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 updating your information, making plans to connect at a Hope event, referring a student and exploring ways you can get involved.

Recent Blog Posts

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  3. 70 Years and Counting: Arcadian Homecoming

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  5. Tim Laman ’83 Named Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 3,540Alumni in the Career Resource Network

    There are around 3,540 alumni are in the Career Resource Network, an online program that provides alumni and students a way to network.

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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 2014-15 academic 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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  • 39%Networking Connections

    39% of f the class of 2014 said networking connections helped them secure employment

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alumni News

  1. Cook Village Student Housing Being Expanded for Fall 2017

    Hope College is adding two more townhouse-style apartments to its Cook Village student housing, with completion scheduled for the start of the fall 2017 semester.

    Cook Village Student Housing Being Expanded for Fall 2017
  2. “Live” Interview and Q&A with Founding Fathers Scheduled for Dec. 8-9

    Audience members can experience both history and television in the making during the filming of Episode Two of “Inventing America: Conversations with the Founders” on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 8-9, at 7:30 p.m. at Hope College in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

    “Live” Interview and Q&A with Founding Fathers Scheduled for Dec. 8-9
  3. Hope to Feature Folk Ensembles and Student Songwriters on Nov. 20

    Hope College will host two music events on Saturday, Nov. 20, with student folk ensembles performing at 2 p.m. and work by student songwriters featured at 4 p.m., both in the John and Dede Howard Recital of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope to Feature Folk Ensembles and Student Songwriters on Nov. 20
  4. Internship Fair

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    Open to all students, this fair is intended to provide a way to explore internship opportunities with a variety of organizations across multiple disciplines. 

    Internship Fair
    Maas Center
    Internship Fair 3:00 pm - Maas Center, Conference Room
  5. Hope vs. Calvin Rivalry Parties

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    Come and cheer on the Flying Dutchmen at a nearby Hope vs. Calvin Rivalry Party on Saturday, February 18. Visit hopecalvin.com for a full list of parties and other rivalry information.

    The men's Calvin vs. Hope series now spans 97 years and 194 games. Hope leads the series 100-94. On the women's side, Calvin leads the series 70-45. The men's rivalry was recently covered by the New York Times.

    Find the Rivalry party nearest you! Go Hope!

    Hope vs. Calvin Rivalry Parties
    Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse
    Hope vs. Calvin Rivalry Parties 3:00 pm - Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse