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Pre-Orientation Programs

We offer several pre-orientation programs to help students acclimate to Hope College. These optional programs have limited space.


Step2Success (S2S) is a pre-orientation program that helps incoming students of color build connections and establish a sense of community, belonging and support during their transition to Hope College.

Learn more about Step2Success

Summer Bridge Program

A two-week program designed for highly motivated incoming first-year students who are interested in building a strong foundation for their experience at Hope. The program is for  those who have received an invitation and have completed a program application.

Learn more about the Summer Bridge Program