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  1. Campus Life

    Retired Religion Professor Robert J. Palma Dies

    Dr. Robert J. Palma of Holland, Michigan, a professor emeritus of religion who retired in 1994 after teaching at Hope for 28 years, died on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. He was 86.

  2. Academics

    July Graduates With Honors

    Below is a list of recent Hope College graduates who have been awarded graduation honors for outstanding academic accomplishment during their four years of study.

  3. Academics

    Research Students Met Future Nobel Laureate

    Hope students not only participate in collaborative research with faculty mentors, but often attend — and make presentations at — national and international conferences that provide a chance to engage with professionals from around the world. Sometimes that even means meeting a Nobel Prize winner.

  4. Academics

    Lecture and Panel to Explore Pathways to an Anti-Racist Future

    The Second Annual Green Lecture on Faith, Race and Community at Hope College will explore “To Achieve Our Country: Pathways to an Anti-Racist Future” on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. The event will be available for viewing via Zoom at

  5. Academics

    Two Hope Profs Among Co-Authors of New Statistics Textbooks

    Todd Swanson and Jill VanderStoep of the Hope College mathematics and statistics faculty are among the co-authors of a new intermediate statistics textbook and the new second edition of the introductory textbook that preceded it.

Hope College by the Numbers

  • 1866Year of College Charter

    Hope College was founded by the Rev. A.C. Van Raalte and was officially chartered in 1866. During the 2015–2016 school year, Hope celebrated 150 years of rigorous academics and faithful, Christian leadership.

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  • 35,000+Total Alumni

    Hope has over 35,000 alumni spanning every state and 80+ countries.

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  • 127,000Volunteer Hours

    Hope's faculty, staff and students have contributed over 127,000 hours to volunteer activities.

  • 300+International Study Programs

    Semester and year-long opportunities for off-campus study are available in virtually every part of the globe.

    Study abroad opportunities