Family Weekend

This fall, Hope will welcome families of current students for a weekend on campus. This traditional event is a great opportunity for the whole family to experience Hope and visit their student.

Family Weekend will be held on Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 2, 2014.

The weekend includes plenty of opportunities to meet other families, relax with your own family and learn more about the college. 
 

Register Online 
 

Family Weekend Resources

2014 Schedule of Events


Friday, October 31

Cool Beans Coffeehouse Open
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
DeWitt Center, Lower Level

Campus Offices Open
8:30 am – 5 pm
For a complete list of campus offices visit hope.edu/admin

Hope-Geneva Bookstore Open
8:30 am – 5 pm
DeWitt Center, Lower Level

Family Weekend Resource Center
9 am – 6 pm
DeWitt Student Center Lobby
Confirm your schedule for the weekend, grab a snack, get more information about events and visit with students. 

Hope College Parents’ Council Meeting
9 am – 5 pm
Haworth Inn and Conference Center

Art Exhibit: Juried Student Art Show
10 am – 5 pm
DePree Art Center & Gallery

Chapel Service
10:30 am
Dimnent Memorial Chapel

Lunch at Phelps Dining Hall
Adults: $6.00, Children (5-12): $3.00, Children (Under 5): Free
11 am – 1:30 pm
Tickets available at the door

Back to the Classroom
11 am – 3 pm
Step into your student’s shoes by attending class. A complete list will be available at registration. Open to parents and siblings 16+.  

Biology Seminar: Speciation and Trait Evolution in Island Bats
Dr. Amy Russell, Grand Valley State University
3:00 pm
Schaap Science Center 1019

Chemistry Seminar: Clostridial Toxins: Disease Challenges and Biotechnology Opportunities
Dr. Andrew Feig, Wayne State University
4:00 pm
Schaap Science Center 1000

Dinner at Phelps Dining Hall
Adults: $9.00, Children (5-12): $4.50, Children (Under 5): Free
4:45 pm – 6:30 pm
Tickets available at the door.

Orange and “Boo” Bash for Siblings
6:00 pm – 8 pm
DeWitt Student Center lobby
Stop by the DeWitt Student Center lobby for candy, games for siblings and college students and other refreshments as we celebrate the season. There is no charge for this event. All are welcome!

Hockey vs. Calvin
7:30 pm
The Edge Ice Arena (4444 Holland Ave.)
Tickets are $5 and are available at the arena or at hope.edu/ticketoffice. 

Wind Ensemble Halloween Concert
7:30 pm
Dimnent Chapel
The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Brian Coyle, will present its 6th Annual Halloween Concert.

Family Movie Night
The Lego Movie
8 pm and 10:30 pm
Graves Hall, Winants Auditorium
Free passes available for siblings at the Family Weekend Resource Center. Adults and all others cost $2.

H2 Movement Project
8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)
Knickerbocker Theatre
This dance company is comprised of students selected through auditions. Tickets are $10 and available at hope.edu/ticketoffice. 

Siblings Sleepover
Siblings are invited to stay overnight in the residence halls with your Hope student. Age 9 and up must stay in same-sex room. 

Saturday, November 1

Family Weekend Resource Center
8 am – 4 pm
DeWitt Center, Student Union Desk/Lobby Area
Confirm your schedule for the weekend, grab a snack, get more information about events and visit with students.  

Holland Farmer’s Market
8 am – 4 pm
Eighth Street Market Place

President’s Breakfast
9 am – 10:30 am
Haworth Center Ballroom
Parents’ Council members invite you to join them to hear from President John and Kelly Knapp as they share insights about Hope. The Family Anchors Award will also be presented.

Siblings Mascot Breakfast
9 am – 10:30 am
Haworth Center, Donnelly Dining Room
Children Ages 5 - 12 (encouraged to bring their Hope-attending sibling)
$5.00 per person (including Hope students)
Students and siblings are welcome to wake up with some delicious all-you-can eat pancakes! Enjoy make and take activities, giveaways and time with Dutch the mascot. 

Hope-Geneva Bookstore Open
10 am – 4 pm
DeWitt Center, Lower Level

Art Exhibit: Juried Student Art Show
10 am – 5 pm
DePree Art Center & Gallery

Campus Tours
11 am – Noon  
Admissions Office
Middle and High School students are welcome to tour the campus with a Hope tour guide.  Come to the Admissions Office at 11:00, last tour leaves at 11:10.  Campus Tours take approximately 1 hour. All participants receive a gift.

Lunch at Phelps Dining Hall
Adults: $6.00, Children (5-12): $3.00, Children (Under 5): Free
11 am – 1:00 pm
Tickets available at the door. 

Women’s Soccer vs. Kalamazoo
12 pm
Van Andel Soccer Stadium
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for under 18, five and under are free. Tickets available at the door or hope.edu/ticketoffice

Hope College BioZoo
1 pm – 3 pm
Schaap Science Center Room 1034
Stop by to see lizards, boa constrictors, fish and much more! All are welcome.

A Greater Hope Hard Hat Tour: Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
2 pm and 3 pm
Corner of 10th and Columbia Ave.
Get a behind the scenes Hope’s new music facility as it is under construction. Sign up as part of your Family Weekend registration. 

A Greater Hope Hard Hat Tour: Kruizenga Art Museum
2 pm
DePree Art Center & Gallery
Get a behind the scenes Hope’s new art museum as it is under construction. Sign up as part of your Family Weekend registration. 

Dinner at Phelps Dining Hall
Adults: $9.00, Children (5-12): $4.50, Children (Under 5): Free
4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Tickets available at the door.

The 80th Annual Nykerk Cup Competition
7 pm
DeVos Fieldhouse
A long standing Hope College Tradition! Don’t miss this fun-filled evening of entertainment including play, music and oration.  The performances feature competition between the Classes of 2017 and 2018. Tickets are required; and are general admission. Please contact the ticket office for details at 616-395-7890.

Family Movie Night
The Lego Movie
8 pm and 10:30 pm 
Graves Hall, Winants Auditorium
Free passes available for siblings at the Family Weekend Resource Center. Adults and all others cost $2.

Siblings Sleepover
Siblings are invited to stay overnight in the residence halls with your Hope student. Age 9 and up must stay in same-sex room. 

Sunday, November 2

Breakfast at Phelps Dining Hall
Adults: $5.00, Children (5-12): $2.50, Children (Under 5): Free
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Tickets available at the door.

Family Weekend Worship Service
10 am           
Dimnent Memorial Chapel

Lunch at Phelps Dining Hall
Adults: $6.00, Children (5-12): $3.00, Children (Under 5): Free
11 am – 1 pm
Tickets available at the door.

Dinner at Phelps Dining Hall
Adults: $9.00, Children (5-12): $4.50, Children (Under 5): Free
4:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Tickets available at the door.

Gathering Worship Service
8 pm – 9:30 pm
Dimnent Memorial Chapel