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. Helping Your Student Navigate Homesickness

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    by Kristen Gray, Associate Dean for Health and Counseling It’s October! The first month of colleg...

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

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

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  3. Fall Update from Student Development

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    Dear Hope Families, I hope you are enjoying the summer with your loved ones. Here at Hope College, w...

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  4. A Message from the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career

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    Dear Hope Families, Greetings from the new Boerigter Center for Calling and Career! I am honored to ...

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  5. A Message from the Registrar

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    “You’re a person!” exclaimed a surprised student when first meeting with me. Most students, an...

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  6. A Tradition of Travel Gets a Boost

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    Hope College began hosting educational tours for alumni and friends in the 1960s. The integration of...

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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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