Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Central! Central! Rah! Rah! Woo!

Hoo-Rah Day celebrates the entire Central family. Join us on campus and virtually as we show the world how special it is to be part of the Dutch family. Let's paint the world red and white on Tuesday, April 11!

Ways To Celebrate Hoo-Rah Day:

Rock your Central gear! Share a picture of yourself, kids or pets in Central clothing with #HooRahDay.

Paint the town red! Decorate your door, window or office space to show your Central spirit. Need inspiration? Try this Hoo-Rah Day poster or Big Red coloring sheet.

Make a gift! Your support goes further thanks to exciting matches and challenges.

Reminisce with us! Send your favorite memories and pictures to

Share your news! Tell us about your career, family, hobbies and accomplishments.

Thank You and Go Dutch!

Journey Scholarship - $70,000!
ALL gifts to the Journey Scholarship Fund will be matched up to $70,000. That doubles your gift and your impact! Thank you to: Andrea Joyce Kuslits & Harry Smith '73, Michele & Mark Vander Linden '78, Mark '80 & Lori Kooiker Ellingson '82, Thad '80 & Teresa Andersen Scarrow '81, Ross '80 & Greta De Cook McCarty '81, Penny & Steve Sikkink '83, Mike '93 & Myndi Amdor Van Voorst '95, and anonymous donors.
$70,000 MATCHED
Class Participation Challenge - $15,000!
Congratulations this challenge has been met and $15,000 has been unlocked for the Journey Scholarship!
What is your class year?
Rank Answer Donors
1 1970 12
2 2001 12
3 1973 10
4 1994 8
5 1996 8
6 1969 8
7 1991 8
8 2013 8
9 1961 7
10 1971 7
11 1987 6
12 2005 6
13 2006 6
14 2020 6
15 1981 6
Double Dutch Challenge – $5,000!
Central couple Dave '86 & Kristi Jaarsma Balk '88 love Central. That’s why they are challenging other Central couples to give back this #HooRahDay! When 30 Central couples donate, a $5,000 gift will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund!
30 / 30 Donors
Parents Challenge - $5,000!
Central parents are some of the most loyal people we know. When 30 Central parents, current or past donate, a $5,000 challenge will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! Generously sponsored by current parents Steve and Kara Kohler Hoogensen '96.
30 / 30 Donors
Facebook Challenge
Ready for a challenge? Share your favorite Central memory or a photo in your Central gear in the comments on this post. Once we have 10 comments with a Central memory or photo, $5,000 will be unlocked for student scholarships! Thank you Bill & Chris Epperly Ieuter '91!
Donor Challenge! Can we reach 400 donors to unlock $50,000?
Each time we reach 80 donors, we’ll unlock $10,000 for the Journey Scholarship. Just by participating, you’ll help unlock up to $50,000 for the Journey Scholarship Fund! Show us your Dutch spirit by sharing this page with your Central friends! This challenge is sponsored by: Don '70 & Jan Dykstra Logan '69, Bev De Cook Brand '67, Jim '10H & Eunice Vander Zyl Van Tuyl '68, John '87 & Julie Pothoven Fisher '90, Jeff Oliver '79, Tom De Vries '73, Andrea Joyce Kuslits & Harry Smith '73 and anonymous donors.
400 / 400 Gifts
Iowa Challenge – $20,000!
When 150 Iowa residents participate in Hoo-Rah Day with a gift of ANY size, $20,000 will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! Generously sponsored by: Milly & Hank Vande Kieft '53, Joe '99 & Kerry Maynard Vande Kieft '99, Wendy & Nick Richtsmeier '01 and Marlena Wichhart.
150 / 150 Donors
Inspired by Faculty Challenge – $10,000!
Was your gift inspired by an outstanding faculty member (past or present) who nurtured or expanded your personal learning at Central? Alumni provide a wealth of "gee wiz" stories of one or more professors that defined their Central experience by their personal dedication and extraordinary acts of kindness. Faculty are one of Central's great resources and embody the spirit of the College. To honor these individuals, when 25 gifts are made in honor of a faculty member, a special, generous donation will be unlocked! This added donation is sponsored by Mary Worstell ’73, in appreciation of her wonderful Central College professors, on campus and abroad, some with whom she has enjoyed lifelong friendships.
25 / 25 Donors
Instagram Challenge
Share a photo of your favorite Central memory or of you rocking your Central gear today. 15 story tags unlocks $5,000 for student scholarships! Thank you to Deanna Ver Steeg ’94 & Joseph Timmins!
See what people are sharing about Hoo-Rah! Day 2023!
Hoo-Rah Heatmap - Spread the Red!
Rank State Gifts
1 IA 245
2 IL 21
3 MN 15
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