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Housing Rationale
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.

The Housing Agreement
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.