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Lifelong Learning Opportunities

We believe that a more perfect union requires a more serious discourse.

Our academic programs complement this goal. And for those who share it, it’s a lifetime commitment. We offer many educational programs for anyone who craves truth and knowledge—at any age. We extend an open invitation to study with Hillsdale faculty whether you live in Michigan, across the United States, or anywhere in the world.

The timeless themes that are the foundation of our core curriculum are core to becoming an educated citizen. Explore these universal truths through our free, on-demand online courses—they’re designed for those who want to continue to learn and study great texts beyond credits.

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Larry P. Arnn filming Online Course about Public Policy.

Center for Constructive Alternatives (CCA)

Students at a journalism CCA.



This is one of the largest college lecture series in America, held on our campus four times a year. Eminent scholars, journalists, cultural critics, and policy makers weigh in on topics ranging from the films of Frank Capra to monetary policy, and guest speakers have included statesmen, political scientists, historians, novelists, economists, foreign policy experts, and more. All lectures are free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

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Hillsdale Hostels

Hillsdale Hostels are learning vacations where you can experience college all over again—college as it was meant to be. Spend time with others who love lifelong learning as much as you do, and discuss the great ideas and principles that sustain our country with some of Hillsdale College’s most distinguished professors. We offer programs on our campus in southern Michigan, at our Rockwell Lake Lodge in the Lower Peninsula, and at our Kirby Center in Washington D.C.

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Imprimis issue on a desk.

Our free monthly speech digest is dedicated to promoting the principles of civil and religious liberty. Drawn from speeches delivered at Hillsdale College-hosted events, Imprimis is one of the most widely circulated opinion publications in the nation, with over six million readers.

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National Leadership Seminars

These seminars are held nationwide and address important issues facing modern American society. Since 1982 these programs have been attended by more than twenty thousand community and business leaders.

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Free Market Forum

Lecturer during a Free Market Forum.

Our programs promote understanding and appreciation of free market systems by assembling scholars for dynamic exchanges of ideas on topics related to free market economics.

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Center for Teacher Excellence

The Center for Teacher Excellence (CTE) builds on Hillsdale College’s mission through seminars of classical curricula and subject mastery. Programs are open to middle- and high-school teachers.

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Educational Cruises

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What could be better than touring the most beautiful and culturally enriching destinations around the world? Learn from leading scholars, political leaders, and journalists during your journey!

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Hillsdale President Receptions

Twenty receptions around the country each year provide opportunities to mingle with citizens and prospective students in your area. Each lunch and evening program features a short presentation by President Larry Arnn.

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Larry Arnn giving lecture at a reception.