Dining Plans

Hope College Dining Services offers four convenient dining plans.

21, 15 or 10 Meals a Week

Student who live in one of Hope’s residence halls must participate in a 21, 15 or 10 meals per week dining plan.

Benefits include:

  • All you care to eat at both Cook and Phelps Dining Halls
  • Healthful and vegetarian options
  • Special diet accommodations
  • Meals available 7 days a week
  • Convenient service hours
  • Two guest passes per semester

7+ Plan

Students who don't live in a residence hall can choose any of the dining plans (including 21, 15 or 10).

Benefits of 7+ include:

  • Seven meals per week at a location of your choice
  • The ability to take your meals to go
  • One snack and drink per day, available at the Kletz Snack Bar, Cup & Chaucer, DeVos Fieldhouse, Van Andel Stadium, Ray & Sue Smith Stadium or the Knickerbocker Theatre
  • Five quesadillas from the Kletz Snack Bar
  • Four guest passes to be used at a location of your choice, including the Kletz Snack Bar and concessions booths
  • Three Emma & Charlie’s pizzas from the Kletz Snack Bar
  • Two ($10) gift certificates to the Hope Geneva Bookstore, mailed home in February and March
  • One parent package: Includes one free night at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center (restriction dates apply); two guest meals; and a $5 gift certificate to the Hope Geneva Bookstore
Changing your meal plan

Meal plan changes may be made during the first week of classes during the fall or spring semesters. Freshmen can make changes to meal plans the first two weeks of the fall semester. All changes may be made in Business Services located in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center.

After the add/drop period, students are considered committed to the meal plan they are signed up for until the next semester. If you have a special circumstance such as a medical reason for special consideration, please stop by the food service office.

Redeeming guest meals

If you’re on a meal plan you are assigned two guest passes on your ID. Just let the hostess know when you enter the Phelps or Cook and they will deduct the meal from your ID. 

Students on 7+ meal plan are assigned four guest meals. They can be redeemed at Phelps, Cook or the Kletz.

Other Payment and Meal Plan Options

Dutch Dollars

Dutch Dollars are a balance on your student ID that may be used at any residential or retail dining location. It’s a fast and secure way to pay for your meals or extra snacks! Dutch Dollars will be held over from semester to semester until you graduate. Upon graduation, the remaining balance will be mailed to your permanent address.

Money can be added to your Dutch Dollar balance four simple ways:

  1. Go to plus.hope.edu, and log into your student e-bill, then add money via credit card or bank routing number
  2. Contact Business Services, and have it added to your account
  3. Drop a check or money order at the Kletz Snack Bar or the Dining Services office
  4. Stop by the Dining Services office with your credit or debit card
Sick Meals

Sick Meals is a program designed to assist students who are unable to eat at Cook Dining or Phelps dining halls due to illness.

To place an order
  1. Take a look at the menu
  2. Send your student ID with a friend to pick up your meal at Cook or Phelps dining halls
  3. The hostess will provide a to-go box for your meal

Contact us at 616.395.7930 or dining@hope.edu if you have any questions. 

Meals on the Go

Meals on the Go is a meal alternative for students who can’t make it to Cooks or Phelps dining halls during normal meal hours.

Even if you eat the majority of your meals at Cook Dining, all Meals on the Go must be ordered through Phelps Dining and picked up at Phelps Dining Hall. This counts as one of your meals for the week.

  1. Provide at least 48 hours’ notice
  2. Fill out the form online or stop by the Dining Services Office
  3. Pick up your lunch Monday–Friday, 7:30–10:30 a.m at Phelps Dining Hall