Calvin College

Calvin is the distinctively Christian, academically excellent liberal arts college that shapes minds for intentional participation in the renewal of all things.

1. Profoundly Academic
2. Purposeful Renewal
3. Spirited Community
4. Promising Futures
5. Remarkable Investment

Grand Rapids

United States

3201 Burton St SE
Phone: 616-526-6142
Fax: 616-526-7069

College Photos (3)

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Our Aims

Have you ever had an experience or an idea that you wanted to visually preserve—to be able to share its beauty or message with others to celebrate God's creation? Visual art is a language which transcends words, but a language nonetheless capable of expressing the emotions of the heart and the mind and the spirit, a language which all of us can experience with satisfaction and delight.

Artistic talent is a God-given gift which must be disciplined and developed. Such talent, however great or small, can be enlarged to its fullest proportions through work and study. We invite you to explore and develop your artistic talent at Calvin, blending your gifts and your faith to praise and worship our God.  

Sample Student Art Work (5)

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Information For  International Students

Services for ESL (English as a Second Language) Students

Services for ESL StudentsSAS provides training in the English language to those students who score below a certain cut point on a locally administered placement test. The ASC 003 course helps prepare students to write at the college level and more specifically to be prepared for the expectations of English 101 at Calvin.

Beyond ESL training, international students are provided with a special advisor who plans special activities for the group as a whole and also helps them deal with a multitude of issues. Questions of insurance, financial aid, and social adjustment are routinely addressed by this office.  

Student Facilities

Center Art Gallery
In addition to work by Calvin College students, faculty, and alumni, the Center Art Gallery features exhibits by secular and religious artists of note. A variety of exhibitions are created and selected each year to educate and foster dialogue.

The gallery has been in operation since 1974, and is located on the lower level of the Spoelhof College Center on the campus of Calvin College. There are typically 6-9 exhibits each year between September and May.

Gallery Hours
Monday — Thursday 9am-9pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 12pm-4pm

Calvin College
Center Art Gallery
Spoelhof College Center
(lower level)
3201 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4388