General Visit Day: November 12, 2011
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|9:00 a.m.||Registration and Welcome
|9:20 a.m.||Academics at Albion|
|10:00 a.m.||Campus Tour|
|11:00 a.m.||College Financing|
|11:45 a.m.||Faculty Reception|
At the completion of your day, please stop by the Admission Office to turn in your program evaluation.
Information Session Descriptions
Academics at Albion
At the heart of academics at Albion College is an intellectually rich and stimulating commitment to the liberal arts. In this session, we will explore the contours and expectations of the academic experience as well as the exciting choices that characterize our academic programs, including institutes, centers, custom-made majors, off-campus opportunities, research, and internships.
This session will explore the many options and opportunities to help meet the costs of going to college. Going beyond the typical financial aid resources, we'll look at many ways students and families pay for college, including tips for searching for scholarships. We'll also explore those financial skills all entering students need to succeed at college.
Tour of the Art Facilities
Bobbitt Visual Arts Center and the Ceramics Annex are home to the Department of Art and Art History. With nine spacious, brightly lit, and well-equipped studios, and an auditorium, two galleries, a computer studio, and plenty of spaces where students can work and relax, Bobbitt is an ideal space to foster creativity. Tours with art and art history majors offer opportunities for you to visit each space, ask questions about the art experience at Albion, and hear more about the opportunities offered in the department.
Tour of the Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center
The 340-acre center is a premier equestrian facility located within a short drive from the college’s main campus. It includes indoor and outdoor arenas, stalls for 79 horses, and ample turnout space. The center offers student horse boarding, lessons from beginner to advanced, and hosts a series of competitions each year. It is home to the Albion equestrian teams as well as an international trainers' licensing program for future equestrian professionals. This session offers a full facility tour as well as time for Q&A with staff and instructors.
Whitehouse Nature Center
The Nature Center is owned and administered by Albion College as an outdoor education facility. There are more than 25 acres of woodland, extensive marsh, and swamp lands bordering the east branch of the Kalamazoo River; six self-guided nature trails; and 35 acres of farmland for experimental plantings and other research projects. The nature center also includes an Interpretative Building with classrooms, a porch, and an observation room.