With our historic buildings, state-of-the-art facilities, energetic student spirit and charming downtown Holland, each visit to campus brings you closer to fully understanding what Hope is all about.

Come for an admissions event, sign up for a personalized campus visit or stay overnight in a residence hall and experience student life. Whatever you’re looking for, we’re here to help you find it!

Visit Days

Each Visit Day is designed to offer a comprehensive look at our academic programs, off-campus study, student life and vibrant Christian character. Whether you are visiting Hope for the first time or returning for another in-depth look, Visit Days are an excellent option for experiencing our campus and meeting the people of Hope.

OvernighT Visits

Experience 24 hours of student life with an overnight stay at Hope. You'll room with one of our students in their residence hall to truly experience all that campus life offers: eat in our dining halls, participate in campus activities, check out a class or two, and more. Overnight visits are available during fall and spring semesters on Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings. We recommend you combine your overnight visit with an Individual Visit or Visit Day.

Junior Days

High school juniors: Wherever you are in your college search, our Junior Days are designed to give you the experience of a full day at Hope. Junior Days are designed to offer a comprehensive look at our academic programs, off-campus study, student life and vibrant Christian character.

  • Friday, March 31, 2017
  • Friday, April 7, 2017
  • Friday, April 21, 2017 

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Getting to Campus

Driving Directions

Plane
Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids is 34 miles from Hope College.

Amtrak
Amtrak offers daily service from Chicago to Holland's Padnos Transportation Center, located just blocks from campus. On most days, Amtrak tickets for the purpose of a campus visit are buy one, get one 50% off.

Bus
Indian Trails also offers service to Holland's Padnos Transportation Center, located just blocks from campus.

Preferred Hotels

These hotels have demonstrated excellence in hospitality for parents, alumni and friends. We are pleased to recommend them to you for your next visit.

Places to Eat
  • Alpen Rose Restaurant and Café
    Alpen Rose offers a fresh yet classic approach to European Dining, with award-winning service and pastries.
  • CityVū Bistro / CitySēn Lounge
    Dine at CityVū Bistro or relax over a cocktail in CitySēn Lounge. Need an energy boost? Try fair trade organic coffee at CityBrü Coffee.
  • Hops at 84 East
    Located at 84 East 8th Street in beautiful downtown Holland. A kitchen that creates several delicious entrees, burgers, sandwiches and brick oven pizzas.
  • JP’s Coffee
    JP’s has a warm, family-friendly atmosphere with great conversation, delicious treats baked fresh on site, and a large selection of whole-bean coffee and loose-leaf tea.
  • Lemonjello’s Coffee
    Lemonjello’s Coffee provides coffee, music and community. Along with standard muffins, cookies and scones, Lemonjello’s offers a number of gluten-free, vegan and organic products.
  • New Holland Brewery
    Each bottle of New Holland’s craft beer and artisan spirits captures a flavor, a harvest, a season, a moment in time.
  • Orange Leaf
    Orange Leaf is a self-serve, choose-your-own toppings frozen treat destination unlike any other.
Holland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

2016 Holland Area Visitors GuideThe Holland CVB is a great resource to help plan your next visit. Visit their website for information about staying, playing, eating and shopping in Holland. Reach them by phone at 800.506.1299 or with a short walk from campus to 78 E. 8th Street.

View the 2016 Holland Area Visitors Guide.

Hope by the Numbers

  • 8Miles from Lake Michigan

    The Hope College campus is a short drive from Lake Michigan's beautiful beaches.

  • 2ndHappiest Place to Live in America

    Holland placed second in the nation for overall well-being in a 2010 report by Gallup and Healthways.

  • 500,000+Visitors during Tulip Time

    The annual Tulip Time festival celebrates Hollands Dutch heritage with parades, authentic dancing, food and more.

  • 3Hours from Chicago

    Right across Lake Michigan or a train ride away is the cultural center of Chicago.

Upcoming

  1. Fly-In Weekend

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    Prospective students, fly in to Hope for a special visit experience on Thursday-Saturday, March 2-4, 2017.

    Fly-In Weekend
    Date
    Cost
    Free
    Location
    Haworth Inn and Conference Center
    Fly-In Weekend 7:00 pm - Haworth Inn and Conference Center, Haworth Ballroom
  2. Visit Day

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    First visit to Hope? Returning for another in-depth look? Either way, Visit Days are an excellent option for experiencing our campus and meeting the people of Hope.

    Visit Day
    Date
    Cost
    Free
    Location
    Maas Center
    Visit Day 8:30 am - Maas Center, Auditorium
  3. Visit Day

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    First visit to Hope? Returning for another in-depth look? Either way, Visit Days are an excellent option for experiencing our campus and meeting the people of Hope.

    Visit Day
    Date
    Cost
    Free
    Location
    Maas Center
    Visit Day 8:30 am - Maas Center, Auditorium
  4. Admitted Student Day

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    Your life in orange and blue begins here! Join your future classmates to learn more about becoming a member of the Hope community.

    Admitted Student Day
    Date
    Location
    Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse
    Admitted Student Day 9:00 am - Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse, Main Concourse
  5. Visit Day

    Placeholder Image Event image for Visit Day

    First visit to Hope? Returning for another in-depth look? Either way, Visit Days are an excellent option for experiencing our campus and meeting the people of Hope.

    Visit Day
    Date
    Location
    Maas Center
    Visit Day 8:00 am - Maas Center, Maas Center Auditorium