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At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Deposited Students

Congratulations on making Cornerstone University your new home! This is your spot for all of your next steps leading up to your arrival to campus, including exclusive events for incoming students.

01

Read the New Student Enrollment Packet

Your new student enrollment packet for fall 2021 or spring 2022 is available for download below. This packet will be a guide to help answer your questions as we get closer to the start of the semester. It also contains an overview of the academic calendar.

All enrollment paperwork should be completed by Arrival Day unless stated differently. Below is a general timeline of summer deadlines for incoming students. Please refer to this page or contact the Admissions Office with any questions.

Fall 2021 Enrollment Packet

Spring 2022 Enrollment Packet

02

Register for New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is a time for you to meet your future classmates and finalize enrollment items to prepare for Arrival Day. Please check back for more information about orientation for the 2022-23 academic year.

03

Complete Registration Paperwork | Due: July 1

  • Complete your pre-registration form. Pre-registration forms will be emailed to you in March/April. Our professional advisers will take your pre-registration form and begin building your class schedule.
  • Submit your final high school transcript.*
  • Submit your final college transcript.*
  • Submit your AP or CLEP scores.*
  • If applicable, please complete your math and English placement test. If you’re not sure whether you need to take a placement test, please contact your admissions counselor.

*Please Note: All final transcripts must be sent from the institution in a sealed envelope, while all AP and CLEP scores must be sent through College Board.

04

Complete Health Services Paperwork | Due: July 1

Complete and mail your health forms to the TUG Admissions Office by July 1. Completing these forms may require you to schedule a doctor’s appointment.

  • Medical History Form
  • Immunization History Form
  • TB Self-Screening Tool
  • Authorization to Treat Form

New Student-Athletes: You must register on SWOL and return additional forms to the Athletics Office. These forms include an Annual Health Physical, Proof of Primary Insurance, Medical Insurance Protocol and New Incoming Student-Athlete Health History.

New Student Health Forms and Information

05

Complete Financial Aid Paperwork | Due: Aug. 5

Log in to your Cornerstone email account and complete the required financial aid forms.

06

Pay Your Tuition Statement | Aug. 15

Class schedules and fall tuition bills will be mailed in mid-July. By Aug. 15, please pay your tuition statement or set up a payment plan.

Students must pay their bill in full or have a payment plan set up by Move-in Day (residential students, varies if playing in a fall varsity sport) or the first day of classes (commuters).

Payment Plan Options

New Student Arrival Information

Arrival Day 2021 will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28. For additional details about arrival and orientation, select the menu below that is most relevant to your arrival.

All students and their family members are encouraged to attend new student dedication on Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. in Christ Chapel. New Student Orientation will kick off following the dedication service. Orientation attendance is required for all new students.

Enrollment Packet

More information about what to pack for move-in and your checklist of enrollment items to complete before your arrival can be found in your enrollment packet.

Fall 2021 Enrollment Packet (PDF)

Student-Athletes

If your sport is not listed here, please see the Residential Student or Commuter Student arrival information below depending on whether or not you will be living on campus.

Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball

Check-in Location: Bernice Hansen Athletic Center

Date Activity Time (EST)
Aug. 8 Residential Student Move-In 2-4 p.m.
Aug. 8 Commuter Check-In 2-4 p.m.
Aug. 8 Team Dinner 5 p.m.
Aug. 8 Team Activities 6 p.m.
Sept. 1 Classes Begin

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country

Check-in Location: Bernice Hansen Athletic Center

Date Activity Time (EST)
Aug. 13 Residential Student Move-In 9-11 a.m.
Aug. 13 Commuter Check-In 9-11 a.m.
Aug. 13 Team Lunch Noon
Aug. 13 Team Activities/Leave for Camp 1 p.m.
Sept. 1 Classes Begin

Men’s and Women’s Golf, Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Track & Field

Check-in Location: Bernice Hansen Athletic Center

Date Activity Time (EST)
Aug. 22 Residential Student Move-In 2-4 p.m.
Aug. 22 Commuter Check-In 2-4 p.m.
Aug. 22 Team Dinner 5 p.m.
Aug. 22 Team Activities 6 p.m.
Sept. 1 Classes Begin

International Students & Missionary Kids

We look forward to welcoming you to 0rientation on Tuesday, Aug. 24! Please view details regarding your campus arrival and orientation below.

Check-in Location: Bernice Hansen Athletic Center

Date Time (EST) Activity
Tuesday, Aug. 24 2 p.m. Check-in (Bernice Hansen Athletic Center)
Tuesday, Aug. 24 5:30 p.m. Welcome Dinner (Gainey Dinning Commons)
Tuesday, Aug. 24 7 p.m. Ice cream outing (Rockford, MI)
Wednesday, Aug. 25 8 a.m. Breakfast (Gainey Dinning Commons)
Wednesday, Aug. 25 8:30 a.m. Food Service Oresentation
Wednesday, Aug. 25 9 a.m. Cultural Transitions Session
Wednesday, Aug. 25 10:15 a.m. Campus Resources Session
Wednesday, Aug. 25 11 a.m. F-1 Visa Information Session
Wednesday, Aug. 25 Noon Lunch (Gainey Dinning Commons)
Wednesday, Aug. 25 1 p.m. Parent Sessions
Wednesday, Aug. 25 5 p.m. Dinner (Gainey Dinning Commons)
Wednesday, Aug. 25 6 p.m. Campus Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, Aug. 25 8:30 p.m. Game Night
Thursday, Aug. 26 8 a.m. Breakfast (Gainey Dinning Commons)
Thursday, Aug. 26 10 a.m. Explore Downtown Grand Rapids
Thursday, Aug. 26 Noon Lunch in Grand Rapids (students only)
Thursday, Aug. 26 2 p.m. Food Service Training
Thursday, Aug. 26 5 p.m. Dinner ((Gainey Dinning Commons)
Thursday, Aug. 26 7 p.m. Optional Activities
Friday, Aug. 27 8 a.m. Breakfast (Gainey Dinning Commons)
Friday, Aug. 27 9 a.m. Social Security Office
Friday, Aug. 27 Noon Lunch (Gainey Dinning Commons)
Friday, Aug. 27 1 p.m. Lake Trip

