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Hope's New and Renovated Facilities
The college is committed to providing facilities that offer outstanding support for the learning, teaching and research that take place on campus.
The largest single fundraising effort in the college’s history, the $175 million A Greater Hope comprehensive campaign, which is currently underway, will benefit every student as it strengthens the college’s endowment, adds several new buildings, and supports immediate needs through the annual Hope Fund.
A successful completion to A Greater Hope will enhance the
facilities needed to strengthen academic and student life, including the concert
hall and music facility, student center,
outdoor athletic improvements,
art museum, and engineering addition.
Haworth Engineering Center
As one of the most popular areas of academic interest listed by prospective students, the engineering curriculum at Hope College has steadily grown. Engineering courses were introduced at the college in 1979. In 2006, the Department of Engineering became a stand-alone department, giving today's students many more options of study. The opening in the fall of 2013 of the Haworth Egnieering Center will provide much needed space.
The Haworth Egnineering Center is a two-story, 9,000-square-foot addition to VanderWerf Hall which also houses departments of computer science, mathematics and physics. The Center includes purpose-built laboratory space for students enrolled in engineering design courses as well as for co-curricular projects like Formula SAE.
The project has been supported through a leadership gift from Holland-based Haworth Inc.
Kruizenga Art Museum
In May, 2013 ground was broken for a new art museum that will house and provide exhibition
space for the Permanent Collection, as well as dedicated curatorial support
to help care for the collection and further develop it as a teaching tool.
The museum will be constructed on Columbia Avenue at 11th Street near the De Pree Art Center. The site plan includes an extensive plaza and green space. It is scheduled for completion during the 2014-15 school year.Learn more about the project
Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts will provide
The building is a significant component of the college’s $175 million comprehensive campaign, “A Greater Hope”, now nearing completion. It was inspired by an initial lead gift to the campaign from Richard and Helen DeVos and brought to fruition by a major gift from alumnus Jack H. Miller.
The building will be located directly across the street from the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication It will include two performance venues, classrooms, practice rooms, faculty studios and office space for the department of music. The 64,000-square-foot complex will be built along Columbia Avenue between 9th and 10th streets.
Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center
The Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center will be constructed in the central campus, adjacent to Hope’s Pine Grove. The new student center will be named for presidential couple Jim and Martie Bultman, who throughout their time at the college have placed students first. Dr. Jim Bultman was president of Hope College from 1999-2013.
The center will be built on the site presently occupied by Nykerk Hall of Music, which will remain in use until construction of another of the campaign’s major projects, "The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts", provides a new home for the college’s department of music. Project cost for the student center is $16 million, with an additional $4 million operating endowment and $1 million for renovation of existing space. A target date for construction of the student center has not yet been set.
The facility will be creatively and realistically designed to address the
of students and the college. The 42,000-square-foot facility
will provide dynamic, attractive space to promote student interaction and
a myriad of events in exciting venues, and will serve as a beacon drawing students
to their campus “family room.”
It will feature significant space that is adaptable
for student activities and programming, including a theatre, coffee shop, social
lounges, Christian prayer chapel, student activities offices, and expanded outdoor
The center is supported by a $10 million lead gift from the Bob and Cheri VanderWeide family of Ada. Cheri VanderWeide is among the co-chairs of the campaign.
Most Recent Projects - Athletic Facilities
Vande Poel - Heeringa Tennis Complex
The college's top-notch athletic facilities were joined by a new outdoor tennis complex in the Fall of 2012. Consisting of 12 courts, as well as an officials' shelter and elevated seating for spectators, the complexprovides Hope athletes with a site they have needed for years -- eliminating the need to play home matches at local high schools. It also serves community tennis enthusiasts.
The courts are named for Earle Vande Poel '35 and George Heeringa '36, doubles partners on the Hope tennis team in the 1930s, and made possible by a leadership gift from the Ted '72 and Barb '73 Etheridge family.
The new court are located close to Hope's DeWitt Tennis Center which features six indoor courts.
Van Andel Soccer StadiumThe Van Andel Soccer Stadium, home of Hope College’s men’s and women’s soccer teams, joined Hope’s other signature facilities in 2009 as one of the finest soccer stadiums in the nation for a college of Hope’s size.
The Van Andel Soccer Stadium includes stadium-style and bleacher seats for 1,400 fans, locker rooms for Hope’s teams, and other amenities such as a press box, training room, concession stand and terrace areas for picnics and tailgating. The playing surface is an artificial turf, and the stadium has lights to allow for night games.
Enjoy Photos of the Boeve Baseball Stadium
Boeve Baseball Stadium
A renovation of the baseball field at the Buys Athletics Complex on the campus of Hope College was completed in 2008.
The Boeve Baseball Stadium at the Buys Athletics Complex gives Hope College one of the finest baseball facilities in NCAA Division III. The field is named in honor of Ronald Boeve, Hope College class of 1953 and an assistant baseball coach for nearly a quarter of century, and his wife Sonja (Sunny). Read press release
The Stadium has permanent stands for fans, a press box and dugouts. Fans have an unobstructed view of the playing field. The seating accommodates approximately 300 fans. The area has a patio suitable for tailgating.
Wolters Softball Stadium
The opening of Wolters Softball Stadium at the Buys Athletics Complex in 2008 gave Hope College one of the finest softball facilities in NCAA Division III. The stadium is named in honor longtime Hope softball coach Karla Hoesch Wolters and her husband Tom. Both are graduates of the Hope College class of 1973. Read press release
One of the finest softball stadiums in all of NCAA Division III, the facility features permanent stands for fans, a press box, spacious dugouts and public restrooms. The seating accommodates approximately 250 fans and fans have an unobstructed view of the playing field. . The area has a patio suitable for tailgating.
The Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse
The Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse houses the offices for the department of kinesiology and the college’s athletic training program, and is the home court for the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball programs. The 102,000 square foot building is located at Fairbanks Avenue south of Ninth Street.
The fieldhouse is named for Richard and Helen DeVos in honor of their foundation’s leadership gift.
The total project cost was $22 million.
Most Recent Restoration and Renovation Projects