Hope alumni know that their relationships with the college and with each other do not end at graduation.

Alumni have proven generous with their time and advice to students and fellow graduates. Through lifelong learning and career development, relationships formed at Hope change lives both on campus and in communities everywhere. Tapping into the potential of this network is a powerful way to bring your career to life.

When you graduate with a Hope degree or complete at least 45 credits, you are officially a member of the Alumni Association. It’s free and an automatic part of your lifelong relationship with Hope. As a member, the college and alumni volunteers will work hard to keep you in touch with your inner Dutch through events, affinity connections and career resources.

You can stay connected and be an active member by activating your profile on The Hope College Connection, updating your information, making plans to connect at a Hope event, referring a student and exploring ways you can get involved.

Recent Blog Posts

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  3. Form and Function, Past to Present | Mural Painted by Ashley Mary ’07

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    Where once were bare walls, a playful, abstract mural now lives. Painted earlier this summer, it ...

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  4. Career Development and Lifelong Learning Courses

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  5. Introducing the 2021 10 Under 10 Award Recipients

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    The 10 Under 10 Awards will be presented at Homecoming to 10 alumni who have graduated within the...

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  6. Senior Year: A 2020 Perspective

    Posted by Sarah Brown

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 2,200+The Hope College Connection

    There are over 2,200 mentors in The Hope College Connection, a powerful new network for alumni, families and students.

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  • 60+Events for Alumni and Families

    There are tons of events for alumni and families hosted by the Alumni Engagement team during the year

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  • 8,000+Hope College Donors

    When you make a gift to Hope, you are joining more than 8,000 others who share your strong commitment and contribute to Hope’s success each year.

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  • 35%Networking Connections

    35% of the most recent graduating class said networking connections helped them secure employment

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Alumni News & Events

  1. Academics

    Translation of Letters and Poems Wins International Award

    Hope College faculty members Dr. Anne R. Larsen and Dr. Steve Maiullo have received international recognition for their 2021 book “Anna Maria van Schurman: Letters and Poems to and from Her Mentor and Other Members of Her Circle,” released in September by Iter Academic Press (Toronto) in the influential series “The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe.” The book has been awarded the annual Scholarly Edition in Translation Award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender (SSEMWG).

  2. Academics

    Third Film Released in Series about Peace Activist A.J. Muste

    “A. J. Muste: Radical for Peace/Welcoming the New Left,” the third — but not final — film in the series about the life of 1905 Hope College graduate A. J. Muste is now available for public viewing at radicalforpeace.org

  3. Campus Life

    One Big Weekend Photo Gallery

    Hope College celebrated “One Big Weekend: Homecoming and Family Weekend” on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 22-23, with multiple events open to the public in addition to activities for alumni and the families of current students.