Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

A Hillsdale College response team has been activated in order to monitor and respond to developments in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation, and provide on- and off-campus resources to best support our students and community members who may be affected by the spread of COVID-19.

Here at Hillsdale College, we are working closely with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency to monitor COVID-19 developments in our region. Additionally, we are observing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and will communicate regularly with the Hillsdale College community via email and this webpage regarding this developing situation.

Friday, March 27, 2020 11:00 a.m.

Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn addresses students and parents regarding the College’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, March 23, 2020 1:50 p.m.

The following message was sent to students from our Provost, Dr. Chris VanOrman.


Though we wish to have you back on campus as soon as possible, we must delay further at this time.

The College will not resume in-person classes until Monday, April 20. Students who elect to return to campus are welcome back on Sunday, April 19, assuming the activity suspension is not extended.

Assuming that Hillsdale College will resume again on that schedule, the goal is that Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 9, as planned.

For students who have already left campus without their belongings, based on Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21),” we request that you not return to retrieve those items at this time.

Student Affairs will share further details with students later this afternoon regarding mail, packages, housing, student services, and other details. Students should look to their Hillsdale College email and SAB newsletter for updates.

Dr. Arnn asks me to say: “Be good, work hard, be tough, and take care of yourself.”

Thank you,
Chris VanOrman

Friday, March 20, 2020 10:21 a.m.

Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn addresses students and parents regarding the start of online classes and the spirit of the College.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hillsdale College Professor Eric Hutchinson on Learning in Quarantine

“Learning in Quarantine,” in, E. J. Hutchinson, March 19, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020 6:53 p.m.

Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn addresses students and parents regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.

Questions or concerns? Reach out to our security, housing, and health representatives using the contact information below.


Joe Kellam
[email protected]


Carolyn Milligan
[email protected]


Brock Lutz
[email protected]

Health and Wellness Center Open; Availability Limited

The Ambler Health and Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 to 4:00 p.m.

The doctor is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The doctor’s in-office availability may change if the demands of his private practice dictate. Please call ahead if you have any flu-like symptoms, particularly a fever above 100.5°F, cough, and a sore throat.

The Center’s phone number is 517-607-4368.

If you have a health care emergency, call Brock Lutz’s cell phone at 216-789-9605.

If you have a health care or security emergency, call the Security Office cell phone at 517-398-1522; staff members are available 24/7.

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