Helping Your Student Navigate Homesickness

It’s October! The first month of college and classes has ended, and we are moving toward midterm exams. As the director of Hope’s Counseling and Psychological Services, I wanted to take a minute of your time to address the concern of homesickness and adjusting to college. Most of our students have settled into their rooms …

From Our Hope Family to Yours

Dear Hope Families, Welcome to the 2019-20 academic year! Later this month, I will be meeting many of you as you help your student move into their campus home — some of you for the first time, others for the last time. Whether your child is entering their freshman year or their senior year, this …

Get Oriented! Five Reminders for First-Year Families

Hello New Hope Families! This is the week we’ve been waiting for all summer — Orientation is almost here, and we are excited to share these five reminders for all participating families: 1. Next Friday is the day! Move-in Day is Friday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Orientation Assistants (“OAs”) will be …

Fall Update from Student Development

Dear Hope Families, I hope you are enjoying the summer with your loved ones. Here at Hope College, we are busy preparing for the arrival of our students. Our campus community is eager to greet all our students — both new and returning students — in person. One of the best parts of the new …

Give to What You Love

Greetings from Hope College! I am writing to share some details — and my excitement — about Hope’s upcoming Day of Giving, which begins at midnight Thursday, April 11 and runs through noon on Friday, April 12. For this year’s Day of Giving, we will be inviting alumni, employees, friends and families to give to …

Day of Giving 2019 – Join our Team!

Get ready! Hope College’s Day of Giving is 14 days away. We need your voice, your networks and your enthusiasm to help promote Hope College. Please join our team on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12 and become an online ambassador! What’s an Ambassador? An ambassador can be an alumni, parent, employee or friend …

Spring Update from Student Development

Dear Hope Families, Here at Hope, we are in the final weeks of the academic year, and the entire community is ready to finish strong. As you probably know, this time of the year is filled with meaningful tasks — completing classwork, preparing for final exams, finding summer work, planning to launch a new career …

Refer A Student

Referrals from alumni and families make a difference. Once a prospective student is referred, one in five of them apply. Over the past four years, nearly 300 students are at Hope because they first connected through a referral from someone like you. WHY HOPE? With more than 3,500 colleges and universities in the United States …

Events Galore!

There are so many events happening this semester there’s definitely one for you and/or your student to attend. The Alumni and Family Engagement team works closely with the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career to bring you the Living and Working In networking events for students, alumni, families and friends. Join us: February 19: Living …