Student Schedule

New Student Orientation is our way of introducing you to Hope’s traditions, experiences and current students — and the campus you’ll call home.

Student upside down on a carnival rideIn addition to the events planned through the regular orientation program, we have several opportunities designed specifically for transfer students. As a transfer student, we know you don't need a welcome to college — but you do need a welcome to Hope. New Student Orientation will provide that.

    First-year student     Transfer student

2017 Student Schedule

Subject to change

Friday, August 25

     10 a.m.–5 p.m. Residence Hall Check-In
     10 a.m.–5 p.m ID Card & Yearbook Photo Sessions
    10 A.M.–4 P.M. Exhibition Sneak Peek (Kruizenga Art Museum)
     11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch (Phelps Hall)
     1–5 p.m Resource Room
     4–7 p.m.   Dinner (Phelps Hall)
     6:15–7:15 p.m Residence Hall Meetings
     7:30–9:15 p.m. Orientation Team Meeting #1
     9:30–11 p.m. Orientation Extravaganza

Saturday, August 26

     7:30–9 a.m. Breakfast (Phelps Hall)
     8–11 a.m. ID Card & Yearbook Photo Sessions
     9 a.m.–1 p.m. Resource Room
     9:30–10:15 a.m. New Student Seminars
     10:30–11:30 a.m. New Student Opening Session
     11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch (Phelps Hall)
     11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Generational Reception (by invitation)
     1:30 p.m. New Student Picture 
     2–3:30 p.m. Orientation Team Meeting #2
     4–5 p.m. First Year Seminar (FYS) Meetings
     4–5 p.m. Transfer Students: Tracking Your Degree Progress (Winants Auditorium)
     5–6:30 p.m. Dinner (Pine Grove)
     7:30–8:30 p.m. Get to Know Your Resident Assistant
     8:30–10 p.m. Playfair
     10 p.m.–12 a.m. Block Party

Sunday, August 27

     10–11 a.m. Worship Service
     11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Brunch (Phelps Hall)
     1:30 p.m. Line-up for Opening Convocation (semi-formal attire)
     1:50–3:30 p.m. Opening Convocation
     3:30–5 p.m. Time for Goodbyes & Family Photos
     6:30–7:30 p.m. Orientation Team Meeting #3 (Group A)
     4:45–7 p.m. Dinner (Phelps Hall)
     8–9 p.m. Orientation Team Meeting #3 (Group B)

Monday, August 28

     7:30–9:30 a.m. Breakfast (Phelps Hall)
     8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FYS Academic Advisor Meetings
     9–11 a.m. Work-Awarded Job Fair (by invitation)
     11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.  Lunch (Phelps Hall)
     1–3 p.m. Orientation Team Meeting #4
     3–5 p.m. Activities and Volunteer Fair
     4:45–7 p.m. Dinner (Phelps Hall)
     9–11 p.m. Groovin‘ in the Grove

Tuesday, August 29

     8 a.m Classes begin

Schedules are subject to change. A final schedule will be provided on your arrival in August.