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"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
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.
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 accomodate 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.
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 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
Hope has given me the opportunity to grow in my leadership and build deep relationships with people because of it's strong community.
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.
Hope is a central hub on campus. It is close to the caf, classrooms, and athletic fields. It suits any type of personality.
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.
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!
Nationball photos courtesy Aaron Fooks/THE CHIMES.