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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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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Finding Friends in Unexpected Ways

Whether it’s through losing a tire on the freeway or playing a three-part piano rendition of the Pink Panther theme, unanticipated friendships at Hillsdale form in many ways.

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The Joys of Baking

Whether they’re making muffins, gluten-free hummingbird cakes, or dozens of cookies, students unwind and enjoy themselves by baking in their dorm kitchens—and the leftovers aren’t half bad, either.

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Saving Louis the Space Otter: The Remarkable Origins of @Charger_Chalk_Draws

From intricate portraits to quick, cartoony doodles, the drawings left around Hillsdale College’s campus reflect bits and pieces of students’ lives. Ryan Littley, a custodian for the college, has taken it upon himself to share these works of art through Instagram.

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Gather ’Round and Listen: Pianos and Dorm Bonding

Every piano that resides in a Hillsdale College dormitory plays an important role in bringing housemates together.

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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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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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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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‘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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Playing with Ideas

What do you get when you combine pizza, college students, and an informal discussion on industrial policy? The answer: Hillsdale’s economics lunch.

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