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Building Community

We offer a variety of opportunities to help students acclimate to Hope College. These optional programs have limited space.


Step2Success (S2S) is an orientation program that supports students from diverse backgrounds to build connections and establish a sense of community, belonging and support during their transition to Hope College and throughout their first semester.

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