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Alumni Weekend

Join us for Alumni Weekend: April 26–27, 2019.

Alumni BanquetThis spring tradition includes reunion events for 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989 and the Fifty Year Circle as well as the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Register today! 

Friday, April 26

  • Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting | 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. | Haworth Inn and Conference Center
  • Hope-Geneva Bookstore | 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Art Exhibit: Graduating Senior Show | 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | DePree Gallery
  • Art Exhibit: Once Were Nomads: Textiles and Culture in Baluchistan Exhibit | 10 a.m.–4 p.m. | Kruizenga Art Museum
  • Chapel | 10:30–10:50 a.m. | Dimnent Memorial Chapel | Rev. Dr. Trygve Johnson, Hope’s Hinga-Boersma Dean of the Chapel, will be speaking
  • Class of 1964 and 1959 Reception (registration required) | 5–6:30 p.m. | Kruizenga Art Museum | Share memories, swap stories and reconnect with your classmates. Enjoy refreshments and the art on exhibit in the gallery. This event is free of charge.
  • Reunion Parties (registration required)
    • Class of 1969 | 5:30 p.m. social hour & appetizers, 6:30 p.m. dinner | $35
      Boatwerks Ballroom #2 (216 Van Raalte Avenue)
    • Class of 1974 | 6:30 p.m. | $35
      Boatwerks Ballroom #1(216 Van Raalte Avenue)
    • Class of 1979 | 6 p.m. | $35
      Boatwerks Macatawa Room (216 Van Raalte Avenue)
    • Class of 1984 and 1989 combined | 6:30 p.m. | $25
      City Vu (61 East 7th Street)
      Recommended attire for reunion parties is business casual
  • Hope College Theatre presents: The Seagull | 7:30 p.m. | DeWitt Theatre

Saturday, April 27

  • Reunion Registration and Coffee Hour | 9:30–10:30 a.m. | Haworth Inn and Conference Center | For the reunion classes of '69, '74, '79, '84, and '89. The Fifty Year Circle (Class of '68 and earlier) has a separate registration at Maas Auditorium at 11:00 am.
  • Resource Center | 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Haworth Inn and Conference Center
    Visit the resource center for information about the weekend and the college. Connect with current students, enjoy coffee and snacks, grab some giveaways and more.
  • Reunion Celebration Brunches (registration required)
    • 1969 | 10:30 a.m. brunch | $15
    • 1974 | 10:30 a.m. brunch | $15
    • 1979 | 10 a.m. brunch | $15
    • 1984 & 1989 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 featuring the formal release of the Sesquicentennial Publication Hope College at 150 (registration required) | 11 a.m. registration, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. luncheon $15 | Maas Auditorium (connected to Phelps Dining Hall)
    The Fifty Year Circle (Class of 1968 and earlier) is invited to share memories while looking to Hope’s future. The Class of 1969 has a separate brunch and both groups will meet together for the Fifty Year Circle Ceremony in Dimnent at 2 pm.
    Program will include a reception and formal presentation to President Dennis N. Voskuil, and comments by book contributors Robert P. Swierenga, Thomas Renner and Alfredo M. Gonzales. This event is co-hosted by the A.C. Van Raalte Institute
  • Art Exhibit: Graduating Senior Show | 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | DePree Gallery
  • Art Exhibit: Once Were Nomads: Textiles and Culture in Baluchistan Exhibit | 10 a.m.–4 p.m. | Kruizenga Art Museum
  • Hope-Geneva Bookstore | 11 a.m.–4 pm
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Kalamazoo | 1 p.m. | Van Andel Soccer Stadium
  • Softball vs. Kalamazoo | 1 p.m. | Wolters Softball Stadium
  • Fifty Year Circle Ceremony | 2 p.m. | Dimnent Memorial Chapel
    All alumni, especially members of the Fifty Year Circle, are invited to join together as the Class of 1969 is welcomed into the Fifty Year Circle. The ceremony includes a musical performance by the Chapel Choir.
  • Presidential Transition Information Session | 3 p.m. | Winants Auditorium in Graves Hall
    Hear from Special Assistant to the President/Chief of Staff Mary Boelkins '96 Remenschneider regarding the recently completed presidential search and Hope’s exciting transition to a new president. Open to all alumni and guests.
  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Trine | 3:30 p.m. | Van Andel Soccer Stadium
  • Annual Alumni Banquet (registration required) | 5 p.m. Social hour including appetizers
    6 p.m. Dinner | Haworth Inn and Conference Center
    The event will also include the presentation of the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards, recognition of the Class of 1969, and a dessert reception. The banquet is complimentary for members of the Class of 1969 and one guest. All others cost $25.
  • Hope College Theatre presents: The Seagull | 7:30 p.m. | DeWitt Theatre