#HopeHomecoming

Hope College Homecoming was last weekend, and it was tons of fun! As a super senior, homecoming was a little more important to me than what it’s been in previous years. It was great to see so many people that I started college with back on campus.

Homecoming started off with a great volleyball game that the Flying Dutch came out victorious. After the game, I was going to head to the Hoedown with some friends, but I ended up being sick over the weekend.  Going out in the wet weather with a cold didn’t sound too appealing. However, I did hear (and see from pictures) that people had tons of fun at the farm doing all the great things that a hoedown can offer… such as: line dancing, hay rides, hot apple cider, warm doughnuts, and a petting zoo.

Saturday was a crazy, but totally fun day! I went to the football game to cheer for a friend on the homecoming court, and to watch some classmates play football. The football game was great! Hope came from behind, and took the game to overtime, and ended up winning! After the game, I met up with one of my roommate’s from junior/senior year (my first senior year). We ate dinner at a new restaurant downtown Holland called Hops. Because it was so cold out we decided to grab coffee and our favorite place, JP’s, and then headed to cheer on the Hope College soccer team. Even though Hope didn’t win, it was still fun to watch.

After the soccer game, Hope sponsored a great fireworks show! It was so much fun to be sitting alongside classmates, professors, family, friends, and alumni celebrating this great school.

Finally, we finished Homecoming weekend by grabbing dessert at CityVu downtown Holland. It was great to catch up with friends, laugh about good times, and just enjoy being in one another’s company.

It’s crazy to think that I have experienced my last homecoming weekend as a student; however, so encouraging that I have many more homecoming memories to make in the future as a proud alumni of this school.

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Published by Chelsea Barfield

Hello! My name is Chelsea Barfield and I am from Dallas, Texas. I am a fifth year senior at Hope studying Accounting, Management, and Leadership. While at Hope, I have been involved in several different activities and groups including: Relay for Life, Dance Marathon, Student Orientation, Business Club, Student Consulting, Hope College Admissions, and Campus Ministries. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, reading, coffee dates, spending time with friends, and playing tennis. I look forward to sharing my Hope College experience with you! Go Hope!

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