Your one-stop shop for bringing the best events and conferences to Hope College!

The Hope College Events and Conferences Office, best known as ECO, is dedicated to providing the finest service with the intention of creating convenient and comfortable spaces for events and other happenings at Hope College.

We are committed to working together as a staff and with the rest of campus to provide professional and detailed care, in a manner that supports Hope’s mission.

Our team also has a commitment to involve students in the process of crafting the ultimate experience for our guests, whether they’re members of the Hope community, summer conference guests or long-time supporters of our arts and athletic performances.

Hope by the Numbers

  • 228Daily Bookings

    An average of 228 bookings are made each day via EMS campus software for scheduling and booking events, meetings, weddings, classrooms and conferences.

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  • 123Student Workers

    Hope students are the heart of the Events and Conferences Office and are involved in everything from tickets and events to A/V set-up, summer conferences and design work.

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  • 61Summer Conferences

    We host approximately 61 camps and conferences every summer from May to August.

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  • 402Ticketed Events

    The Events and Conferences Office sells tickets to most events on campus, averaging more than one per day. We also staff these events.

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Upcoming

  1. De Pree Art Center and Gallery: Senior Show

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    The annual Hope College senior art exhibition, “Studio 147,” will open with a reception in the De Pree Art Center and Gallery on Friday, April 7, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    De Pree Art Center and Gallery: Senior Show
    Date
    Location
    De Pree Art Center
    De Pree Art Center and Gallery: Senior Show 1:00 pm - De Pree Art Center
  2. The Line Between

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    The Hope College Department of Theatre will present “The Line Between” on Friday-Saturday,April 21-22, and Wednesday-Saturday, April 26-29, at 7:30 p.m. with an additional free matinee on Saturday, April 23, at 3 p.m. All performances will be in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

    The Line Between
    Date
    Cost
    $10 for regular admission, $7 for senior citizens, Hope faculty and staff. No cost for Hope students and children 18 and under
    Location
    DeWitt Student and Cultural Center
    The Line Between 3:00 pm - DeWitt Student and Cultural Center
  3. Dow Student Dance Showcase

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    The Department of Dance at Hope College is presenting its annual Spring Student Dance Showcase on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland, and on Monday and Tuesday, April 24-25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dow Center dance studio.

    Dow Student Dance Showcase
    Date
    Location
    Dow Center
    Dow Student Dance Showcase 7:30 pm - Dow Center, 207
  4. One Night Only Series: Hang Em High

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    An innocent man, Jed Cooper (Clint Eastwood), is lynched and left for dead after being accused of cattle rustling and murder. 

    One Night Only Series: Hang Em High
    Date
    Location
    Knickerbocker Theatre
    One Night Only Series: Hang Em High 7:30 pm - Knickerbocker Theatre
  5. Kruizenga Art Museum: “Gospel Stories: Otto Dix and Sadao Watanabe”

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    The Kruizenga Art Museum at Hope College will open the exhibition “Gospel Stories: Otto Dix and Sadao Watanabe” on Tuesday, Jan. 10, showcasing the work of two important 20th century artists who were inspired to engage deeply with the Christian faith as a result of their experiences during World War II and its aftermath.

    Kruizenga Art Museum: “Gospel Stories: Otto Dix and Sadao Watanabe”
    Date
    Location
    Kruizenga Art Museum
    Kruizenga Art Museum: “Gospel Stories: Otto Dix and Sadao Watanabe” 10:00 am - Kruizenga Art Museum