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

  1. Introducing the 10 Under 10 Alumni Award Recipients for 2023

    Posted by Kate Ralston '09

    I think my colleagues in Alumni Engagement are going to get sick of me saying: “This is such a ...

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  2. Jim McFarlin ’74 to Be Inducted into Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

    Posted by Gregory Olgers

    Hope graduate and Trustee Jim McFarlin ’74 is one of six outstanding journalists being inducted...

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  3. Day of Giving 2023 Champions

    Posted by The Annual Philanthropy Team

    You should sign up to be a Champion for Day of Giving! What does that mean? It’s simple, re...

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  4. Day of Giving 2023

    Posted by The Annual Philanthropy Team

    Join us for Day of Giving 2023, beginning at midnight on Thursday, February 23 and running throug...

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  5. The Global Travel Program is Back!

    Posted by Scott Travis

    After a pause due to the pandemic, we are proud to relaunch the Global Travel Program. Since 1961...

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  6. The Hope College Connection LIVE!

    Posted by The Alumni Engagement Team

    We are excited for FOUR events this spring! The Hope College Connection LIVE! events bring togeth...

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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

    Visiting Writers Series to Feature Elizabeth Trembley and MK Czerwiec

    Hope College’s Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series will feature authors Elizabeth Trembley and MK Czerwiec, who combine visual art and narrative in their graphic memoirs to explore themes such as memory, trauma, illness and healthcare, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in Schaap Auditorium of the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center.

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