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


New students may begin to move into their housing on Friday, August 25, 2023.

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.

  1. Outside Lubbers Hall lawn on East 10th St. that serves Cook, Voorhees, Durfee and VanVleck (rain location is in Bultman Student Center).
  2. 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).
  3. 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.


Returning student move-in is Sunday, August 27, 2023.

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.

Information about the fall move-in process will be available in early August.

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 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.


New students may begin to move into their housing on Friday, January 5, 2024, 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 6, 2024, at 12 p.m. More information will be provided to you via email in December.

Move Out

College housing officially closes at the end of the spring semester for summer break at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2023.

Students are required to leave their campus housing within 24 hours of their last final exam or by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2023.

Instructions for move-out will be provided by the Residential Life staff during the required closing meetings.

Students who live on-campus and who need to stay on campus later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 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.

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 May 5 and May 7, 2023.

  • All late stay requests need to be submitted by: Sunday, April 30 before midnight to be considered!

Requests received after this deadline will not be reviewed.

Students requesting remain late stay permission or early arrival permission for personal reasons will have their application reviewed and if approved, the student will be billed accordingly. Charges are as follows:

  • Early arrival for personal reasons: $75 per day for each day prior to the scheduled move-in day
  • Remain Late Stay at the end of the spring semester: $160 per week, which is billed Saturday to Friday with no partial week billing

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"
  • 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.