Even 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 and other online resources for you. Please follow us on Facebook so you can see what is happening on campus and read the student life blog, The Dordt Life, to hear from students about their college experiences. Use the links at the left to find additional information about events, lodging, and more.


Week of Welcome (WOW) is an exciting time on campus when students move in and there are a host of activities for you and your student to attend to become acquainted with the campus and our community.

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.

Our Prayer is a time for parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends of the college to meet together and pray for our campus, our communities and our world. There will be host sites throughout Defender Nation where people will gather to pray October 13-20, 2017. We encourage parents to host a gathering or join one in their area. 

Commencement events are held in the beginning of May and all parents, siblings and grandparents are welcome to join us as you celebrate the graduation of your student

Chapters hold events in nine locations across the United States. We aim to connect alumni, parents, and friends of the college in communities outside of Dordt. We hope that as connections are made, the Dordt community will be extended, remembered, and passed on to the next generations. 

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.


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


If you'd like to make a payment online or enroll in the payment plan through Dordt's new third party servicing agent, ACI, you can choose one of the previous links, or read more about our payment options


The Defender Parent Handbook outlines the ways we strive to welcome you and your student into the Dordt College family and share more about our campus and services. Parents receive their handbook during Week of Welcome. If you've misplaced yours, please contact Alicia Bowar to have one mailed to you.

Student Care packages and birthday cakes

Interested in sending your student a care package for a study break or birthday or to cheer up someone who isn't feeling well? Dordt Dining will prepare and deliver your choice of three care package options:

Celebration Package - $25
Commemorate a special day with one hand-decorated cake or one dozen cupcakes. Plates, forks, and napkins are included. Cake includes a message (40 letters or fewer) and any decorating preferences. Cake flavors available: chocolate or vanilla.

Study Break Snack Pack - $20
Perfect for students on the go. The snack pack consists of six pieces of fresh seasonal fruit, four granola bars, two jumbo muffins, bottled water, and six chocolate chip cookies.

Get Well Soon Packate - $15
This care package contains soup, Gatorade, water, and orange juice. The Get Well Soon pack is sure to help your student feel better in no time. Crackers, two oranges, a can of soup (chicken noodle or tomato), a customizable Get Well Soon card, spoons, and napkins are included.

Call (712) 722-6440 to order care packages. Checks or money orders payable to Dordt College c/o Dordt Dining Services 498 4th Ave NE Sioux Center, IA 51250.


All students enrolled at Dordt College have a keyed mailbox and we encourage you to send them notes and care packages. An email is sent to the students when a package is received for them.

Please use the following address to have mail or packages sent to students:
Student Name
Dordt College
DC Box (----) - ask your student for their box number
651 6th St. NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250