Additional Resources

Staff

Sally J. Walker
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students and
Director for Anna Howard Shaw Women's Center
E-mail:
Phone: 517/629-0226

Jennifer Schreer
Associate Director of the Ann Howard Shaw Women's Center
E-mail:
Phone: 517-629-0433

 

Meal Plans: You Decide!

For Students in the Residence Halls

Students that live in the Residence Halls are required to purchase a Meal Plan. We have replaced the Traditional Meal Plan with the Residential Block Meal Plans in order to provide our students with more flexibility when selecting a plan that's best for them. To enroll, contact Residential Life at . If you're interested in changing your Meal Plan selection, the deadline is 5:00 p.m. on the tenth class day of each semester.

Residential Block Meal Plans

Enjoy carry-out, dine-in and late-night dining at Baldwin Café, The Eat Shop, Read Between the Grinds and The Dub Box. Choose from one of the options below:

15 Block Plan

  • 15 meals (card swipes) per week
  • $50 in Dining Dollars
  • Cost: $3,110 per semesters

18 Block Plan

  • 18 meals (card swipes) per week
  • $75 in Dining Dollars
  • Cost: $3,155 per semesters

21 Block Plan

  • 21 meals (card swipes) per week
  • $150 in Dining Dollars
  • Cost: $3,235 per semester

The number of swipes reset each Monday at 12 a.m.

Swipes do not carry over at week's end and Dining Dollars expire at the end of the semester ("use them or lose them").

Card swipes are not to exceed more than four swipes in one day.

Each of the Residential Block Meal Plans includes four guest passes per semester.

For Students Not in the Residence Halls

Students who do not live in the Residence Halls (Fraternity Houses, Briton House Apartments, Burns Apartments, 416 Erie Street Apartments, The Mae, 507 Erie Street Apartment and Commuting) are not required to purchase a Meal Plan. However, The Weekender and Commuter Meal Plans were created specifically with these students in mind. To enroll, contact Residential Life at . If you're interested in changing your Meal Plan selection, the deadline is 5:00 p.m. on the tenth class day of each semester.

The Weekender Meal Plan

If you're set for the week, but looking to get food at your convenience over the weekend, then consider signing up for The Weekender Meal Plan.

  • Five swipes per weekend
  • Valid Friday at 4:00 p.m. through Monday at 12:00 a.m.
  • Cost: $550 per semester
  • May be used at any dining location on campus.

Fifty swipes per semester.

Swipes do not carry over at week's end.

Those individuals who already have a Traditional or Block Meal Plan are ineligible for the Weekender Meal Plan.

Commuter Block Meal Plans

This plan is for students who are looking for the benefits of a Residential Block Meal Plan, but aren't required to be on a meal plan. The following options are available:

75 Commuter Block Plan

  • 75 meals (card swipes) per semester
  • Cost: $1,040 per semester

100 Commuter Block Plan

  • 100 meals (card swipes) per semester
  • Cost: $1,325 per semester

125 Commuter Block Plan

  • 125 meals (card swipes) per semester
  • Cost: $1,615 per semester

Swipes do not carry over at semester's end ("use them or lose them").

Those individuals who already have a Traditional or Block Meal Plan are ineligible for the Commuter Block Meal Plans.

Balances for all meal plans can be reviewed at Albion1Card

Intercultural Affairs Staff

Keena Williams, Director for Intercultural Affairs
Keena Williams
Director & President's Special Advisor for Global Diversity
Phone: 517/629-0501
Email:

Keena Williams, Assistant Director for Global Diversity
Clarence J. Stirgus
Assistant Director for Global Diversity
Phone: 517/629-0501
Email:

Robert Wilson, Jr., Intercultural Affairs Coordinator
Robert Wilson, Jr.
Intercultural Affairs Coordinator
Phone: 517/629-0501
Email:

Pam Schuler
Assistant Director, Service and Leadership
Phone: 517/629-0492
Email:

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Residency Requirement and Residency Exemption

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.

Student Residence and Board Policies

Exemptions to the residence policy are granted to students who fall under one or more of the following categories:

  1. 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. That should include, at a minimum, a copy of an assessment notice showing that the property is assessed as the principal residence of the owner, and evidence of ownership for the required time. If parents or guardians have changed their principal residence within the five-year period, there must also be evidence of sale of the previous residence. If the parents or guardians rent, and do not own, their residence, copies of leases reflecting the necessary continuous period of occupancy must be provided. Further corroborating information may be required at the discretion of the Residential Life staff.
  2. Married students.
  3. Students with legal dependents currently living with them.
  4. Students age 23 or older (housing can be provided if desired).
  5. 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.

*“Principal residence” means the one place where an owner of the property has his or her true, fixed, and permanent home to which, whenever absent, he or she intends to return and that shall continue as a principal residence until another principal residence is established.

Automatic exemptions to the board policy are granted to students who fall under one of the following categories:

  1. Apartment residents (Briton House Apartments, Burns Street Apartments, Erie Street Apartments, Mae Harrison Karro Residential Village, and Munger Apartments).
  2. Fraternity members.
  3. Students not residing in College owned housing.
    1. Students who do not qualify for the exemption listed above may submit a Petition for Special Housing Accommodation or Board Exemption Petition based on extreme or unusual circumstances. Petitions should be submitted to the director for residential life during the room selection process for the following academic year. These petitions will be reviewed by the Residential Life Petitions Review Committee. Board petitions are usually granted for medical purposes only. Such petitions must be supported by the Residential Life Petitions Review Committee.

There will be no refund of the room fee once the semester begins, including the room fee charged to students who are granted an exemption to the residence policy.

To Petition for Residency Exemption, students must complete a Petition through the Office of Residential Life by Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by 4:00 PM. These students must fall into one or more of the 5 categories listed above. Petitions can be obtained online as well as from the Office of Residential Life (Ferguson 124).

Please note that the Petitions Committee only meets once annually. All decisions being rendered are for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Therefore, if a student is interested in Petitioning for Residency Exemption for Spring 2018, they should submit their Petition durng the Spring 2017 Room Selection Process. Students should plan accordingly.

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