Your Arrival to Cornerstone.

Welcome to our community! We are eager to serve you and make sure you have a smooth arrival to Cornerstone campus. During your first week on campus, you will attend orientation sessions and activities to help you connect with other incoming students and explore Grand Rapids. Visit the Welcome Week page for a preview of the week's activities.

  • Dates: Tuesday, Aug. 27 - Thursday, Aug. 29
  • Arrival Time: Aug. 27 at 2 p.m.

View your arrival and orientation schedule

*Please Note: Student-athletes are not required to attend orientation on Aug. 27. However, we will be working with your coach to find times that you will be able to meet and get to know other MK and international students. You will receive information later this summer about arrival times for fall athletes.

Arriving to Campus

If you are flying to Grand Rapids, please arrive between Sunday, Aug. 25 - Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Plan for Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Mich., to be your final destination. Cornerstone University will only provide transportation from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. If you choose to arrive at another airport destination, you will be responsible for arranging transportation to campus.

To arrange transportation from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, email Dave Emerson or make a request on the provided registration form no later than Aug. 12.

Parents and Family Members

Parents are welcome to stay through dinner on Thursday, Aug. 29. However, if your family members prefer to attend the festivities on the first day of Welcome Week (Friday, Aug. 30), then they are welcome to stay through the 4 p.m. Dedication Service on that day.

Parents need to secure their own hotel accommodations. A list of partnering hotels can be found below. Make sure to mention that you are a guest of Cornerstone University for a reduced rate.

Find Nearby Hotels

Register for Orientation

Please register below for your orientation and to let us know what your plans are for arriving to Grand Rapids.

Plan to arrive to campus on Tuesday, Aug. 28 by 2 p.m. Once you submit your form, you should receive a confirmation email within the next week! Please keep the email so that you can have a personal reminder of details regarding your arrival.

If you have any questions about Cornerstone or planning your arrival, please contact Dave Emerson at 800.787.9778.

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