FERPA: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

New to Albion

Academic Specific Software

Albion has license agreements with numerous different software providers. These agreements vary in their size and scope. If you would like to request academic software or inquire on what we are currently licensed for, please contact .

Accessing your Voicemail

The user reference guide for using your phone and setting up your voicemail can be found here. http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/user-guides/1164-user-guides-faculty-staff-telephone-and-voicemail

Accessing the Wireless Network

Albion Albion offers wireless networking throughout academic spaces and in common areas of residence halls. Please see the link below for more information (http://www.albion.edu/wireless)


ACIS is an acronym for Albion College Information System. Faculty use this site to post grades while students use it for course registration and checking grades. Students can view financial aid and account information using ACIS.

Albion 1Card


The Albion 1Card is the official identification card of Albion College. Issued to all members of the College Community, it is required for identification and access to essential campus services. It also offers a convenient declining balance debit account - Briton Bucks - for making purchases on and around campus.

Albion Email


Albion College has partnered with Google Apps for Education to bring you this commonly used and robust email platform. Email support can be found on the IT site at http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/emails-and-passwords

Administrative software for Student, Financial Aid, Finance, Human Resources and Development data.

New faculty members receive their Banner and ACIS login credentials from the Registrar at their orientation meeting. Staff receive them by request from their supervisor. Training for Banner can be scheduled by contacting the Help Desk.

Banner Reports

Banner reports require both network authentication and a Banner login. Information including budget information can be acquired from these reports.


Cable TV Channels

The reference table for the cable TV channels provided by WOW TV can be found here.  WOW_cable_channels.pdf


Campus Blogs


All members of the college community are invited to share what they are thinking about. Anyone with an albion.edu email address can get started in minutes. Sign up at campus.albion.edu.

Classroom Technology

  • Enhanced Classrooms: (computer lectern, projector, VCR, DVD, visualizer). To reserve one of these spaces, contact the Kellogg Center campus scheduler at x:0306.
  • Portable Media Carts: (computer, projector, VCR, DVD, visualizer)
  • Public Computer Labs: (with multiple computer workstations) Located in Olin, Ferguson, and Putnam. To reserve a lab for periodic instruction, please complete the lab reservation form linked here http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/computer-labs/2808-computer-lab-reservation-form
  • Ferguson Media Room: (color phaser printers, slide/film scanner, poster printer, and more…) For one-on-one Instructional Technology project assistance and reservations, please email .


Course Management System


Moodle is the course management system at Albion. To place your syllabus, assignments, or discussion board on the web, complete our online course web request form at http://courses.albion.edu/mod/url/view.php?id=11

No web editing experience needed; it’s that simple!

Door Access

To request door access for students or employees, please email . Please keep in mind that these requests sometimes take up to a week to complete. Only Vice-Presidents or Department Heads may authorize staff members to have access to areas with key card locks. The policy for authorizations can be seen at: http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/keys-and-authorizations/2877-authorizations

File Storage Space

Albion College provides file storage space to all faculty, staff, and students that is backed up nightly. Network drive space falls into two categories: Enterprise class storage which is backed up nightly and Commodity class storage which is not backed up. Please see this link for more information http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/networking/2823-computer-and-network-drives

Microsoft Office

Office 2010 for Windows and Office 2011 for Mac are available for all faculty and staff office machines. They are also available to students at no additional cost through our Microsoft Campus Agreement. Faculty and staff can download the current version of Microsoft Office under our work-at-home licensing agreement. It is available for download on our website at http://www.albion.edu/it/software/176-microsoft-officedownload

People Directory


The people directory is the easiest way to find contact information for people within the campus community.

Symantec Anti-Virus

Symantec is the anti-virus software we use for campus machines. It is available for student personal computers through our license agreement, but not for faculty and staff personally-owned computers.

Technology Equipment Rental

Information Technology is happy to offer a wide range of equipment to campus users on a short term basis at no cost.  To view what is available to you and complete an online request form, click this link. (http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/reserving-it-equipment/sign-out-form)

Technology Training

Instructional Technology offers various types of training from one-on-one, to workshops, and even free online tutorials featuring Atomic Learning (www.atomiclearning.com/login/albion). To schedule one-on-one training, please complete the form linked here (http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/training/2810-one-onone-training). To login to Atomic Learning use your Network Username and Password.

Web Assistance

For assistance with your departmental or personal web pages, please email .
For assistance with course related web pages, please email .


