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.

    Find your place in ECO
  • 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: Between the Shadow and the Light

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    The De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College is hosting the traveling exhibition “Between the Shadow and the Light: An Exhibition Out of South Africa” from Monday, Jan. 9, through Thursday, Feb. 9.

    De Pree Art Center and Gallery: Between the Shadow and the Light
    Date
    Location
    De Pree Art Center
    De Pree Art Center and Gallery: Between the Shadow and the Light 10:00 am - De Pree Art Center
  2. 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
  3. Track at Aquinas Quad

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    Track at Aquinas Quad
    Date
    Location
    Aquinas
    Track at Aquinas Quad 5:00 pm - Aquinas
  4. GPS - Reduced Shakespeare Co. - Sold Out

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    The Reduced Shakespeare Company is a three-man comedy troupe that takes long, serious subjects and reduces them to short, sharp comedies.

    GPS - Reduced Shakespeare Co. - Sold Out
    Date
    Location
    Knickerbocker Theatre
    GPS - Reduced Shakespeare Co. - Sold Out 7:30 pm - Knickerbocker Theatre
  5. Hockey vs. Grand Valley State

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    Hockey vs. Grand Valley State
    Date
    Location
    The Edge Ice Arena
    Hockey vs. Grand Valley State 7:30 pm - The Edge Ice Arena