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Alumni Weekend

Celebrate your favorite Hope memories during Alumni Weekend on April 27–28, 2018.

Alumni BanquetThis spring tradition includes reunion events for 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988 and the Fifty Year Circle as well as the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Friday, April 27

Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting  |  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Haworth Inn and Conference Center

Hope College Bookstore |  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  DeWitt Student Center, Lower Level

Art Exhibit: Graduating Senior Show  |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  DePree Gallery

Art Exhibit: Culture, Commerce and Criticism  |  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  |  Kruizenga Art Museum

Chapel  |  10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.  |  Dimnent Memorial Chapel
Rev. Dr. Trygve Johnson, Hope’s Hinga-Boersma Dean of the Chapel, will be speaking.

Class of '83 and '88 Brewery Tour  |  5:30 p.m.  |  $15
Pickup at CityFlats Hotel at 5 p.m. (Registration Required)

Reunion Parties (Registration Required)
1968 | 5:30 p.m. social hour & appetizers, 6:30 p.m. dinner | $35
Boatwerks Ballroom #2 (216 Van Raalte Avenue)
1973 | 6:30 p.m. | $35
Boatwerks Ballroom #1 (216 Van Raalte Avenue)
1978 | 6 p.m. | $35
Boatwerks Macatawa Room (216 Van Raalte Avenue)
1983 & 1988 Combined | 6:30 p.m. | $25
CityVu (61 East 7th Street)
Recommended attire for reunion parties is business casual.

Saturday, April 28

Reunion Registration and Coffee Hour |  9 a.m. – 10 a.m.  |  Haworth Inn and Conference Center
For the reunion classes of ’68, ’73, ’78, ’83, and ’88. The Fifty Year Circle (Class of ’67 and earlier) has a separate registration at Maas Auditorium at 10:30 am.

Resource Center |  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  |  Haworth Inn and Conference Center
Visit the Resource Center for information about the weekend and the college. Connect with current students, purchase a commemorative reunion mug, enjoy coffee and snacks, giveaways, and more.

Reunion Celebration Brunches (Registration Required)
1968 | 9:30 a.m. brunch | $15
1973 | 9:30 a.m. brunch | $15
1978 | 10 a.m. brunch | $15
1983 & 1988 Combined Brunch | 10 a.m. | $15
All brunches will be held in the Haworth Inn & Conference Center. The exact room locations will be shared at registration on Saturday morning.

Fifty Year Circle Luncheon (Registration Required)
10:30 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. luncheon
Maas Auditorium (connected to Phelps Dining Hall)
The Fifty Year Circle (Class of 1967 and earlier) is invited to share memories while looking to Hope’s future. The Class of 1968 has a separate brunch and both groups will meet together for the Fifty Year Circle Ceremony in Dimnent at 1 p.m.

Art Exhibit: Graduating Senior Show  |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  DePree Gallery

Art Exhibit: Culture, Commerce and Criticism  |  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  |  Kruizenga Art Museum

Hope College Bookstore |  11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  |  DeWitt Student Center, Lower Level

Fifty Year Circle Ceremony  |  1 p.m.  |  Dimnent Memorial Chapel
All alumni, especially members of the Fifty Year Circle, are invited to join together as the Class of 1968 is welcomed into the Fifty Year Circle. The ceremony includes a musical performance by the Chapel Choir.

Guided Tours of the Kruizenga Art Museum (Registration Required)
1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Kruizenga Art Museum
Join a guided tour with Charles Mason, KAM Director and Curator, which will include discussion of the museum’s current exhibitions as well as a preview of an upcoming exhibition of Ethiopian art donated by Neal ’68 and Elizabeth Sobania. Registration is required, there is no cost to attend.

Junior Recital : Samantha Savalle  |  2 p.m.  |  Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, John and Dede Howard Recital Hall

Lynn Austin Book Signing  |  2:30 p.m.  |  Haworth Inn & Conference Center

Holland Symphony Classics III Concert  |  3:30 p.m.  |  Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts (Registration Required)
Featuring Sarah Ashcroft ’11 VandenBrink
$20 | Limited availability, reserve your tickets early for premium seating.

Annual Alumni Banquet (Registration Required)
5 p.m. Social Hour and Appetizers | 6 p.m. Dinner  |  Phelps Dining Hall
All alumni are invited to this unique celebration inside Phelps Dining Hall in the heart of campus. Enjoy this traditional event as Phelps is transformed into an elegant venue for dinner with remarks by President Dennis Voskuil. The event will also include the presentation of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards, recognition of the Class of 1968 and a dessert reception. The banquet is complimentary for members of the Class of 1968 and one guest. All others cost $25.