Our goal is to create residential communities where students can:

  • Flourish to meet their human potential
  • Recognize, embrace and celebrate the uniqueness of all people
  • Foster holistic personal development
  • Actively engage and support Hope’s mission of academic excellence, which is grounded in the historic Christian faith
Move In

FALL SEMESTER NEW STUDENT MOVE-IN

We are excited to welcome you to campus on Friday, August 25, 2023!

Signing Up for Move-in Time
If you haven’t signed up for a move-in time, please do this by Wednesday, August 23.

  • To choose your move-in time, log into your . Under “Assignments,” select “Fall 2023.” Choose your time slot from the drop-down menu, and hit “Update My Time” to confirm.

Checking In and Getting Materials
To check in and get your room key and Orientation materials, you will go to one of two tents:

  • For Cook, Durfee, Dykstra, Gilmore, Phelps and Voorhees, check-in at the tent in front of the Jack H Miller Music building (A on the Move-In Day Map).
  • For Kollen, Lichty, Scott, VanVleck, Wyckoff and cottages/apartments, check-in at the tent by the flagpole in front of the DeWitt Center (B on the Move-In Day Map).

Please have any form of photo ID and your 鶹Ƶվ login information to check in! 

At this tent, you will be asked to complete a check-in form on your Hope Housing Portal. Make sure you know your 鶹Ƶվ login information!

Traffic, Parking and Unloading
There are two main streets that provide access to the residential halls — 10th and 13th streets. To facilitate easy unloading, we will be making these streets one way and restricting access. 10th Street will flow west from Columbia to College Ave. and 13th Street will flow east from College to Columbia Ave. Please see the Move-In Day Map

During your move-in time, you will be directed to the appropriate unloading zone for the community in which you are living. Orientation assistants (OAs) in orange shirts will work quickly and diligently to unload your car with minimal work on your part. Make sure that all your belongings are labeled with your name, residence hall and room number. This way the OAs will make sure belongings go where they need to go! Once your vehicle is unloaded, please move it to a parking lot east of Columbia Ave.

FALL SEMESTER RETURNING STUDENT MOVE-IN

We are excited to welcome you back to campus on Sunday, August 27!

Signing Up for Move-in Time
If you haven’t signed up for a move-in time, please do this by Wednesday, August 23.

  • To choose your move-in time, log into your . Under “Assignments,” select “Fall 2023.” Choose your time slot from the drop-down menu, and hit “Update My Time” to confirm.

Getting Your Key
If you are living in a residence hall you will need to go to the check-in tent assigned for your location.

  • For Cook, Durfee, Dykstra, Gilmore, Phelps,and Voorhees, check-in at the tent in front of the Jack H Miller Music building (A on the Move-In Map).

  • For Kollen, Lichty, Scott, VanVleck, Wyckoff, and cottages/apartments with keys (see below), check-in at the tent by the flagpole in front of the DeWitt Center (B on the Move-In Map).

If you arrive after 3 p.m., please go to your residence hall and call the on-call number posted on the main entry. A member of the Residential Life staff will get you checked in and give you your key.

Most cottages and apartments are accessed using a code. If you live in a cottage or apartment with a code, your access code will be found in your under “Messages” the day of your scheduled arrival. When you arrive on campus, go straight to your residence and fill out the check-in form in your Housing Portal to let us know you have arrived (log into your portal, select “Apps & Forms” in the left column, select “Check-In (Fall 2023)”).

If you do not have an access code in your Housing Portal, it may be because the cottage or apartment uses your student ID or a key for entry.

  • If you live in Cook Village, College East, 47 E 13th, 55 E 14th, DeYoung, Loraine-Lubbers, Strand or Zoetewey, you will use your student ID and PIN to access your home. When you arrive on campus, go straight to your residence and fill out the check-in form in your Housing Portal to let us know you have arrived (QR code will be posted on your door).

  • If you live in 364-366-368 Triplex, Blue Cottage, Fairbanks Cottage, Gazelle, Green Apartments, Kraker Annex, Nykamp, Oggel, Ross Apartments or Treehouse, you will need to go to the tent in front of the DeWitt Center to check in and get your cottage/apartment keys. If you arrive on campus after 3 p.m., your keys will be available to pick up at Campus Safety.

