Visiting Campus

Visiting Campus

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Experience life as a Hillsdale student. Explore individual and group visit options below, as well as regional and virtual opportunities. We’re looking forward to meeting you and introducing you to Hillsdale.


individual visits

Individual Visits

Individual campus visits are available by appointment Monday-Friday throughout the academic year and can include a campus tour, an interview or informational session with Admissions, class lectures, and a meal in the student union. Campus tours followed by an interview or informational session with Admissions are also offered on select Saturday mornings.

When classes are not in session, morning and afternoon tours of campus and interviews / informational sessions with Admissions are offered by appointment Monday-Friday.

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Hillsdale College Students

Visit Programs

Visit programs, recommended for sophomores and juniors, will offer you an excellent day-long introduction to Hillsdale. You’ll get to meet other prospective students, tour campus, enjoy lunch in the student union, interact with faculty, staff, and current students, and learn more about academic programs, financial aid, and student life.

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Hillsdale Admissions representatives

In Your Area and Virtual Events

Hillsdale sends Admissions representatives all around the country—especially during the autumn and spring seasons—to visit local high schools and college fairs, host Hillsdale Admissions receptions, conduct regional Admissions interviews, and meet with students informally over coffee to discuss the college search and application process. We also host virtual events online for you to learn more about Hillsdale from the comfort of home.

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Getting Here

Hillsdale College is located in southern-central Michigan. If you are traveling by plane, the nearest major airports are Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Toledo Express Airport (TOL), and Chicago O’Hare / Midway Airports (ORD / MDW). Complimentary shuttle service can be arranged from the Detroit airport for visiting prospective students. Call Admissions at (517) 607-2327 for additional details.

Campus Map & Parking Google Maps

From Detroit

Hillsdale College is 90 miles west of Detroit.

Take I-94 West to US-127 South (Exit 142). Proceed about 20 miles and turn right on US-12 West. Take US-12 West about 16 miles to Jonesville. Continue through downtown Jonesville and turn left onto M-99 South. Proceed about 4 miles to the third stoplight and turn left onto Fayette Street. Go to the flashing stoplight at Hillsdale Street and turn left. Follow the blue signs to campus.

From Toledo

Hillsdale College is 70 miles northwest of Toledo.

Take I-80/90 West to Ohio St. Rte. 15 (Exit 13) and proceed north toward Pioneer. The road number will change to M-99 at the Michigan border, and about 12 miles north will appear to end at a flashing red light. Turn left, and continue on M-99 for about 5 miles into Hillsdale. Proceed through downtown to the third traffic light, and turn left onto Carleton Street (you need to be in the left lane). At the next light, turn right onto West Street, and head north 4 blocks to main campus.

From Chicago

Hillsdale College is 200 miles east of Chicago.

Take I-80/90 East to Angola, Indiana (Exit 144). Follow I-69 North about 10 miles to Coldwater (Exit 13), and take US-12 East. Proceed straight through Quincy and Allen. In Jonesville, turn right onto M-99 South. Proceed about 4 miles to the third stoplight in Hillsdale. Turn left onto Fayette Street. Go to the flashing stoplight on Hillsdale Street and turn left. Follow the blue signs to campus.

Dow Center Hotel room

Dow Hotel and Conference Center

The Dow Hotel and Conference Center offers comfortable, convenient accommodations right on campus. Call the Dow Hotel and Conference Center to book your stay.

Dow Hotel and Conference Center

(517) 437-3311

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