Campus Life at

Calvin Theological Seminary


Life at Calvin Seminary

Our campus life is thriving because of students just like you, bringing their passions, backgrounds, and interests together to create intentional community as they prepare for a life of ministry.

A Community of Faith

Worship Together

Calvin Seminary is first and foremost a worshiping community, and you will find daily opportunities to gather with others to pray, sing, and meditate on Scripture.

From chapel planning team to Seminary Choir, ensembles, drama, and dance, chapel is a place where you can use the Spirit’s diverse gifts to lead others in worship.

Opportunities to grow in your faith include:

  • The community gathers twice a week for a student- and faculty-led chapel worship service.
  • A 10-minute Matins service is offered each day from 7:40-7:50 a.m. before classes begin.
  • Prayer groups meet at 10 a.m. each Monday morning.
  • Korean students gather each weekday morning for prayer and have several other worship gatherings at different times of day and on the weekends.
  • Peer formation groups, provided through your course of study, allow you to grow through discipleship.

Student Organizations

Opportunities to Learn and Grow

Student clubs and publications vary from year to year based on interest, but offerings tend to fall under the following categories:

Faith and Ministry Formation


Justice and Service

Writing and Publication

Student Government

Seminary Events

Caring and Tight-Knit Community

Connect with students, faculty, and staff at regular activities and events throughout the year. Each fall, the year starts off with a Seminary-wide picnic dinner for the entire community, including families. It ends with a graduation breakfast for seniors. In between, here are just a few of the ways we cultivate community:

  • Donut and fellowship time after Wednesday chapel
  • Town hall gatherings with free pizza provided
  • Regular potlucks for seminary students and families, including international-themed dinners
  • Christmas around the world dinner
  • Die Natalis, a birthday party for Calvin Seminary
  • Annual table tennis tournament
  • Idema Food Pantry and Clothing Closet

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Finding Your Home in Grand Rapids

Calvin Seminary Offers Comfortable And Affordable Housing For You And Your Family While You Pursue Your Theological Education.

On-Campus Amenities

Expansive shared campus with Calvin University

As a seminary student, you and your family will have access to the dining options, campus events, experiences in the arts, and state-of-the-art recreational facilities available on Calvin Seminary’s shared campus with Calvin University.

and more!

Living in Grand Rapids

Make this place your home

Grand Rapids is an ideal location to launch or deepen your ministry. Live, serve, and study in a city that was recently named among the top 15 places to live by U.S. News & World Report.