Who Can Apply For What?
Albion College affirms the educational benefits inherent in the residential aspect of the undergraduate experience, and as such requires all students to reside and board within the College residential system. As a residential campus, students are expected to reside in College housing for the duration of their enrollment. The Office of Residential Life is committed to helping students make a housing decision that will best meet their individual needs. Albion College's housing options are designed for students to have the opportunity during their 4 years to progress from a traditional housing option as first and second year students to housing options which provide opportunities for greater responsibility to their assigned residential community. As such approximately 40 percent of Albion students reside in non-traditional housing options such as suite-style Residence Halls, apartments, annexes, fraternity houses and other special interest housing options.
"[The] Support, love, care, and advice from people whom I respect and will keep in my life forever."
—C. J., Class of 2012, former mentee and mentor
The Smooth Transitions Mentor Program provides academic and social support to foster student growth and adjustment to Albion College and the surrounding community. Interested first-year under-represented students from different racial/ethnic backgrounds are matched with an upper-class student. Student mentors meet weekly with their mentees, conduct study sessions, and encourage students' involvement on campus.
Albion College is committed to the development of a diverse and pluralistic living and learning community. In direct support of this College-wide aim, the Office of Intercultural Affairs works in cooperation with the campus and greater community to heighten awareness of and create an appreciation for diversity. The office coordinates and promotes cultural and educational programs. The office actively assists students with their transition into and retention at the College.
Office of Intercultural Affairs
KC Box 4681
611 E. Porter St.
Albion, MI 49224
Ferguson Building, Suite 103
To be considered a Sophomore-level student you must have between 6.00 and 13.99 units by the start of Fall 2013 classes. Please read through the 2013-2014 Room Selection Eligibility page for more information regarding qualifications for participating in Room Selection.
Dean Hall is a women's cooperative housing unit open to sophomore through senior-status students. As a cooperative, Dean offers a unique community living experience. This includes regular community gatherings, shared meals, and other responsibilities as determined by the women living in the house. All residents are required to be on the Dean Hall board plan.
For more information and to access the application, visit the Dean Hall page.
The College Environmental House is a living-learning environment centered around sustainability and minimizing environmental impact. Residents of the E-House must also enroll in a designated course in environmental sustainability. Men and women may apply.
The Gender Neutral Housing option is designed for students interested in advocating for gender awareness. Men and women reside as housemates in the annex with the intent to create a gender inclusive community.
I-Space is the living-learning component of the Modern Languages and Cultures curriculum. Language students have the opportunity to hone their language skills by residing with native speakers and other students in their major or minor. Residents also participate in cultural activities open to the campus community.
Ingham Hall is a small residence hall housing 13 women of junior and senior status. There are five double-occupancy rooms that are available during the room selection process. Residents of Ingham Hall are required to be on the College Board Plan. For more information regarding room arrangements and house amenities see the Ingham Hall page.
Mitchell Towers and Whitehouse Hall are two residence halls within the "suite-style" housing option. Both halls have two double-occupancy bedrooms connected by a common bathroom (gender specific). There are common areas on each floor that offer opportunities for studying or socializing. Within each hall, Residential Life student staff work to create thriving communities. Students residing in Mitchell Towers and Whitehouse Hall are required to be on the College Board Plan.
Students must sign up in groups of four for this housing option. Selection is based upon the group's combined (sum) lottery number.
New for 2013-2014: Students can apply as individuals to singles in Mitchell and Whitehouse. Singles will be located on the 4th floor of the North Tower in Mitchell Towers and the 3rd floor of Whitehouse Hall. The suites singles room selection will be held prior to the traditional suites application.
The general room selection is the final phase of the room selection process. The rooms available for selection during this phase are determined at the completion of all other phases and are based on the remaining students' need for housing assignments balanced with the need for space to assign housing to the incoming first-year class. A selected number of returning students will be assigned to Wesley Hall during this process. The available Seaton Hall rooms are currently being set aside for incoming first-year students.
Questions, please contact us.