Past Events

Hillsdale in D.C. hosts public events throughout the year, ranging from panel discussions to evening lectures to author interviews. Timeless and principled topics such as the liberal arts and the American founding are interspersed with more timely matters concerning the current state of American politics and society. If you missed an event or would like to check out other Hillsdale in D.C. topics, please view all broadcasts here.
Imprimis Volume 44 on a desk.


Imprimis (Latin for “in the first place”) is Hillsdale College’s monthly speech digest dedicated to educating citizens and promoting civil and religious liberty by covering cultural, economic, political, and educational issues. Join more than 4 million subscribers by signing up for a free subscription at, or call (800) 437-2268.

Larry Arnn during the filming of an online course.

Online Courses

Hillsdale College offers free, not-for-credit online courses taught by our distinguished faculty. You’ll study the same topics in history, economics, literature, and politics that Hillsdale students study in our core curriculum on campus and in D.C. Please visit to view course offerings and to register.

Dr. Matthew Spalding speaking at a Lifelong Learning Seminar in Washington D.C.

Lifelong Learning Seminars

Hillsdale’s Lifelong Learning Seminars offer educational programs for adults in Washington, D.C., twice a year. These four-day programs feature lectures by Hillsdale College faculty, private tours of local attractions such as the Library of Congress or Abraham Lincoln’s summer cottage, and receptions and meals with fellow participants and Hillsdale faculty and staff. Past seminar topics have included The Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention. For a list of upcoming seminars and more information, please visit

Interior of the Hillsdale College bookstore.


Although Hillsdale College faculty pride themselves on being teachers first and foremost, many of our professors are published scholars as well. Please visit the Hillsdale College Bookstore to purchase faculty books.