The 2024 Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium (MSEPS) is a student-focused conference for undergraduate and graduate students to discuss and present research with peers and professionals from across the Midwest.

February 16 and 17, 2024
Hope College
Holland, Michigan

Call for Abstracts

The abstract submission portal will be open through Friday, January 19 (Eastern Standard Time). We are accepting research presentations, research proposals, and workshops. Select the “Submit an Abstract” link below to begin the abstract submission process. For any questions, email us at

Submit an Abstract

Visiting Hope College and Holland, Michigan

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Getting to Campus

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Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids is 34 miles from Hope College.

Airport Shuttle
Hope offers airport shuttles to and from Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) at the below times:

From campus to Gerald R. Ford International Airport:

  • 4 a.m.
  • 8 a.m.
  • 12 p.m.
  • 6 p.m.

From Gerald R. Ford International Airport to campus

  • 5 a.m.
  • 9 a.m.
  • 1 p.m.
  • 7 p.m
Students who are interested in securing an airport shuttle need to contact their admissions rep or call the Admissions Office (616.395.7000) no later than two weeks prior to their flight.


Amtrak offers daily service from Chicago to Holland's Padnos Transportation Center, located just blocks from campus. Save 15% on travel throughout the Midwest when you book through Amtrak’s student discount fare finder.

Indian Trails also offers service to Holland’s Padnos Transportation Center, located just blocks from campus.

Preferred Hotels

MSEPS will be hosted at the Haworth Hotel on Friday and on-campus nearby on Saturday.

Use the link below to secure hotel rooms at a reduced rate at Haworth Hotel. When booking, you will need to enter the dates and GROUP code: 2308MIDWES

Book your stay today!

Other Area Hotels:

Places to Eat
  • Biggby Coffee
    Head over to Biggby Coffee in the lobby of the Haworth Hotel to try one of their specialty drinks or baked goods without ever having to leave Hope’s campus.
  • City Delicatessen
    City Delicatessen’s extensive menu allows for everyone to find their favorite lunch combo. Choose from the list of fresh sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, and pizzas.
  • Crust 54
    From Chicago-style deep dish to stone-fired thin specialties, Crust 54 offers a range of delicious pizzas and a great indoor and outdoor environment to enjoy.
  • Hops at 84 East
    Located at 84 East 8th Street in beautiful downtown Holland. A kitchen that creates several delicious entrees, burgers, sandwiches and brick oven pizzas.
  • Lemonjello’s Coffee
    Lemonjello’s Coffee provides coffee, music and community. Along with standard muffins, cookies and scones, Lemonjello’s offers a number of gluten-free, vegan and organic products.
  • New Holland Brewery
    Known for their craft beer and appetizers, New Holland Brewery’s menu offers flavors that match perfectly for any season of the year.
  • Peachwave
    Peachwave is a self-serve, choose-your-own toppings frozen treat destination unlike any other.
  • The Windmill Restaurant
    The Windmill Restaurant offers a Dutch influence to traditional American cuisine. Wake up early to beat the crowd for breakfast or pop in for lunch at this diner-inspired restaurant.
  • 205 Coffee Bar
    205 Coffee Bar offers a wide selection of specialty coffee and beverages alongside their famous waffles. The atmosphere lends itself as a perfect meeting place or study spot.
Holland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Holland Area Visitors GuideThe Holland CVB is a great resource to help plan your next visit. Visit their website for information about staying, playing, eating and shopping in Holland. Reach them by phone at 800.506.1299 or with a short walk from campus to 78 E. 8th Street.

View the Holland Area Visitors Guide.


Thank you to the Department of Kinesiology, Department of Psychology, and the Social Sciences Division for their support!