/ Center for Global Engagement

International Family Welcome Week

FRIDAY, August 19, 2022

7:30–8:30 A.M. Breakfast Various Locations
9 A.M. Welcome and Opening Reception with Families and Students MMC 1st Floor Rotunda
10 A.M.

Family Orientation Session I
The Office of Philanthropy and Engagement will share important campus information, review the Welcome Guide and the week's activities.

MMC 1st Floor Rotunda
11 a.m. Campus Tour MMC
12–1:30 p.m. Lunch with Students Phelps Dining Hall
2 P.M. Family Orientation Session II 
Meet with International Student Advisor to learn about Hope's global community.
MMC 158
3–5:30 P.M. Free Time with Students
5:30–6:30 p.m. Dinner with Students Phelps Dining Hall
6:30–8 p.m. Welcome Dessert Reception Maas Auditorium

Saturday, August 20, 2022 | Holland Area

7:30–8 a.m.    Breakfast Various Locations
9:15 A.M. Campus Bus Pickup Haworth Hotel
9:30–10:45 A.M. Holland Farmer's Market
More than 75 vendors sell flowers, pastries, fresh fruits and vegetables.
150 West 8th Street Holland, MI 49423
10:45 a.m. Board Bus  
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch at Big Lake Brewing Co.

13 West 7th Street Holland, MI 49423

12:45 p.m. Board Bus  
1–3:30 P.M. Holland State Park
Walk the pier along the harbor channel to see beautiful views of sailboats and Big Red Lighthouse. Great photo opportunity. Test the water!

2215 Ottawa Beach Road  Holland, MI 49424

3:30 P.M. Board Bus  
3:45–4:15 p.m. Captain Sundae
After the beach, we will cool off at one of the most popular ice cream shops in Holland.

365 Douglas Avenue Holland, MI 49424

4:15 p.m. Board Bus  
4:30 p.m. Hotel Drop-Off
Haworth Hotel
5–7 p.m. Dinner on your own
8 p.m. Board Bus
Haworth Hotel
8:30–10:30 p.m. Boat Cruise

290 Howard Avenue, Holland, MI 49424

11 p.m. Hotel Drop-Off

Haworth Hotel

Sunday, August 21, 2022 | Saugatuck

7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast Various Locations
9 a.m.–12 P.M. Free Time  
12:30 P.m. Board Bus Haworth Hotel
1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Lunch at Saugatuck Brewing Company

2948 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, MI 49406

2:45 p.m. Board Bus  
3–4 p.m. Saugatuck Dune Rides

6495 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck, MI 49453

4:15 p.m. Board Bus
4:30–6:30 p.m. Enjoy Exploring Saugatuck

A quaint little town on the shore of Lake Michigan with 30 art galleries, trendy boutiques, and shops.

31 Butler Street Saugatuck, MI 49453

6:45–8:45 p.m. Dinner and Sunset Experience Scooters Cafe & Pizzeria
8:45 p.m. Board Bus  
9:15 p.m. Hotel Drop-Off Haworth Hotel

Monday, August 22, 2022 | Traverse City

6:30–7:30 a.m. Breakfast Various Locations
8 a.m. Board Bus Haworth Hotel
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Enjoy Exploring Traverse City
A bustling small city, it boasts excellent farm-to-fork restaurants, boutiques, great views of Lake Michigan, and not one but three friendly, well-stocked bookstores.

Espresso Bay - 202 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684


12:30–2 p.m.

Lunch at Grand Traverse Pie Company

525 West Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684

2:15 p.m.

Board Bus

2:45.–3:45 p.m.

Winery Experience

Black Star Farms - 360 McKinley Rd. East, Traverse City MI 49686

4 p.m.

Board Bus


4:30–5:30 p.m.

Sleeping Bear Dunes

9922 Front Street, Empire MI 49630

5:45 p.m.

Board Bus


6 p.m.

Pickup Dinner (eat on the bus)

Shipwreck Cafe

9:30 p.m.

Hotel Drop-Off

Haworth Hotel

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | CAmpus Day

7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast Various Locations
9–10:30 a.m. Faculty Panel Meet & Greet
You will have an opportunity to hear from faculty members in your student's area of study and ask questions about academic life at Hope.

BSC - Schaap Auditorium
11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Family Orientation Session III
Meet key staff from Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Career Development, Academic Success, Business Services, and Campus Safety.

MMC 158


12–1 p.m.

Lunch with Students

Phelps Dining Hall

1–2 p.m.

Family Orientation Session IV
Listen to Hope International and Third Culture Kids share their Hope experience and answer your questions.

MMC 158

2–4 p.m.

Memory Maker Activity

MMC 239

4–6 p.m.

Free Time


6–8 p.m.

Dinner on your own


Wednesday, August 24, 2022 | Grand Rapids

8–9 a.m. Breakfast Various Locations
9–11 a.m.

Free Time
Business Services and Boerigter Center for Calling and Career

11:15 A.m.

Board Bus to Grand Rapids

Haworth Hotel
12–1:30 p.m.

Lunch at Brewery Vivant

925 Cherry St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
1:45 p.m.

Board Bus

2–3:30 p.m.

Grand Rapids Public Museum

272 Pear Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

3:45 p.m.

Board Bus


4–5:30 p.m.

Grand Rapids Downtown Market

435 Ionia Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49305

5:30 p.m.

Board Bus


6–9:45 p.m.

West Michigan Whitecaps Baseball Game

450 West River Drive NE
Comstock Park, MI 49321

10 p.m.

Board Bus

Return to Haworth Hotel

Thursday, August 25, 2022 | Final Day

8–9 a.m. Breakfast Various Locations
9–11 a.m. Free Time
Business Services and Boerigter Center for Calling and Career
11–12:30 p.m. Lunch at Hops
84 East 8th Street
Holland MI 49423
12:30 p.m. Board Bus Hops
1–2:30 p.m.

Crane's U-Pick Farm
Pick fresh, in-season fruit (peaches, apples or blueberries)
Crane's Pie Pantry
Enjoy homemade fresh fruit pies that are made the old-fashioned way from family recipes passed down through generations.

6054 124th Ave. Fennville, MI 49408
2:30 p.m.

Board Bus

3 p.m.

Arrive back on campus

Haworth Hotel
3–4 p.m.

International Family Welcome Week Wrap-Up

DeWitt, Herrick Room
4:30 p.m.

Board Bus

DeWitt Flag Pole
4:45–8 pm.m

Picnic at Kollen Park

240 Kolland Park Drive
Holland, MI 49423