Keep in touch with the caring, Christian community you knew as a student. Curious about whether you live near other Dordt alumni? Regional chapters will help you connect. The chapters are one way for Defender Nation to continue to encourage one another to advance Dordt’s mission. Learn more about how you can join a chapter or initiate a chapter for your region.

Here you can find out which regional events are heading your way. Explore the Dig Deeper section in the sidebar to the right to find further ways to stay connected.

Regional Events

The Fourth World Documentary Tour, Hudsonville, MI

There's a hidden world out there that is getting ready to explode. Most of us know little—if anything about it. It's the world of slums. One of every six human beings inhabits this hidden place and if the United Nations is right, that number will triple by 2050.

Join Dordt College alumni and friends on February 27, and watch the award-winning film The Fourth World documentary produced by faculty member Mark Volkers.

This issue is too big for just a few "important" government people to be thinking about. It's something we must all think about. And act on. After the screening, Volkers will lead a time of discussion for everyone to wrestle with the topic of the film together. There will also be time to mingle and enjoy refreshments with other alumni and friends of the college.

This is a free event! Please RSVP by February 23, so we can plan accordingly.

Register for Fourth World Event

Pinnacle Center
3330 Highland Drive
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Hear from Dr. James Calvin Schaap at Southwest Christian's Chapel, Chaska, MN

The public is invited to hear Dr. James Schaap reading one of his stories during chapel at Southwest Christian High School on Friday, February 27 at 12:30 p.m.

No registration is needed.

Southwest Christian High School
1981 Bavaria Road
Chaska, MN 55318

Alumni Golf Tournament, Ripon, CA

Join the Dordt College men's and women's golf teams and the Ripon Christian High School golf team for an 18-hole tournament on March 13. The tournament will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Spring Creek Country Club. Following the tournament, the Alumni Association will host a dinner at the Club House for the teams and participants. Cost is $65 per person and will include a round of golf and cart. You may also purchase a Dordt polo shirt for $30.

Please register by Tuesday, February 18, if you would like a polo. All other registrations need to be in by March 6.

Space is limited, so register today!

Register for the Ripon Alumni Golf Tournament

Spring Creek Country Club
1580 Spring Creek Drive
Ripon, CA 95366

Class of 1965 Golden Reunion, May 7-8

Dordt is celebrating the first four-year graduating class—a milestone in Dordt's history. Dordt is excited to invite graduates from 1965 and a guest back to campus on May 7 and 8, to reunite with classmates and see all the changes! Even though campus looks different, the founding principles remain the same. We hope you will come back, share your stories, and be blessed as you reconnect with the people and places you remember.

Please RSVP by April 15 to or call 712-722-6022.

Thursday, May 7
10 a.m. Campus tour
Noon. Lunch
1 p.m. Community tour
5:30 p.m. Banquet, president's home (We will have a display table for you to bring your memorabilia)
7 p.m. Senior Show, B.J. Haan Auditorium

Friday, May 8
9 a.m. Coffee and refreshments, Founder's Room, President's Home
10 a.m. Private showing of Commencement ceremony with classmates, Founder's Room, President's Home

Extended Weekend Options:
Saturday, May 9
12-2 p.m. Lunch at the Fruited Plain, located on Main Street
7:30 p.m. Concert Choir Pre-European Tour Concert, B.J. Haan Auditorium

Hotel Options:
Dordt has reserved two blocks of rooms for the reunion. To claim a room, make the reservation under the Dordt College Reunion. All reservations need to be made by April 8.

Holiday Inn Express, Le Mars (712-546-1700)
1285 Sleepy Eye Dr, Le Mars, IA 51031

Hampton Inn, Orange City (712-707-4100)
914 8th St SE, Orange City, IA 51041

Class Gift: Please mail all checks to the Advancement Office, attn: Rachel Verwolf, or you can use the online giving form. Please make sure to specify that you donation is part of the class of 1965 gift.

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