Hope College is stronger when families are engaged in the life of the college. We invite you to be part of our community while your student attends Hope. 

Whether you live nearby or thousands of miles away, there are many ways to be involved in the life of the college and serve as a resource for your student:

  • Summer Send-Off picnics
  • Orientation
  • Family Weekend
  • Parent e-newsletters
  • Volunteer opportunities

Our goal is to help you in play a supportive role while your student is enrolled at Hope. It is also important to connect with other families. This happens throughout the year at Hope events, and the Parents' Council serves you by fostering dialogue among parents, families and the college. 

Recent Blog Posts

  1. My Summer Experience at Mason Street Warehouse

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    This summer I have the exciting honor to be working at Saugatuck’s Center for the Arts as a sp...

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  2. Summer Send Off: Then and Now

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    Rewind to July of 2014.  As an incoming first-year student at Hope College, I was a ball of nerves ...

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  3. At the Breakneck Pace of Life

    Posted by Trevor Wagoner

    Well it has been a LONG time since I’ve posted…but I promise I can explain. In the past ...

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  4. Great Golf Outing, Better People

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    The morning of the Bob DeYoung Golf Outing was crisp and bright. As the golfers came to register at ...

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  5. Mary Elizabeth Winther ’15 Receives Lilly Graduate Fellowship

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    Mary Elizabeth Winther valued her experience at Hope, so much so that the 2015 graduate ultimately d...

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  6. Share Your Hope Experience at Summer Send Offs

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    Each summer Hope alumni, students and parents meet members of the incoming class and their families ...

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 11Years of Program Service

    Hope has had an intentional parent and family engagement program for over 11 years.

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  • 95%Graduates at Work or Grad School

    The percentage of the graduating class that was in the workforce or graduate school within six months.

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  • 8,000+Hope College Donors

    When you make a gift to Hope, you are joining more than 8,000 others who share your strong commitment and contribute to Hope’s success each year.

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  • 60+Events for Alumni and Families

    There are tons of events for alumni and families hosted by the Alumni Engagement team during the 2014-15 academic year

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