Hope Hall North
About Hope North
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.
Hope North is staffed by 8 Resident Assistants, under the supervision of Resident Director Soren Baird. 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
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.
Building access requires a active and approved student ID card. Hope is fully air conditioned. Each student is provided the same furniture in each room: 1 desk, a 2-shelf bookcase, 1 desk chair, 1 chest of drawers, a closet or wardrobe, 1 twin bed with mattress (36" x 74" innerspring mattress), and 1 mattress cover. Each room also has one telephone, one wastebasket, and window coverings (blinds/drapes).
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Resident Director Soren Baird.
Photos of a Hope room from the 2012 Rate My Space competition:
Occupancy 426 (whole bldg)
Gender Male & Female
Number of Floors 4
Number of RDs 1
Number of RAs 8
RD Office Ext x5926
Number of Lobbies/Lounges 10 (whole bldg)
Number of Kitchens 1 (whole bldg)
Washers/Dryers 16/16 (whole bldg)
Soren Baird, Resident Director