Your one-stop shop for bringing the best events and conferences to Hope College!

The Hope College Events and Conferences Office, best known as ECO, is dedicated to providing the finest service with the intention of creating convenient and comfortable spaces for events and other happenings at Hope College.

We are committed to working together as a staff and with the rest of campus to provide professional and detailed care, in a manner that supports Hope’s mission.

Our team also has a commitment to involve students in the process of crafting the ultimate experience for our guests, whether they’re members of the Hope community, summer conference guests or long-time supporters of our arts and athletic performances.

Hope by the Numbers

  • 228Daily Bookings

    An average of 228 bookings are made each day via EMS campus software for scheduling and booking events, meetings, weddings, classrooms and conferences.

    Make a reservation online
  • 123Student Workers

    Hope students are the heart of the Events and Conferences Office and are involved in everything from tickets and events to A/V set-up, summer conferences and design work.

    Find your place in ECO
  • 61Summer Conferences

    We host approximately 61 camps and conferences every summer from May to August.

    Host a conference
  • 402Ticketed Events

    The Events and Conferences Office sells tickets to most events on campus, averaging more than one per day. We also staff these events.

    Purchase tickets


  1. Placeholder Image Event image for Theatre Production: The Wolves
    Theatre Production: The Wolves
    $10 for regular admission; $7 for senior citizens and Hope faculty and staff; and free for Hope College students and students ages 18 and under.
    DeWitt Student and Cultural Center
  2. Placeholder Image Event image for Homecoming Gala Concert
    Homecoming Gala Concert
    Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts