A sizable group of men and women went through the check-in process on Thursday, and some of them also moved into the dorm. Thankfully the afternoon brought clearer skies for transporting student belongings.
Did you know that students can take Calvary classes year-round? Because our academic year is structured into eight-week cycles, learning never has to stop – even in summer! The fall semester technically starts in July and concludes when Cycle 3 finishes in December. The spring semester starts with a one-week J-Term and includes Cycles 4-6. We are currently in Cycle 1, and there are several classes meeting during the day and evening hours.
Mr. Williamson is teaching Introduction to Philosophy.
This summer is the first time that Calvary has kept the dorms open in June and July. While the number of students living there is much smaller than during Cycles 2-5, we do have students taking advantage of that opportunity. Of course, many choose to go home for a few months, but they are still able to take summer classes using our blended online model.
Back in March, our Feast and Fund Auction raised money for new mattresses for our dorm. On Tuesday, July 17, the mattresses arrived! Faculty, staff, and volunteers worked hard to haul out the old mattresses and move in the new ones. Alumnus Stephen Buller brought a group from a youth camp to help for the day. Part of the day’s work was also to bring some furniture from the old dorms over to the current dorm, because we have more students coming to use it!
Randy Grimm and Dr. Bitner added another old mattress to the stack.
We are so grateful for each person at the auction who helped to fund this need. The dorm students will benefit greatly!