student life

Living on campus

Fun, Faith and Friendships That Last

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Hope is a friendly, close-knit community of students, faculty and staff who share your Christian faith, your commitment to service and your desire for a well-rounded educational experience.

Friendships you make while living on campus, attending classes, and participating in social service events will last a lifetime. University life is a blast, make the most of it!

"This is the best community of people I've ever been a part of. Everyone is supportive and wants to see you succeed."

Jeremy Navarro, Junior
Las Vegas, NV


You won’t be disappointed by our cafeteria food! The selection is extensive, including entrée selections that vary day by day, a grill where you can order a burger, a deli for sandwiches, fresh fruit, a salad bar, dessert bar, drink options, and even international food options! Pioneer College Caterers is our on-campus food service and they provide a commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction. They also place an emphasis on providing healthy food options to ensure a well-rounded diet for our students, staff, and faculty. The Commons dining hall, located in the Student Center, is open seven days a week to both residential and commuter students during the academic year.

Meal Plans

All on-campus HIU resident students are required to be on a meal plan, which is included in the housing cost. This plan is an all-you-care-to-eat plan. The commons is open all day with 3 different meals served each day as well as 2 snack meals. Students with meal plans may enter the commons as many times as they like. Please see Meal Plan Packages/Prices on your housing contract. Commuter students may purchase flex points for their ID card for use at the Commons or pay at the door.


If you are applying for residency, click here.

Residence Life

Hope has 2 residence buildings—one for men, one for women. A Residence Life Coordinator lives in an apartment in each building to oversee the Resident Assistants and maintain a safe environment. Each building has 5 RAs who oversee around 50 students each. The RAs are undergraduate students who serve the residents by acting as their liaison for facility issues, roommate conflicts, and community building as well as spiritual growth.

Freshmen live on the first floor, while the second and third floors are reserved for returning students. Students can live in rooms ranging from 1 person to 4 people. We also offer married housing.

Students from Hope’s sister school, Dongseo University in Busan, South Korea, live and study at Hope each year. The DSU students live in rooms together which are located in halls with American students. Living amongst international students helps American students gain an edge in this multi-cultural society—it’s a great job interview topic to mention! Plus the Koreans are super cool and fun!

RAs put on events/programs almost every week.

The RLCs also put on events such as hall meetings and Bible studies or sports.

Many residence life events are “hall” events—meaning you do something with just the people in your hall. Some examples are Worship Nights, Girls’ Night Out, Guy Time (topical discussion/bible study), Eating Contests, open house/coffee in the RA’s room, community service projects.

Other residence life events include all the halls of one gender. Examples: Pajama Party, Self-defense training, Mugs & Muffins (girl issues), Dart-wars (nerf dart guns), BBQs.

More residence life events include all residents, both guys and girls together. Examples: Link (weekly worship and devotions), Capture the flag, GYRAD, Hope Olympics, Flag Football.

For a link to the student handbook which include residence living rules, click here. (make a link to the student handbook)

Residence Life Staff

Dean of Students, Director of Housing, and Men’s Residence Life Coordinator
Reid McCormick,

Women’s Residence Life Coordinator:
Amanda Wilson,