Calvin University is in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Internship opportunities. A thriving arts scene. Restaurants and shops. Parks and bike lanes throughout the city, and new places to explore every weekend. We think you’ll like living and learning here. Come and see.
It's easy to get here
We're a 15-minute drive from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
We're 15 minutes from Grand Rapids' Amtrak Train Station, offering affordable access to Chicago.
We're a short drive away from most big midwestern cities (1–5 hours).
It's easy to get around
Grand Rapids' public transit system, The Rapid, offers cheap and easy access to 28 stops in and around the city.
There's room to park on campus! You pay just once for an entire academic year.
Uber and Lyft rides are reasonably priced and drivers won't keep you waiting long.
Grand Rapids has bike lanes! Plus you can take your bike with you onto a Rapid bus at no extra charge.
Eastown and Gaslight Village13 minutes by bike | 8 minutes by car
A charming neighborhood where you can grab excellent coffee and ice cream. Visit nearby Collins Park (where you might glimpse a bald eagle) or jog around Reeds Lake.
Biking and skiing in Rockford25 minutes by car
In downtown Rockford you can kayak or tube the Rogue River and "refuel" at one of the local restaurants and coffee shops.
Beaches & dunes in Holland and Grand Haven45 minutes by car
Lake Michigan: it's huge, it's fresh water, and we challenge you to name a beach with softer sand. You'll fall in love with the greatest lake at first blush.
Historical music venues and baseball in Detroit2 hours 15 minutes by car
If one of your favorite bands passes through the Midwest there's a good chance they'll play a show in nearby Detroit. Or catch a game from Detroit's sports teams in any season.
Shopping and small-town charm in Traverse City, MI2 hours 15 minutes by car
Northern Michigan is always beautiful, but especially stunning in the autumn. Consider a road trip north when you start to see the leaves turn color. If you head north, consider visiting Traverse City and Leelanau Peninsula.
Weekend getaway in Chicago3 hours by car
Take the Amtrak train to Chicago or make a weekend road trip with friends.
Grand Rapids welcomes you—take the next step!
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