The lower level of DeWitt is being transformed to house an innovative and collaborative space that will house the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement, The Boerigter Center for Calling and Career, and The Center for Leadership. The future is bright for that space and we are looking forward to all the opportunities it will provide students and alumni alike!

But while we are excited about the future, we know that The Kletz’s history is full of special memories for our alumni. Curly fries, open mic nights, Hope-themed lattes, tuna melts, late-night study sessions…the list goes on. Some of you may have gone on a date with your future spouse in those purple booths. Or maybe you worked at Cool Beans. Or watched the final episode of “Friends” with your own friends on the clunky big screen. Or perhaps you lost your frisbee on the top of the glass ceiling while playing disc golf outside. Did you have your CD signed by Dee-1 after his SAC Series performance? So much life was lived under that glass!

So, if you still crave the quesadillas or if you lost your Kletz cup three moves ago, we have an opportunity for you to own a small piece of the magic that was The Kletz. Before construction began, we saved the iconic furniture and fixtures to offer to you! Take a look at our Kletz “Garage” Sale at – maybe a purple booth is exactly what your basement is missing! All funds will go toward creating an Alumni Lounge within the renovated space, which will continue the legacy of the Kletz being a space for meaningful connection.

Note: the sale ends at 5:00 pm on Friday, August 19, 2022.

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  1. Thank you for taking your readers on this heartwarming journey through the Kletz Garage Sale. It’s a testament to the power of shared memories and the enduring sense of community that defines the Hope College experience.

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