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. Kletz Garage Sale

    Posted by Alumni and Family Engagement Team

    The lower level of DeWitt is being transformed to house an innovative and collaborative space tha...

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  2. Introducing the 10 Under 10 Award Recipients for 2022

    Posted by Kate Ralston '09

    Every year, the Holland Bowl Mill creates beautiful wooden bowls that are used as our physical aw...

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  3. DiscoverWork Is Back!

    Posted by Amanda Root '02

    After a short break, a successful DiscoverWork cycle happened this past spring! Unlike an interns...

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  4. Customized Coffee Blend Supports Hope Forward

    Posted by Gregory Olgers

    Hope Forward is a creative new approach to funding a college education, so what could be more app...

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  5. The Future of Work | Transforming the Old Kletz

    Posted by The Philanthropy and Engagement Teams

    Join Us To Transform The Old Kletz Remember the Kletz in the lower level of DeWitt? It’s mo...

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  6. Allison Utting ’18 Burkhardt Named Michigan’s Recipient of Prestigious James Madison Memorial Fellowship for Secondary Teachers

    Posted by Gregory Olgers

    Allison Utting ’18 Burkhardt, who teaches United States history at West Middle School in the By...

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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. Campus Life

    Class of 2026 Generational Students

    This fall, Hope will welcome 129 incoming students with generational ties. From mothers and fathers to great-great-grandparents, these students will follow in the footsteps of the many family members who have graduated from Hope College before them. If the information is incomplete or if we have missed someone, please send an email to alumni@hope.edu.

  2. Campus Life

    Retired Advancement V.P. and Former Dean Robert N. DeYoung Dies

    Robert N. DeYoung of Holland, who across 35 years at Hope earned the affectionate sobriquet “Mr. Hope College” through his service in admissions, student development and college advancement, died on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. He was 89.

  3. Arts

    Holland artist's illustrations come to life onstage with 'Lulu and the Long Walk'

    13 On Your Side

    A very special musical is on stage now at Hope College thanks to a unique collaboration. It's a children's picture book come to life. It's called "Lulu and the Long Walk". The musical is based on the book written by Jars of Clay lead singer Dan Haseltine and illustrated by Holland artist Joel Schoon-Tanis.