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.
Greetings Hope families!
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.
- Events like Orientation/Move-In Weekend and One Big Virtual Weekend: Homecoming and Family Weekend are a great chance to visit campus.
- Virtual Family Access chats provide families access to campus leaders several times each school year.
- Communication like the Family Newsletter, Campus Health updates and Campus Ministries prayer list make it easy to stay connected to the news and needs on campus.
- You can even sign up for the Hope College Connection to serve as a resource to all Hope students, or the Hope College Book Club to interact with other families, alumni and fans of Hope.
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.
Director of Alumni & Family Engagement
Recent Blog Posts
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