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:

Our goal is to help you 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. Prepare to Pivot

    Posted by Daniel Osterbaan '91

    The word “unprecedented” has been used a lot lately to describe not only the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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  2. Family Engagement Event Updates Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    As President Scogin recently shared, “in 154 years of Hope’s history, we have not seen a...

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  3. What’s New at the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career?

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    The Boerigter Center for Calling and Career helps students find internships, build connections with ...

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  4. Helping Your Student Navigate Homesickness

    Posted by Kristen Gray, Associate Dean for Health and Counseling

    It’s October! The first month of college and classes has ended, and we are moving toward midterm e...

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  5. From Our Hope Family to Yours

    Posted by President Matthew A. Scogin

    Dear Hope Families, Welcome to the 2019-20 academic year! Later this month, I will be meeting many o...

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  6. Get Oriented! Five Reminders for First-Year Families

    Posted by Sara Arnquist, Kayla Lang and Caleb Miller | 2019 Orientation Directors

    Hello New Hope Families! This is the week we’ve been waiting for all summer — Orientation is alm...

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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 year

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