Parents Weekend

  • Spring 2016 Parents Weekend: February 26-28, 2016
  • Fall 2016 Parents Weekend: October 21-23, 2016
  • Spring 2017 Parents Weekend: March 3-4, 2017

All parents and grandparents of Hillsdale College students are encouraged to attend.

Parents Weekends are unique opportunities during the fall and spring, where parents and families can visit campus and experience the atmosphere and activities of student life at Hillsdale. Both fall and spring events follow the same schedule. The invitations are mailed in September and February. The weekends foster valuable interchanges among students, parents, faculty and administrators, thereby improving communication among the various members of the Hillsdale family.

On Friday night at 5:00 p.m., President and Mrs. Larry Arnn host a special reception for current parents and grandparents who are members of The President’s Club. This reception is held at Broadlawn, the home of Dr. and Mrs. Arnn. If you are a President’s Club member, watch for your separate invitation to this special event. Please RSVP by calling Cheryl Clawson at (517) 607-2382. President’s Club members only! No students or guests, please.

On Friday night, the Parents Association sponsors a mixer for parents, faculty, staff and students. This is a great time to meet and fellowship with one another.

Parent/Faculty conferences on Saturday morning are one of the highlights of Parents Weekend. Here you will have the opportunity to meet with your students’ professors to discuss academic progress. Please note that it is very important to respond quickly when you receive your Parents Weekend information in the mail, as appointments with professors are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Also on Saturday, you can enjoy a luncheon where Dr. Arnn, President of Hillsdale College, will officially welcome families to campus and give an update on the school. Saturday afternoon features an event that is appropriate to the season. Evening entertainment—a play or concert—is available after dinner and sometimes on Sundays, too. To reserve tickets for any performance, please call the Sage Center Box Office at (517) 607-2848, or Ruth Sanders at (517) 607-2410.

For questions or information regarding any of the other Parents Weekend activities, please contact Cheryl Clawson in the Parent Relations Office at (517) 607-2382.

Don’t forget that on the four days prior to Parents Weekend, the Parents Association Steering Committee will host a Parent-to-Parent Phonathon. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and work with other parents in a fundraising project on behalf of the Parents Fund. The Parent Relations Office will pay for your room at the Dow Center, as well as all meals for any night that you work. You will also have priority for a room at the Dow Center for Parents Weekend. If you would like to participate, please call Cheryl Clawson at (517) 607-2382.

*Online registration is not available for Parents Weekend activities.