The Five Messages: Ask For Help

Asking for help is not a strength of mine. In fact, it might have been the most challenging thing for me to work through freshman year. When I was asked to write about one of the 5 messages of Orientation, “Ask for Help,” I almost laughed out loud. This is the one value that I […]

FAQ Friday Re-Cap: June 19th and 26th

Thank you for joining us for FAQ Friday last week! We covered the questions from June 19th as well, and we loved talking with you all. If you missed it live, here are all the questions we answered: Some Reminders: Orientation kickoff will take place Friday evening, August 14th. Staggered move-in will take place during […]

The Five Messages: “Believe in Yourself”

I never planned to be an Assistant Director (AD) for Orientation. That may sound strange being that it’s my second year in this position, but it’s true. At the beginning of last summer, I had no idea what this would look like or what it would involve, but despite the uncertainty, I decided that it […]

Welcoming You to Hope Event Recording

Did you miss Tuesday night’s event? No worries! We have a recording of the live event available here! We answered some questions about Orientation dates and Family Orientation, heard some advice about the college transition from our student life leaders, and heard from our campus leaders about the “Hope Way”. This event and future events […]

The Five Messages: A Brief Introduction

Over the past few years of Orientation at Hope, the team has developed five messages that are intended to help students transition into their time at Hope. These five messages are meant to shape and guide your first-year experience as well as your subsequent years at Hope. As you think about and prepare for this […]

What is Steps2Success?

Hey, class of 2024! The Step2Success team is beyond excited to meet you and support you as you begin your college journey. The program coordinators for this year, Kristin Hill, Adil Keri and Mikayla Zobeck, have been diligently preparing for the great memories incoming freshmen will make connecting with this program. Our pre-orientation program allows […]

Diving Into Orientation

Orientation! What an exciting time of the year! This will be my third year as an Orientation Assistant (OA), and I love that I have met so many new people through that first weekend each school year. Orientation has been one of the highlights of my Hope College experience and is always a blast! Whether […]

Welcome to Our Blog!

Allow us to be among the first of many to welcome you to Hope College and to the Orientation blog! We are excited that you have made the transformational decision to join the Hope community. Our lives have changed because of the academic programs, spiritual and leadership growth opportunities, and meaningful relationships that Hope offers, and […]