The HOPE COLLEGE CONNECTION LIVE! EVENTS

THREE Hope College Connection LIVE! events are happening this fall and we couldn’t be more excited! These events bring together alumni and friends of Hope with current students for a time of networking, sharing expertise and asking/answering questions. The Hope College Connection LIVE: H-Club The first event this fall is The Hope College Connection LIVE: …

Kletz Garage Sale

The lower level of DeWitt is being transformed to house an innovative and collaborative space that will house the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement, The Boerigter Center for Calling and Career, and The Center for Leadership. The future is bright for that space and we are looking forward to all the opportunities it will …

Join us for Day of Giving 2022

Join us for Day of Giving 2022, beginning at midnight on Thursday, February 24 and running through noon on Friday, February 25. It’s 36 hours to #Give2Hope. By giving to what you love on Day of Giving at Hope College, you can support the areas that impacted you the most: the departments, programs and causes …

Happy Thanksgiving!

Campus is showing off this fall with beautiful colors in the Pine Grove; students have been celebrating traditional fall events like the Pull and Nykerk; alumni and families joined us for One Big Weekend. We have so much to be thankful for as we look forward to the holiday season. Here’s a peek into what’s …

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 …

#TheRivalry

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 athletics.hope.edu/live. (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 …