Class of 2020 Celebration

An invitation from President Scogin to the Class of 2020

We would like to personally invite the Class of 2020 to an elegant evening in the Pine Grove on May 22, 2021. We are so excited to celebrate your achievements in-person and share in your time together as a class.

On May 22, 2021, we will give you a punctuation mark on your time at Hope through the chance to return to campus to share favorite moments and connect with your Hope people. We will spend an elegant evening throughout the Pine Grove, the President’s backyard, and Bultman Student Center patio (rain plan will be Sunday, May 23). Your class will gather outdoors in your “Hope chic” attire and hear from your elected speaker, Dr. Jared Ortiz, as well as Chandler Alberda ’20, President Scogin, and others that want to celebrate your accomplishments. There will be gifts, food stations, a food truck, music and more.

We’ve been grateful to hear your feedback that has shaped our planning for this celebration. All members of the Class of 2020 are invited, and you are also now welcome to bring two guests with you to the event.

Registration is now open and can be completed here. RSVP deadline is May 7 to allow for ample time to prepare a safe event that follows COVID guidelines. Feel free to direct any questions to alumni@hope.edu.

We are also excited to share that you will be invited to a “one-year reunion” event as part of Homecoming, October 22-24, 2021. There will be both on and off campus events planned for you to celebrate with your friends from the Class of 2020, and larger events for all alumni for you to enjoy as well.

Your class has lost many of the “traditional” elements of the end of your college experience, including an in-person commencement ceremony, and we grieve that together with you. Current restrictions and safety protocols don’t even allow for a fully traditional commencement weekend for the Class of 2021. While we regret these losses and the frustration they have caused, we are thrilled to provide you with a safe time for meaningful interaction and celebration together for you and your guests.

Hope alumni know that their relationship with the college and each other doesn’t end when they leave campus, and this is especially true for you. You are an extraordinary class, and we eagerly look forward to seeing you on May 22.

Spera in Deo,
The President’s Office & The Alumni Engagement Office

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