Academic Open House

Friday, March 11, 2022 at 9:00 AM until 2:30 PMEastern Standard Time

Calvin University
3201 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
United States

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. You can:

  • See lab demonstrations, explore our learning spaces, and join discussions on your favorite subjects, ranging from film and English literature, to psychology and engineering.

  • Hear directly from Calvin professors and students who share your interests.

  • See how Calvin will help you prepare your heart and mind for a life of purpose—and a career you’ll love.

Choose your own agenda

Select from 40+ sessions introducing different majors, minors and career fields.

  1. 9:00–9:45 a.m.

    Check-in and welcome

  2. 10:00–10:20 a.m.


  3. 10:30–11:20 a.m.

    Session 1 (10–15 sessions offered)

    View sample sessions
    Communication / Film & Media
    “Wonder Woman and the Power of Movies”
    We will view and discuss a scene from Wonder Woman (2017) to discover what it is about the movies that makes them so emotionally powerful for such vast audiences. We’ll talk about story, character, image, and sound. And as a different superhero (Peter Parker, or Spiderman) hears from his uncle, “With great power comes great responsibility.” In the Film and Media major here at Calvin University, we teach classes in which students learn not only how to make and analyze films, but also about the ethical responsibilities of filmmakers and critics to their audiences and to the culture at large.
    Ever wonder what your brain does when looking at happy or angry faces? Ever wonder how we assess for intelligence without using a paper and pencil test? Ever wonder why you should study psychology? Curious about answers to these questions? Come see our EEG machine, participate in a block design task, listen to current students talk about why they love psychology at Calvin.
    Where the Wild Books Are: Encounters with Writers, Then and Now
    The English department is a place with a lot of really fabulous (and award-winning) published writers. And it’s definitely a place full of readers. Come learn about our own departmental authors (what they write, how they got published, etc) and the authors that we know and love!

  4. 11:30–12:20 p.m.

    Session 2 (10–15 sessions offered)

  5. 12:20–1:15 p.m.


  6. 1:30–2:20 p.m.

    Session 3 (10–15 sessions offered)

  7. 2:20–2:30 p.m.

    Gathering and dismissal

Sign up today, and join us on campus Friday, March 11!

Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.