Defender Days

Campus Center
Oct 28, 2022
6:45 AM
A group of Dordt fans during a game

Defender Days is Scheduled for October 28-29, 2022.

Defender Days is the biggest event on campus as students, alumni, and parents celebrate Dordt and reunite on campus for home sporting events, concerts, the fall theatre production, and much more.

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Tentative Schedule

Thursday, October 27

Thursday, Oct. 27

Event

5:30 p.m.

Women’s Basketball vs Presentation, De Witt

7:30 p.m.

Fall Theatre Production: Our Town

  • This beloved drama follows two small town families brought together through the monumental and the mundane, illuminating both the beauty and heartache of life lived simply. A poignant reminder of the eternal in the now.

Friday, October 28

Friday, Oct. 28

Event

6:45 a.m.

Business Connection Breakfast, Campus Center

  • Speaker: Dr. John Visser “Lessons learned from four decades encountering God in the global economy.”

  • RSVP’s appreciated.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Registration, Campus Center Lobby

  • Pick up your name tags (free passes into some events), the latest schedule and get your questions answered.

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Visit classes, location varies

11 a.m.

Chapel, B.J. Haan Auditorium

3 p.m.

4th Avenue Jazz concert, B.J. Haan Auditorium

  • Featuring 4th Avenue Singers and 4th Avenue Band. Free will offering

4-8 p.m.Dordt University Trapshooting Club Fundraiser, Rock Valley Gun Club (2374 310th Street, Rock Valley, IA)
  • A day of shooting with a fundraising meal, a freewill donation, prizes for the best shooters, and Annie Oakley and other games to follow the shoot. For more information, please check the Defender Clay Dusters Facebook page.
4:30-5:30 p.m.Art Gallery Reception "A Given: Place" by Naomi Friend, Art Department Gallery
  • The artist talk will be at 4:45 p.m.

5:15 p.m.

Defender Nation Dinner, De Yager Student Activity Center in the Campus Center

  • Ticket purchase and online RSVP necessary. Tickets are not available at the door

7 p.m.

Fall Music Festival: Instrumental Ensembles, B.J. Haan Auditorium

  • Featuring Wind Symphony, Chamber Orchestra, and Campus-Community Band. Free will offering.
8:30 p.m.Fall Music Festival: Choral Ensembles, B.J. Haan Auditorium
  • Featuring Concert Choir, Chorale, Canons of Dordt, and Bella Voce. Free will offering.

7 p.m.

Hockey vs. University of Nebraska-Omaha, All Seasons Center


Saturday, October 29


Saturday, Oct. 29

Event

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Registration, Campus Center Lobby

8:45 a.m.

President’s Brunch, Rec Center

  • Complimentary with online RSVP. This sit-down meal is for alumni, parents, grandparents and adult friends and relatives. It is a great place to meet other parents and friends and includes a welcome and campus update from President Erik and Dr. Barb Hoekstra.

  • Note: This is not a come and go event.

10:30 a.m.

Hymn Festival, B.J. Haan Auditorium

  • Featuring Dordt’s Casavant organ, brass, and other instruments. All are welcome to come and sing beloved hymns of our faith!

11 a.m.

Dedication, Ag Stewardship Center

12 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs Hastings, Soccer Field

1 p.m.

Football vs Jamestown, Football Field

  • Dance & Cheer will also be performing

2 p.m.

Fall Theatre Production: Our Town

  • This beloved drama follows two small town families brought together through the monumental and the mundane, illuminating both the beauty and heartache of life lived simply. A poignant reminder of the eternal in the now.

3:15 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs Hastings, Soccer Field

5 p.m.

Women’s Varsity Volleyball vs. NWC, De Witt Gymnasium

5:45-7 p.m.

25th Reunion (from 1995 to 1998), Founder’s Room (located in the President’s Home)

  • Complimentary to any ’95 through ’98 grads and one guest. RSVP required. Enjoy a light meal and reconnect with old friends at a standing reception hosted by President Erik and Dr. Barb Hoekstra.

7:30 p.m.

Fall Theatre Production: Our Town

  • This beloved drama follows two small town families brought together through the monumental and the mundane, illuminating both the beauty and heartache of life lived simply. A poignant reminder of the eternal in the now.

A picture of campus behind yellow prairie flowers