Traffic and Unloading
There will be a lot of you unloading cars in a small area at the same time. Whether you are living in a hall, cottage or apartment, please unload your car and move your car to a parking lot away from your housing to allow for others to unload. To facilitate this, 10th street will be closed and flowing west from Columbia to College Ave.

If you live in a residence hall, you will also get a parking pass to put on your dashboard that corresponds to your move-in time. This will help us keep traffic following and communicate with you if your car needs to be moved.

2023 SPRING SEMESTER MOVE-IN

New students may begin to move into their housing on Friday, January 5, 2024, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please come to the Student Development Office (DeWitt Center, 141 E. 12th St., Holland) to check in and pick up your room key/code. More information will be provided to you via email in December regarding your housing, move-in and new student orientation.

Returning students may begin to move into their housing on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 12 p.m. More information will be provided to you via email in December.

Move Out

College housing officially closes at the end of the spring semester for summer break at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2024.

Students are required to leave their campus housing within 24 hours of their last final exam or by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2024.

Instructions for move-out will be provided by the Residential Life staff during the required closing meetings.

Students who live on campus and who need to stay on campus later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3, must fill out the remain late request form. Remain late requests are designed for students who need to remain on campus due to on-campus academic commitments, on-campus employment, coach-supported athletic events or delayed travel arrangements.

Remain late requests for personal reasons are reviewed but likely not granted.

Arrive Early or Remain Late

Early Arrival  or Remain Late Permission

Early arrival or remain late permission is limited to students who need to be on campus prior to the beginning of the semester or after the end of the semester because of an on-campus job/research, athletics, student leaders or pre-orientation/academic program and those who are unable to travel home for break, and who have approval from their supervisor, coach or faculty/staff program leader.

If you fall into one of these categories, you will need to receive approval from the Housing Office. To request a late stay or early arrival, which can be found in your under Apps & Forms. More complete directions are outlined below.

Note: For students who are unable to travel home and will be with us for all of semester break, please complete a Remain Late stay request for December 16 through December 31, 2023, and an Early Arrival Request starting January 1 through January 6, 2024.

Students requesting early arrival or remain late stay permission for personal reasons will have their application reviewed but likely not granted. Should the request be approved, the student will be billed accordingly. Charges are as follows:

  • Early arrival/Remain late for personal reasons: $75 per day for each day prior to or after the scheduled move-in/move-out day.
  • Remain Late Stay at the end of the spring semester: Students who stay beyond the end of the spring semester for personal reasons will be billed the Summer Housing rate as posted on the Cost of Attendance website.

Fall Semester Early Arrival

The Early Arrival Request From will be available in the students on August 1, 2023. Please watch for an email from Residential Life and Housing with details for move-in weekend and how to request early arrival permission. All requests must be submitted by Monday, August 21, 2023. Requests received after this deadline will not be reviewed.

Fall Semester Remain Late

The Remain Late Request form will be available in the students under Apps & Forms starting November 20, 2023. All requests must be submitted by Tuesday, December 12, 2023. Requests received after this deadline will not be reviewed.

Spring Semester Early Arrival

The Early Arrival Request From will be available in the students under Apps & Forms starting November 20, 2023. All requests must be submitted by Wednesday, January 3. Requests received after this deadline will not be reviewed.

Spring Semester Remain Late

The Remain Late Request form will be available on April 8, 2024. Please watch for an email from Residential Life and Housing with information about semester closing and the remain late process. All requests must be submitted by Monday, April 29, 2024. Requests received after this deadline will not be reviewed.

Instructions to submit a request

  • Access the
  • Sign in with your 1Hope username and password
  • Click on “Apps and Forms” on the left of the screen
  • Select “Late Stay Request” or “Early Arrival Request”
  • Fill out the form indicating the days that you will be staying on campus and submit
  • You will receive an email indicating that your request has been submitted
  • Your request will be reviewed by the Housing Office, and you will get an email indicating whether your request has been approved or denied

Hope is a residential college, so students are required to live on campus for their first three years. Through your residential experience, you’ll grow within your community, learn what it means to be a good neighbor in a global society and develop skills to prepare you for independent living post-graduation.

As you learn, develop and grow in and outside of the classroom, your Hope housing options grow with you. You’ll start off living in highly communal residence halls your first and second years, then move to more independent but college-supported cottages and apartment living during your junior and senior years. Our housing options provide places where you can anchor yourself throughout your college journey.