Mail Housing Cards to:
Student Development Office/Housing
141 East 12th Street
PO Box 9000
Holland, MI 49422-9000
New Students Housing Information
Incoming class of 2013-2014
(Visit Admissions website)
Incoming deposits due by May 1, 2013.
Housing cards will be mailed the week of May 7, 2013.
Please return housing card by priority housing date of June 8, 2013.
Residential Life Housing Policy Philosophy
Questions about this policy may be directed to Dr. John Jobson, Associate
Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life and Housing and Dee Campanella,
Assistant Director of Residential Life and Housing, (616)395-7800
The Hope College vision statement includes a commitment to the residential
nature of the college experience. All students live on-campus for three
academic years. The College understands the need for independence in preparation
for life after graduation and, therefore, has created living opportunities
in cottages and downtown apartments, as well as allowing senior students
to live off -campus. Degree-seeking students are those students who are
pursuing an academic degree from Hope College. Students who are part-time
status may request on-campus housing.
All degree-seeking students at Hope College will live in college-owned
housing unless granted annual permission to live off -campus or to commute
daily from their parent’s home.
Degree-seeking students who are married will be exempt from this requirement
provided they follow the application procedure. Proof of marriage will
be required. Exceptions to the Housing Policy may be granted to students
who have earned 75 credits by January 31, 2013 prior to the academic year
for which the exception is sought or those students who will be 23 years
of age or older at the start of the academic year for which the exception
is sought. (Note: The College reserves the right to alter the minimum number
of credits required for the exception; changes will be publicized in a
timely manner.) Exceptions also may be granted for extreme medical or psychological
reasons. Documentation from qualified medical and/or mental health professionals
will be required.
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.