/ Alumni and Family Engagement

Recruiting, Reunions & Rivalries

We know that you connect with Hope in unique ways, and we also know that not everyone can make it back to campus easily or as often as they want. So we created a program that can come to you! 

We love connecting with alumni and families. We look forward to on-campus and regional events, virtual connections and online communication. We look forward to on-campus and regional events, virtual connections and online communication and our exciting "R's In A Box" programs.

Recruiter In A Box

Spread Hope near your home! Do you know a high school student who would be a great addition to the Hope community? Recruiter in a Box was created to provide tools for alumni and families who want to share information with 3–10 prospective Hope students within their own circles. Simply sign up using this short form and we’ll send you a box full of materials and swag to share with high school students who you think would love life in orange and blue. You can choose the number of materials you would like to have sent, based on your needs. And there’s even a “thank you” gift for you!

Learn more at hope.edu/refer.

Request Your Recruiter In A Box 

RIVALRY In A Box

Every college has one. A rival that heightens the desire to win and the emotions of the game. But we don’t just have a rival, we have THE Rivalry. And while our epic basketball games have captured ESPN’s attention, the Hope vs. Calvin Rivalry inspires our teams in every sport to leave it all out there in the attempt to beat the Knights... every time. 

Thanks to technology, we can now celebrate the Rivalry in multiple locations, across multiple sports, multiple times a year! With the ability to stream athletics right in your own home, you can host your own “watch party” with your friends, family and fellow Hope fans — and we want to provide the swag! How do you snag a Rivalry in a Box? Simply put together a plan to gather Hope fans for any of these events and then complete this form!

  • Saturday, October 8 – Women's Soccer vs. Calvin @12 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 8 – Men's Soccer vs. Calvin @ 7 p.m.
  • Friday, October 21 – Volleyball vs. Calvin @6:30 p.m.
    *More events from multiple sports will be added as they are scheduled.

We will send you a custom created box to make your party even more orange and blue! And we’ll leave it up to you if any Calvin fans will be allowed!

The fine print: Each member of the Alumni Association is eligible to participate in a Rivalry in a Box one time each year. The minimum number of attendees (including organizer) is three with a maximum of 20. Have more than 20 alumni who want to get together? Email us and let us know! We will either ship the box to you or hold it here in our office for you to pick up if your watch party happens to be in the Holland area. Quantities are limited, so order your box today!

Request Your Rivarly In A Box 

Reunion In A Box

 

We love a good reunion, whether it takes place on campus during Homecoming or Alumni Weekend or in your own backyard. Whether the venue is Universal Studios, a cabin in the mountains of Colorado, the fairway of a golf course or a backyard full of babies and barbeque, we can help turn it into an “official” Hope reunion!

So, when you meet up with two or more other Hope alumni, let us know! We will send you a box full of Hope swag to make your time together even more special. This includes an exclusive t-shirt for each guest. Simply fill out this form with information about the event and participants. Be sure to give us at least 14 business days before your event to ensure we can get the box to you in time.

We’d love for you to share photos and memories of your reunion on social media using #HopeReunions. Hopefully, other alumni in your networks will be inspired to participate in the program as well!

The fine print: Each member of the Alumni Association is eligible to participate in a Reunion in a Box one time. The minimum number of attendees (including organizer) is three with a maximum of 20. Have more than 20 alumni who want to get together? Email us and let us know! We will either ship the box to you or hold it here in our office for you to pick up if your reunion happens to be in Holland. Quantities are limited, so order yours today! Reunion in a Box materials are intended to be used at events primarily focused on the gathering of Hope alumni.

Request Your Reunion In A Box 

Questions? Contact the Alumni and Family Engagement Team at alumni@hope.edu or 616.395.7250.