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: Tom Wagner

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    The De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College will feature “No Motherland without You: Images of North Korea,” an exhibition of photography by Hope graduate Tom Wagner, from Friday, Feb. 17, through Thursday, March 16.

    De Pree Art Center and Gallery: Tom Wagner
    Date
    Location
    De Pree Art Center
    De Pree Art Center and Gallery: Tom Wagner 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. Black History Month Lecture to focus on the "Legacies of Excellence"

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    Dr. Lynn Wooten of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business will present “Legacies of Excellence” on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. at Hope College in the Maas Center auditorium in conjunction with national Black History Month.

    Black History Month Lecture to focus on the "Legacies of Excellence"
    Date
    Location
    Maas Center
    Black History Month Lecture to focus on the "Legacies of Excellence" 4:00 pm - Maas Center, Auditorium
  4. Hope Theatre: Love and Information

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    The Hope College Department of Theatre will present “Love and Information” on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 17-18, and Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 22-25, at 7:30 p.m. in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

    Hope Theatre: Love and Information
    Date
    Cost
    Tickets are $10 for regular admission, $7 for senior citizens, Hope faculty and staff, and free for Hope College students and children 18 and under.
    Location
    DeWitt Student and Cultural Center
    Hope Theatre: Love and Information 7:30 pm - DeWitt Student and Cultural Center, Theatre
  5. Women's Lacrosse vs. Cleary University

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    Women's Lacrosse vs. Cleary University
    Date
    Location
    Legacy Center
    Women's Lacrosse vs. Cleary University 9:00 pm - Legacy Center