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Hope College

I've had so many great experiences with my dormmates. Hanging out in the lounge, either studying together during the week or relaxing there and winding down after a weekend night, has been great.

Built in 1822 and named after Hope Brown Ives, Hope College is the oldest residence hall on campus. In 1959, Hope College was reconstructed into the building that stands today. A four story brick building on the Main Green, the building's location is often considered amongst the best of all the residence halls. Hope College is currently used as a second-year building.

Residence Hall Features

  • Communal bathrooms located on each floor.
  • Communal lounge and kitchen with microwave, range, and refrigerator located in the basement.
  • Laundry, trash, and recycling facilities are located in the basement.
  • Appleget Lounge located on the first floor.

Residence Hall Rooms

  • Singles: 16
  • Doubles: 32

Items Provided in Room

  • A bed (11.5 inches clearance from the floor) with twin extralong mattress and pillow
  • A desk and chair
  • A bookcase
  • A dresser
  • A built-in closet
  • A wastebasket
  • A recycling bin (shared between roommates)
  • General room lighting
  • Please see the New Student FAQ for suggestions on items to bring and not to bring.

Residential Peer Leaders

Hope College houses 1 Community Assistant and 6 Summer Residential Advisors. The first year counselors are there to provide educational and social opportunities as well as aid in the transition to life at Brown. Furthermore, Lina Fruzzetti, Professor of Anthropology, is the Faculty Fellow for the building, hosting weekly study breaks for students in the region.

Abegaz, Redeat , class of 2017

Community Assistant



Alexander, Casey, class of

Summer Residential Advisor



Craig, Kirsten, class of

Summer Residential Advisor



Faucher, Annabeth, class of

Summer Residential Advisor



Ji, Yunan, class of

Summer Residential Advisor



Kayila, Catherine, class of

Summer Residential Advisor



Williams, Jazmine, class of 2015

Summer Residential Advisor



Hope College Forum

The Hope College Forum is a place to meet other students in your residence hall, discuss your housing assignments, or anything else that affects life in Hope College.

Here is what people are currently discussing.