Phelps Hall is a co-ed hall — the second floor is for men and third floor is for women — with 80 rooms that house 160 first-year and sophomore students. It is named after the Rev. Philip Phelps, Jr., Hope College's first President.
Phelps Hall was built in 1960 as a women's dormitory; it was enlarged and remodeled in 1980. Phelps Hall dining hall underwent an additional $4 million renovation in 2013 and 2014.
The floors are tiled, and residents can put down carpeting or rugs. Each room has blinds on the windows. The beds are stackable-style beds that can be bunked or lofted. Each room includes:
- Extra-long twin beds
- Two four-drawer dressers with hutch
- Two desks with four large drawers, one small drawer and chairs
- Cable and internet available
- Bathrooms are shared; no in-bathroom storage
A dining hall, computer lab, laundry room and lounges are also found in Phelps.