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. 

The Office of Family Engagement exists to make your student’s time here a positive experience for the entire family. We are grateful that you are a part of our community while your student attends Hope, and we know that sending your child away from home comes with some anxiety and stress. Thank you for trusting Hope to take the best care of them.

We know topics like choosing a major, career discernment, mental health, making friends and social pressures are all part of your student’s reality. This website provides links and information to campus resources to help you support them with their needs as they arise and change.

Whether you live nearby or thousands of miles away, there are many ways to be involved in the life of the college.

Hope College is stronger when families are engaged in the life of the college. Our goal is to make life easier for you as you walk this journey with your children as they conquer four of the most impactful years of their lives. Cheers to you for your support and the work you put in to get them to this part of their life.

Recent Blog Posts

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    Posted by Katie DeKoster

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    To all of our Hope families, you may not hear it nearly enough, but your students love and apprec...

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  5. Meet the Hidalgo Family

    Posted by Jay and Janice Hidalgo

    As parents, watching our college-aged children struggle to find friends can be heart-wrenching. W...

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    The Hope College Families Facebook group is brimming over with collective wisdom and experience. ...

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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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