Defender Days Menu

Thursday Specials

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

8:00 p.m. Fall Theatre Production: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 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

Friday Specials

6:45 a.m. Business Connections Breakfast, Campus Center. Denny Van Zanten (’81), the senior group vice president of Pella Corporation in Pella, Iowa, will speak on "Servant Leadership."

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.

2:30–3:30 p.m. Meet the Faculty, lower level of the Campus Center

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

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

Featured new entrée:
5 to 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception, lower level of the Campus Center. This new event offers food, fun, and fellowship. It includes the opportunity to meet alumni and parents and is served with a large side of camaraderie.

5:30 p.m. Classes of ’89–’92 25-Year Class Reunion, President’s Home

7 p.m. VB Alumni Games, De Witt Gymnasium

7 p.m. Fall Music Festival, B.J. Haan Auditorium. Dordt alumni choir members are invited to join in the final number of the concert, Love Divine all Loves Excelling.  Although not mandatory, alumni are welcome to join both choirs for rehearsal Friday from 1:00 to 1:15 p.m. in the BJ Haan Auditorium. You can listen to a recording or choose to purchase the music.

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

8:30 p.m. Men's Club Volleyball, De Witt Gymnasium. Free admission with nametag.

9:45 p.m. Awards for Defender Days "Theme Days" Contest, De Witt Gymnasium

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

10:30 p.m. Comedy League, B.J. Haan Auditorium

Saturday Specials

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

8:45–10:15 a.m. President's Brunch, Rec Center

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

10:30–11 a.m. Science and Technology Center DedicationScience and Technology Center

11 a.m. Sowers Lacrosse Alumni Game, soccer practice field

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

Eggs, Dordt College, and Mozambique: The connection? Communities of Fusion, a unique group of businesses and people using their expertise to feed one of Africa’s poorest nations and create businesses to lift people out of poverty. We will examine Dordt’s perspective on global involvement and its approach to business. Watch the award-winning promotional film created by Dordt students and learn more about the Dordt sponsored upcoming trip to Mozambique where we'll see first-hand what God is doing through this work. Facilitated by President Hoekstra, and professors Mark Volkers and Dale Zevenbergen, Campus Center Board Room.

Students invest through Capital Management Program: Learn about the history, mission, and performance of the Defender Capital Management Club as well as the impact it is having on students. Then enjoy a student presentation, “What everyone needs to know about the stock market,” followed by a Q & A session. Facilitated by Dr. John Visser, Campus Center 318.

Campus Ministries: What does worship on Dordt’s campus mean for the rest of the world? Come and discuss the vision of Campus Ministries with a panel of staff and student leaders. Facilitated by Dean of Chapel Aaron Baart, and Campus Ministries Coordinator Jonathan De Groot, Campus Center 319.

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 Soccer v Morningside, soccer field 

1 p.m. Football Game, football field

1 p.m. Fall Theatre Production, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 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. Volleyball v Hastings, De Witt Gymnasium

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

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

5:30 p.m. Defender Nation Dinner, lower level of the Campus Center. Distinguished Alumni will be recognized.

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

7:30 p.m. Fall Theatre Production, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 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