Alumni, families, students and friends are invited to one big weekend full of events. This combination of Homecoming and Family Weekend will celebrate Hope's past, present and future as we bring the entire Hope community together.

THURSDAY, October 20

5 pm - 8 pm | Center for Diversity and Inclusion & Alumni of Color Advisory Council Kickback | Keppel House

Friday, October 21

9 am - 2:30 pm | Alumni of Color Advisory Council Meeting

9 am - 4:30 pm | Parents' Council and Alumni Board Meetings

10 am - 4 pm | Kruizenga Art Museum | 271 Columbia Ave.

3 - 4 pm | Hope in the [Real] World: 10 Under 10 Young Alumni Panel | Graves Hall, Winants Auditorium

  • The recipients of the 10 Under 10 Awards all graduated within the past 10 years and will be honored for being emerging leaders and making significant contributions in their local and global communities. Learn about their educational and professional journeys, their thoughts on the value, meaning, and impact of their liberal arts education on their lives and calling, and consider the advice they have for future and current Hope students.

5 - 8 pm | ExploreHope for Kids! | Schaap Science Center

  • Drop the kids off for a night of hands-on science fun with ExploreHope while you reconnect with old friends! Kids K - 5th grade will have a blast with favorite activities from the Hope Summer Science Camps. Register your kids.

5 - 9 pm | Hope on 8th Street | Courtyard Marriott Lobby

  • The excitement of One Big Weekend and the energy of Downtown Holland come together for this special event. Check in at the event center in the Courtyard Marriott to pick up your passport deal book and enjoy free treats at our food trucks. Meet up with your family, friends and classmates before you visit downtown Holland venues for dinner, drinks, desserts and amazing deals that last all weekend long.

5 - 9 pm | Donut Run 5K Packet Pick-Up | Courtyard Marriott Lobby

6 - 8 pm | Alumni of Color Bowling | BAM 478 E. 16th Street

  • Gather together to celebrate the new council members of Hope's Alumni of Color Advisory Council. Join us for an evening of bowling and community with alumni, students and friends.

6:30 pm | Volleyball vs. Calvin | DeVos Fieldhouse

7 - 9 pm | 10 Under 10 Soirée | CityVū Events

  • Alumni, students, families and friends are invited to celebrate at the 10 Under 10 Soirée on the 5th floor of CityFlats Hotel. You’ll celebrate with the 10 Under 10 award recipients in a casual meet-and-greet setting with appetizers and a cash bar. No registration is required and you may come and go as you please. You won’t want to miss it!

7:30 pm | Homecoming Gala Concert | Jack H . Miller Center for Musical Arts

Saturday, October 22

7:30 - 8:30 am | Donut Run 5K Packet Pick-Up | Ray & Sue Smith Stadium

9 am | One Big Weekend Donut Run 5K | Ray & Sue Smith Stadium

  • Run (and eat donuts) for the kids! This family-friendly race brings runners on a tour of campus with a finish on the 50 yard line of the football field. And we won’t make you wait until the end for a sweet treat - you’ll be offered donut holes at every mile! Registration includes chip timing, a long sleeve t-shirt you’ll want to live in, and of course, donuts! All proceeds benefit Hope College Dance Marathon, which raises money for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Register today!

9 - 11:30 am | Alumni of Color Brunch | Haworth Bilmar Conference Room

  • "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I." - Matthew 18:20. Enjoy a morning of fellowship over breakfast with the Alumni of Color Advisory Council, Hope faculty, alumni and friends.

10 am | Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game

10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Visit Day | Admissions

  • Current high school students who are interested in learning more about Hope are welcome to take part in the Admissions Visit Day activities. Registration is required.

1 - 3 pm | Snacks & Swag | Bultman Student Center Program Space

  • Join us in the student center for free snacks, beverages and great Hope swag. "Keeping Hope" blankets will be for sale and the Kletz Market will be open.

1:30 pm | H-Club Reception | Ray & Sue Smith Stadium

2 pm | Homecoming Football Game vs. Olivet | Ray & Sue Smith Stadium

5 - 7 pm | Class of 2002 20-Year Class Reunion | President's House

7:30 - 9:30 pm | Class of 2012 10-Year Class Reunion | 205 Coffee Bar | $15

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