New Student Advising Days
New Student Advising Day is an optional half-day program for incoming first-year students and their families.
New Student Advising Day is designed to:
- Facilitate a smooth class registration experience
- Help prepare you for the academic transition to college
- Introduce you to academic advisors, staff and programs at Hope
It is not meant to replace orientation or class registration. It will focus on academic advising and class registration planning. Note that transfer students should not attend this event because they have a different registration process — contact the Registrar’s Office to speak with a transfer student advisor.
Online RSVP for New Student Advising Days will open in May. Please call the First Year Experience office at 616.395.7491 if you would like to register or have questions about the event.
- WHAT TO EXPECT
New Student Advising Day is an optional event for any incoming first-year student who is interested in meeting with an academic advisor to discuss their course requests, as well as building relationships with students, faculty and staff.
Families are welcome as well, including younger siblings, but we will only have programming geared toward incoming college students and parents.
Here is what to expect:
- A welcome from campus leaders
- Introduction to academic advising and Hope’s curriculum to help you plan your fall schedule
- Learn more about the academic transition and expectations at Hope
- Meet with faculty and upperclassmen to help answer your questions
- Lunch or dinner
You may find it helpful to bring the following with you:
- Pen or pencil and a notebook
- Notes on your course preferences after reviewing the first year registration materials
- Any questions you have about registration and course selections
- Memorize your student ID number and your Hope email address
- 2018 SCHEDULE
Each day will have identical content.
Friday, June 15
8:30 A.M. Check in at lobby of Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts 9 A.M. Opening session 10 A.M. Advising and resource sessions 12 P.M. Optional lunch provided by Hope College
Saturday, June 23
8:30 A.M. Check in at lobby of Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts 9 A.M. Opening session 10 A.m. Advising and resource sessions 12 P.M. Optional lunch provided by Hope College
- IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT
If you can’t make it, that’s okay. There are still a lot of opportunities for you to be informed and connected. You will receive all of the information about registration, as well as Tuesday Tidings and instructions, via your Hope email account.
- RESOURCE ROOM PARTICIPANTS
Here are some of the Hope departments you will be able to connect with at New Student Advising Day:
- GETTING TO HOPE
- Get directions to campus, information about parking and tips on where to stay and eat in Holland.
Miche Andre, Julie Guereca, and Corinne Qualkinbush
First-Year Transitions Student Orientation Directors
Chris Bohle, M.Ed.
Associate Director of Student Life and Bridge Program Director
Dr. Ryan White
Director of Academic Advising and First-Year Seminars and Bridge Program Director