BIPOC Alumni Business Fair

The Alumni of Color Advisory Council is honored to highlight and support businesses led by our BIPOC Hope Alumni, or Black, Indigenous, and people of color. Join us in recognizing these entrepreneurs and support their endeavors by visiting their websites, making a purchase or by sharing their stories with your social networks! Natalie A. Brown […]

What is “Hope Chic?”

On a recent invitation, the alumni engagement team referenced that the dress code is Hope Chic. We got a few questions, so we thought we’d clarify a bit. Hope: Orange and blue.Chic: /SHēk/ adjective: elegantly and stylishly fashionable. We realized that a number of alumni, families and friends dress this way when they arrive for […]

Honoring a Hero: Gordon Van Wylen

Like most economists, I do not have many heroes. If asked, my colleagues might ascribe heroic stature to Adam Smith, the father of modern economics. Some would consider Milton Friedman or John Maynard Keynes as heroes worthy of appearing on an economics Mount Rushmore. But a hero of mine once lived in Holland, Michigan and […]

Thank You! 2021 Day of Giving Success

Thank you to all our alumni, families and friends who helped make this year’s Day of Giving a success! Over the course of 36 hours (February 25-26), Hope received $514,198 from 1,883 gifts . . . and we couldn’t have done it without you! What if somebody missed Day of Giving and they still want […]


It’s time. Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 3 p.m EST, the Flying Dutch will play the Knights for the 127th game, hosted by Calvin University. You can watch with us at (Note: the men’s game has been postponed). It started in 1965, even though women’s basketball didn’t officially become a sport in the MIAA […]

COVID-19 and Wastewater: Implications at Hope and Beyond

Among all the firsts that 2020 brought, here’s something no one saw coming: Hope College staffers parked in campus intersections, opening maintenance holes to get to the sewage below. Six mornings a week, rain or shine. It is part of Hope’s multi-pronged approach to keeping the campus safe during the pandemic, and came together thanks […]

Thank You!

Thank you. Simply put – we are amazed by the generosity that was shown yesterday. In total, 412 gifts were given and over $210,000 was raised to help support our students. Every gift matters and together we are #KeepingHope! Did you miss #GivingTuesday? It’s okay, you can still make your year-end gift.

Virtual Vespers

For the first time since 1941, the venerable Dimnent Chapel will not be the 2020 Hope College Christmas Vespers home venue due to space and air exchange restrictions imposed by COVID-19 mandates. The Vespers tradition began just hours after the Pearl Harbor attack and the department of music presentation of choirs, ensembles, organists, and instrumentalists […]

One Big Virtual Weekend Recap

One BIG Virtual Weekend was a great opportunity for Hope alumni and families to interact and engage with the college in a new way. If you weren’t able to join us or just want to check out what you missed, feel free to view these videos at If you were able to join us […]

The Hope College Connection LIVE!

Thank you to all of the alumni from around the world that were able to join us for The Hope College Connection LIVE series of events, hosted by Alumni & Family Engagement and The Boerigter Center for Calling and Career. Our goal was to expand this program to include topics that would be engaging and […]