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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Hope Honored for Sustainable Excellence

Hope College has been recognized for sustainability excellence by the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum.

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Hope College Receives National Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

Hope College has received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

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Hope College and Western Theological Seminary Establish “3-2” Pastor-Preparation Program

The new Vita Scholars Program will enable students to graduate both from Hope with a Bachelor of Arts degree and from the seminary with a Master of Divinity degree after a total of five years instead of the usual seven.

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Hope College Announces “Anchored Tuition Pledge”

Hope College has announced the “Anchored Tuition Pledge,” committing to hold tuition at the starting rate for each incoming class beginning with the fall 2022 semester — and to keep it at the present level for all current students.

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Two New Exhibitions Open at the Kruizenga Art Museum

“No Planet B” features 41 artworks that reflect critically on the many environmental problems that currently face the planet, from climate change and sea level rise to industrial pollution and biodiversity loss. “Chicanx Art: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage” is a smaller exhibition featuring 11 works of art by Chicano and Chicana artists that reflect different aspects of Mexican-American heritage.

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It's a Lofty Ambition, but then Again the College is Named "Hope," not "Settle."

The college’s new Hope Forward initiative seeks to fully fund tuition for every student up front. While that’s the most tangible goal, it’s only one of several.

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  1. campus life

    President Christmas Tree Lighting 2022

    President Matt and Sarah Scogin invited students to join them outside their home on Wednesday, Nov. 30 for the Lighting of the Tree and Christmas carols. Followed by a walk to the Bultman Center to enjoy more music, treats and cookie decorating.

  2. arts

    IMAGES 2022 Photo Gallery

    “IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures,” a celebration of cultures from around the world took place during Hope College’s annual showcase on Saturday, Nov. 12. More than 60 students from several different countries participated in this annual Hope College tradition.

  3. academics

    How to Pass the Cranberries and Skip the Argument

    Hoping to help Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner feel more like Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want” than a cage fight even though your relative has started talking politics? Want to keep things civil when your co-worker brings up religion? Looking for an all-year approach to life that combines increased confidence with increased kindness? Then “Humble” by Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren of the Hope College psychology faculty may be the book for you.

  4. campus life

    “IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures” Will Be Nov. 12

    A celebration of cultures from around the world will take place during Hope College’s annual “IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures” showcase on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre.


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    Alumni Weekend 2023

    Alumni Weekend 2023

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