/ Residential Life and Housing

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 8–10 a.m., 10 a.m.–12 p.m., 12–2 p.m. and 2–4 p.m., but College East and Cook Hall will only have staff for the mornings. The move-in information and the sign up form will be emailed to students in early August.

If you are arriving to campus early for athletics or other pre-orientation weekend programs, please do not sign up for a move-in time slot. You will receive other information regarding your arrival date and time for move-in from your coach or program director.

Fall Semester Returning Student Move-In

Returning students may begin to move into their housing on Sunday, August 28, 2022. Move-in for students in halls will be staggered throughout the day. Returning students living in halls (and College East) will sign up for a move-in time slot. The time slots will also be 8–10 a.m., 10 a.m.–12 p.m., 12– 2 p.m., and 2–4 p.m. The move-in information and the sign up form will be emailed to returning students in early August.

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.

Early Arrival Permission

Early arrival permission is limited to students who need to be on campus prior to the beginning of the academic year/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 a student has a personal reason for requesting permission to arrive early, the request will be reviewed, but likely not granted. For personal requests, if approved, a $75 housing fee for each day prior to your scheduled move-in day will be billed to your student account.

To request early arrival permission, please submit a Student Request to Arrive Early form. Fall semester requests need to be received by Tuesday, August 24, 2022 at 5 p.m. Requests received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO COMPLETE AN EARLY ARRIVAL REQUEST
Please follow the steps listed below to submit an early arrival request
 
  • Go to events.hope.edu
  • Log in using your 1hope name and password 
  • Scroll through reservation templates until you find "Student Request to Arrive Early or Remain Late"
  • Click "Book" which is two the right
  • Under date, click the calendar and then click on the Recurrence button
  • Leave the recurrence set to daily and then select all the days you need to stay
  • Click Apply Recurrence
  • Next select your location by clicking add/remove
    • This will pull up a place where you can search for your housing
    • Check the box next to your housing 
    • Click update locations
  • When your housing location appears, click the green plus symbol next to your room.
  • Click the blue next step button which is on the top right
  • Enter the following:
    • Event name: This will be your name
    • Select event type
    • Group: use the magnifying glass and search for "Hope College Student"
    • Enter your name as the 1st person contact
    • Enter your hope email address
    • Scroll down and select the responsible department
    • Explain your request
    • Select your reason for the request
    • Click on green "Create Reservation" button.