Important dates for parents and families

See the 2020-2021 academic calendar for this school year's key class dates and breaks days. You can also plan ahead for next year with the tentative 2021-2022 academic calendar.

See the main Calvin campus events calendar for programs and events. Due to the ever-changing nature of this COVID-shape school year, we will not be updating the calendar below.

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See more details on the academic calendar or find information on music events, athletic events or all events happening on campus.

September 2019

Details Date
Residence halls open for first-year and transfer students See Orientation schedules)
Fall semester tuition, room and board payment due Aug. 29 or Sept. 5
On-campus housing opens for returning students August 30
Fall semester classes begin September 3

October 2019

Details Date
Miscellaneous charges payment due, 1st of each month October 1
Family Weekend October 4–6
Calvin Music Festival collage concert October 18
Academic advising for interim and spring semester October 22–23
Registration for interim and spring semester begins October 22
Light in the Night (Halloween) at Knollcrest East October 31

November 2019

Details Date
Calvin Theatre Company: "A Wrinkle in Time" November 8, 9, 13–16
Dance Guild November 22, 23
Thanksgiving break* begins, 8 a.m. (residence halls remain open) November 27

*Please contact the provost's office for questions related to holiday breaks.

December 2019

Details Date
Classes resume (post-Thanksgiving), 8 a.m. December 2
Calvin Oratorio Society: Handel's "Messiah" (100th anniversary!) December 6, 7
Last day of fall semester; classes end, 5 p.m. December 9
Film & Media Showcase December 9
Reading Recess December 10
Exams begin, 9 a.m. December 11
Exams end; Christmas break* begins, 10 p.m. December 17
On-campus housing closes, 10 a.m. December 18
Fall semester grades posted, 5 p.m. December 26

*Please contact the provost's office for questions related to holiday breaks.

January 2020

Details Date
Spring semester tuition, room and board payment due January 5
On-campus housing opens, 12 noon January 7
Interim term begins, 8:30 a.m. January 8
Interim term ends, 5 p.m. January 28
Symposium on Worship January 30–February 1

February 2020

Details Date
Donor-funded named scholarship application deadline (for returning students) February 1
First day of spring semester; classes begin, 8 a.m. February 3
Calvin Theatre Company: Laboratory Theatre "Shorts!" (one-act plays) February 6–8
Cold Knight Club Sem Pond Jump February 29
Calvin-Hope Rivalry game February 8
Siblings Weekend February 28–29
Rangeela February 28, 29

March 2020

Details Date
Spring break begins*, 6 p.m. March 20
Residence halls close for spring break, 10 a.m. March 21
Residence halls re-open, noon March 29
Classes resume, 8 a.m. March 30

April 2020

Details Date
Good Friday; no classes scheduled (residence halls remain open) April 10
Easter Monday; no classes scheduled April 13
Calvin Theatre Company: "The Tempest" April 23–25, 30–May 2
Festival of Faith & Writing April 16–18
Academic advising (no classes scheduled) April 21–22
Registration for fall semester begins April 21
Dance Guild April 24, 25
Calvin [Spring] Classic 5K NEW DATE: OCT. 3, 2020 April 25

May 2020

Details Date
Last day of spring semester; classes end, 10 p.m. May 14
Reading Recess (no classes) May 15
Exams begin, 6:30 p.m. May 15
Exams end, 5 p.m. May 21
Residence halls close, 10 a.m. May 22
Honors Convocation May 22
Commencement, 2 p.m. May 23
Spring semester grades posted, 5 p.m. May 28

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