Homecoming



    Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19, 2014

    Alumni of all ages are invited to return to campus for Homecoming, an annual Hope tradition. Experience Hope through alumni events, campus tours, athletics, arts, the annual 5K, and more. Mark your calendar to connect with the people and places that made Hope special for you.

    Save the date. Registration will begin in early September.





    Friday, October 17

    Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting

    Hope-Geneva Bookstore
    DeWitt Student Center, Lower Level
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Stop in the bookstore to pick up some Hope gear for yourself or for a great gift.

    Art Exhibition To Be Determined
    De Pree Art Gallery
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Chapel 
    Dimnent Memorial Chapel
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Experience chapel as Hope students do each week. 

    Hospitality Center
    DeWitt Lobby
    1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Stop by the Homecoming Hospitality Center in the lobby of the DeWitt Student Center as part of your weekend activities. You can sign up for a Segway tour of campus with a student-leader, find answers to any last minute schedule questions, purchase or pick-up event tickets, get giveaways and more.

    5K and 50K Packet Pick-Up
    New Holland Brewing Company
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Pick up your event packet for the 5K Run or 50K Bike and meet other participants.

    Friday Evening Alumni Event To Be Determined
    Location and time to be determined

    Hope Theatre Performance To Be Determined
    Location and time to be determined.

    Great Performance Series Concert: Sweet Honey in the Roc
    Dimnent Chapel
    7:30 pm
     

    Learn more at www.sweethoneyintherock.org.

    Saturday, October 18

    Hope 50K Bike Ride
    Ray and Sue Smith Stadium
    8:00 AM

    The 50K (31 miles) Bike Ride will be led by VeloCity Cycles. Each group is led by “Velo-Citizens” so no one gets lost or left behind. The ride is open to everyone as long as they are wearing a helmet, have working brakes on their bike, and subscribe to always riding safe and legal, watching out for each other and sharing the road. This is a recreational ride, not a race, but the average speed for each of the two rides is 16-18 mph and 20+ mph. There will be a packet pickup event on Friday at 6:30 PM at New Holland Brewery.

    Hope Flying 5K Run
    Ray and Sue Smith Stadium
    9:00 AM

    Participants enjoy a light breakfast, refreshments, a performance t-shirt, chip timing, and a fun finish on the new turf at Ray & Sue Smith Stadium! There will be door prizes and performance prizes by age and gender. There will be a packet pickup event on Friday at 6:30 PM at New Holland Brewery.

    Art Exhibition To Be Determined
    De Pree Art Gallery
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Hospitality Center
    DeWitt Lobby
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Stop by the Homecoming Hospitality Center in the lobby of the DeWitt Student Center as part of your weekend activities. You can sign up for a Segway tour of campus with a student-leader, find answers to any last minute schedule questions, purchase or pick-up event tickets, get giveaways and more.

    Men’s Alumni Lacrosse Game
    Location and time to be determined

    Men’s lacrosse players of all ages are invited to participate in this annual tradition and celebrate the move from club to varsity sport! Contact Michael Schanhals at 231-744-1776 for more information.

    Greek Life Events
    Various Locations
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All fraternities and sororities are welcoming their alumni back to campus! This time in the schedule is set aside for Greek Life organizations to schedule their own events, often an open house or brunch. Each fraternity and sorority makes their own plans and will be communicating with their alumni. Contact 616-395-7800 or greeklife@hope.edu for more information.

    Hope-Geneva Bookstore
    DeWitt Student Center, Lower Level
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Stop in the bookstore to pick up some Hope gear for yourself or for a great gift.

    Chapel Choir Rehearsal
    Dimnent Chapel
    11:00 AM

    Chapel choir alumni will have two rehearsal times and perform the alma mater at halftime of the football game and participate in the Sunday worship service.

    Saturday Afternoon Alumni and Student  Event To Be Determined
    Location and time to be determined

    Football vs. Olivet
    Ray and Sue Smith Stadium
    2:00 PM

    Watch the Flying Dutchmen take on Adrian at the recently renovated Holland Municipal Stadium. National Mortar Board will host a children’s book drive at halftime and the Hope-Geneva Bookstore will be on site with Hope hats, sweatshirts, shirts, etc. The student and alumni chapel choir will perform the alma mater at halftime.

    H-Club VIP Tent
    Ray and Sue Smith Stadium
    2:00 PM

    All H-Club members (alumni letter winners from all sports) are invited to this special event inside the stadium during the game. Join others in the north end zone throughout the game for special H-Club treats and time by the new turf.

    Hope Theatre Performance To Be Determined
    Location and time to be determined.

    Sunday, October 19

    Chapel Choir Rehearsal
    Dimnent Chapel
    8:30 AM

    Chapel choir alumni will have two rehearsal times and perform the alma mater at halftime of the football game and participate in the Sunday worship service.

    Homecoming Worship Service
    Dimnent Memorial Chapel
    10:00 AM

    Everyone in the Hope community is invited to a service led by Hope’s Campus Ministries team with music provided by the Chapel Choir.

    Dimnent Heritage Society Brunch
    Location and time to be determined.

    Art Exhibition To Be Determined
    De Pree Art Gallery
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    The Gathering
    Dimnent Memorial Chapel
    8:00 PM

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