Overnight Visits

My host and her roommate were two of the happiest, friendliest girls I've ever met in my life. They answered all of my questions and made sure I was never bored, while being flexible with the night's activities.
— Anna, Pittsburgh, PA


Overnight visits are typically offered Sunday, Thursday, and Friday evenings, during the academic year, and in conjunction with an Individual Visit or Visit Day. Overnight visits with a current Hope student are a great way to see what campus life is all about. Here's some of what you might expect from your overnight visit at Hope:

  • Explore award-winning downtown Holland, only a couple blocks from campus.
  • Cheer on Hope athletes at our state-of-the-art athletic facilities.
  • Join current students for a round of frisbee golf.
  • Hang out in the residence halls with Hope students.
  • Experience the Gathering (Sunday evening chapel service).
  • Drink a cup of coffee at the Kletz while listening to a student performance.
  • Watch the sun set over Lake Michigan.
  • Use dinner as a chance to "people watch" — can you picture yourself here?

Scheduling Your Overnight Visit

There are two options for scheduling an overnight visit at Hope:

  • You can request your Overnight Visit online when you register for an individual visit, just include your overnight request in the section titled Comments/Special Requests. Be sure to specify which night you are hoping to stay over, and we will follow up with you to confirm the details.
  • You can also request your Overnight Visit over the phone by calling the Admissions Office at 800.968.7850.
  • We recommend scheduling your overnight visit 2 weeks ahead in order for us to have the best chance of accommodating your request.
When possible, overnight visit requests should be made 2 weeks in advance.

What to Bring

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Bath towel
  • Personal items (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Extra money (snacks, bookstore, movies, etc.)
  • Homework or book if there is down time
  • Attire for athletic centers (swimming pool, racquetball and basketball courts, indoor track, weight room, exercise equipment)

Connecting with your Overnight Host

Who will contact me? One of your overnight hosts will contact you within a week of your scheduled overnight to introduce themselves and confirm details of your visit. This would be a great chance for you to tell them what you are interested in doing while you are here!

Where do I go when I arrive? If your visit is scheduled for a weeknight, you will meet your host at the Admissions Office between 4:30 and 5:00 PM. For visits taking place on a Sunday night or for arrivals after 5:00 PM, you will meet your host at their residence hall. Contact information:

Weekdays before 5:00 PM Weekdays after 5:00 PM and on weekends

Admissions Office
69 East 10th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: (616) 395-7850 or (800) 968-7850

Office of Campus Safety
178 East 11th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: (616) 395-7770