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Hope Hall South


Anne Warner

Resident Director

Office Phone: x5930

"Hope South is a fun-loving, intentional community committed to growing together. To that end, we are thoughtful about our space, programming, traditions, practices and relationships. There is safety here for residents to be who they are and flourish. We recognize that these years in the residence hall are very significant and meaningful, so we are purposeful about creating an atmosphere where students feel like Hope South is home."

— Anne Warner, Hope South Resident Director

Quick Facts

Built in 2003, Hope South is staffed by 8 RAs, under the supervision of Resident Director, Anne Warner. Hope is a traditional 'dorm-style' hall with community restrooms, two elevators and three stairwells. The main lobby is a two-story atrium; the second floor lobby overlooks this area. There is also a large 4th-floor lobby with balcony patio and two smaller study rooms.

Hope Hall Exterior
Hope Hall Sign
Hope Hall Exterior
Hope Hall Exterior
Hope Hall Lobby Sign
Hope Hall Community Lounge
Hope Hall Hallway
Hope Hall Community Kitchen

Community Snapshot

  • Male & Female
  • 426 Residents (total)
  • 4 Stories
  • 8 Resident Advisors
  • 1 Kitchen
  • 16/16 Washers/Dryers (total)
  • Built 2003
  • 10 Community Lobbies (total)
  • Standard Rooms
  • Community Restrooms
  • 5 minute walk from the center of campus (0.2 mi.)

About Hope

Built in 2003, Hope Hall is the largest residence hall on campus, and is treated as two communities: the north end is known as Hope North, and the south end as Hope South, each with its own RD and staff of RAs. It was named in memory of the historic Biola building that was located at 6th and Hope St. in downtown Los Angeles. Hope is co-ed, with male and female students living in separate sections of the building, while sharing the lobbies, kitchens, and laundry facilities.

There is a centralized laundry room on the ground floor with 16 washers and 16 dryers. There is a large main-floor kitchen. There are eight oversized rooms, designed as 'triples,' and eight single rooms designed to accommodate students with disabilities. Behind Hope is an outdoor amphitheater that seats 200-400.

Hope Hall's doors are secured by an electronic access system, so only students can access the building during the day, and only residents may enter the building at night. Each individual room is key-locked for student security. Security cameras in outside and common areas are monitored 24 hours per day, and Campus Safety patrols campus regularly to ensure student security at all times.


Hall Amenities

  • Balcony
  • Air Conditioning (in-room thermostats)
  • Nearby Parking
  • Heating
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • TV in Lounge
  • Community Kitchen
  • Bike Racks
  • Outdoor BBQ Grills
  • 3 Lobbies
  • Grass Amphitheater
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Nearby On-Campus Dining
  • 24/7 Campus Security

Room Amenities

Per Student

  • Bed (view bed styles)
  • Desk
  • Standard Twin Mattress
  • Desk Chair
  • Bookshelf
  • Dresser Drawers
  • Wardrobe or Closet
  • Towel Bar
  • Mirror

Per Room

  • Window & Blinds
  • Wastebasket

Campus Amenities

  • Wifi Internet
  • Mailbox
  • On-campus Dining
  • Food Truck
  • Printing in Library
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Swimming Pool
  • Exercise Gym
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Soccer Field
  • Running Track
  • Baseball Field
  • Softball Field

Sample Rooms

Each room differs slightly, so your room may look different. There are many other ways to personalize the layout of your room from these samples.

Hope Double Room
Sample Hope Designated Triple Room
Sample Hope Permanent Triple Room

See more personalization options on Pinterest

Community Life

What Residents are Saying

Hope has been a place for me to call home for the last three years. A place to belong, a place to grow, and a place to love. Hope is a very special community that has quickly become my family

-Brianna B.

Hope has given me the opportunity to grow in my leadership and build deep relationships with people because of it's strong community.

-Sarah S.

Hope has been my home for the past three years. Every year the Hope community changes slightly, but is always filled with people who desire to have a fun and loving community.

-Tyler G.

Hope is a central hub on campus. It is close to the caf, classrooms, and athletic fields. It suits any type of personality.

-Ryan C.

The people really love each other. It's like a big family. And out of all the dorms, we have a really good lobby life.

-Kearci M.

Community Traditions

  • Nationball 2011 Champs
  • Dorm Champions 2011-2012
  • Home of Rate My Space 2013 Winner
  • December's Eve All-Hall
  • Mock Rock
  • Nationball

Hope Hall goes all out when dressing up for Nationball and Midnight Madness (it's a sea of pink). Basically, Hope is a non-stop party!

December's Eve All-Hall. It is a night where residents come enjoy Christmas spirit and cheer with holiday music, laughter, and merry-ness. The Hope community stays up late to toast and welcome in the month of December!

Hope residents celebrate Nationball 2014
Hope Hall Residents at Hall Event
Hope Hall Residents at Hall Event
Hope Hall residents at Christmas time
Hope Hall residents at Hall Event
Hope Hall residents at outdoor community BBQ

Nationball photos courtesy Aaron Fooks/THE CHIMES.