Faithful. Welcoming. Transformational.

Faithful. Welcoming. Transformational.

Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community in downtown Holland, Michigan. This rare combination of deep roots and rigorous preparation equips our students to live faithfully into their vocations and make a difference in the world.

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Full-Circle Role Reversal

The look of relief and joy was quite evident on the masked face of Dr. Alyssa Cheadle, assistant professor of psychology, as she rolled up her sleeve to get her second COVID-19 vaccination recently at a CVS pharmacy in Holland, Michigan.

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Playing Toward the COVID Endgame

Just two months into 2021, a year that rang in with oxymoronic anxious optimism, heavy reality struck the Hope College athletics program with the force of a 500-pound barbell dropped from 1,000 feet. One of the longest-standing, tradition-laden staples in Hope athletics’ diet was removed from a limited menu of competitive offerings on its plate.

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History’s Paradoxical Lessons of Love in War

As a Marine veteran and military historian, Dr. Fred L. Johnson III is regrettably too familiar with the atrocities of war. As a college professor, he has not tucked away that horrific knowledge, but instead is adding a new perspective to it.

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Global Learning in the Era of COVID-19

From 12-hour time differences during remote learning to staying on campus year-round, Hope helps international students navigate the unexpected.

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Taking Computational Chemistry to the Next Level

For many, chemistry brings to mind the apparatus: ethereal blue flames, miles of plastic tubing with interestingly-colored chemicals snaking through, and — perhaps above all else — test tubes and beakers of all shapes and sizes. But for Dr. Brent Krueger, chemistry research often occurs on a computer screen, in the form of molecular models.

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    Hope Hosts On-Campus Celebration for the Class of ’20

    With the global COVID-19 pandemic having denied the Class of 2020 its Commencement and other year-end milestones, Hope blended elements of the ceremony and a reunion in an on-campus celebration for members of the class on Saturday, May 22.

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    Jennifer Hampton Receives H.O.P.E. Award Posthumously

    Dr. Jennifer Hampton of the Hope College physics faculty, who was killed in an automobile accident in Holland on Sunday, March 14, has received this year’s Hope Outstanding Professor Educator (H.O.P.E.) Award from the graduating Class of 2021.

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    Hope Graduation Addresses Emphasize hope

    As if on cue, the thick clouds lingering from the previous night’s rain departed and the sun began to shine. It was an apt transition at the beginning of Hope College’s 11 a.m. Commencement ceremony for the graduating Class of ’21 on Sunday, May 16, a visual complement to the day’s message of hope for a brighter future — a message also embodied in the college’s motto: “Spera in Deo” (“Hope in God”).

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  1. HSRT: Frog and Toad
    HSRT: Frog and Toad
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    Pine Grove
  2. On-Campus Open House
    On-Campus Open House
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    Location
    Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center
  3. HSRT: The Mountaintop
    HSRT: The Mountaintop
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    Location
    Pine Grove
  4. Online Open House

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    Online Open House

    Online Open House
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    Virtual Event

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