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MSPS 2011: Special Events

Conference Theme

RA's can sometimes feel as though they are trying to run a circus on their floors and in their buildings. They've got to be able to juggle a variety of situations, yet remain in control, keep their lives balanced, and of course, have some fun along the way. To reflect that, our theme this year is, "MSPS 2011: The Greatest Show on Campus."

Closing Banquet

At MSPS 2011 we'll be offering a Closing Banquet to all of those interested.  At the Banquet we'll be showing a slide show from the day, allowing extra conversation and time to explore the Showcase materials.  The MSPS Closing Banquet will be a great opportunity to begin networking, cement new friendships and end the day on a high note!

Residence Life Showcase (Campus Programs, RA Programs, Bulletin Boards, etc.)

Does your campus have really cool programs?  Has one of your RAs made really amazing bulletin boards?  Does your RA staff have the coolest staff t-shirts?  Need ideas for new programs, bulletin boards, community building activities?  Want to find a new way to gather students or educate on a particular topic?  The Residence Life Showcase is for you.  Bring pictures, scrapbook pages, written descriptions (OTMs), slideshows, etc. to show off the best and most successful programs and elements of your Residence Life program.  Explore the Showcase to get new ideas... there's no such thing as "stealing" when it comes to stealing ideas from other Residence Life programs!

Campus Swap

Each delegation will bring items from their college to swap with other students. Feel free to bring anything that relates to your department, division, or college in general. A room will be set up with each college allotted one table to set their swap materials up on. Students will be able to go around and choose/trade items with others. 

 

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Religious Services

Albion College Chapel

worship at Albion College Chapel         A Place of Grace

Student-led Christian worship at Albion College Chapel takes place every Wednesday night of the academic year at 9:00 p.m. in the Kellogg Center "Stack" (second floor). Each week, the Christian body on campus gathers in unity. While the music is primarily contemporary Christian, students keep many traditional aspects (e.g., Benediction, hymns, prayers) and weave together different musical genres (e.g., Gospel, praise songs from different countries). This is a uniquely Albion College phenomenon. It is a tremendous expression of Christian unity on campus and in the world. Leadership for Chapel is drawn from all Christian groups and Christian traditions. For students on the leadership team, Chapel is a great opportunity to develop ministry skills and discern calling. Albion College Chapel is a student-led program, sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain. All members of the Albion College community are welcome to attend and participate.

Diwali

Each year for the past twelve years, Asian Awareness Group (AAG) hosts a campus celebration of Diwali, supported by the Office of the Chaplain and the Office of Intercultural Affairs. This is normally held in November.

Lessons and Carols

One of Albion College's most beloved traditions, the Music Department sponsors "A Service of Lessons and Carols" once per year during Advent. This is a wonderful celebration of sacred vocal music, and for many, a deeply meaningful Christian worship experience. The public and all members of the Albion College community are welcome. Free.

Catholic Mass

Catholic Mass takes place on campus once per month. The Office of the Chaplain advertises this monthly. Father Joseph Gray of St. John Catholic Church (Albion) officiates. Open to the entire campus community.

On Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m., the Catholic Connections student organization provides a ride service to/from the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. John Catholic Church (1020 Irwin Ave., Albion). All students are welcome.

Jewish Holidays

Albion College Hillel organizes programs throughout the academic year for campus to observe Jewish holidays and raise awareness of Jewish tradition. The Office of the Chaplain and Office of Intercultural Affairs provides support.

MSPS 2011: Registration

General Information:

  • $25 per student registration fee
  • One Advisor FREE for every five students registered! Additional Advisors: $20 each
  • pdf Registration_Form.pdf

Payment Information:  

  • Sorry, we cannot accept credit cards.   
  • Please send a check made out to Albion College to:

Albion College: Office of Residential Life

611 E Porter Street

Albion, MI 49224

  • Forms can also be faxed to: 517/629-0197.  Please be sure to include a cover page with a notation of MSPS 2011

Deadline: Friday, March 11, 2011

Late/on-site registrations add $5 each

*Late/on-site registration will not guarantee t-shirt or conference materials.

Questions, please contact us

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What's New

Welcome to the What's New section of Residential Life!  Please see the information listed below for important and upcoming events or programs.

Residence Hall Closings

Four times through the academic year Albion College closes completely.  All students are required to leave campus and not return until the halls reopen for that particular closing.  Exceptions may be made for extreme extenuating circumstances, International Students, approved sport teams, and college-related activities ONLY by prior approval through the Office of Residential Life.  Contact Us for any questions. 

Personal (any non-college related) requests for remaining in the college assignment through closings or to return early, prior top reopening, may be subject to a $25.00 per night fee charged to the student's account.

  • Thanksgiving
    • Halls CLOSE Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 10am
    • Halls OPEN Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 12pm
  • Winter Break / Semester Break
    • Halls CLOSE Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 7pm
    • Halls OPEN Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 12pm
  • Spring Break
    • Halls CLOSE Friday, March 8, 2013 at 7pm
    • Halls OPEN Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 10am
  • Summer Break / Academic Year End
    • Halls CLOSE to all UNDERCLASS students Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 9pm
    • Halls CLOSE to SENIORS & Commencement participants Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 8pm
      • NOTE: Albion College policy states all UNDERCLASS students are to be checked out 24-hours after their last final exam OR by Wednesday, May 8 at 9pm; whichever comes first - unless Residential Life has given permission to remain in the assignment to work for Commencement or other College-related events.

 

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