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Hillsdale College to Resume In-Person Classes in Fall 2020

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Hillsdale, Mich. — Hillsdale College will welcome students back to campus for the 2020 fall semester. Classes will resume in person and begin on Wednesday, August 26.

“This is what we do. We have been doing it for 175 years,” said Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn, as he addressed the incoming freshman class. “Many colleges have been announcing that they will be having classes next fall, which seems to some people remarkable. At Hillsdale College, we have not had any other idea.”

“Hillsdale College is eager to welcome our students back and our students are excited to return,” said Diane Philipp, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Women. “They have been working with us as we plan graduation and continue to maintain the health of our community.”

Though students were unable to return to campus for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, the College recently announced a Commencement ceremony, to be held on campus on July 18. The College has also offered a $500 travel stipend to help seniors return to campus for graduation.

About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts
an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 4.5 million. For more information, visit hillsdale.edu.

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