Student walking through the entrance of the Hillsdale campus.

Visiting Campus

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Experience life as a Hillsdale student. Explore individual options, visit programs, and regional opportunities below. We’re looking forward to meeting you and introducing you to Hillsdale.


Note About Campus Construction:

Construction for the Christ Chapel at Hillsdale College began in March 2017 and likely will be completed in August 2019. During this time and for the protection of our guests, certain areas of campus will be fenced off and have restricted access. Learn more about the construction of Christ Chapel here.

Entrance to Campus

Individual Visits and Interviews

Individual campus visits are available by appointment Monday-Friday throughout the academic year and can include a campus tour, an interview or informational session with Admissions, class lectures, a meal in the student union, or even an overnight stay in a residence hall. Campus tours followed by an interview or informational session with Admissions are also offered on select Saturday mornings.

When classes are not in session, tours of campus are offered by appointment Monday-Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. followed by an informational session with Admissions.

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Lipman Hearne Photo Shoot
September 25, 2015
Student Union, Dining Hall

Visit Programs

Visit programs, recommended for sophomores and juniors, will offer you an excellent day-long introduction to Hillsdale. You’ll get to meet other prospective students, tour campus, enjoy lunch in the student union, interact with faculty, staff, and current students, and learn more about academic programs, financial aid, and student life.

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Lipman Hearne Photo Shoot
September 24, 2015
Students on campus, student union

In Your Area

Hillsdale sends Admissions representatives all around the country—especially during the autumn and spring seasons—to visit local high schools and college fairs, host Hillsdale Admissions receptions, conduct regional Admissions interviews, and even meet with students informally over coffee to discuss the college search and application process.

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Getting Here

Hillsdale College is located in southern-central Michigan. If you are traveling by plane, the nearest major airports are Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Toledo Express Airport (TOL), and Chicago O’Hare / Midway Airports (ORD / MDW). Complimentary shuttle service can be arranged from the Detroit airport for visiting prospective students. Call Admissions at (517) 607-2327 for additional details.

Directions & Lodging Campus Map & Parking Hillsdale Area Map Google Maps

From Detroit

Hillsdale College is 90 miles west of Detroit.

Take I-94 West to US-127 South (Exit 142). Proceed about 20 miles and turn right on US-12 West. Take US-12 West about 16 miles to Jonesville. Continue through downtown Jonesville and turn left onto M-99 South. Proceed about 4 miles to the third stoplight and turn left onto Fayette Street. Go to the flashing stoplight at Hillsdale Street and turn left. Follow the blue signs to campus.

From Toledo

Hillsdale College is 70 miles northwest of Toledo.

Take I-80/90 West to Ohio St. Rte. 15 (Exit 13) and proceed north toward Pioneer. The road number will change to M-99 at the Michigan border, and about 12 miles north will appear to end at a flashing red light. Turn left, and continue on M-99 for about 5 miles into Hillsdale. Proceed through downtown to the third traffic light, and turn left onto Carleton Street (you need to be in the left lane). At the next light, turn right onto West Street, and head north 4 blocks to main campus.

From Chicago

Hillsdale College is 200 miles east of Chicago.

Take I-80/90 East to Angola, Indiana (Exit 144). Follow I-69 North about 10 miles to Coldwater (Exit 13), and take US-12 East. Proceed straight through Quincy and Allen. In Jonesville, turn right onto M-99 South. Proceed about 4 miles to the third stoplight in Hillsdale. Turn left onto Fayette Street. Go to the flashing stoplight on Hillsdale Street and turn left. Follow the blue signs to campus.

Dow Hotel room upgrade

Dow Hotel and Conference Center

The Dow Hotel and Conference Center offers comfortable, convenient accommodations right on campus. Call the Dow Center to book your stay, or book online at

(517) 437-3311

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