When it came down to deciding what college to go to, I found visiting campus to be essential. It allowed me to truly imagine being a student here. There are many ways to visit campus, and Hope makes it easy to find a time that works for you. 

The two most popular ways to visit campus are individual visits and Anchor Days. I’ve done both, and I highly recommend both if you’re able. Individual visits are great for a slower, more relaxed experience, and there are many times available. Anchor Days are fast-paced and lively, and they have more ways to get to know campus. Whichever one you choose, here are a few things that you can do during a visit:

Guided Tour

This is an essential for your visit! Your tour guide will take you all over campus and answer any questions you may have. I did a tour both times I visited campus, and I couldn’t recommend it enough. Both of my tour guides were incredibly friendly and had a lot of great information.

Department Visit

These are great both for those who are set on a major and those who are still thinking about it. You’ll meet with a faculty member in your chosen department. They will give you a rundown of what the department offers and the different opportunities. When I did the visit, I found it to be a great source of information.

Go to Chapel

Chapel is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30-10:52. It’s a great way to take some time and worship. Plus, it’s a great way to get a feel of campus culture, because chapel is one of the most popular events on campus. 

View a Residence Hall

A visit is a great time to check out the residence halls. Each hall has different perks, and visiting allows you to compare them. Depending on the day, you may even get to visit the room of a current Hope student.

Talk to Your Admissions Representative

Your admissions representative would love to meet with you! They’re a great source of information when you’re not on campus, but while you’re here, it’s a great time to ask any questions that have come up during your visit.

Although individual visits and Anchor Days are the most popular, they’re not the only way you can visit campus. More information can be found on Hope’s website. And if you can’t make it, no worries! Hope has a virtual tour available that you can watch any time. Regardless of what you do, make sure to contact your admissions representative with any questions. They’re here to help!

Published by Mackenzie Niswonger

Class of 2026 Hometown: Gladstone, MI Majors: Computer Science and Philosophy

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