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 through Sunday, November 1-3, 2013.

Online registration is now closed. If you are interesting in signing up for Family Weekend events, including the President's Breakfast, please call 616.395.7250.

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

Family Weekend Resources

Nykerk Cup Competition

Nykerk Cup Competition tickets go on sale for $5 through the Hope Ticket Office beginning October 28. The ticket office can be reached at 616-395-7890 and tickets will be available online at https://tickets.hope.edu/ticketing.

Due to record numbers of participants, participants have the opportunity for one complimentary ticket and can buy two additional tickets at $5 each. Participants received a voucher on October 19-20.

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 1

Cool Beans Coffeehouse Open
7:30 am – 12 pm
DeWitt Center, Lower Level

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

Hope-Geneva Bookstore Open
8:30 am – 6 pm

Family Weekend Resource Center
10 am – 7 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. 

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

Chapel Service
10:30 am
Dimnent Memorial Chapel
Grace Claus 

Brown Bag Concert
12:00 pm
Holland Area Arts Council; 150 East 8th Street; Holland, MI 49423
60 minute concert in a casual setting where students perform alongside faculty.

Lunch at Phelps Dining Hall
Adults: $5.85, Children (5-11): $2.90, Children (Under 5): Free
11 am – 1:30 pm
Tickets available at the door

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

Biology Seminar: Discovery and Development of Startect
3 pm
Schaap Science Center 1019

Chemistry Seminar: I'm Finally Beginning to Understand Why I Didn't Understand...
4 pm
Schaap Science Center 1000
Dr. George M. Bodner, Purdue University 

Annual Juried Art Show
4 pm
De Pree Art Center
A curator’s talk at 4 pm in Cook Auditorium and a reception from 5 pm to 7 pm in the gallery.

Dinner at Phelps Dining Hall
Adults: $8.90, Children (5-11): $4.45, Children (Under 5): Free
4:45 pm – 6:30 pm
Tickets available at the door

Volleyball vs. Albion
6:30 pm
DeVos Fieldhouse 

Student Scholarship Recital
7:30 PM
Dimnent Chapel
A collage concert of students who have been awarded audition based scholarships.

Family Movie Night
8 pm and 10:30 pm 
Winants Auditorium
Free passes available for siblings at Family Weekend registration. Adults and all others cost $2. The movie is Despicable Me 2.

Parents’ Harvest Reception
Enjoy an assortment of fall treats and meet student leaders and members of the Parents’ Council at this relaxing, meet-and-greet event.
8:30 pm – 10 pm
Science Center Atrium
There is no charge for this event

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 2

Family Run
7 am
Join Gazelle Sports for a free fun run around downtown Holland! The group will meet in front of Gazelle Sports (24 W. 8th St) and head out for an approximately 3.5 mile run that will take you through Window on the Waterfront, onto Windmill Island, and back down 8th Street. Runners/Walkers of all paces are welcome! No registration required, just show up ready to go! Hope students that make a $15 purchase or more will receive a free special edition shirt.

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

Family Weekend Resource Center
9 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.  

President’s Breakfast
Hope College Parents’ Council members invite you to join them to hear from the newly inaugurated President and Mrs. Knapp as they share their insights about Hope College.
9 am – 10:30 am
Haworth Center Ballroom
$10.00 per person 

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

Cross Country MIAA Championships
11 am
West Ottawa Golf Course
North on US 31 to Port Sheldon St.

Hope-Geneva Bookstore Open
11 am – 4 pm

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. 

Lunch at Phelps Dining Hall
Adults: $5.85, Children (5-11): $2.90, Children (Under 5): Free
11 am – 1:00 pm
Tickets available at the door 

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

Swimming & Diving vs. Olivet
1:00 pm
Dow Center

Dinner at Phelps Dining Hall
Adults: $8.90, Children (5-11): $4.45, Children (Under 5): Free
4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Tickets available at the door

The 79th Annual Nykerk Cup Competition
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 2016 and 2017. Tickets are required, contact the ticket office for details at 616-395-7890.
7 pm
Holland Civic Center

Repertory Ensemble
8:00 pm
Knickerbocker Theatre

Family Movie Night
8 pm and 10:30 pm 
Winants Auditorium
Free passes available for siblings at Family Weekend registration. Adults and all others cost $2. The movie is Despicable Me 2.

Hockey vs. Calvin
9 pm
The Edge Ice Arena
4444 Holland Ave.
Holland, MI 49424
1/4 mile east on Ransom St. off US 31. 

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 3

Breakfast at Phelps Dining Hall
Adults: $5.70, Children (5-11): $2.35, Children (Under 5): Free
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Tickets available at the door

Family Weekend Worship Service
Paul Boersma and Chapel Band
10 am           
Dimnent Memorial Chapel

Lunch at Phelps Dining Hall
Adults: $8.90, Children (5-11): $4.45, Children (Under 5): Free
11 am – 1:00 pm
Tickets available at the door

Dinner at Phelps Dining Hall
Adults: $5.85, Children (5-11): $2.90, 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