Alumni, families and friends,
We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to campus for One Big Weekend: Homecoming and Family Weekend October 11 through 13, 2019. There’s a full list of the events happening on campus at hope.edu/onebigweekend. Here’s our Top Ten events you won’t want to miss! Register today and make plans to join us!
1. Shop, Sip, Save and Dine Downtown Holland
Celebrate this special weekend the Hope way – on 8th Street! The party starts at Courtyard Marriott from 5-9 pm where you can pick up all the info you need to make the most of your time downtown. Dozens of shops and restaurants will be featuring special deals and freebies for the Hope community!
2. Get Fit and Have Fun
Race through the streets of Holland while grabbing a donut hole at every mile! The Donut Run 5K benefits Dance Marathon (which ultimately benefits the Miracle Kids of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital). Once you are all warmed up, head to the Bultman Student Center to round out a fitness-filled morning with some yoga.
3. Stroll the Market and Follow the Yellow Brick Road!
Grab a hot cup of coffee at a local shop and head to the Holland Farmers Market for fresh local produce. Then take the short walk to Centennial Park and Herrick District Library where the Holland Oz Project celebrates the Wizard of Oz and its characters with a free outdoor exhibit.
4. Stop by for Swag
Stop by the One BIG Weekend Resource Center to snag some weekend info. During Happy Hour from 1 – 3 pm, we’ll have yummy snacks and even a few freebies. And since the Resource Center is conveniently located in the Bookstore, you’ll be able to update your Hope wardrobe too!
6. Presidential Open House
Stop by the Bultman Student Center Great Room from 1 – 3 pm on Saturday for the Presidential Open House. Grab a snack, mingle with other alumni and families with a chance to meet President Matt Scogin. This event is hosted by the Alumni Board and Parents’ Council.
Watch as nationally recognized professional pumpkin carvers show off their skills, take a hay ride, and enjoy fun activities for the entire family! Join the fun at this downtown Holland sponsored event. Check their website for more details.
8. It wouldn’t be Homecoming without an opportunity to cheer on your favorite sports teams.
Hockey vs. Indiana on Friday at 7:30 pm at Griff’s IceHouse.
Football vs. Albion on Saturday at 3 pm at the Ray and Sue Smith Stadium.
Volleyball vs. Trine on Saturday at 1 pm at the DeVos Fieldhouse.
9. Worship Opportunities
10. Celebrate 10 Young Alumni
The recipients of the 10 Under 10 Awards all graduated within the past 10 years and will be honored for being emerging leaders and making significant contributions in their local and global communities. Everyone’s invited to a Q&A panel in Winants Auditorium at 3 pm to learn some secrets to their success. CityVū is the place to be on Friday night. Stop by for an appetizer and to congratulate these alumni.