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International Family Orientation

FRIDAY, August 16, 2024

8–9 a.m. Breakfast Phelps Dining Hall
9–9:30 a.m. Opening Reception MMC 1st Floor Rotunda
9:30–10:30 a.m.

Family Orientation Session I
The Office of Philanthropy and Engagement will share important campus information, review the Welcome Guide and the week's activities.

MMC 1st Floor Rotunda
10:30–11:30 a.m.

Family Orientation Session II
Meet key staff from Counseling and Psychological Services and the Academic Success Center.

MMC 159
12–1 p.m. Lunch with Students Phelps Dining Hall
1–2 p.m. Family Orientation Session III
Meet key staff from Business Services and Campus Safety.
MMC 159
2–3 p.m. Family Orientation Session IV
Meet with International Student Advisor to learn about Hope's global community.
MMC 159
3–5 p.m. Family Orientation Session V

Listen to Hope International and Third Culture Kids share their Hope experience and answer your questions. (Students and Families Only)

MMC 159
4–5 p.m. Free Time
5–6 p.m. Dinner with Students Phelps Dining Hall

Saturday, August 17, 2024 | Holland Area

8–9 a.m.    Breakfast Phelps Dining Hall
9 a.m. Campus Bus Pickup Haworth Hotel
9:15–11 a.m. Holland Farmer’s Market
More than 75 vendors sell flowers, pastries, fresh fruits and vegetables.
150 West 8th Street Holland, MI 49423
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch at Big Lake Brewing Co.

13 West 7th Street Holland, MI 49423

1 p.m. Board Bus  
1–3:15 p.m. Holland State Park
Walk the pier along the harbor channel to see beautiful views of sailboats and Big Red Lighthouse. Great photo opportunity. Test the water!

2215 Ottawa Beach Road  Holland, MI 49424

3:15 p.m. Board Bus  
3:30–4:15 p.m. Captain Sundae
Favorite local spot for ice cream.

365 Douglas Ave. Holland, MI 49424

5:30–6:30 p.m. Dinner Phelps Dining Hall

Sunday, August 18, 2024 | Grand Rapids

8–9 a.m. Breakfast On Your Own
9–11:50 a.m. Free Time  
11:50 a.m. Meet at Tulyp Hotel Lobby Tulyp Hotel
12–1:30 p.m.

Lunch at Hops


84 East 8th Street
Holland, MI  49423

1:45 p.m. Board Bus Haworth Hotel
2:30–5 p.m. Frederik Meijer Gardens
We will explore Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, a 158-acre botanical garden, art museum and outdoor sculpture park.

1000 East Beltline Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525

5 p.m. Board Bus
5:30 p.m. Hotel Drop-Off Tulyp Hotel
5:30–6:30 p.m. Dinner
Phelps Dining Hall

Monday, August 19, 2024

8–9 a.m. Breakfast Phelps Dining Hall
9–10:30 a.m. Faculty Panel Meet & Greet
You will have an opportunity to hear from faculty members in your student's area of study and ask questions about academic life at Hope.
Fried-Hemenway or MMC 159
10:45 a.m.–12 p.m.

Campus Tour
All offices are open at this time if anything is needed.

Depart from MMC


12–1 p.m.


Phelps Dining Hall

1–3 p.m.

Memory Maker Activity

Martha Miller Rotunda
3–5 p.m.

Free Time
All offices are open at this time if anything is needed.


5–7 p.m. Closing Dinner

Location TBD

Tuesday, August 20–Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Students are back on campus! International Family Orientation has closed. 

Thursday, August 22, 2024

New Student Orientation and Move-In Day begins!