The Commencement Daisy Chain Tradition

Commencement traditions come and go at Hillsdale as circumstances, facilities, and class sizes change through the years. One tradition—the Daisy Chain—has long been out of practice but was a popular and beloved part of Commencement in the first half of the 20th century.

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A Lament for the Month of May

Seniors graduate, seasons change, relationships come and go. Things happen; that’s all they ever do. But how can we preserve friendships? Practicing intentionality in friendship and grateful reflection on shared experiences can help you prepare yourself for when May comes around.

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Taking to the Azure Skies: How a Hillsdale Math Degree Jumpstarted a Career in Aerospace Engineering

Looking for a career in aerospace engineering? Find out how a Hillsdale Math Degree can land you a job at the world’s largest aerospace company.

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10 Tips for Surviving Finals Week

Dreading your finals? Check out these 10 tips to conquer the stress and intensity of finals week.

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How to be the “James Bond” on Hillsdale’s Study Scene

Are you allergic to people? Burnt out on social life? Absolutely overloaded with schoolwork and in desperate need of some solitude to tackle your to-do list? Read on to learn about Mission: Avoid People, the operation dedicated to the most secluded study spots on campus.

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The Art of the House Show

Student bands, frontmans, good jams, and best friends – the house show at Hillsdale College is where we enjoy live music and dancing while practicing the art of celebrating properly. A staple of the student’s time here, the house show is a must-see part of the Hillsdale experience.

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Class Goal: Defend Yourself

Hillsdale’s women’s self-defense class empowers women to defend and respect themselves.

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Dear Freshman Me: Congrats on Your Campus Job!

Dear Freshman Me, most students will work an on-campus job at some point during their four years here, but only some find the community and professional development hidden away in the basement of Kendall hall.

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First Registration

While enjoying the excitement of a new semester, it’s easy to dismiss the chaotic ten minutes that brought you to your carefully selected Great Books class. Panicked times of class registration will forever be some of my most amusing and beloved college memories.

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Learning and Love: Volunteering with Journal Buddies

By writing letters in journals, Hillsdale College students serve as academic and relational mentors to younger kids at Gier Elementary.

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Dear Freshman Me: Don’t Stop Going to Church

While you’re here for four years, it’s worth finding a good church community, but sometimes that’s harder than anyone warns you about. Don’t let that shake your faith. If you trust God to work it out he will, and I’m here to give you a glimpse of his plans.

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Why I Chose Hillsdale: Luke Hollister

It was truly Providence that brought me to this special place in southern Michigan, but it didn’t take me long to realize that this is no regular college.

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