2023–2024 Housing Selection Process For Returning Students
For students who have not yet identified housing for next academic year, you should plan on participating in Open Room Selection.
In order to be part of Open Room Selection, you must complete your 2023–2024 Housing Confirmation Form indicating that you plan to attend Open Room Selection and name your intended roommate.
Open Room Selection will be taking place in person on April 4 and 5. For students who indicated they plan to participate in Open Room Selection, details will be sent via email to students on March 31.
If you are still in need of a roommate, we encourage you to attend the Roommate Meet and Greet event on March 29 from 7–8 p.m. in Maas Auditorium. We would love for you to join us!
If you have not already completed your 2023–2024 Housing Confirmation Form we ask that you please do this today! By completing this form, you are notifying the housing department of your housing plans for the next academic year.
The Housing Selection Handbook can provide you with detailed information about each process. This information can also be found on the Living On & Off Campus webpage.
Questions about the housing selection process can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 616.395.7943.
Explore Our Housing
Hope is a residential college. Freshman and sophomore students usually live in residence halls. Junior and senior students can choose to live in an apartment or cottage.
Housing & Room Change
Maybe you studied in Australia fall semester. Maybe it's just not working out with your roommate. Maybe you're saying goodbye to Hope College. Whatever the reason, here's how to request a housing or room change.
Our goal is to create residential communities where students can:
- Flourish to meet their human potential
- Recognize, embrace and celebrate the uniqueness of all people
- Foster holistic personal development
- Actively engage and support Hope’s mission of academic excellence, which is grounded in the historic Christian faith
- Move In
FALL SEMESTER NEW STUDENT MOVE-IN
New students may begin to move into their housing on Friday, August 26, 2022.
Move-in will be staggered throughout the day. New students living in halls will sign up for a move-in time slot. Most areas will have time slots from 8–9:30 a.m., 9:30–11 a.m., 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 12:30–2 p.m. and 2–3:30 p.m.
When you arrive, you will be guided by Campus Safety and our traffic assistants to parking. You will check-in at one of our Residential Life tents! There are three tents on campus and you will go to the tent cooresponding to your residence hall.
- Outside Lubbers Hall lawn on East 10th St. that serves Cook, Voorhees, Durfee and VanVleck (rain location is in Bultman Student Center).
- Steps of Jack Miller [corner of East 10th St and Columbia Ave.] that serves Dykstra, Gilmore and Phelps (rain location is Martha Miller 1st Floor Rotunda).
- Outside the DeWitt Center on Columbia Ave in front of the flag pole that serves Kollen, Scott, Lichty and Wyckoff (rain location is Boerigter lobby area in DeWitt).
After checking in and picking up your keys, you'll drive over to your hall where the Orientation Assistants (OAs) in orange and blue shirts will assist you in getting your belongings to your room. You can help make the process a bit smoother by labeling all of your things with your last name, hall and room number.
FALL SEMESTER RETURNING STUDENT MOVE-IN
Returning student move-in is Sunday, August 28, 2022.
Similar to the process from last fall, we are asking that if you live in a residence hall or College East that you select a two-hour time slot for move-in between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in which you will move in.
To choose your move-in window, click the link below. As you select your time, please consider whether you and your roommate would like to move in together or separately and then communicate with them accordingly. Please be sure to select the correct residence hall from the tabs listed across the top of the form.
If you live in a cottage or apartment, we ask that you talk with your housemates to coordinate your move-in plans. It is helpful for you to stagger the process to avoid congestion and increase ease of unloading. Your access code will be found in your plus.hope.edu. If you do not have an access code, it may be because the cottage or apartment uses your Student ID or a key for entry.
- If you live in Cook Village, College East, 47 E13th, 55 E14th, DeYoung, Loraine-Lubbers, Strand, or Zoetewey, you will use your student ID and PIN to access your home.
- If you live in 321 Central, 364-366-368 Triplex, Blue Cottage, Fairbanks Cottage, Gazelle, Kraker Annex, Nykamp, Oggel or Treehouse, you will need to go to the tent in front of the DeWitt Center to check in and get your cottage/apartment keys.
2023 SPRING SEMESTER MOVE-IN
New students may begin to move into their housing on Friday, January 6, 2023, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please come to the Student Development Office (DeWitt Center, 141 E. 12th St., Holland) to check in and pick up your room key/code. More information will be provided to you via email in December regarding your housing, move-in and new student orientation.
Returning students may begin to move into their housing on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 12 p.m. More information will be provided to you via email in December.
- Move Out
College housing officially closes for winter (Christmas) break at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2022.
Students are required to leave their campus housing within 24 hours of their last final exam or by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2022.
Instructions for move-out will be provided by the Residential Life staff during the required closing meetings.
Students who need to stay on campus later than 5 p.m. on Friday, December 16, must fill out the remain late request form. Remain late requests are designed for students who need to remain on campus due to on-campus academic commitments, on-campus employment, coach-supported athletic events or delayed travel arrangements.
Remain late requests for personal reasons are reviewed, but likely not granted. If approved, a $75 housing fee will be billed to your student account for each day you remain on campus after Ddecember 16.
- Arrive Early or Remain Late
Early Arrival or Remain Late Permission
Early arrival or remain late permission is limited to students who need to be on campus prior to the beginning of the semester or after the end of the semester because of an on-campus job/research, athletics, student leaders or pre-orientation program and have approval from their supervisor, coach or faculty/staff program leader.
If you fall into one of these categories, you will need to receive approval from the Housing Office. To request a late stay or early arrival, fill out the late stay/early arrival form. More complete directions are outlined below.
A late stay request is any time between Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 31. An early arrival request is from Sunday, January 1, through Friday, January 6.
- All late stay requests need to be submitted by: Wednesday, December 14, at noon
- All early arrival request need to be submitted by: Wednesday, January 4, at noon
If your request is not submitted by this time, it could be denied or assigned a late fee of $50. No requests will be processed during the campus shutdown between Thursday, December 23, and Tuesday, January 3.
Instructions to submit a request
- Access the late stay/early arrival form
- Sign in with your 1Hope username and password
- Click on "Apps and Forms" on the left of the screen
- Select "Late Stay Request" (December 16–31) or "Early Arrival Request" (January 1–6)
- Fill out the form indicating the days that you will be staying on campus and submit
- You will receive an e-mail indicating that your request has been submitted
- Your request will be reviewed by the Housing Office, and you will get an e-mail indicating whether your request has been approved or denied
Hope is a residential college, so students are required to live on campus for their first three years. Through your residential experience, you’ll grow within your community, learn what it means to be a good neighbor in a global society and develop skills to prepare you for independent living post-graduation.
As you learn, develop and grow in and outside of the classroom, your Hope housing options grow with you. You’ll start off living in highly communal residence halls your first and second years, then move to more independent but college-supported cottages and apartment living during your junior and senior years. Our housing options provide places where you can anchor yourself throughout your college journey.
Want to know more about Residential Life?
Get an in-depth look at the residential life mission, values and guiding principles.
GET CONNECTED ON CAMPUS
The Office of Student Life provides opportunities to participate through student organizations and leadership opportunitites.
The Academic Success Center offers free tutoring, peer coaching, group study sessions and more.
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