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We're here to help! Here are a few of the areas we can assist you. Give us a call or stop by Campus Safety if you need further information.

Bicycle Registration

Hope College supports the use of bicycles by students, faculty, staff and visitors from the Holland community for traveling to and around our college campus. As one of the most efficient forms of travel, bicycle use supports Hope's sustainability project.

Registration

All bicycles owned by students, faculty and staff that are used on campus must be registered with the City of Holland as mandated by city ordinance. You can register online and pick up the sticker at our office, or you can complete the entire process in person at the Holland Department of Public Safety.

There is no cost for a bicycle license, and it does not expire. When you fill out the registration form, you will need to know the serial number of your bicycle, as well as its make, model and other identifying information. The serial number is on the frame; it is commonly found below the chain foot/pedal area, under the seat or under the handlebars.

The license will need to be affixed to the frame of your bicycle; we recommend placing it on the bicycle frame's seat tube. 

Where to locate the serial number and place the registration sticker on a bicycle

Parking and Storage

Bicycles operated on the campus must be parked at a bicycle rack, or in a designated storage facility when it is not in use.  We recommend that you always lock your bicycle to the bicycle rack.

Bicycles may not be left in any non-designated area, including, but not limited to, secured to fire hydrants, trees, parking signs, fences, benches, stairwells, ramps (including handicapped ramps), light posts or in the egress path of any building.  Any bicycle found in violation of this usage statement may be removed. Campus Safety is not responsible for any damage or destruction to locks during this process. Bicycles that are removed will be held at our office for 14 days. If the bicycle is not claimed during that time, it will be turned over to the Holland Department of Public Safety.

Bicycles may not be stored in buildings except in an appropriate storage unit in a residential hall. These storage units are only available for students who are living in the respective building on-campus. Contact Residential Life staff for more information.

Summer storage is not available for student bicycles. At the conclusion of each academic year, all bicycles left on exterior bicycle racks will be removed and donated.

Security

If your bicycle is lost or stolen while on campus, contact us immediately. Based on the circumstances, we may recommend you file an additional report with the Holland Department of Public Safety for the best chance of recovery.

If it is stolen from an off-campus location, contact the Holland Department of Public Safety directly at 1.800.249.0911.

Individuals operating bicycles on the Hope College campus must obey all Michigan vehicle laws that apply to bicycles, including MCL 257.656 - 257.662.

Drone Policy

To provide a safe and productive environment for such activity, all use or control of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) taking place within or above the boundaries of Hope College must be pre-approved by Hope College and must fully comply with our policy. This policy is available both in the Student Handbook and as a PDF.

For commercial use (as defined by the FAA but always inclusive of any use for compensation or in connection with a business or employment), authorization from Campus Safety must be properly requested via the Small UAS/Drone Application form no less than 10 days in advance.

The use of drones and model aircraft for hobby or recreational use on Hope College property is not permitted. Drones used for official college educational and research purposes shall follow the Commercial Use application process.

ID Cards

All registered students and current employees will receive an official Hope College ID card. Your ID must be presented to use the library or cafeteria, may be required for access to certain campus buildings and may be needed for other college services and activities.

New students will receive their ID during Orientation. New employees must go to the Human Resources office to obtain an ID Authorization Form, and then come to our office to have the ID printed.

To replace a lost or damaged ID, come into our office and complete the ID request form. Your new ID should be ready within a few minutes. It costs $20 to replace a lost or deliberately damaged (punch hole) student ID, and the fee will be billed to your student account. Faculty/staff ID replacements are free.

We will not retake photos unless it has been over five years since you've had your official ID photo taken. These photos are also used on KnowHope Plus and Moodle; please see the ID Photo Use Policy for further information.

Old IDs can not be reactivated.

Lost, mutilated or stolen ID cards must be reported to Campus Safety.

Lock Shop

While our office is open 24/7, the Lock Shop is open from 7 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Fill out a key request or work order form for new/replacement keys or lock problems. Please fill out the form with as much information as possible. Keys must be requested by one of the following:

  • For faculty:
    • Department chair
    • Dean
    • Office manager
  • For staff
    • Direct supervisor
  • For students
    • Residence hall director (RD)

After the requested keys are ready, they can be picked up and signed for in our office 24/7.

If you have any questions, or are experiencing an emergency, you may contact  616.395.7773 during office hours and 616.395.7770 at all other times. The locksmith keeps a record of all keys that are distributed.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Todd Lynema.

Lost and Found
Some departments on campus hold lost items for a few days, but the central Lost and Found is in our office. We hold items for up to 90 days after they are turned in. If you have lost an item, please fill out this form. We attempt to identify each item turned in and contact the appropriate owner. You may also want to check Marketplace to see if anyone has listed the item as found.
RAD Self Defense & Personal Safety Classes
Officers Mike Everse and Glendene Lahr are certified RAD Instructors. RAD is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. Personal safety classes are more of a common sense approach to self defense tactics and techniques. If you're interested in setting up a self-defense class, or learning more about it, contact Officer Everse.