Hope College is stronger when families are engaged in the life of the college. We invite you to be part of our community while your student attends Hope. 

Whether you live nearby or thousands of miles away, there are many ways to be involved in the life of the college and serve as a resource for your student:

  • Orientation
  • Family Weekend
  • Parent e-newsletters
  • Volunteer opportunities

Our goal is to help you in play a supportive role while your student is enrolled at Hope. It is also important to connect with other families. This happens throughout the year at Hope events, and the Parents' Council serves you by fostering dialogue among parents, families and the college. 

Recent Blog Posts

  1. Ashley’s on Pointe for Success

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    Ashley, a freshman at Hope College, is from Lapeer, Michigan. Throughout high school, Ashley began n...

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  2. The Hope Set Before Us

    Posted by Gregory Olgers

    Greg Olgers ’87 is editor of News from Hope College and director of news media services at Hope. H...

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  3. Unique Reunion Celebrates Hope Professor and the Sciences

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    A unique reunion on Hope’s campus highlighted faculty-student rapport that time and distance could...

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  4. Hope Experts Guide Alumni and Friends Through Tanzania

    Posted by Lynne Powe

    By Lynne Powe ’86 The jubilant “whoop” on the plains of the Serengeti isn’t the call of ...

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  5. Milt Nieuwsma ’63 Brings History to Life

    Posted by Grace Glagola

    For this blog post, Hope student Grace Glagola ’20 interviewed Hope alumnus Milton Nieuwsma ’63,...

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  6. Engage with Hope

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    Keeping up with Spencer Westley is a challenge. He wants to make the most of every opportunity Hope ...

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 11Years of Program Service

    Hope has had an intentional parent and family engagement program for over 11 years.

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  • 95%Graduates at Work or Grad School

    The percentage of the graduating class that was in the workforce or graduate school within six months.

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  • 8,000+Hope College Donors

    When you make a gift to Hope, you are joining more than 8,000 others who share your strong commitment and contribute to Hope’s success each year.

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  • 60+Events for Alumni and Families

    There are tons of events for alumni and families hosted by the Alumni Engagement team during the 2014-15 academic year

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