Perks of Hope College Living + Special Apartment Bonus

So you’re debating whether the Hope College Campus life is for you…. Not really sure if you should live on campus, off campus, commuter??? WELL. Do I have some good pointers for you. Here are the top reasons I LOVE living on campus and why I will for ALL FOUR YEARS of my undergrad education

Top reason:
1. My financial aid stays nice and happy like I like it. πŸ™‚

Other reasons:

  • I don’t have to buy toilet paper. It’s always provided.
  • The physical plant man fixes all my problems like broken stove clocks and burnt out lightbulbs, and even helps me push my car out of a snowbank!!
  • I don’t pay for electricity or heat (ok you could debate that I do but really I would prefer to think that I don’t).
  • My driveway gets plowed whenever I want it to!!!!
  • I am 1.5 blocks away from all my classes (but sometimes that seems really far on Hope’s campus).
  • I can keep my 7+ meal plan so that I don’t starve!
  • When I need money, I can walk to an ATM in Dewitt Student Center (disclaimer: this money is not free. It comes from your account…I know…it was sad when I realized that too).
  • When it’s a snow day, I can still walk to the lab πŸ˜‰
  • I literally never have to drive if I don’t want to.
  • I can get up at 8:22 for my 8:30 class and be on time!!!!
  • The Hope shuttle that drives around from residence hall to residence hall has a bus stop right at my driveway (SUPER CONVENIENT in this winter arctic weather).
  • Constantly furnished everything!!!

Now perks of living in an apartment on Hope’s campus:

  • I have a kitchen to myself!!! And I can bake whenever I please.
  • I have a living room that is very quiet.
  • Nobody is allowed in except people I like (ok this is true anywhere I suppose).
  • I can workout in my living room!
  • Hope provides shovels and salt for scary winter conditions.
  • I can put a standup kickboxing bag with my roommates face on it in the living room and she just laughs.
  • I can have an exercise ball to roll around on.
  • We are a part of a Hope College neighborhood ( a web of supportive community alliances).
  • I have a driveway for my little car to park in.
  • I have a backdoor that leads to wildlife (squirrels, skunks, kittens….).
  • I have my own WASHER AND DRYER. holler.
  • I can sleep anywhere in my apartment if I so desire.
  • I can have late night romcom movie sobbing sessions and nobody will know.
  • I have every appliance known to man and my kitchen fits them all!!!! (toaster, coffeepot, keurig, blender, crockpot x 3, espresso machine, microwave, rice cooker)
  • I can leave my homework all over my couch and nobody complains.
  • I can hang artwork all over the walls.

If that doesn’t make you excited to come to college, I’m not sure what will!!!! Send your questions and comments to amanda.porter@hope.edu or tweet me @hopeamanda15!!

Published by Amanda Porter

Hi! I'm Amanda. I'm from Traverse City, Mi and I'm a Junior Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major. I do research for the Fraley lab on the gut bacterial ecology of Pekin ducks and I work for the Chemistry department! Aspiring Neurosurgeon and LOVE to learn in all situations. Follow me on Twitter! @hopeamanda15