Alumni Weekend






    On April 24-25, 2015, you are invited to celebrate your time at Hope with classmates and friends during Alumni Weekend. This spring tradition includes reunion events for 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985 and the Fifty Year Circle. 

    Other weekend highlights include the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Awards, arts and athletics events, and opportunities to connect with alumni and students.

    Events are free unless otherwise noted.

    THURSDAY, APRIL 23

    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Art Exhibit: Graduating Senior Show
    DePree Gallery
    7:30 p.m. Theatre: The Children’s Hour
    DeWitt Theatre
    Tickets cost $10 and are available by calling 616.395.7890.
    9:00 p.m. Artist-in-Residence Tony Monaco on Jazz Organ
    Our Brewery (76 E. 8th St.)
    Join the fun at the second annual end-of-year jazz party with jazz organist Tony Monaco.

    FRIDAY, APRIL 24

    8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Kletz Café and Coffeehouse
    DeWitt Student Center, Lower Level
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
    Haworth Inn and Conference Center
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hope-Geneva Bookstore
    DeWitt Student Center, Lower Level
    10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Chapel
    Dimnent Memorial Chapel
    Rev. Dr. Trygve Johnson, Hope’s Hinga-Boersma Dean of the Chapel, will be speaking.
    11:00 a.m. Lunch at the Renovated Phelps Dining Hall
    Phelps Dining Hall
    Members of the Class of 1965 will be dining together in the newly renovated Phelps Dining Hall. The dining hall is also open to all alumni from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pay at the door.
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Art Exhibit: Graduating Senior Show
    DePree Gallery
    5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Nykerk Hall of Music Curtain Call Concerts
    Wichers Auditorium
    For sixty years, Nykerk Hall of Music has been the home for adventurous and diverse musical genres. The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts will be completed soon and Nykerk Hall will be removed. We are inviting distinguished alumni and faculty to perform for curtain call final performances in Wichers Auditorium. 
    7:30 p.m. Theatre: The Children’s Hour
    DeWitt Theatre
    Tickets cost $10 and are available by calling 616.395.7890.

    Reunion Parties

    The dress code for all reunion parties is business casual.
    6:00 p.m. social hour
    7:00 p.m. dinner
    $45 per person
    Class of 1965 Reunion Party Registration Required
    Macatawa Legends (4600 Macatawa Legends Blvd.)
    6:00 p.m. social hour
    7:00 p.m. dinner
    $35 per person
    Class of 1970 Reunion Party Registration Required
    The Piper (2225 South Shore Dr.)
    6:30 p.m.
    $10 per person
    Class of 1975 Reunion Party Registration Required
    New Holland Brewery (66 E. 8th St.)
    6:30 p.m.
    $30 per person
    Class of 1980 Reunion Party Registration Required
    Boatwerks (216 Van Raalte Ave.)
    6:00 p.m.
    $30 per person
    Class of 1985 Reunion Party Registration Required
    Alpen Rose (4 E. 8th St.)

    SATURDAY, APRIL 25

    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Resource Center
    Haworth Inn and Conference Center
    Visit the Resource Center for information about the weekend and the college. Meet members of the Student Ambassadors, purchase a commemorative reunion mug, enjoy coffee and snacks, giveaways, and more.
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Reunion Registration and Coffee Hour
    Haworth Inn and Conference Center
    For the reunion classes of ’65, ’70, ’75, ’80, and ’85. The Fifty Year Circle (Class of ’64 and earlier) has registration at Maas Auditorium at 10 am and does not need to check in at Haworth first.

    Reunion Celebration Brunches

    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    $15 per person
    Class of 1965 Reunion Brunch Registration Required
    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    $15 per person
    Class of 1970 Reunion Brunch Registration Required
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m
    $15 per person
    Class of 1975 Reunion Brunch Registration Required
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m
    $15 per person
    Class of 1980 Reunion Brunch Registration Required
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m
    $15 per person
    Class of 1985 Reunion Brunch Registration Required
    The exact room location for your brunch will be shared at reunion registration. Class photos will be taken in the A. Paul Schaap Science Center Atrium.

    Registration at Maas Center
    10:30 a.m.
    Luncheon
    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fifty Year Circle Luncheon Registration Required
    Maas Auditorium (connected to Phelps Dining Hall)
    The Fifty Year Circle (Class of 1964 and earlier) is invited to share memories while looking to Hope’s future. The Class of 1965 has a separate brunch and both groups will meet together for the Fifty Year Circle Ceremony in Dimnent at 1:00 p.m. Guests for this event can arrive at the Maas Center directly and do not need to check in at Haworth first.
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Art Exhibit: Graduating Senior Show
    DePree Gallery
    11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hope-Geneva Bookstore
    DeWitt Student Center, Lower Level
    12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Kletz Café and Coffeehouse
    DeWitt Student Center, Lower Level
    1:00 p.m. Fifty Year Circle Ceremony
    Dimnent Memorial Chapel
    All alumni, especially members of the Fifty Year Circle, are invited to join together as the Class of 1965 is welcomed into the Fifty Year Circle. The ceremony includes a performance by the Hope College Chapel Choir.
    1:00 p.m. Men's Lacrosse vs. Calvin
    Van Andel Stadium
    Tickets cost $5.
    1:00 p.m. Baseball vs. Alma
    Boeve Stadium
    1:00 p.m. Softball vs. Adrian
    Wolters Stadium
    1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Campus Tours
    Haworth Inn & Conference Center
    Explore campus with a current Hope student. Both walking tours and golf cart tours will be available. Sign up at the Resource Center.
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Washington Honors Semester 40th Anniversary Open House
    Lubbers 2nd Floor
    Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Hope’s off-campus study program in our nation’s capital. This event, open to all with an affinity for the program, will also celebrate the retirement of Dr. Jack Holmes.
    1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. A Greater Hope Sneak Peek Tours: Jack H. Miller Center for the Musical Arts Registration Required
    Get a behind the scenes look at Hope’s new state-of-the-art concert hall and music facility. There will be three 45 minute tours beginning at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Space is limited.
    1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. A Greater Hope Sneak Peek Tours: Kruizenga Art Museum Registration Required
    See the inside of Hope’s new art museum and gallery as it nears completion. There will be four 30 minute tours beginning at 1:00 pm, 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Space is limited.
    2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Nykerk Hall of Music Curtain Call Concerts
    Wichers Auditorium
    For sixty years, Nykerk Hall of Music has been the home for adventurous and diverse musical genres. The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts will be completed soon and Nykerk Hall will be removed. We are inviting distinguished alumni and faculty to perform for curtain call final performances in Wichers Auditorium. 
    4:00 p.m. ’80s Alumni Pre-Banquet Gathering
    Butch’s (44 E. 8th St.)
    Connect with the 30th and 35th reunion classes and other 1980s alumni at this informal gathering prior to the Annual Alumni Banquet.
    5:00 p.m. Alumni Award Recipient Meet and Greet
    Haworth Inn and Conference Center
    Meet this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients and President John and Kelly Knapp at this gathering prior to the Annual Alumni Banquet. This year’s award recipients are Dr. Douglas Neckers ’60 and Dr. Jerold ’55 and Lois ’56 Veldman.
    6:00 p.m. Annual Alumni Banquet Registration Required
    Haworth Inn and Conference Center Ballroom
    All Hope alumni are invited to this celebration. Highlights include the presentation of the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards, as well as recognition of the Class of 1965. $25 per person. Complimentary for members of the Class of 1965 and one guest.

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