The Escape to Hillsdale

Many transfer students are nonplussed by other schools and instead are “escaping to Hillsdale.” Drawn in by Hillsdale’s opportunities, students are hungry for a chance to pursue the Good, the True, and the Beautiful.

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Worth the Trip

What brings students from 49 states and 14 foreign countries to a small, private college in rural Michigan? The climate may be chilly from time to time, but the campus always offers a warm welcome.

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No Place Like Hillsdale: Staying Connected with Home

You’re a brand new freshman, and home feels far away right now. After three weeks of classes, you’ve only called your family once. Staying in touch with home can be difficult, but there are some practical tips to stay in touch with home.

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Laughter and Learning: The Joys of Improv Underground

Every other Thursday night in Olds Dorm, Improv Underground leaders and students gather to be entertained, while learning more about living with each other in the process.

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Sing, O Muse, of Hillsdale’s Favorite Books

There’s a chalkboard at the Writing Center that asks students, “Which one’s your favorite: the Iliad, the Odyssey, or the Aeneid?” Students mark their votes. Fighting words are thrown. The question is still up for debate. There’s no denying that Hillsdale students love their books. 

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Brotherhood in Virtue: Greek Life at Hillsdale

Liam never expected to join a fraternity. Yet at Hillsdale, he discovered the unique way in which Greek life can serve the mission of Hillsdale College and help him practice the values taught in the classroom. 

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A “Sweet” Expedition 

The Student Activities Board newsletter comes out every week, and it’s worth a read all the way through. The chance to venture off campus and explore new places is one reason why.

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The No-Reshelve Rule

The Mossey Library has a unique policy: When you’re done reading, don’t reshelve the books. This not only ensures the books get returned to the right place, but it also provides an interesting snapshot of what Hillsdale students are reading.

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Curating the Hillsdale Women’s Community

Two alumni created Curate in 2019 to connect the women of Hillsdale who sought and had advice on life, homemaking, entrepreneurship, and even relationships. Since then, it has grown from a weekly blog into a community of Hillsdale women culminating in a yearly summit.

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An Ode to Hillsdale

Hillsdale in springtime is a place with so much beauty to behold. This is a poetic tribute from Victoria Kelly, ’24, to her beloved college.

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A Moment Years in the Making

On March 20, 2022, Hillsdale’s Mock Trial team made program history by securing a spot at the National Championship Tournament. After months and years of hard work, we finally earned our moment of glory.

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Respectful Debate: A Hillsdale Tradition

Ask a Hillsdale student to defend their beliefs on a topic, and you’ll find them prepared. Hillsdale’s culture of critical analysis sparks debates that are often intense, but students don’t argue—instead, they listen to each other and learn from differing viewpoints, leaving every interaction with deeper interest and understanding.

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