/ Phelps Scholars Program

Life in Scott Hall

Phelps Scholars spend their first year in Scott Hall, one of Hope’s 11 residence halls. 

  • Exterior photo of Scott Hall with the windows open on a sunny day. Exterior of Scott Hall
  • Four students hanging out in Scott Hall dorm room. Phelps Scholars collaborate in and out of the classroom.
  • Three females and one male student talking the basement of Scott Hall.The basement level of Scott Hall provides a comfortable space for students to relax.

Sense of Community

Living in community becomes the Phelps Scholars’ “real-life laboratory” for practicing what they learn in the classroom. In Scott Hall, they form a strong network of relationships and expand their worldview by getting to know people from many different backgrounds. 

“I made the right decision.  Joining the program has given me a home away from home.”

Hall Activities and Social Gatherings

From informal dinners to ping-pong games to movie nights, Scott Hall offers many opportunities for hanging out with friends — plus all the social activities offered weekly on the larger Hope campus. In addition, Resident Assistants (RAs) offer social and educational programs for Scott Hall residents. 

Phelps Scholars playing table tennis in Scott Hall.

“An RA is in charge of creating community in the hall. I'm there to make sure my residents are connected to each other and to the campus resources they need.” — Claudia, from Holland, Michigan