Calendar of Events

2 June 11 a.m. Community Reflection–Sacred Music Celebration. Celebrate the diversity of students’ religious, cultural and spiritual traditions through the medium of music.  Sponsored by the Interfaith Student Leaders. Stetson Chapel
Spring Term classes end
5-7 June Final Exams
10 June 8 p.m. Baccalaureate Service, Stetson Chapel
11 June 1 p.m. Commencement of the Class of 2017, Campus Quadrangle
16 June 7:05 p.m. Kalamazoo College Night at the Kalamazoo Growlers Baseball Game. Ticket costs: $8 (includes game ticket and a Growlers hat); $15 (includes game ticket and 5 innings of all-you-can-eat ballpark food); $20 (includes ticket, 5 innings of all-you-can-eat ballpark food, 3 beer tickets). To order tickets contact Lynsey VanSweden (269.337.7082 or or visit her office in the athletics and physical education department. Homer Stryker Field (251 Mills Street, Kalamazoo, Mich.)
26 June 10 a.m. The 2017 Hornet Golf Jamboree. Shotgun start. Boxed lunch and beverages on the course. Dinner and awards program after golf. $175 per person. Registration is open. Proceeds support the Hornet Athletic Association. Kalamazoo Country Club
4-13 August  USTA Boy’s 18 and 16 National Tennis Tournament, Stowe Stadium and Western Michigan University.
31 August – 5 September Orientation for Visiting International Students
2 September 5 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Millikin College, MacKenzie Field
6 September 7 p.m. Volleyball v. Adrian College, Anderson Athletic Center
6-10 September Orientation Program for First-Year Students
9 September 12 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Saint Mary’s College, MacKenzie Field
1 p.m. Football v. Wheaton (Ill.) College, Angell Field
6 p.m. Volleyball v. Alma College, Anderson Athletic Center
11 September Fall Classes Begin
14 September 7 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Hope College, MacKenzie Field
15 September 11 a.m. Community Reflection-What Does Interfaith Mean? The Interfaith Student Leaders talk about their own beliefs (or nonbelief) and what it means to work with people very different from oneself. Believers, skeptics and skeptical believers are all invited! Stetson Chapel
6 p.m. Volleyball v. Hiram College, Anderson Athletic Center
8 p.m. Volleyball v. Anderson College, Anderson Athletic Center
16 September 2 p.m. Football v. Concordia (Ill.) College, Angell Field
2 p.m. Volleyball v. Beloit College, Anderson Athletic Center
7 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Adrian College, MacKenzie Field
19 September 7 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Alma College, MacKenzie Field
22 September 11 a.m. Community Reflection-Wrestling with Angels: Jacob’s Story as a Model of Resilience. Central to both Jewish and Christian traditions is the story of Jacob and the night in which he is both wounded and sees a vision of God.  Come and reflect on the role of leaving home, experiencing trauma, and finding healing while away at school. Stetson Chapel
7 p.m. Volleyball v. Hope College, Anderson Athletic Center
23 September 3 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Adrian College, MacKenzie Field
26 September 7 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Olivet College, MacKenzie Field
27 September 7 p.m. Volleyball v. Trine University, Anderson Athletic Center
28 September 5:30 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Thomas More College, MacKenzie Field
29 September – 1 October TBA. Men’s Tennis hosts ITA Central Regionals
29 September 11 a.m. Community Reflection-Homesick. Join the Interfaith Student Leaders for a reflection on homemade food, old friends, and your own bed.  Hear how students have made K a home away from home. Stetson Chapel
2 October 1 p.m. Men’s Golf MIAA Jamboree, Kalamazoo Country Club
3 October 5 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Calvin College, MacKenzie Field
7:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Olivet College, MacKenzie Field
5 October 6:30 p.m. Bachtoberfest! Bell’s Brewery Backroom. Celebrate the Kalamazoo Bach Festival’s community with a very festive spirit. This fundraiser will be an opportunity to celebrate our chorus members, raise community awareness of our events and outreach, and feature local music, art, food and drink. Tickets and information. Bell’s Brewery.
