Next week Calvin will have a new name.

On July 10, 2019, Calvin College officially becomes Calvin University.

The date coincides with  Reformer John Calvin’s birthday, for whom the school was named at its founding in 1876.

The change is part of the Calvin's "Vision 2030":

By 2030, Calvin will become a Christian liberal arts university with an expanded global influence. We envision Calvin University as a trusted partner for learning across religious and cultural differences and throughout the academy, the church, and the world. Calvin University will be animated by a Reformed Christian faith that seeks understanding and promotes the welfare of the city and the healing of the world. We welcome all who are compelled by God’s work of renewal to join us in the formative pursuits of lifelong learning, teaching, scholarship, worship, and service.

Calvin College president Michael Le Roy said in a release,

“This is an exciting time in Calvin’s history.This change to university grants us permission to think and dream and hope and aspire to a great deal more as we engage with more learners around the world.”

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