Five Spring Must-Dos at Hope College

The pine grove in the sun
The Pine Grove in the sun

Never mind the fact that the ground on Hope’s campus is lightly dusted with snow right now, we’re going to talk about spring at Hope College.

There’s so much you can do when the weather starts heating up a bit. I don’t mean summer heat, I mean that nice spring warmth where the sun is shying out of its winter position and warming the earth while a light breeze brushes up against your ankles as you walk to classes.

Here are five “must-do’s” at Hope in the Spring:

  1. Studying in the Pine Grove. There’s nothing better than laying on a blanket,
    Reading in the Pine Grove
    Reading in the Pine Grove

    feeling the sun up against your back, and looking over your ten-page study guide for psychology. Just kidding about the study guide part, but being in the Pine Grove makes it a little better.

  2. Frolf. Frisbee Golf. Lots of students like to go around campus and play this fun game when it starts to get warmer out.
  3. Tulips popping up in the spring time at Hope!
    Tulips popping up in the spring time at Hope!

    Runs and walks to Windmill Island. It’s always fun to take a friend and take advantage of the nice weather by exercising. Instead of going to workout on a machine, it’s nice to breathe fresh air while getting exercise.

  4. Do an intramural. There are lots of spring intramurals going on at Hope. Some of them are soccer, softball, flag football, racquetball and ultimate frisbee.
  5. Spring Fling. I saved the best for last. This is an event put on by Hope’s Student Activities Committee every spring the weekend before finals. There’s a picnic in the pine grove, inflatables, a band with some dancing, a zip-line, a Photo Booth, laser tag, and much more.

Spring is pretty sweet at Hope. It’s a shame that we don’t get to enjoy it for long, seeing as we get out in almost a month (and it’s still snowing…).

Thanks for reading!

Brooke

Published by Brooke Wharton

Hey there, my name's Brooke and I'm a sophomore at Hope right now from the southeast side of the state! I'm majoring in secondary English education with a psychology minor, so that I can spread the love of literature everywhere and maybe even become a counselor to help kiddos out with their current and future school life. So far at Hope I've helped with Time to Serve, joined a bible study, am 1-8 song girl, and a member of Greek Life! The only TV show I watch is New Girl, and I love reading young adult lit! You can email me brookelyn.wharton@hope.edu or follow me on twitter @hopebrooke18! You can always find me on Facebook, too!

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