Campus Master Plan
The College Mission Statement is the basis by which every new or renovated structure is designed, guiding both form and function of future facilities and the care by which we maintain existing properties. Central Hall, the architectural jewel of Hillsdale College, gives physical representation to the College’s principles, symbolizing the “sound learning” and “blessings of civil and religious liberty” to which Hillsdale’s founders were dedicated. Using the Second Empire style of Central Hall as a guide, an ambitious Campus Master Plan is uniting new and existing buildings with an architectural design that reflects Hillsdale's purpose and heritage, while providing quality facilities equipped with the supporting technology for sound instruction.
As part of this aggressive Campus Master Plan, the College has completed construction of John and Dede Howard Music Hall, two new classroom and faculty office buildings, Lane Hall and Kendall Hall, and a new dormitory, The Suites. In January 2008, the College also completed the Grewcock Student Union, the Benge Colonnade connecting Mossey Library to the Student Union and the renovation of Strosacker Science Center and the addition of the Joseph H. Moss Family Laboratory Wing. Additional projects in the Campus Master Plan include a three-phase plan of the athletic facilities that includes renovation of Jesse Philips Arena and Student Fitness Center, and construction of a new indoor Track and Tennis Center, and a Turf Building; the construction of a chapel/performing arts center, an archive wing for Mossey Library, and two new residence halls, as well as re-facing the north end of Central Hall and continuing the development of Liberty Walk. In addition, the Campus Master Plan calls for renovations to several existing facilities, including five residence halls, the Knorr Center, and the Dow Leadership Center. Off campus, the College has completed construction on the G.H. Gordon Biological Station, with its Rockwell Lake Lodge and Plym Village; the first phase of the Hillsdale College Shooting Sports Center, and the initial plans for renovating the Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C.