Moving in to Hillsdale College

Incoming Freshman at Hillsdale College get a lot of support from their parents when they first move into their dorms. For most families, this is the first time the child has moved out of the family home on a semi-permanent basis. The parents load up the truck, van, or U-haul and head to a small city in Southern Michigan to leave their children at a world famous institution of higher learning. They unpack the vehicle, meet other parents and some faculty. Then they turn around, go home, and hope for the best.

But it’s not just about the parents, the student has a lot of adjusting to do, too. They need to get comfortable with their new home, explore the campus, and find friends. Hillsdale College is famous for welcoming new students. They make it their objective to make Hillsdale feel like their new home.

Upper classmen, along with students who have moved in early, help the new students get settled with all of their stuff from home. They try very hard to invoke a sense of family, so the newcomers will fit in quickly and not have time to get homesick. Hillsdale College tries very hard to make this transition as easy as possible.
Many parents of students at Hillsdale College stay at the Munro House B&B in Jonesville for special trips, activities, sports, and events. It’s just 7 1/2 minutes from campus and claims to be “the most comfortable lodging in Hillsdale County.”

Mike Venturini
Jonesville Michigan Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper
“Life is good in Jonesville”

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