Learn what student life is like at Hillsdale College's Van Andel Graduate School of Government in Washington, D.C. Listen as current students describe our convenient location, the importance of what you'll learn, and how they balance both their professional work and coursework.
Student Community and Resources
The graduate student life is that of busy and serious professionals, who share an intellectual and social bond by reason of their common courses, required foundational texts, and concern for excellence in the governing arts. A common study makes for a shared friendship. Just so, graduate students participate in intellectually stimulating and social events specific to the graduate program.
We invite graduate students to take part in our public events and lectures. We occasionally have Hillsdale alumni events and other programs that may run throughout the year. While participating in these programs and events is not mandatory, we encourage M.A. students to partake in the other events and programs offered by Hillsdale in D.C.
Students enrolled in the M.A. in Government program will have full access to the library resources of Hillsdale College. There is a non-circulating reference library in the Kirby Center, which contains over 4,000 volumes. Students may request books from the Michigan campus Mossey Library, which houses over 952,000 volumes in its main collection. M.A. students will also have access to the online library resources of Hillsdale College such as JSTOR, LexisNexis, Project Muse, and Hein Online.
We have WiFi, printers, scanners, copiers, and a computer station for the purpose of serving our student body. We also have a non-circulating reference library and study spaces for our students.