Campus Life

The services on this page will support your enrollment and student services needs while at Henry Ford College.

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Students on Henry Ford College campus, sitting outside on a set of stairs with the HFC mascot "Hawkster"

Get Involved

With campus-wide events and concerts; varsity sports; theatre, dance and musical performances; an art gallery; study abroad programs; and nearly 40 student organizations to join, you'll never be bored!

Student Council

The HFC Student Council seeks energetic, civic-minded students who want to lead and serve. Visit the website to learn what council seats are available, and how you can get involved.


HFC and Southeast Michigan provide many opportunities to volunteer during the year. Our annual MLK Day of Service, holiday drives for children and the disadvantaged, our Hawks' Nest food pantry, and social services organizations are just the start.


Promoting democracy through the development of civically literate and participatory youth

Student Clubs

There are more than 40 student clubs on campus. You can even start a new club that is not already offered!

Black Male and QUEENS Focus Group

The Black Male and QUEENS Focus Group is an academic and social support network, dedicated to changing the narrative regarding academic success of black students.


SAFE @ HFC's goal is to keep the HFC campuses safe and welcoming for everyone. The information and resources on this site are targeted toward LGBTQ+ individuals and allies, and can strengthen and support all community members.

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Arts and Culture

Immerse yourself in our vibrant arts and culture scene, featuring a wide range of events and creative opportunities. From performances to exhibitions, there's always something inspiring happening at HFC!

Music Concerts

Experience HFC's award-winning bands and choruses. Live performances are hosted on campus and in the community year-round. See upcoming concerts.


HFC has a rich history of high-quality, live theatre stage productions. See upcoming theatre productions.


HFC's Guy Hammond Planetarium is a state-of-the-art auditorium that takes you on a journey to the stars to learn about our solar system.

Sisson Gallery

Stop by the Sisson Art Gallery to see inspiring student and professional artwork. The gallery, located in the Mackenzie Fine Arts Center, offers exhibitions for public viewing throughout the year.

Student Publications

The Mirror News is a 70-year campus tradition published by HFC students. The newspaper's readership extends throughout Metro Detroit.

Through Our Looking Glass is an annual student publication that carries original, creative projects (writing, illustration, photography, etc.).

WHFR Radio 89.3

WHFR 89.3 FM is HFC’s award-winning volunteer and student-staffed independent, non-commercial broadcast and Internet radio station. It provides a real-world media arts lab experience for students and features an “alternative variety” format not heard on other Detroit-area stations (New and independent label releases, local artist features, and overnight classical programming through American Public Media.)

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Health and Wellness support

Connect with a supportive community dedicated to your health and wellness, providing a variety of resources to help you thrive. From staying active to finding the assistance you need, we're here to support your well-being on campus.

Hawks' Nest

The Hawks' Nest food pantry provides supplemental food assistance to HFC students. We also accept donations to keep the Hawks' Nest food pantry stocked!

Student Outreach and Support

The Student Outreach and Support office assists with personal and career counseling, emergency funding, and provides various workshops to help you succeed.

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center is on the main campus in the Athletic Memorial Building. It is available for HFC students and employees when it is not being used by Athletics.

Gateway Trail

Enjoy the beauty of nature! The trail runs for two miles across the UM-Dearborn and HFC campuses and along the Rouge River. Kingfisher Bluff is a beautiful waypoint on the west side of campus.

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Campus Dining

Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a full-service experience, we've got you covered right here on campus.

Skylight Café

The Skylight Café offers a variety of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack between classes.

Fifty-One O One Restaurant

The Fifty-One O One Restaurant is a full-service dining establishment operated by the students and staff of the HFC Culinary Arts program. The menu includes appetizers, specialty salads and sandwiches, entreés from around the world and a wide selection of desserts. Menu changes weekly; Halal options are available. Credit cards accepted.

Culinary Wellness Cafe

The Culinary Wellness Cafe is a lunch stand inside the Skylight Cafe in the Student Center (to your left as you enter the cafe) that offers freshly prepared lunches to go, during the Fall and Winter semesters. Menu changes weekly; all meat is Halal. Credit cards accepted.