Defender Days Schedule


3–5 p.m. Early Bird Registration, Campus Center

7:30 p.m. Fall Theatre Production: Godspell, Te Paske Theatre (located in Sioux Center High School, two blocks north of the campus entrance on 7th St.)

10 p.m. Praise and Worship, Campus Center


6:45 a.m. Business Connections Breakfast, Campus Center. Brian Vos (’85) Our featured speaker, Brian Vos from The Wine Group, will talk broadly about “stewardship” in today’s business world, sharing some examples on how a conscious focus on stewardship manifests itself in the business model, structure, value, and culture of The Wine Group.

8 a.m.–7 p.m. Registration Open, Campus Center

8 a.m.–3 p.m. Visit Classes

9:30 a.m. Campus Tour, meet at registration in the Campus Center Lobby.

11 a.m. Chapel, B.J. Haan Auditorium

2 p.m. Campus Tour, meet at registration in the Campus Center Lobby.

3 p.m. Small Music Festival, B.J. Haan Auditorium

4:30 p.m. The Goheen Gallop 5k Fun Run, All Seasons Center

5 to 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception, lower level of the Campus Center. Here’s a place to meet your student’s family and friends or reconnect with former classmates and acquaintances. It’s a DYI reunion. We’ll provide the venue and snacks; you call, text, FB or tweet your plans.

5:30 p.m. Classes of ’90–’93 25-Year Class Reunion, President’s Home

7 p.m. Men's Varsity Volleyball, De Witt Gymnasium

7 p.m. Fall Music Festival, B.J. Haan Auditorium. Concert includes Campus-Community Band, Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra, Chorale, and Concert Choir. A freewill offering received.

7:30 p.m. Blades Hockey, All Seasons Center

10 p.m. Late Night with the Defenders, De Witt Gymnasium

10:30 p.m. Dordt Improv, B.J. Haan Auditorium


8 a.m.–Noon Registration Open, Campus Center

8:45–10:15 a.m. President's Brunch, Rec Center (Open to all)

8:45–10:15 a.m. Siblings' Brunch, Campus Center

10:30 a.m. Sowers Lacrosse Alumni Game, soccer practice field

11:15–12 p.m. DC Broader Vision Seminars

Defender Cattle Investments, Science building 1603: Learn how Dordt’s student-run cattle investment project gives students hands-on experiences with production and marketing decisions. Students will share how their work with the local community and a faculty advisor helps them gain expertise on buying, feeding, managing, and selling cattle in a stewardly and profitable manner.

Christians Use of Social Media, Science building 1604: Are you on Facebook? Do you Tweet? Instagram? Social media has changed (and is changing) the way people interact.  From shaping political discourse, to personalizing professional development for teachers, to presenting our “best self” online—this session will explore how Christians might redeem the way we use social media.

Student Research Gallery, Science Building Atrium: Posters showcasing a  wide variety of undergraduate research work conducted by Dordt students will be available for viewing.  Student researchers will be present to describe their work and and you are invited to ask questions about their projects.

11:30 a.m. Campus Tour, meet at registration in the Campus Center Lobby.

12-1 p.m. Tailgate (donations go to support PLIA), football field parking lot

1 p.m. Women's Volleyball Alumni match, De Witt Gymnasium

1 p.m. Women's Soccer v Nebraska Wesleyan, soccer field 

1 p.m. Football Game vs. Midland, football field

2 p.m. Fall Theatre Production, Godspell, Te Paske Theatre (located in Sioux Center High School)

2 p.m. Organ Showcase, B.J. Haan Auditorium

3:15 p.m. Men's Soccer v Morningside, soccer field

3:30 p.m. JV Women's Volleyball v Hastings, De Witt Gymnasium

3:45-5 p.m. Accentuating Architecture, Art Reception , Campus Center Art Gallery.
A Dordt College Alumni Exhibition: Curated by John Den Boer, gallery talk to be held at 4:00 p.m.

Exhibition Featuring the Architectural Design of:
John Den Boer ('00), Tower Pinkster AE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Jon Dykstra ('06), Aliiance, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Kevin Zandberg ('92), MJSA Architects, Salt Lake City, Utah 

4:15 p.m. Blades Hockey Game, All Seasons Center

5:00 p.m. Volleyball v Hastings, De Witt Gymnasium

5:00 p.m. Defender Nation Dinner, lower level of the Campus Center. Distinguished Alumni will be recognized.

7:30 p.m. Men's Basketball Alumni Games, De Witt Gymnasium

7:30 p.m. Fall Theatre Production, Godspell, Te Paske Theatre (located in Sioux Center High School)

9 p.m. Praise and Worship, lower level of the Campus Center

9:15–10:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social, Dining Hall