2019: Calvin College Becomes Calvin University

July 10, 2019 all-day

A western Michigan Christian college is becoming a university.

Calvin College officials say the Grand Rapids school will officially become Calvin University on Wednesday, July 10th. The date coincides with the birthday of 16th-century theologian John Calvin, school namesake and key figure in the Protestant Reformation.

Calvin officials say the 3,700-student institution founded in 1876 aims to extend its global reach and influence, as well as its commitment to Reformed Christianity. Goals over the next decade include expanding academic and extracurricular offerings, collaborating among disciplines and outside entities and updating its facilities.

Officials say the name change better reflects its growth and expansion.

Source : “Western Michigan’s Calvin College changing to university“,  WILX Channel 10, July 8, 2019.