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If you are passionate about walking with God and his people, seminary might be for you. If you are looking for an authentic community of believers, Calvin Theological Seminary is an ideal home base. You are warmly invited to join us.

The best way to know if Calvin is the seminary for you is to plan a personalized visit, either in person or virtually.

Calvin Theological Seminary Tours

Calvin Theological Seminary offers complimentary tours of our campus—a natural setting in the midst of a vibrant Midwestern city. Whether you can step on campus in Grand Rapids, or you visit from afar with our virtual tour, we’re so excited to show you around!

Upcoming Visit Days

Check back for upcoming group visit days, or schedule an individual visit in the meantime! Your visit opportunity is highly customizable—let us know what you’d like to see.

Explore Our Beautiful Grand Rapids Seminary

Grand Rapids is an ideal location for seminarians, whether single, married, or with families. There is something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant city we call home.

Living in Grand Rapids

Whether you’re heading to Grand Rapids for full-time study or for short-term intensives, you’ll enjoy the seminary’s beautiful 400-acre campus, shared with Calvin University. Your new home base is just a 45-minute drive from the golden shores of Lake Michigan and 2–3 hours from both Chicago and Detroit.

Your Learning and Community Space

Classes and activities are held in the main seminary building on the south side of campus—right next to the picturesque Seminary Pond. With its unique circular shape and plenty of natural light, our newly remodeled building (2022) is designed to inspire deep learning and create an intimate community among students, faculty, and staff.

Scholarly Opportunities

Calvin Theological Seminary features several specialized centers and institutes that can enrich your study, ministry, and spiritual formation.

Discover an interdisciplinary hub focused on the theology, history, and practice of Christian worship. This institute is committed to the renewal of worship in faith communities across North America and beyond.

Be inspired by resources designed to help pastors write fresh, vibrant sermons. This center sparks ideas and jumpstarts creativity for preachers who have the holy, but also daunting, privilege of preaching God’s Word to God’s people.

Participate in international scholarship in the Reformed, catholic tradition of Herman Bavinck (1854–1921), the Dutch theologian and author of Reformed Dogmatics; his nephew, the pioneer missiologist Johan Herman Bavinck; and his neo-Calvinist contemporaries, such as Abraham Kuyper, Willem Geesink, and B. B. Warfield.

Get a firsthand look at a collection of materials on John Calvin, Calvinism, and the Reformation. Established in 1982, the Meeter Center makes scholarly research on Calvinism available to scholars and the wider community. The center’s extensive collection of books (including rare books) and articles attracts researchers from all over the world.

The Institute for Mission, Church and Culture

Engage actionable theology and resources for congregations and Christian leaders seeking to faithfully participate in God’s mission in the world. This institute aims to cultivate the priesthood of all believers, while planting and renewing congregations.

Other Campus Highlights

Enjoy miles of paved paths around our tree-covered campus. Our campus is ideal for biking, running or walking. Spend time immersed in God’s creation at the 100-acre Calvin Ecosystem Preserve and Native Gardens. A state-of-the-art fitness center, Olympic-sized swimming pool, racquetball court, and climbing wall are also available on campus.

Discover What Seminary School Is Like

Get the most out of a seminary tour! These are just some ideas of how to make your tour your own. Remember, your Calvin visit is entirely customizable to your needs and interests!

Attend a class

Work with our admissions team to find the class schedule for the day of your visit. Sit in on a class that is relevant to your interests and goals.

Explore the city

Work with our admissions team to find the class schedule for the day of your visit. Sit in on a class that is relevant to your interests and goals.

Consider housing

Work with our admissions team to find the class schedule for the day of your visit. Sit in on a class that is relevant to your interests and goals.

Speak with students

While on your tour, you may interact with current students. Consider asking them what Calvin Seminary means to them, what a typical day is like, and what makes our community unique.

More Steps for Choosing a Seminary

A campus tour is just one step in the journey to choosing the seminary that’s right for you. There are other factors to consider when choosing a seminary, such as:

Denominational affiliation

As a Reformed seminary, Calvin is a place where all Christian learners can thrive. Expert Reformed theologians and biblical scholars will guide your learning in classes that are small enough to foster an environment of open inquiry and deep learning, and where each person can share from their tradition’s theological perspectives.


High-quality learning happens here. Calvin Theological Seminary holds accredited membership in the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).


Community is key to your growth as a ministry leader. At Calvin, we prioritize meaningful relationships with our students to foster personal and spiritual growth throughout our learning community.

Program options

Your calling matters, and we have a program to equip you. If you’re considering multiple programs, a visit can help you decide between your available options.

Financial aid

Calvin provides tuition assistance to our students each year. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to discuss tuition and financial aid with our team.

Visit Calvin Theological Seminary’s Campus

We can’t wait to host you on campus! Schedule your visit today, or, if you need more time to find a date that works for you, please request information so we can continue the conversation about supporting your calling!