Words of Wisdom on the 5 Messages: Value Differences

Welcome back to the Orientation blog! Today, an Assistant Director, Abigail Pineda, is sharing some words of wisdom on one of our five messages: Value Differences.

Let me be one other person out of many to welcome you to one of the most exciting seasons of your life. Your time at Hope College will be unlike anybody else’s experience and there’s something really cool about that. Yet, you should know that you do not walk alone because we are all in the same place at the same time. With this in mind, our Orientation community encourages you to value the differences you will undoubtedly be a witness to. 

Words of Wisdom on The 5 Messages: Mindset Matters

When I arrived on campus in August of 2018, I found myself far away from home and did not know anyone at Hope. In fact, barely any friends or family thought I would leave Minnesota for college because I was a homebody who didn’t even like sleepovers when I was younger!

Are you ready for staggered move-in?

Staggered move-in is right around the corner, and we want to help make sure that you and your families feel empowered and confident to take hold of your Hope College experience as soon as you step on campus. Here are some things that will be important resources for you during your move-in experience. 1. As […]

Faculty Interview: Dr. Kevin Kambo

One of the best parts of your student experience at Hope College will be the faculty-student relationships you create with your professors. Both Cam and Adriana have interviewed one professor who has guided and shaped their time at Hope. Hear from Cam’s professor, Dr. Kevin Kambo, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, about what makes Hope College […]

Faculty Interview: Dr. Kathy Winnett-Murray

One of the best parts of your student experience at Hope College will be the faculty-student relationships you create with your professors. Both Cam and Adriana have interviewed one professor who has guided and shaped their time at Hope. Hear from Adriana’s professor, Dr. Kathy Winnett-Murray, Professor of Biology, about what makes Hope College such […]

Assessing Academic Resources Recording 7/28

Thank you for those who joined in the livestream on Tuesday evening to learn more about accessing academic resources. If you were unable to join, check out the video below to catch up on what you missed. Hear from the Academic Success Center about tutoring opportunities and peer partnership learning and Disability and Accessibility Resources […]

Words of Wisdom: On Succeeding Academically

Two seniors give some great advice on how to succeed academically at Hope! Read below to see their suggestions! Drew is a rising senior from Westfield, Indiana.  Drew is studying Economics and Business, and plans to go on to work in private banking.  Outside of the classroom, he is involved with Greek life, the AEI […]

Words of Wisdom: On Getting Involved

For this topic, we have one sophomore (someone who just finished her freshmen year) and senior (someone who knows the ins and outs of ways to get involved at Hope). Read their pieces of advice for how to get involved at Hope and make your Hope experience your own! Lizzy Bassett is one of the […]

Words of Wisdom: On Making Friends

Two junior women give some advice to new students about how to make friends at Hope College! Hey! I’m Samantha Choy and I am going to be a junior this fall! I’m studying music and ministry and I’m involved in Nykerk, intramurals, and the worship team.  Even though Hope is on the smaller side compared […]