It’s no secret — the best way for you to get to know Hope is to spend time on our campus. Our goal is to create a memorable, personalized visit experience that will help you decide if Hope is the right fit for you.

Come for an admissions event, sign up for a personalized campus visit or stay overnight in a residence hall and experience student life. Whatever you’re looking for, we’re here to help you find it!

Individual visits

Come see our campus and take part in a visit that is tailored specifically to your personal interests! Visits are available in the morning or afternoon on weekdays during the academic year (Monday–Friday) and on select Saturday mornings. We welcome visitors during summer months as well.

Visit Days

Each Visit Day is designed to offer a comprehensive look at our academic programs, student life, financial aid, campus dining and vibrant Christian character. Whether you are visiting Hope for the first time or returning for another in-depth look, Visit Days are an excellent option for experiencing our campus and meeting the people of Hope.

Overnight Visits

Live the life of a Hope student for an evening on our campus. You'll room with one of our students in their residence hall to truly experience all that campus life offers: eat in our dining halls, participate in campus activities, and more. Overnight visits are available during fall and spring semesters on Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings. We recommend you combine your overnight visit with an Individual Visit or Visit Day.

 

Junior Days

High school juniors: Wherever you are in your college search, our Junior Days are designed to give you the experience of a full day at Hope. Junior Days are designed to offer a comprehensive look at our academic programs, off-campus study, student life and vibrant Christian character.

SUMMER VISITS

Summer is a beautiful time to visit Hope College and the Holland community! Morning or afternoon visits are available for scheduling Monday through Friday. Award-winning downtown Holland is one block north of campus and a popular destination for Hope students. Our campus is just a 10-minute drive from beautiful Lake Michigan. Plan to spend some time at both of these locations, if possible! You won’t be disappointed.

 

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Getting to Campus

Driving Directions

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

Amtrak
Amtrak offers daily service from Chicago to Holland's Padnos Transportation Center, located just blocks from campus. On most days, Amtrak tickets for the purpose of a campus visit are buy one, get one 50% off.

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

Preferred Hotels

These hotels have demonstrated excellence in hospitality for parents, alumni and friends. We are pleased to recommend them to you for your next visit.

Places to Eat
  • Alpen Rose Restaurant and Café
    Alpen Rose offers a fresh yet classic approach to European Dining, with award-winning service and pastries.
  • CitySēn Lounge
    Dine at CitySēn Lounge. Need an energy boost? Try fair trade organic coffee at CityBrü Coffee.
  • 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.
  • JP’s Coffee
    JP’s has a warm, family-friendly atmosphere with great conversation, delicious treats baked fresh on site, and a large selection of whole-bean coffee and loose-leaf tea.
  • 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
    Each bottle of New Holland’s craft beer and artisan spirits captures a flavor, a harvest, a season, a moment in time.
  • Orange Leaf
    Orange Leaf is a self-serve, choose-your-own toppings frozen treat destination unlike any other.
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.

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 10 Minute drive to Lake Michigan

    The Hope College campus is a short drive from Lake Michigan's beautiful beaches.

  • 2ndHappiest Place to Live in America

    Holland placed second in the nation for overall well-being in a 2010 report by Gallup and Healthways.

  • Top 5Holland, Michigan

    Our hometown was named one of “America’s Prettiest Towns” and “Top Five Safest Cities in the U.S.” by Forbes.

  • #11Right Choice

    The Wall Street Journal ranked Hope #11 among 1,000+ schools for the number of students who said “yes” when asked, “If you could start over, would you still choose this college?”

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Upcoming

  1. Visit Day

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    First visit to Hope? Returning for another in-depth look? Either way, Visit Days are an excellent option for experiencing our campus and meeting the people of Hope.

    Visit Day
    Date
    Location
    Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center
    Visit Day 8:30 am - Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, Auditorium
  2. Nursing Showcase

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    Come see why we’re placing 100% of our graduates into nursing positions within their first year after graduating from Hope.

    Nursing Showcase
    Date
    Cost
    Free
    Location
    Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center
    Nursing Showcase 8:30 am - Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, Auditorium
  3. Visit Day

    Placeholder Image Event image for Visit Day

    First visit to Hope? Returning for another in-depth look? Either way, Visit Days are an excellent option for experiencing our campus and meeting the people of Hope.

    Visit Day
    Date
    Location
    Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center
    Visit Day 8:30 am - Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, Auditorium
  4. Nursing Showcase

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    Nursing Showcase
    Date
    Location
    Martha Miller Center for Global Communication
    Nursing Showcase 9:30 am - Martha Miller Center for Global Communication, Fried Hemenway Auditorium 135
  5. Nursing Showcase

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    Nursing Showcase
    Date
    Location
    A. Paul Schaap Science Center
    Nursing Showcase 11:00 am - A. Paul Schaap Science Center, Lab 1136