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Alumni Weekend

Join us for Alumni Weekend: April 24–25, 2020.

Alumni BanquetCheck out the photos from Alumni Weekend 2019 Visiting campus? Hotels in Holland fill up fast. Here's our list of preferred hotels 

This spring tradition includes reunion events for 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990 and the Fifty Year Circle as well as the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Awards.

 Friday, April 24, 2020

  • 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. | Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
  • 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. | Hope College Bookstore (DeWitt Lower Level)
  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. | African American Art | Kruizenga Art Museum
  • 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Graduating Senior Art Show | DePree Gallery
  • 10:30 a.m. | Chapel | Dimnent Memorial Chapel
  • 5–7 p.m. | Kruizenga Art Museum Spring Reception | Kruizenga Art Museum
  •  Traditional Reunion Parties
    • Class of 1970 | 5:30 p.m. Social Hour and Appetizers | 6:30 p.m. Dinner
      • Boatwerks Ballroom #2 (216 Van Raalte Ave.)
      • $25 | Registration coming soon!
    • Class of 1980 | 6 p.m.
      • Boatwerks Ballroom #1 (216 Van Raalte Ave.)
      • $25 | Registration coming soon!
    • Class of 1990 | 7 p.m.
      • Brew Merchant (442 Washington Ave.)
      • $15 | Registration coming soon!
    • Classes of 1965, 1975 and 1985 | 5:30–7 p.m. | An Evening of Fine Arts
      • Enjoy the student theatre production Twelfth Night or the spring reception at the Kruizenga Art Museum featuring African American Art. Pickup tickets, enjoy refreshments and giveaways, and connect with alumni and guests in the Boerigter Center in the lobby of DeWitt from 5:30–7 p.m.
      • Registration coming soon! This event is complimentary for members of the recognized classes as well as one guest for each class member.
  • 7:30 p.m. | Hope College Theatre presents: Twelfth Night | DeWitt Theatre

SATURDAY, April 25, 2020

  • 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Alumni Weekend Resource Center | Hope College Bookstore
    • Visit the resource center for more information about Alumni Weekend, bookstore coupons, snacks, giveaways and more!
  • Reunion Celebration Brunches
    • Class of 1980 | 10 a.m. coffee and registration in Maas Lobby | 10:30 a.m. brunch in Maas Conference Room
      • $15 | Registration coming soon!
    • Class of 1990 | 10 a.m. coffee and registration in Maas Lobby | 10:30 a.m. brunch in Phelps (Fireside Room)
      • $15 | Registration coming soon!
  • Fifty Year Circle Luncheon
    • Registration begins at 11 a.m.
    • 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Luncheon | $15 | Registration coming soon!
    • This luncheon is for the 50th Reunion Class of 1970, as well as all current members of the Fifty Year Circle (Classes of 1969 and earlier). The Class of 1970 will be inducted into this esteemed circle at 1:30 p.m. in Dimnent Chapel.
  • 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Graduating Senior Art Show | DePree Gallery
  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. | African American Art | Kruizenga Art Museum
  • 11 a.m.–4 p.m. | Hope College Bookstore (DeWitt Lower Level)
  • 1:30 p.m. | Fifty Year Circle Ceremony | Dimnent Memorial Chapel
    • All alumni, especially members of the Fifty Year Circle, are invited to join together as the Class of 1970 is welcomed into the Fifty Year Circle. The ceremony includes a musical performance by the Chapel Choir.
  • 2–3:30 p.m. | Campus Ministries Tour
    • Take a walk to the heart of campus and tour Hope's newest facility, the van Andel Huys der Hope (House of Hope), home of the Campus Ministries team. At 3 p.m., grab a seat in the new classroom space in the house to learn more from the Rev. Dr. Trygve Johnson about the mission and purpose of this beautiful space.
  • Annual Alumni Banquet | Holland Civic Center (150 West 8th Street)
    • 5 p.m. Social Hour and Appetizers | 6 p.m. Dinner
    • This event will include the presentation of the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards, recognition of the Class of 1970, remarks by President Matt Scogin, and a dessert reception. The banquet is complimentary for members of the Class of 1970 and one guest. All others cost $25. | Registration coming soon!