Tips for Campus-Wide Communication

As the semester is underway, we thought we would share some helpful information and suggestions about campus-wide communication. Let us know if you have questions or if we can be helpful in any way!

Hope Daily


  • Hope Daily is the official email distribution system of the college. Along with inHope, Hope Daily is one of our primary ways of communicating to large internal audiences.
  • If you have an event or information that is useful to the greater Hope community, you may submit an announcement to Hope Daily. The message must be Hope-related and originate from a faculty or staff Hope email address.
  • Submissions received by 12 noon each weekday will be distributed on the following business day unless specified otherwise


  1. Visit inHope, hover over Resources and click the link for the Hope Daily Submissions form.
  2. Complete the fields in the form:
    • Primary/secondary name
    • Primary/secondary email address
    • Department/program name
    • Headline (80 characters maximum)
    • Announcement or news item (400 characters maximum)
    • Web link for more information (optional)
      • Press release
      • Calendar item
      • Blog post
      • Google doc or shared file in Drive
      • Web page
    • Date on which you would like to have your information shared in “Hope Daily” (if other than the next business day)
  3. Click Submit


Good question. View our submission guidelines.


  • Regular messages to students or specific targeted groups of students (e.g., all Philosophy majors) are handled through the Studentmail system (, coordinated by the Office of the Registrar.


  • inHope is Hope College’s intranet and is only accessible to individuals who have a email address.
  • inHope includes campus announcements, news, events, employee and student directories, Marketplace and links to common campus resources and services.
  • To submit an inHope announcement, complete the announcement form and determine how long you want your announcement to stay active.


  • The Hope College Calendar is a publicly accessible master list of events. Events on the calendar also appear on inHope, department websites, and digital signage.
  • To post your event on the calendar:
    • Make your campus room reservation through EMS.
    • Select ‘Yes’ to display this event on the Hope College public calendar.
    • Include descriptive text in the “Event Details” section of the room reservation.
    • Approved events typically appear on the campus calendar in 1–2 business days.
  • List all of your department events on the calendar, even if attendance is not open to the public. If your event is invite-only, do not post your event.
  • Promote your event by emailing more information and/or a custom photo to
  • For assistance with room reservations, contact the Events and Conferences Office (, 616.395.7222).

Please send any questions about Campusmail, inHope and the Calendar to Public Affairs and Marketing (, 616.395.7860).

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