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Student Schedule

New Student Orientation is our way of introducing you to Hope’s traditions, experiences and current students — and the campus you’ll call home.

Erin Markley leading an OA groupIn addition to the events planned through the regular orientation program, we have several opportunities designed specifically for transfer students. As a transfer student, we know you don't need a welcome to college — but you do need a welcome to Hope. New Student Orientation will provide that.

2020 Student Schedule

Subject to change

Friday, August 28

 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Residence Hall Check-In
 10 a.m.–5 p.m ID Card photos
 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch (Phelps Hall)
 2–5 p.m Resource Room
 4–7 p.m.   Dinner (Phelps Hall)
 6:15–7:15 p.m Residence Hall Meetings
 7:30–9:15 p.m. Orientation Team Meeting #1
 9:30–10:30 p.m. Orientation Extravaganza

Saturday, August 29

 7:30–9 a.m. Breakfast (Phelps Hall)
 8–11 a.m. ID Card photos
 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Resource Room
 9:30–10:15 a.m. New Student Seminars
 10:30–11:30 a.m. New Student Opening Session and Class Photo
 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch (Phelps Hall)
 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Generational Reception (by invitation)
 1 - 3:00 p.m. Orientation Team Meeting #2
 4–5 p.m. First Year Seminar (FYS) Meetings — First-year students only
 4–5 p.m. Transfer Students: Tracking Degree Completion 
 4–6:30 p.m. Dinner (Pine Grove)
 7:30–8:30 p.m. Get to Know Your Resident Assistant
 8:30–10 p.m. Playfair
 10 p.m.–11:30 P.M.. Post-Playfair Party

Sunday, August 30

 10–11 a.m. Worship Service
 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Brunch (Phelps Hall)
 1:30 p.m. Line-up for Opening Convocation at DeVos Fieldhouse (semi-formal attire)
 1:50–3:30 p.m. Opening Convocation (DeVos Fieldhouse)
 3:30–5 p.m. Time for Goodbyes & Family Photos
 4:30–7 p.m. Dinner (Phelps Hall)
 7–8:30 p.m. Orientation Team Meeting #3

Monday, August 31

 7:30–10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Phelps Hall)
 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FYS Academic Advisor Meetings — First-year students only
 9–11 a.m. Work-Awarded Job Fair (by invitation)
11 A.M.-12 P.M. Transfer Program Closing Meeting
 11 a.m.–2:15 P.M. Lunch (Phelps Hall)
 1–3 p.m. Orientation Team Meeting #4
 3–4:30 p.m. Activities and Volunteer Fair
 5:00–7:30 p.m. Dinner (Phelps Hall)
 9–11 p.m. Groovin‘ in the Grove

Tuesday, September 1

 8 a.m Classes begin

Schedules are subject to change. A final schedule will be provided on your arrival in August. 

A $110 one-time standard fee is charged to all incoming students for Orientation. It covers all the events of Orientation, making it possible for all students and families to participate in as much as they choose. Don't forget to RSVP for Orientation! The link will be sent to your 1Hope email in mid-June.