Note: Please contact the orientation staff prior to arrival if you require any special accomodations.
Even if you are not ordering anything for your student, registering is still necessary. The information you provide helps us prepare important resources and information that will await you upon your arrival to campus in August. You can register on this website by clicking on the link to the left.
You may charge any fees to your student account or pay with a credit card during the online registration process. When you register, you may also sign up and pay for any of the following:
Orientation 2013 is proud to offer one-day programs designed for the siblings of your new Hope student (ages 5-17). There are two tracks offered, one for elementary and another for middle/high school students. These programs take place on Saturday, August 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. Activities include:
Elementary (Age 5-11)
- Arts and crafts
- Pillowcase art
- Letters and welcome signs for siblings
- Outdoor games
- Campus scavenger hunt
- Biology zoo
- Movie night
Middle/High School (Age 12-17)
- Campus tour
- Lawn games
- Recreational sports activities
- Downtown ice cream social
- Coffeehouse/movie night
There is a cost of $25/child associated with this program. This fee covers the cost of a Hope t-shirt and all activities for the day. Lunch is also provided. Space is limited to the first 120 registrants so register soon if you are interested in this program!
Orientation 2013 T-Shirt
This is a t-shirt made exclusively for the Class of 2017! T-shirts will be available for students on move-in day!
Weekend Meal Passes
Weekend meal passes can be purchased in advance for all family members who plan to eat in the dining hall throughout orientation. You do not need to purchase meal passes for new Hope students! Children under 5 eat free. Individual meals may be purchased at the door and Saturday’s dinner is a free picnic for families (no tickets required).
SAC Pass for Campus Movies
The Social Activities Committee (SAC) is a group of students who plan, organize, and oversee social activities for the student body. One source of entertainment sponsored by SAC is the weekly campus film series. Each weekend, SAC offers several showings of a recent movie, one that is no longer in theaters but has yet to be released on DVD. Admission for each movie is $2.
SAC offers a Half Pass for 6 movies at $10 or the Full Pass for 12 movies at $20. Both packs can be used all year.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to contact the Orientation Office at (616) 395-7882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Milestone is the Hope College Yearbook. Order your copy for the 2012-13 academic year today! Yearbooks will be available by Fall 2013.
A yearly subscription to The Anchor, Hope’s student-run newspaper, can help parents stay connected to campus. The Anchor has been the college newspaper since 1887, changing and evolving into the weekly 12-page publication it is today. Students are responsible for every aspect of production, doing everything from sports reporting to campus beat editorials, as well as overseeing design and advertising.
As a parent, you have an opportunity to purchase a subscription and have The Anchor delivered to your house for $44/year. What better way to stay up-to-date on campus happenings and the lives of Hope students? A subscription to The Anchor will give you access to features about students and professors, current theatre productions, recent Hope sports victories, editorial pieces and much more.