Alumni & Student Networking Events

Join us at the following events specifically designed for current Hope students to meet alumni and receive advice, tips and tools for successfully finding a job after graduation. Find an event near you! Living & Working In: West Michigan on Tuesday, March 14 at Founders Brewing Company at 6 pm. Lansing Alumni-Student Networking Event on […]

Staring down the February Blues like….

By Michaela Stock ’20 As you Michiganders may have noticed, it was fifty degrees in February two weekends ago. Seeing the sun alone was a Michigan miracle in itself. However, to be sprawled out on Hope College’s Pine Grove with The Beach Boys blaring in the middle of winter was the best, most unexpected surprise […]

Introducing the Orange & Blue Fund

Soccer player Mallory Beswick, having just completed her freshman year at Hope, sat amongst a crowd of older Hope student-athletes and experienced community leaders at the 2015 Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit and felt a simultaneous wave of gratitude and nerves. There she was, all of a 19-year-old and a mostly substitute player, being asked […]

The Beginning: A Semester in Washington, D.C.

2017 has been a whirlwind of events thus far. Within the first week of January, I moved to Washington, D.C. for the spring semester. Before I knew it, I was launched into a new type of world, so it seemed. D.C. natives refer to the District as the “bubble” because it is remarkably easy to be […]

When Aaron Goodyke ’16 Saved Christmas

Have you noticed the newly redesigned News from Hope College in print and online? The print editions should be making their way to your mailboxes. If not, go to to make sure we have your current mailing address. The web edition is ready for you to read now. There’s a great story in the […]


As part of #GivingTuesday, alumni, families and friends gave $68,240 to support Hope College student scholarships. Thank you for being part of this global event and for helping to make a Hope College education accessible to future students. For a complete list of donors, check out the donor wall. Interested in seeing gifts at work […]

Learning and Living: Genuine Life on Campus

By: Michaela Stock ’20 When I came to Hope College in the sticky, sweltering month of August, I was bottled up with uncertainty. Moving to a new city and school requires a lot of social and environmental change. However, I can genuinely say that Hope College’s campus has become as comforting as the couch in […]

Tippecanoe and Delphis Too!

The Delta Phi sorority went on their annual tradition of going on a canoe trip this past Saturday. The social chairs told us it was happening rain or shine, so all 79 girls piled into cars and began the trip to Grant, Michigan. There, we arrived at a canoe rental company called “River Rat Canoe.” As […]

That’s A Wrap!

Did summer fly by for anyone else? In the blink of an eye, summer is over! This summer was filled with adventures in Holland. My first summer away from home was nothing short of memorable. The beach trips, exploring neighboring cities, and sunsets galore were perfection. Sadly, it’s time to kiss lazy summer days goodbye. […]

Building a Life

What makes a place feel like home?  It’s 5:00PM and as I walk out of the Alumni Office at Hope College, I’m rushing to get to my 5:15PM workout class. There’s construction, so I know I’ll have to take a few back roads. My mind is on auto-pilot while driving and once I arrive at my gym, […]