Parents and StudentEven though your son or daughter is away from home, we know you're interested in what they are up to at Dordt. That's why we have created newsletters, photo galleries, and other online resources for you. Please use the links at the right to find additional information about events, lodging, and more.


Defender Days is an exciting time on campus. Parents, alumni, and friends of the college are invited in October to come to campus and enjoy a number of exciting performance, sporting events, and classes to attend with your child. Please register online if you would like to join us.

If there is anything else we can do for you, please call us at 1-800-343-6738 or send an email. We look forward to hearing from you.

Parent E-newsletter (PEN Pal)

Want regular updates? Please consider subscribing to our parent e-newsletter, which comes out about three times a year.  View recent issues.

2014-15 Dates to Remember:

August 26: Classes begin
October 2-3: Reading days
October 8: Job/Internship Fair
October 17-18: Defender Days
November 4-17: Pre-registration
November 26-December 1: Thanksgiving break
December 2: Classes resume
December 12: Review day
December 15-18 Testing
January 13: Classes begin
February 13: Reading day
March 6-16: Spring break
March 17: Classes resume
March 20: Grace Days
April 7-20: Pre-registration
April 16: Ideafest
May 4: Review day
May 5-7: Testing
May 8: Commencement