Hope College is committed to providing students with a liberal arts education
within the context of the historic Christian faith. The College believes
that the residential component is an integral part of this education.
Therefore, most students should expect to live in College residential
facilities for at least their first three years of enrollment. This will
enable students to realize the maximum benefit of the faculty, their
fellow students, and the offerings of the College. As students interact
in these settings, they will learn and grow from the different values,
life experiences, classes, activities and ideas that are present in the
Hope College community. Underclass students can benefit from the leadership
and role modeling of upperclass students, the wide range of ideas, programs
and activities which take place in the residence, and the help they receive
from members of the Residential Life staff. Upperclass students can grow
as they serve as role models, participate in activities geared to their
interests, and live in a variety of independent situations, all within
the context of the on-campus residential experience.
Your housing agreement is a binding document for the entire academic year.
You sign this document when you arrive on campus and move in. Make sure you
read this carefully so you understand all of the information. It is imperative
that you do not sign a lease for off-campus housing unless you know for sure
that you have been granted off-campus permission. You will NOT be released
from your Housing Agreement.