Please Note: Student-athletes who have a specified early arrival time from their coach are not required to attend this orientation. However, we will work 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.

Register for Orientation

Please register for orientation and to let us know what your plans are for arriving in Grand Rapids. Plan to arrive on campus by 2 p.m. EST on Aug. 24. 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.

Arriving to Campus

If you are flying to Grand Rapids, plan for Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Mich., to be your final destination. Cornerstone 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 registration form no later than Aug. 12.

Parents and Family Members

Parents are welcome to stay in Grand Rapids from when orientation begins on Tuesday, Aug. 24 through the new student dedication service happening on campus at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28.

Parents who choose to stay Aug. 24-28 need to secure their own hotel accommodations. A list of partnering hotels is available. Make sure to mention that you are a guest of Cornerstone University for a reduced rate.

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

Residential Students

We look forward to welcoming you to campus on Saturday, Aug. 28! Please view details regarding your campus arrival below.

Check-in Location: Bernice Hansen Athletic Center

Date Activity Time (EST)
Aug. 28 Check-In & Move-In (Pickitt Hall, even room numbers) 9-9:45 a.m.
Aug. 28 Check-In & Move-In (Keithley Hall and Quincer Hall) 9:45-10:30 a.m.
Aug. 28 Check-In & Move-In (Pickitt Hall, odd room numbers) 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Aug. 28 Check-In & Move-In (Central Hall, Cook Hall and Van Osdel Hall) 11:15 a.m. – noon
Aug. 28 Complimentary Lunch (family members welcome) 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Aug. 28 Student Meet & Greet or Parent Session 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Aug. 28 New Student Dedication 4-5 p.m.
Aug. 28 Student Send-Off 5 p.m.
Aug. 28 Orientation Kickoff (students only) 6 p.m.
Aug. 28 Orientation 6-10 p.m.
Aug. 29 Orientation 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Aug. 30 Orientation 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Aug. 31 Orientation 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sept. 1 Classes Begin

Please Note: Specific arrival times by dorm assignment coming soon!

Orientation programming will be provided on Arrival Day.

Commuter Students

We look forward to welcoming you to campus on Saturday, Aug. 28! Please view details regarding your campus arrival below.

Check-in Location: Bernice Hansen Athletic Center

Date Activity Time (EST)
Aug. 28 Check-In 1:30-2 p.m.
Aug. 28 Student Meet & Greet or Parent Session 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Aug. 28 New Student Dedication 4-5 p.m.
Aug. 28 Student Send-Off 5 p.m.
Aug. 28 Orientation Kickoff (students only) 6 p.m.
Aug. 28 Orientation 6-10 p.m.
Aug. 29 Orientation 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Aug. 30 Orientation 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Aug. 31 Orientation 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sept. 1 Classes Begin

Orientation programming will be provided on Arrival Day.

Pathway Program Students

Orientation for students in the Pathway program begins on Wednesday, Aug. 25. Following check-in, residential students will be moving into their dorm rooms.

All Pathway students and family members are welcome to attend the new student dedication on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 4-5 p.m. in Christ Chapel.

Schedule

Check-in Location: Bernice Hansen Athletic Center

Date Activity Time (EST)
Aug. 25 Residential Student Check-in 9-10 a.m.
Aug. 25 Commuter Student Check-in 11-11:30 a.m.
Aug. 25 Complimentary Lunch (family members welcome) Noon – 1 p.m.
Aug. 25 Pathway Orientation (schedule) 1-5 p.m.
Aug. 26 Pathway Orientation (schedule) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Aug. 27 Pathway Orientation (schedule) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Aug. 28 New Student Dedication 4-5 p.m.
Aug. 28 Orientation 6-10 p.m.
Aug. 29 Orientation 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Aug. 30 Orientation 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Aug. 31 Orientation 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sept. 1 Classes Begin

Cornerstone taught me to strive constantly for my greatest potential.

Ciara Wilke (’17)

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ZeeMee Student App

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On-Campus Student Employment

Students can browse, search and apply for on-campus employment opportunities through Handshake. If you have been accepted to Cornerstone and submitted your enrollment deposit, you can access Handshake using your CU student username and password.

Once you have accepted an on-campus job, you will need to complete the following steps to finalize your employment:

  • Sign all required Human Resources documents and return them to HR.
  • Bring unexpired, original ID to present to HR. One form of ID that qualifies is a valid US passport. Another option is to bring both a driver’s license and a social security card. If you are not a US citizen or need other options, please contact HR.

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