6 October 11 a.m. Community Reflection-Intimate Partner Violence Awareness. October is Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month.  We will remember those in our community who face daily violence as well as the history of K’s own struggle to become a place free of violence. Stetson Chapel
7 October 1 p.m. Football v. Olivet College, Angell Field
4 p.m. Volleyball v. Saint Mary’s College, Anderson Athletic Center
7 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Hope College, MacKenzie Field
10 October 7 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Alma College, MacKenzie Field
13 October Mid-term Break
17 October 7 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Trine University, MacKenzie Field
18 October 7 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Trine University (Senior Night), MacKenzie Field
20-22 October Homecoming
20 October 11 a.m. Community Reflection-Connecting Mind and Heart. Alumni Matt Thieleman ’07 and Karman Kent ’07 reflect on their journeys from K students to professionals in the world.  Come reflect on the need to follow your own path, decipher your own values, and connect the mind and heart in your daily life. Co-sponsored by the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) and the Office of Alumni Relations. Stetson Chapel
6 p.m. Volleyball v. Calvin College (Homecoming), Anderson Athletic Center
21 October 12 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Albion College (Homecoming), MacKenzie Field
2 p.m. Football v. Adrian College, Angell Field
2:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Calvin College, MacKenzie Field
24 October 7 p.m. Volleyball v. Albion College, Anderson Athletic Center
25 October 7 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Albion College, MacKenzie Field
27-28 October Family Weekend
27 October 11 a.m. Community Reflection-Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. Throughout the quarter, a group has been meeting to hold its own version of this famous podcast.  Can a novel ever be sacred?  What can be learned about our world by escaping into the land of Harry Potter? Stetson Chapel
28 October 11 a.m. Volleyball v. Olivet College, Anderson Athletic Center
1 p.m. Football v. Hope College (Senior Day), Angell Field
3 November 11 a.m. Community Reflection-Being Muslim at K. Join members of the College’s Muslim student Association for a conversation on what it is like to be a Muslim at K and in the Kalamazoo community. Stetson Chapel
10 November 11 a.m. Community Reflection-Science and Religion Panel Discussion. Can one be both a religious person and a scientist? Is it science versus religion or science and religion?  Join faculty from the religion, biology, and chemistry departments to consider this important topic. Stetson Chapel
11 November 1 p.m. Swimming/Diving v. Alma College, Natatorium
15 November 7 p.m. 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, with the Rose Ensemble and Piffaro, the Renaissance Band. In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his “95 Theses” onto the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and altered not only the world’s theological landscape, but also the entire European musical perspective. Five hundred years later, those hammer blows still resonate. Piffaro, The Renaissance Band and The Rose Ensemble will guide listeners through a musical exploration of that first formative century of the Reformation, from intimate hymns penned by Luther himself to the great master Michael Praetorius’ grand elaborations for multiple choirs of instruments and voices. This collaboration will also include a pre-concert talk and two outreach activities in the community.  Tickets and information. Chenery Auditorium
17 November 11 a.m. Community Reflection-Recovering from the Unexpected: Using Music to Recover From a Traumatic Brain Injury. After a car accident nearly killed her and robbed her of mental function and memories, flutist Mira Spenner’s road to recovery has been long and difficult. However, music’s strong role in her rehabilitation aided her in returning to her passion. Even in the worst of times, not everything is lost when music is a part of recovery.  Sponsored by the music department. Stetson Chapel
Fall Classes End
19-21 November Final Exams
3 December 4 p.m. 48th Annual BachFest Christmas. A community tradition since 1970, BachFest Christmas! rings in the holidays with a festive classical program.  The Bach Festival Chorus and Western Brass Quintet are conducted by Dr. Chris Ludwa making his Bach Festival debut for this sure-to-be-a-sell-out performance. Tickets and information. Stetson Chapel.