Application for Special Housing Accommodation
While the classroom is at the heart of the educational mission of Albion College, as a residential college, Albion also believes strongly in the personal growth and learning that comes when students share living space with roommates on campus. Therefore, most student rooms are double occupancy. Living in a single occupancy room or living in housing not owned by Albion College is an exception to the expectations of Albion College.
Private/Medical Single Room Applications
A limited number of rooms have been designated as single occupancy (only big enough for 1 person) and are reserved for students with medical conditions which require a single room. Private rooms are primarily available in Wesley and Ingham Halls. Approval of applications for a private room will be based on need. Priority is given to students who need a private room based on a medical condition (including allergies which require a special housing accommodation), an emotional or psychological reason, and/or a learning disability. Students must reapply every year for a private room.
Students who were approved for a private room for the 2012-2013 academic year in the form of a single occupancy room (room only big enough for 1 person) or a private room (room big enough for 2 people, but only assigned to 1 student) are not guaranteed approval for a special housing accommodation from one academic year to the next. Students who regularly participate in Albion College's support services may sign a release of information form with the appropriate department in which the student is a regular client (for example, Student Health Services, Counseling Services, Learning Disability Services) so that the College staff who serve on the Private Room Application Committee may discuss the applicant's request with the support service Director familiar with a student's situation.
There is an additional cost per semester for a private room. Because of the limited number of single occupancy rooms, students are strongly encouraged to find a roommate(s) and participate in Room Selection while waiting to learn if they will be assigned a single room. Applicants will be notified of decisions by email.
To obtain an application, please contact us and schedule an appointment.
Applications including required documentation for Private/Medical Single rooms are due Monday, March 18, 2013. Petitions received after the deadline will not be considered until after completion of the Room Selection Process.
Application to Reside in Non-College Owned Housing
If a student has specific conditions that require a special housing accommodation that cannot be met by the College, the student must complete an application to reside in Non-College Owned housing. Through this application process, students must describe the specific details for the type of housing accommodation the student needs and the reasons for the special housing accommodation. Students who regularly participate in Albion College's support services may sign a release of information form with the appropriate department in which the student is a regular client (for example, Student Health Services, Counseling Services, Learning Disability Services) so that the College staff who serve on the Applications to Reside in Non-College Owned Housing Committee may discuss the applicant's request with the support service Director familiar with a student's situation.
Please Note: Students who were approved for a special housing accommodation for 2012-2013 to reside in Non-College Owned housing are not guaranteed approval from one academic year to the next. An application to reside in Non-College Owned housing must be reviewed through the Office of Residential Life on an annual basis.
The opportunity to live in housing not owned by Albion College is an exception to the requirement that all students reside in College housing. Students are advised not to enter into a lease agreement unless they first receive notification that their application has been approved.
Students are strongly encouraged to find a roommate(s) and participate in another phase of Room Selection while waiting to learn if their application has been approved. Applicants will be notified of decisions by email.
To obtain an application, please contact us and schedule an appointment.
Applications including required documentation to reside in Non-College Owned housing are due March 18, 2013. Petitions received after the deadline will not be considered until after completion of the Room Selection Process.
Student Residence Policy
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. Exemptions to the residence policy are granted to students who fall under one or more of the following categories.
- Commuters, defined as students who reside with their parents or legal guardians not more than 25 miles from the Albion College campus. The residence must be with parents or guardians, not other relatives. The application must be accompanied by evidence that the address given is the bona fide principal residence of the parents or guardians and has been for at least five years.
- NOTE – Students approved for Commuter Student status prior to December, 2013 will continue to be reviewed using the Commuter Student definition found in the 2013 – 2014 Albion College Student Handbook.
- Married students.
- Students with legal dependents.
- Students age 23 or older (housing can be provided if desired).
- United States military veterans.
Application to apply for one of the exemptions must be made on a form available at the Office of Residential Life, with supporting documentation as required in the instructions with that form.
A written residency exemption application form must be submitted by students to the Office of Residential Life before Monday March 17, 2014 to request residency exemption for one of the 5 categories listed above.
To obtain an application please contact us.
Who Can Participate in Room Selection
Eligibility to Participate in Room Selection
Graduating seniors, students intending to withdraw, students planning to take a leave of absence during Fall Semester 2014, or students approved for an Off-Campus Study Program for the Fall Semester 2014 may not participate in Room Selection. Room Selection is ONLY for those students currently enrolled for Spring Semester 2014 classes. Students who are not enrolled (transfer students, first year students, and students being readmitted to the College) will be placed in available housing during the summer and their assignments will be sent to their Albion College email address. Students must be current with their College bill to be eligible to receive a lottery number. In addition, members of fraternities are required to live in their designated house. Fraternity room selection will occur internally and separately from the other phases of Room Selection. Fraternity Presidents will have information regarding fraternity room selection.
Class Registration for Fall Semester 2014
Any Student who is assigned to a room during Room Selection but is not registered for Fall 2014 classes by May 1, 2014 may be removed from their selected room and placed on a wait list. The remaining roommate(s) will subsequently be assigned a new roommate by the Office of Residential Life.
Transfer Students (Students Transferring to Albion College for Fall 2014):
Only currently registered students who are current with their College bill may participate in Room Selection. Once a transfer student completes the enrollment process, he/she will be contacted by the Office of Residential Life to discuss housing options.