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Construction is underway of an addition to the Cook student residence hall, located on 10th street between College and Columbia avenues.
Record enrollments in recent years and a growing desire by students to live in college-owned residences led to the college's decision to undertake the project. Hope has been experiencing record student enrollments. Approximately 80 percent of the college's students live in Hope-owned housing.The addition to the northeast wing was part of the original design for the building when Cook Hall was constructed in the mid-1990s. It was deleted from the project at that time for financial reasons. Adjoining the college's Haworth Inn and Conference Center, the Cook Hall has 100 rooms to serve 184 students.
The addition, estimated to cost $2.5 million, will provide housing for an additional 66 students .
Cook Hall rooms are in a "suite" design with a full bathroom joining two bedrooms. The building has lounges, an exercise room, computer lab, and laundry facilities. It is easily accessible to college dining services at the Haworth Center. Air-conditioned, Cook Hall is frequently used to host summer conference guests.
Cook Hall, which opened for the 1997-98 school year, is named in honor of Peter and Emajean (Pat) Cook in recognition of their long-time support of Hope. Mr. Cook was a member of the college's Board of Trustees from 1977 until 1989.