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Schedule a Visit

Don’t just imagine life at Hillsdale; live it. To schedule your visit, decide which option is right for you from the choices listed below. Remember, you are welcome to visit more than once!

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Individual Visits

Individual campus visits are tailored to your specific interests and are available by appointment Monday-Friday throughout the academic year. Schedules can include a campus tour, interview or informational session with Admissions, class lectures, meals in the Student Union, personal meetings with coaches, program directors, or professors, or even an overnight in the residence hall. Campus tours followed by an interview or informational session with Admissions are also offered select Saturday mornings.

Summer tours of campus are offered by appointment Monday-Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. followed by an interview or informational session with Admissions.

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Hillsdale Visit Days

Hillsdale offers two kinds of visit programs. If you’re a sophomore or junior and only have time for a quick visit, Preview Days will give you a chance to hear from Admissions, tour campus, and enjoy a meal in the Student Union, all in just a few hours. If you’re a junior or senior and have an entire day to spend with us, join us for a Visit Day, and in addition to those activities, you’ll also get to sit-in on either a class or visit day lecture with a professor, learn more about student services, student life, and financial aid, and if you’re visiting from a distance, even arrange an Admissions interview.

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Admissions Interviews

Admissions interviews are an opportunity for you to meet with an admissions representative to tell us more about yourself, your interests, and your goals. Interviews help us to see what is unique about you. Though they are not required, interviews are highly recommended, especially those who wish to be considered for scholarship.

Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule an interview.

admissions@hillsdale.edu   (517) 607-2327

Individual Visits

Individual campus visits are tailored to your specific interests and are available by appointment Monday-Friday throughout the academic year. Schedules can include a campus tour, interview or informational session with Admissions, class lectures, meals in the Student Union, personal meetings with coaches, program directors, or professors, or even an overnight in the residence hall. Campus tours followed by an interview or informational session with Admissions are also offered select Saturday mornings.

Summer tours of campus are offered by appointment Monday-Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. followed by an interview or informational session with Admissions.

Schedule A Visit

Hillsdale Visit Days

Hillsdale offers two kinds of visit programs. If you’re a sophomore or junior and only have time for a quick visit, Preview Days will give you a chance to hear from Admissions, tour campus, and enjoy a meal in the Student Union, all in just a few hours. If you’re a junior or senior and have an entire day to spend with us, join us for a Visit Day, and in addition to those activities, you’ll also get to sit-in on either a class or visit day lecture with a professor, learn more about student services, student life, and financial aid, and if you’re visiting from a distance, even arrange an Admissions interview.

View Upcoming Visit Days

Admissions Interviews

Admissions interviews are an opportunity for you to meet with an admissions representative to tell us more about yourself, your interests, and your goals. Interviews help us to see what is unique about you. Though they are not required, interviews are highly recommended, especially those who wish to be considered for scholarship.

Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule an interview.

admissions@hillsdale.edu   (517) 607-2327

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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).

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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.

What's Nearby

The Hillsdale area provides abundant recreational opportunities outdoors, with its numerous lakes and nature areas. Quaint shops, antique stores, and local restaurants dot the town.

Nearby Hotels

  • Dow Conference Center (on campus)
  • Hillsdale College Home Connection
  • Days Inn
  • Hillsdale Motel
  • Rooms at Grayfield
  • Munro House
  • America’s Best Value Motel
  • The Rocking Horse Inn
  • Quigley’s Log Home Bed and Breakfast
  • Comfort Inn
  • Hampton Inn
  • Red Roof Inn
  • Super 8
  • Baymont Inn
  • The Claddagh
  • Holiday Inn
  • Country Inn & Suites
  • Fairfield Inn
  • Ramada Inn & Suites

Things to Do

  • Baw Beese Trail
  • Hillsdale Downtown
  • Hillsdale Golf & Country Club
  • Premiere Theatre
  • Silos Go-Kart and Driving Range

Area Restaurants

  • Broad Street Tavern
  • Cavoni’s Pizza and Grinders
  • Cedar’s
  • Coffee Cup Diner
  • Cottage Inn Pizza
  • El Cerrito
  • Finish Line
  • Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
  • King Buffet
  • Hillsdale Filling Station
  • Hunt Club
  • Jilly Beans Coffee House
  • Johnny T’s Bistro
  • Los Mariachi’s
  • Marcella’s
  • Olivia’s Chop House
  • Rosalie’s Roadhouse
  • Saucy Dog’s
  • Spangler’s Hilltop Diner
  • The Gathering Coffee House

Places of Worship

  • Calvary Baptist Church
  • Christ Church
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Church of the Nazarene
  • City Church
  • College Baptist Church
  • Countryside Bible Church
  • El Bethel Tabernacle Pentecostal Church of God
  • Fayette Street Church of Christ
  • First Baptist Church
  • First Church of Christ-Scientist
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Free Methodist Church
  • Friendship Baptist Church
  • Hillsdale Assembly of God
  • Hillsdale Baptist Church
  • Hillsdale Christian Center
  • Hillsdale Orthodox Presbyterian Church
  • Holy Trinity Parish
  • Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall
  • Seventh Day Adventist
  • St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
  • St. Peter’s Episcopal
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • United Brethren
  • West Street Church of Christ