Incoming Students

We’ve gathered some helpful contacts and a selection of frequently asked questions available to you below.

Contact Information

Helpful Resources


Frequently Asked Questions

When do I receive my Hillsdale e-mail account?

In mid-May, you should receive notice to your personal e-mail regarding instructions about how to access your new Hillsdale e-mail account.

When will I learn which residence hall I’m in and who my roommate will be?

Residence hall and room assignments will be made available to you early in July. If you’d like to request a specific roommate, you and the other student must indicate the request on your housing form, or contact the appropriate Dean.

When will I receive a bill for tuition, room, board, and fees?

All billing is completed through Hillsdale’s Online Bill Payment system. Your first bill will be available to you in mid-July. Student accounts are updated weekly throughout the academic year so that billing information is current.

When do I get my class schedule?

Course schedules and orientation schedules are sent to your Hillsdale e-mail address early in August, after which time you can also access your schedule through the Web Advisor student information system. (For billing purposes only, an interim, full-time schedule is created for you in early July. Your final schedule will be created early in August.)

When can I move in / Can I move in early?

All new student housing opens at 9:00 a.m. on the Saturday of Orientation Weekend. Students driving less than four hours are encouraged to arrive on Sunday, when Orientation officially begins. The Orientation schedule allows ample time for move-in, registration, and first-day activities before formal programming begins with Convocation late afternoon.

If I have to move in early because of athletics, how will I know what date to arrive?

You will be notified during the summer. If you have any questions, please contact your coach for details.

What will my mailing address be, and can I send things to my residence hall before arriving?

The mailing address of your residence hall will be available to you when you receive your residence hall and room assignment early in July. Each student has their own mailbox located in the lower level of the Grewcock Student Union that can be accessed with their residence hall front door key. Each box is organized by residence hall, room number, and then alphabetically by resident last name (For example, if you live in room 123, your last name is Hillsdale, and your roommate’s last name is Charger, your box number will be 123B, and your roommate’s box will be 123A). Packages are delivered to the Production Mail Room in the Fowler Maintenance Building if they’re from the United States Postal Service, and directly to your residence hall if they’re from UPS or FedEx. You will receive an e-mail notification when a package must be picked-up from Fowler during regular business hours. Packages can be shipped the week before arriving to campus.

Mail should be addressed to:

Student Name
Residence Hall Name, Room Number, Letter
Residence Hall Street Address
City, State Zip

Men’s Residence Halls

8 E. Galloway Street Hillsdale, MI 49242

50 E. College Street Hillsdale, MI 49242

86 E. College Street Hillsdale, MI 49242

300 N. West Street Hillsdale, MI 49242

The Suites
271 Union Street Hillsdale, MI 49242

60 E. College Street Hillsdale, MI 49242

Women’s Residence Halls

259 Hillsdale Street Hillsdale, MI 49242

285 Hillsdale Street Hillsdale, MI 49242

The Suites
271 Union Street Hillsdale, MI 49242


Can I buy my textbooks in advance?

Yes. When you receive your final class schedule (in August), visit the online bookstore to pre-order your books.

What type of computer should I bring?

The helpful staff in our Information Technology Services Department can help you with computer recommendations and questions about campus technology.

Where do I register my car?

Pre-registration for your vehicle will be available online once you’ve logged into your student portal. If you’ve completed pre-registration prior to arriving to campus, you’ll have an opportunity to pick up your vehicle registration tag when you pick up your student ID card. There’s a $50 annual fee to register your vehicle, and you’ll need to provide license plate information. While a car on campus can be a luxury, it certainly isn’t a necessity. Several groceries, pharmacies, restaurants, and downtown Hillsdale are within easy walking distance from campus, and upperclassmen students often take trips with underclassmen to nearby Jonesville, MI less than 5 miles away, which includes the nearest Wal-Mart.

What banks are available for students?

The following banks are located in Hillsdale:

  • County National Bank
  • Monarch Community Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Flagstar Bank
  • Southern Michigan Bank and Trust

There are ATMs on campus and around town.