Participate in Celebrate Albion!
Can't attend Albion College's Inauguration ceremonies for our 16th president, Dr. Mauri Ditzler? Here are a few ways you can celebrate Albion, no matter where you are.
Change Your Profile Photo
One easy way to participate in this weekend's excitement is to change your Facebook, Twitter, or other social media profile picture to an Albion College icon. The Albion shield is a good one to start with. Include a link to the Celebrate Albion! page in the photo caption, and help us spread the word.
Share the Good News
Share Albion's news feature on the Celebrate Albion! weekend activities on your social media profile, and invite other Albion College alumni, parents, and friends to participate in the weekend's excitement.
We are celebrating all things Albion this weekend, including a community project Saturday morning during Community Day. Participate in your own local community by organizing or participating in a community service project. Share your photos with us on social media using the hashtag #CelebrateAlbion, and we will share your efforts!
Send Well-Wishes to President Ditzler
Speaking of hashtags, using #CelebrateAlbion to send Dr. Mauri Ditzler your well-wishes and advice as he begins his term as Albion's 16th president.
Refer A Student
Use this historic opportunity to let others know about Albion College -- including prospective students. Albion's new student referral program is a great way to help your alma mater. So is our Albion Ambassador program. Learn more about both programs, and let a current high school student know about the Albion Advantage!
Watch the Live Stream
Join us at 2 p.m. EST on Friday to watch Dr. Mauri Ditzler's Inauguration ceremonies on our live stream.
Attend the Weekend
There are many activities and events taking place all weekend long -- everything from Inauguration on Friday afternoon, the Javier Colon concert Friday night, Family Weekend activities, and athletic events on Saturday. Attend one event, or all the events, depending on your schedule, and share in the excitement of the Celebrate Albion! weekend!
About Albion College Wellness
The Albion College Wellness program aims to enable and equip all faculty and staff members to make wise choices about their wellbeing and to become healthier, more productive members of the College community.
In 2013, Albion College made significant investment in the wellness of its employees by developing “the Depot,” a fitness center reserved solely for faculty and staff members.
Led by Campus Wellness Director, Tom Johnson, the Depot accommodates over 40 participants daily with more participants joining in regularly.
Four major elements comprise the FITT Brits program: education, physical activity, data collection, and outcomes. Johnson provides personalized support and consultation, regularly collects data from participants and has seen a steady reduction in total pounds and body mass index and an increase in the number of pushups and flexibility.
The Depot currently comprises a 572 sq. ft. workout area, a 300 sq. ft. room for spinning machines, two 208 sq. ft. offices, and small spaces along the walls that accommodate dumbbells, cardiovascular machines, and educational literature.
The goals of the Albion College Wellness Program include:
- Educating the Albion College Community to realize ownership of their own health
- Providing the Albion College Community with a supportive and inviting environment in which participants can work to improve their individual health habits
- Providing activities, equipment and instruction so that the members of the Albion College Community become more physically active
- Providing an avenue for Albion College students to learn about and facilitate activities as “Fitness Assistants.”
- Wallyball - M-F at 12 p.m. (group meets on the racquetball court)
- Spinning - M/W/F at 12 p.m. with Nikki Lee
- Kettlebell - T/TH at 12 p.m. with Erik Achenbach
- Tian Wu Dao - M/W/Th/F at 2-2:45 p.m. with Andy Boyan
- Kettlebell - M/W at 5 p.m. with Drew Dunham
- Personal Training - ongoing with Tom Johnson
For questions contact Tom Johnson at 517-629-0439 or via email at
100,000,000 step challenge
Please help Albion College reach our goal!
Albion College's October 100,000,000 Step Challenge
October is "National Walking Month" and Albion College is ready to make a statement – 100,000,000 steps walked by faculty, staff, students, family, alumni and friends.
You can track your steps with an app on your phone, your Fitbit or any other wearable fitness tracker, or a good ol' pedometer, whatever works best for you! Track your steps daily, log in to your Albion College Google account, go to the Submit Your Steps page and fill out the form to record your steps. Every step counts toward making the goal, so please join us in this challenge.
Submit Your Steps