Dordt changes name from 'College' to 'University'

Dordt College is now officially known as Dordt University, the school announced today.

The school said in a release on its website, many updates will take place this summer, including changes to gateway signage and the football field turf. The Dordt University logo, which was introduced in October at Defender Days, will be implemented campus-wide, replacing the Dordt College logo.

“We look forward to God’s continued faithfulness to Dordt University as we seek to be obedient to our calling to develop kingdom citizens to serve throughout the world,” said Brandon Huisman, vice president of enrollment and marketing at Dordt. “This is our next chapter as Dordt University.”

The name “Dordt University” fits Dordt’s mission, highlights the excellence of its academic programs, and emphasizes its global footprint.

“Dordt University best describes who we are and who we are becoming,” said President Erik Hoekstra. “Over the years, we have developed academic and co-curricular programs that grow out of our mission to prepare students to serve in the professions they enter and the communities in which they live. Dordt now looks and acts more like a university than a college.”

In addition to traditional undergraduate programs, Dordt’s academic offerings include online studies, graduate programs, and professional-technical associate degrees.

To learn more about the Dordt University transition, visit the school's website.