Congratulations on your 40-year reunion! We found some great photos of your time on campus. Do you have photos and memories to share? Email alumni@hope.edu and we’ll add to this gallery.

Hope Highlights
The class of 1980 won The Pull as freshmen. However, as sophomores, there was a draw between the class in 1980 and 1981. This draw is one of only 3 in Pull history. The other two happened in 1916 and 1952.

In January 1978, Hope College experiences “the Big Storm.” The late January blizzard canceled classes for two days.

After 11 years and 22 consecutive losses to Calvin, Hope finally defeated Calvin in men’s basketball on February 6, 1980

Early in the morning on April 28, 1980, VanRaalte Hall caught fire. The fire was started by a mechanical mishap in the basement and caught quickly due to the building’s wood interior. Hope College was able to salvage many important records stored in the Administration offices.

Historical/News/Pop Culture Highlights
’80 World Series: Philadelphia Phillies
’81 World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers
’80 Super Bowl: Pittsburgh Stealers
’81 Super Bowl: Oakland Raiders
Movies: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Last Ark, Chariots of Fire
Shows: Magnum P.I., Dukes of Hazard

Prices: Then and Now
Gas – Then: $1.03 and Now: $2.37
Tuition – Then: $ 4,490 and Now: $36,000
Room and Board – Then: $2080 and Now: $10,940
McDonald’s Cheeseburger – Then: $.48 and Now: $1.79
A loaf of bread – Then: $.50 and Now: $ 2.58
Number of Hope Students – Then: 2,371 and Now: 3,060

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