Academic Open House

Academic Open House

See firsthand all the things you could learn at Calvin, and why students love it here.

We think you’ll love it here too, and the Academic Open House is the perfect way to find out.

Choose from sessions/professors/topics like these we offered this fall!

  • Off Campus Programs - Cynthia Slagter: See the World while you are at Calvin!
  • School of Business - Tom Betts, Philip Johnson: Meet the School of Business
  • Calvin Cohorts - Julia VanderMolen, and cohort reps (current students and directors): Cohorts
  • Psychology - Julie Yonker
  • Public Health - Julie Yonker and Erica Boldenow
  • Computer Science - Vic Norman & Chris Wieringa: Programming with Scribbler Robots
  • Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) / Pre-Law Program - Mark Hessler (Pre-Law Program), Kate van Liere (Historical Studies), Kevin Timpe (Philosophy), Micah Watson (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics), Austin Hakes (Calvin alumnus): HASS Majors as Preparation for Law School
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) / Pre-Law Program - Mark Hessler (Pre-Law Program): STEM Majors as Preparation for Law School
  • Education - Brian Bolt, Jane Genzink, Emily Reisler, Marj Terpstra: Why Teach? Why Calvin?
  • Archaeology Minor (Historical Studies) - Darrell Rohl: Adventures in Archaeology for Every Major
  • Communication - Garth Pauley: Pro Tips for Speaking on Camera
  • Communication - Craig Mattson: Podcast Sprint
  • Communication - Geert Heetbrij & Sam Smartt: Professors Make Movies!
  • English - Debra Rienstra: Join us for dinner and a play
  • Hekman Library - Amanda Matthysse, Kathy DeMey, Sarah Kolk: Search and Destroy: Game Your Library Skills!
  • Nursing - Katie Kunnen, Sheila Vander Wal: Take a tour of the Simulation Center, experience caring for VR patient, see computerized mannequins that talk and more!
  • Nursing - Keagan Johnson and Sheila Vander Wal: Tour of the Simulation Center and Student/Professor Discussion Panel
  • Physics and Astronomy - Paul Harper : Physics and Astronomy@ Calvin: Hands-on demos, deep questions, and career possibilities.
  • Physics and Astronomy - Paul Harper : Physics and Astronomy@ Calvin: Tour of our facilities, including observatory.
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry - Douglas A. Vander Griend: Chemistry Fun Lab
  • Visual and Performing Arts/Music - Tiffany Engle, Tim Steele, student majors and performers: Music Showcase and Information Session
  • Social Sciences - Tracy Kuperus, Sung Soo Lim, Jonathan Hill: How Social Sciences Help Us to Understand the Nature of Justice
  • Speech Pathology & Audiology - Heather Koole, Emily Vedra, Grad Students: Speech & Hearing Clinic Scavenger Hunt & Tour
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry - Mark Muyskens: Chemistry of fluorescence - making things glow
See your schedule for the day

9:00–9:20 a.m. Opening Session
9:30–10:20 a.m. Session One (10–15 session choices)
10:30–10:50 a.m. Chapel
11:00–11:50 a.m. Session Two (10–15 session choices)
12:00–12:50 p.m. Lunch
1:00–1:50 p.m. Session Three - Campus tour
1:50–2:00 p.m. Final gathering and dismissal*
Afternoon and evening activities are available (seminar, performances, games, etc.)

Visit and get $1,000!
High school juniors, seniors, and college transfer students, this visit would qualify you for the Visit Grant: $1,000 each year you attend Calvin as an undergraduate. See details.

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