Upcoming Alumni Events

Blank Park Zoo

Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 11:30 AM

We want to see YOU at the Zoo!

Lunch - catered by Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - will be served in the outdoor pavilion.

Before touring the zoo at your leisure, you'll be treated to a special presentation by Rhiley Huntington Binns '13, the small mammals zoo keeper.

Price includes your lunch and admission to the zoo.

Adults: $12.00 or $10 with your zoo pass!

Children ages 4 - 12: $6.00 or $5.00 with your zoo pass!

Children ages 3 & under: free!

Meet Us At The Fair!

Thursday, August 13 - Sunday August 23, 2015 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Come to our booth in the Varied Industries Building during the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines August 13 - 23. We will be on hand morning - noon and night; stop by and say hello! CENTRAL COLLEGE DAY is Monday, August 17 - wear your Central colors to the fair and meet our athletic coaches, cheerleaders and dance team - Go Dutch! 

Central College Heads West

Saturday, August 15, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Reconnect with alumni and friends for an all things Central garden party at the home of Nick '01 and Wendy Richtsmeier and their three sons located at 18294 E Euclid Place in Aurora. High School students will be on hand to offer entertainment to the Richtsmeier children - and yours!

Help send off the Colorado students on their way to becoming the newest members of the Central family. Jaarsma's world famous Dutch Letters and caramel bars from Central Market will be just a few of the surprises that will make this family friendly event one you won't want to miss!

Move-In Day Volunteer

Saturday, August 22, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alumni, parents and friends are invited to join us for an opportunity to volunteer for Central College's freshmen move-in day on Saturday, August 22.

You will serve cookies and drinks to freshmen and their families at the welcome tents.  

The time slots are 8-9:30 a.m., 9:30-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

The three locations are Graham, Gaass/Pietenpol and Scholte.

Please include your t-shirt size with your RSVP.

Central Connections - West Des Moines

Friday, August 28, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 Fire Creek Restaurant - 800 S 50th Street West Des Moines

Update by Director of Alumni Relations,
Kathy Cashen Thompson '87

Your cost - $13 payable in advance online or
call the alumni office with credit card information
at 800-447-0287 or 641-628-5154.

Tennis invitational

Saturday, August 29 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Time to think tennis

Saturday, August 29, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Central College Tennis Courts

Free Food! Free T-Shirt! See Old Friends! Make New Friends! Hug Coach Stursma!
Play current Dutch Tennis players!

Do you need another reason?

Let Coach Ryun Ferrell know he can count on you to be there by emailing him at

Monmouth Tailgate

Saturday, September 12, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Look for the Central flag on the grassy area south of Cavanaugh Motors
located on the corner of North Sixth Street and East Jackson.

Food provided by Eddie B's BBQ

Adults - $10
Children (4 - 12) - $5
Toddlers - free

Coach McMartin will stop by with an update on the team.

Homecoming Weekend Oct 9, 2015 - Oct. 11, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015 - Sunday October 11, 2015

All alumni, families and friends are invited to return to campus to enjoy the festivities. Activities are planned for guests of all ages.
We will celebrate the classes of 1955, 1956, 1957 Cluster, 1960, 1961 & 1962 Cluster, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015.

Friday, Oct. 9

Heritage Day reception, worship and luncheon (by invitation only)
The Lemming Race
Alumni/Student Mixer at the Friday Night Barbeque
Alumni Social

Saturday, Oct. 10

Pancake breakfast
Alumni Awards Luncheon
Tailgate under the Big Tent
Central football vs Luther
Party on the Plaza
Gathering of the classes

Sunday, Oct. 11

A Capella Choir assisting in worship at Second Reformed Church
Sunday brunch
Ninth annual Flying Pans Steel Band Concert
A Capella Choir/Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert
...and much, much more!

We look forward to seeing you on campus!