5 Things Every Hilbert Student Should Know

By Morgan Nellis

Student Discounts

 The power of a Hilbert Student ID card goes much further than most students realize. Generally, the student ID cards can are used for borrowing books from the McGrath Library or to gain entrance to select campus events, such as Hilbert sports games, or to activities put on by other colleges and universities. However, most students don’t know that their Student IDs can actually save them money, too. Thanks to the Social Welfare Committee’s work, they’ve produced an updated list of places where students receive a discount with their ID cards. Some of these discounts are available at:

 Pegasus Restaurant

Just 4 minutes (1 1/2 miles) from Hilbert College, Pegasus is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night meals from their extensive menu, which features close to 200 items. Students with their ID cards receive 10% off their total bill.


Location: 5748 South Park Ave. , Hamburg

Phone: (716) 649-9639

 Monroe’s Place

With the holidays just around the corner and graduation on the horizon, this boutique just 3 miles from the Hilbert campus, can help. Monroe’s Place is home to all kinds of fashion for events like weddings, black tie, prom, and reunions. Selections cover everything from vintage styles like Gatsby and flappers to the disco era. Students can catch up on the latest trends with a 10% discount on all items in the store; this excludes special orders and artist consignment items.

Location: 182 Lake Street, Hamburg

Phone: (716) 202-4020

Hours: Monday – Friday 11am – 7pm, Saturdays… 10am – 6pm, and Sundays they are closed


Comfort Zone Café

Just 3 miles down the street in the village of Hamburg is this adorable café. One of the best menu choices has to be their milkshakes. Students can receive $1 off a purchase of $5 or more. Highly recommended, and this time of the year it is the coziest little café with some excellent hot chocolate.

Location: 17 Main Street, Hamburg

Phone: 716-648-5779

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8am-10pm, Friday & Saturday: 8am-11pm, Sunday: 9am-9pm


For the complete list of discounts available or for more information please contact the SGA President Corey Boice. All discounts at Village of Hamburg businesses apply to student, faculty, and staff of Hilbert College, as long as a student or staff ID card is presented. For students, ID cards are provided at orientation, if lost, please contact the Office of Student Life, for a replacement ID at the cost of $7.


Student Life – Jim Sturm: jsturm@hilbert.edu

Corey Boice: cboice@hilbert.edu

Sick Meal 

For many students dreading the lovely flu and cold season that comes with the cold weather, there is help for that empty stomach. To gain a sick meal, students need a note (phone call or email along with the note is preferred), to indicate that they are ill and can not make it to the dining hall. The note needs to come from Jill Cole in Residence Life, the nurse, or Phyllis Dewey in the Counseling Center, or, in extreme cases if all others are unavailable, Jim Sturm. Once you qualify for delivery, just let a staff member, preferably The Food Service Director, Jessica Lively, or the Chef Manager, Peter Kervin, know what you want. Then send a friend (or the above-listed individuals) to come and pick up your food. For more information, check the student handbook or contact Jessica or Peter.

Jill Cole: jillcole@hilbert.edu

Phyllis Dewey: pdewey@hilbert.edu

Jim Sturm: jsturm@hilbert.edu

Jessica Lively: jlively@hilbert.edu or jessica.lively@hallmarkdining.com

Peter Kervin: peter.kervin@hallmarkdining.com

One-on-one Career Help

Most students have at least heard about the Career Lab. However, many students are unaware of how extensive the help can be. The Career Lab hosts events in the hopes of helping students learn more about résumés, interviewing skills, LinkedIn, and much more. Some students thrive with more one-on-one help, and with a quick e-mail to the Center Director, Katie Martoche, or the Assistant Director, Rachel Wozniak, students can get as much help as they want or need. They can help you build your résumé and get your name out into the world with LinkedIn. They don’t hold the hands of students but give them the best chance to get their dream job. Students must work hard when the doors to their career are opened wide, but it’s great to have help and get a firm footing before leaping into the world. The Career Lab is located in Franciscan Hall 105, and open to students Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 5 pm and 8:30 am-4:30 pm on Friday. Please take advantage of these free lessons and get a head start on starting your career.

Katie Martoche: kmartoche@hilbert.edu

Rachel Wozniak: rwozniak@hilbert.edu

Silent Witness Program

Thanks to Campus Safety, a new program is now available to students. Many students might fear reporting any illegal activity due to the closeness to them or who it might be. With the Silent Witness Program students can now report an incident entirely anonymously. For example, you witness a crime on campus and you want to report what you saw, but you either don’t have the time or just don’t feel comfortable throwing your name in, now just make an anonymous report. Students who wish to report anything only need to the go to the Hilbert website, under Student Life, click on Campus Safety page. On the left-hand side, there is a list of links, the last one is the Silent Witness Program link. Students just fill out the form and it is sent directly to Campus Safety. For more information, please contact the Director of Campus Safty, Vito J. Czyz at safety@hilbert.edu.

Alumni Benefits

 Unfortunately, each student will have to face the fact that his or her time as a student at Hilbert College will end. But then the benefits of being an alumnus can begin. First off, the services at the Career Lab are still available for free to all alumni. Even ten years from now, if an alumni need help updating or improving their résumé, they can reach out to the Career Lab. When Hilbert hosts job fairs or has visiting representatives, alumni can also participate and apply for a job with the visiting departments. Alumni also have access to the McGrath Library and the Haefner Recreation Center’s Fitness Center after they graduate. Lastly, after students have worked hard and dedicated their time at Hilbert, their children have the opportunity to receive alumni grants when they start college. For more information on what Hilbert College offers their alumni refer to the Alumni Benefits page.


McGrath Library

Phone: 716-926-8913

Email: askus@hilbert.edu

Haefner Recreation Center’s Fitness Center

Email: hilberthawks.com


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