Hope alumni know that their relationships with the college and with each other do not end at graduation.

Alumni have proven generous with their time and advice to students and fellow graduates. Through lifelong learning and career development, relationships formed at Hope change lives both on campus and in communities everywhere. Tapping into the potential of this network is a powerful way to bring your career to life.

When you graduate with a Hope degree or complete at least 45 credits, you are officially a member of the Alumni Association. It’s free and an automatic part of your lifelong relationship with Hope. As a member, the college and alumni volunteers will work hard to keep you in touch with your inner Dutch through events, affinity connections and career resources.

You can stay connected and be an active member by activating your profile on The Hope College Connection, updating your information, making plans to connect at a Hope event, referring a student and exploring ways you can get involved.

Recent Blog Posts

  1. Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

    Posted by The Alumni Engagement Team

    Commencement for the Class of 2021 is scheduled for Sunday, May 16. There will be two separate bu...

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  2. What is “Hope Chic?”

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    On a recent invitation, the alumni engagement team referenced that the dress code is Hope Chic. W...

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  3. Recording of Fireside Chat with Doc Hemenway

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    Did you miss this event? Or would you like to share it with a friend? Here you go! The pos...

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  4. Recording of Lunch and Learn with Dr. Fred Johnson III

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    Did you miss the event this afternoon? Or would you like to share it with a friend? Here you go! ...

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  5. Recordings of Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Webinars

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Lara Plewka ’98 MacGregor sharing her story of “...

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  6. Celebrating the Fifty Year Circle

    Posted by Alumni Engagement Team

    Welcome to your virtual Alumni Weekend! We found some great photos of your time on campus. Do you...

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 2,200+The Hope College Connection

    There are over 2,200 mentors in The Hope College Connection, a powerful new network for alumni, families and students.

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  • 60+Events for Alumni and Families

    There are tons of events for alumni and families hosted by the Alumni Engagement team during the year

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  • 8,000+Hope College Donors

    When you make a gift to Hope, you are joining more than 8,000 others who share your strong commitment and contribute to Hope’s success each year.

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  • 35%Networking Connections

    35% of the most recent graduating class said networking connections helped them secure employment

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Alumni News & Events

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