More Than a Party: Unusual Birthday Traditions at Hillsdale

Whether they’re baking cakes, writing notes, or hiding in classrooms, Hillsdale students pour extraordinary amounts of time, energy, and love into crafting special celebrations for their friends’ birthdays.

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Biology in Action: The G. H. Gordon Biological Center

Prospective science majors: if you’re interested in performing and publishing undergraduate biological research while enjoying a fun summer program, Hillsdale’s BioStation might be right up your alley.

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Batter My Heart, Hillsdale Chargers

Varsity sports are an important part of the Hillsdale College experience. From Saturday morning tailgates, to jumping around in the Roche Sports Complex after a crucial three-pointer, Hillsdale’s sports create a space for friendship as students gather together to cheer on their friends, share memories, and decompress from the week.

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Closer Listening: Saturdays at Penny’s

Whether it was from a folk trio comprised of banjo, mandolin, guitar, and harmonica or a simple acoustic guitar and voice duet, the music played at Penny’s that day was a balm to the soul.

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Charging toward Victory: The Hillsdale Liftathon

Come early spring, when the snow starts to melt, there’s a fresh sense of excitement in the JAM weight room. If you know any football players, you’ll realize that it’s not just the approach of spring practices that’s making them spend extra time pumping iron.

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Dear Freshman Me: Find These Academic Gems

Dear Freshman Me, there are more than just core and major classes in college. Have some fun, and find these lessons outside a classroom—from racquetball to comparative political structures.

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One Voice: Weekly Worship With Soma

Every Thursday night, student-led Soma provides a place for students of all Christian denominations to gather and worship God in song and prayer.

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The Center of Campus: Hillsdale’s Quad

Though the quad might look like just another patch of lawn, it’s a vibrant center of activity at the heart of Hillsdale’s community.

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What to Expect Sophomore Year

Sophomore year differs, sometimes greatly, from freshman year, but with it come many exciting changes to appreciate.

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‘Hillsdining’: How to Make the Most of Mealtimes During COVID-19

Because of COVID-19, eating arrangements look different this year. But, thanks to Hillsdale’s new takeout options, the possibilities for student dining are endless. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for mixing up your mealtimes.

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Running with the Grizzlies: When Hillsdalians Tackle the Montana Trails

This year, the Le Grizz ultramarathon in Polebridge, Montana, had some Hillsdale flair. How exactly did these busy people fit training for an ultramarathon into their daily schedules? As it turns out, there’s always time for a run.

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Dear Freshman Me: Get to Know the People

Dear Freshman me: One thing I’ve come to realize is that most of the staff members here are friendly people who want to have conversations with you as a person, not just in a professional meeting all the time. Case in point, allow me to introduce you to Mr. Moeggenberg.

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