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 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. Frances Traisman ’89 Gets Ready for MLB Opening Day in Tokyo, Japan

    Posted by Scott Travis

    Joe DiMaggio once said that Opening Day for Major League Baseball is “like a birthday party when y...

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  2. Refer A Student

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    Referrals from alumni and families make a difference. Once a prospective student is referred, one in...

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  3. The Alumni Postcard Project

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    Here in the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement, we spend a few minutes every Tuesday morning w...

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  4. The Invitation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    During the school year of 1962-63, Roland Marshall ’63 and Pete Paulsen ’64, with the pe...

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  5. Hope Alumni Bring Unique Perspectives to the Tech Industry

    Posted by Scott Travis

    One of the best parts of my job is meeting some of Hope’s 33,000 alumni on their home turf. With g...

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  6. 10 Under 10 Award Recipient: Xander Krieg ’12

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    “He developed an algorithm that allows a greater understanding of facial expressions and emotions....

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 3,540Alumni in the Career Resource Network

    There are around 3,540 alumni are in the Career Resource Network, an online program that provides alumni and students a way to network.

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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. admissions

    Refer A Student


    Referrals from alumni and families make a difference. Once a prospective student is referred, one in five of them apply. Over the past four years, nearly 300 students are at Hope because they first connected through a referral from someone like you. WHY HOPE? With more than 3,500 colleges and universities in the United States … Continue reading Refer A Student

  2. Academics

    Hope Grad to Discuss Career Using Research Skills from Psych Course

    Dr. Kari Nysse Carris, a 1996 Hope College graduate who is vice president of health sciences at NORC (formerly known as the National Opinion Research Center) at the University of Chicago will present “Research Methods: The Tie That Binds” on Monday, Feb. 18, at 3:30 p.m. at Hope in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall through the college’s annual John Shaughnessy Psychology Lecture Series.

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    Hope in Washington, D.C.
    The Mayflower Hotel