a person(s) Calvin may contact on your behalf if it has been determined that you have been reported missing. The confidential contact information will be accessible only to the Campus Safety Director, Assistant Director, or Office Manager and will not be disclosed outside of a missing person investigation.

Returning students, please check that all of your information is correct.

Update your info »

*These are seperate items that both need to be set/updated. However, both can be accessed through the above link.

Please also submit your cell phone number (NOTE: this is recommended for all students. Students living on campus will need to submit phone numbers and emergency contact information before living on campus.)


Read/review the Student Handbook and Conduct Code

These documents list some college policies, guidelines and your responsibilities and privileges as a Calvin student. It is your responsibility to understand the contents of each and to abide by the rules and regulations described. These documents are dynamic and some information may change periodically as departments and programs update their policies. While the information contained within is unlikely to change much, the College reserves the right to make modifications or changes as it deems necessary and appropriate. Any such changes will be brought to your attention.

Student Handbook »  |  Student Conduct Code »


Register a vehicle

All motor vehicles (automobiles, motorcycles and motorized scooters) must be registered with the Campus Safety office immediately upon bringing the vehicle to campus. Vehicles must be registered/re-registered for each new academic year.

Register a vehicle »


Register a bike

All bicycles used on campus must be registered with the Campus Safety office. Bike registrations are valid for the entire time you are at Calvin. You do not need to re-register if you have a permit already.

Register a bike »


Calvin directory settings

Change the way your information will display in the printed directory and in the people search on Calvin's website. You can choose which items will display, how your name appears, and who can view your information when they use the people search.

Update your settings »


Order your textbooks

Wondering how to get your textbooks for fall? It's easy, and for on campus students, we'll even deliver your box of books to your dorm desk! Avoid the rush and lines at the book store by using the online textbook order form.

Contact us with questions at

Order textbooks »



Update or confirm local address

If you are living off campus, please include the start and end dates for the duration (if you know it) that you will be living at your off-campus address. If you are living at home during the school year, enter your home address as a new local address.

Also, confirm that you are in compliance with local housing rules and regulations. If you are not in compliance, acknowledge that you are not and specify a reason.

Deadline to confirm your address is September 14.

Off-campus housing policies »

Update local address »