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Faithful. Welcoming. Transformational.
Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community in downtown Holland, Michigan. This rare combination of deep roots and rigorous preparation equips our students to live faithfully into their vocations and make a difference in the world.About Hope
Stories about people who believe in hope during challenging times.
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Our picturesque, historic campus is just blocks from award-winning downtown Holland and just minutes from Lake Michigan beaches. We invite you to take a look around campus.
Hope Athletics Highlights
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The Hope College Connection
An innovative online community for calling and career that brings together students, alumni and families for mentoring and experiential learning.
Rankings and Recognitions
Proud to be ranked the #1 private college, best Christian college and best liberal arts college in Michigan by Niche.
76% of Hope College grads were employed and 16% were in graduate school within six months of graduation. This is the Hope difference.
Explore what Hope has to offer
Liberal arts curriculum. Graduate-level research. Hands-on opportunities. The highest standards. These are the elements that help Hope students from every discipline succeed — in school and in life.
Hope's Christian Aspirations
Hope College is a Christian community that invites all its members into a holistic and robust engagement with the historic Christian faith and a personal encounter with the living Christ through the Holy Spirit.
The Hope College campus is a place to come alive. We have hundreds of student organizations, groups and events you can plug into, serve with, play in, root for and grow with.
#BeStrongBeTrue. As a member of the MIAA and NCAA Division III associations, Hope College sponsors 22 varsity sports for men and women.
At Hope College, award-winning student performances share the stage with nationally known writers, musicians, performers and artists.
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Full-Circle Role Reversal
The look of relief and joy was quite evident on the masked face of Dr. Alyssa Cheadle, assistant professor of psychology, as she rolled up her sleeve to get her second COVID-19 vaccination recently at a CVS pharmacy in Holland, Michigan.Read StoryPlay Video
Playing Toward the COVID Endgame
Just two months into 2021, a year that rang in with oxymoronic anxious optimism, heavy reality struck the Hope College athletics program with the force of a 500-pound barbell dropped from 1,000 feet. One of the longest-standing, tradition-laden staples in Hope athletics’ diet was removed from a limited menu of competitive offerings on its plate.Read Story
History’s Paradoxical Lessons of Love in War
As a Marine veteran and military historian, Dr. Fred L. Johnson III is regrettably too familiar with the atrocities of war. As a college professor, he has not tucked away that horrific knowledge, but instead is adding a new perspective to it.Read Story
Global Learning in the Era of COVID-19
From 12-hour time differences during remote learning to staying on campus year-round, Hope helps international students navigate the unexpected.Read Story
Taking Computational Chemistry to the Next Level
For many, chemistry brings to mind the apparatus: ethereal blue flames, miles of plastic tubing with interestingly-colored chemicals snaking through, and — perhaps above all else — test tubes and beakers of all shapes and sizes. But for Dr. Brent Krueger, chemistry research often occurs on a computer screen, in the form of molecular models.Read Story
News & Events
- Campus Life
With the global COVID-19 pandemic having denied the Class of 2020 its Commencement and other year-end milestones, Hope blended elements of the ceremony and a reunion in an on-campus celebration for members of the class on Saturday, May 22.
A new exhibition, “Michael Ayrton’s Minotaur Suite,” will open at the Hope College Kruizenga Art Museum on Friday, May 28, and run through Saturday, Aug. 28. Admission to the exhibition is free.
Dr. Jennifer Hampton of the Hope College physics faculty, who was killed in an automobile accident in Holland on Sunday, March 14, has received this year’s Hope Outstanding Professor Educator (H.O.P.E.) Award from the graduating Class of 2021.
As if on cue, the thick clouds lingering from the previous night’s rain departed and the sun began to shine. It was an apt transition at the beginning of Hope College’s 11 a.m. Commencement ceremony for the graduating Class of ’21 on Sunday, May 16, a visual complement to the day’s message of hope for a brighter future — a message also embodied in the college’s motto: “Spera in Deo” (“Hope in God”).
After a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, live summer theatre is returning to the Hope College campus.
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Online Open House
- Virtual Event
Online Open House
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One Big Weekend - Homecoming and Family Weekend 2021
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