Dow Center Summer Break Hours 

Monday – Friday:  10:00am – 9:00pm

Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED


Dean Aquatic Center 

Monday – Friday:  12:00pm – 1:00pm & 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED



Starting, May 15 - August 18

Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm 

Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED



 All hours are subject to change due to College holidays, breaks or special events. 

Dow Recreation and Wellness Center

Monday - Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Ungrodt Tennis Center

Monday - Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Dean Aquatic Center

Monday - Friday (Afternoon) 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday (Evenings) 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


The boathouse will be open if the temperature is above 60 degrees but can be closed due to the weather.

Thursday TBA
Friday TBA
Saturday TBA
Sunday TBA


Courtyard Marriott Hotel

Construction is set to begin in October for the new 72-room Courtyard Marriott hotel that will sit between, S. Superior, S. Clinton, W. Porter and W. Center streets.

The hotel will serve as the centerpiece for a downtown renaissance that the college is proud to share in.

Financed by Saginaw doctor Sam Shaheen, '88, it's believed the new hotel will help revitalize the downtown and provide a place for College parents, guests and visitors to stay during school events.

Shaheen said talks about a downtown hotel have been ongoing since 2010, but it was the impetus of College President Mauri Ditzler that finally moved the project off the drawing board.

"This is about family," Shaheen said at the May groundbreaking. "We believe in what this means to the City, the College and the citizens of Albion."

Jerry White, Albion's vice president of finance and administration, said the College has made a $4 million investment from the school's endowment. In addition, a $1 million Michigan Economic Development Corporation grant will be used to help fund the project. All told, the hotel will cost between $7-9 million and is slated for completion by the spring of 2018.

Courtyard Marriott Hotel concept illustration.

Sister City Relationship

The City of Albion's Sister City Committee recognized its founder, Sue Marcos. Read more
Albion education students in Noisy-le-Roi gather in front of a sign recognizing the relationship.
The Sister City sign on Eaton Avenue upon entering the City of Albion.
A view from the famous Porte de Gondi in Noisy-le-Roi.
The majesty of Versailles is but a few minutes from Noisy-le-Roi.
Taking in St-Germain-en-Laye in October during a French trip, a short drive from Noisy and Bailly.
Sustainability studies and French major Sara Sample, '15, studied abroad at UVSQ. Read more
Albion and French student teams present business plans at Albion's student research symposium.
French students visited Albion in Fall 2013 for the College's annual Piano Festival.
Visits and exchanges are a key part of the Sister City relationship.





Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly, France   –   City of Albion   –   Albion College

"The Sister City relationship informs our teaching, course design, faculty development, research and service. Sometimes we struggle to articulate the importance of the Sister City relationship to Albion College because it infuses virtually everything we do."

The above quote was how an Albion College faculty member recently described a relationship that received national recognition in 2014 from NAFSA: Association of International Educators in the form of a Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for Campus Internationalization.

What began as a bilateral exercise between the City of Albion and the village of Noisy-le-Roi more than 15 years ago is now a true triangular relationship.


Albion and Noisy-le-Roi, located 15 miles west of Paris and a few minutes' drive from Versailles, formally became Sister Cities in 1997. (Bailly, an adjacent village, joined the partnership in 2010.) Over the first 10 years, in what was then a town-to-town collaboration, more than 500 Albion residents and students participated in youth and adult exchanges and internships in Noisy. Then in 2007, Albion College's new president, Donna Randall, and provost, Susan Conner, hosted "An Evening of French Food and Jazz" for the French delegation and members of the campus and Albion community. The seemingly small event proved to be a spark: It validated, coalesced and reinforced the often individual involvement of College faculty, staff and students. A year later, the College began its real journey as a partner in the Sister City relationship toward intentional internationalization and building friendships that underscore the collaboration.


The Sister City relationship has led to a number of collaborations. A few are highlighted below (click for more information):

  • A program in Sustainability Studies between Albion College and the University of Versailles at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) that includes a semester of study in France.

  • An international business plan development program between the College's Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management and the Ecole Superieure de Vente (SdV) in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

  • An international practicum developed by Albion College's Education Department and the middle school in Noisy-le-Roi, in which Albion students go abroad for a week during winter break to observe students and teachers and make formal comparisons between the French and American systems of education.

  • Albion College's annual Piano Festival brings in the most talented young people from the environs of Paris to participate with students in south-central Michigan. And Albion fine and performing arts faculty have opportunities to exhibit and teach master classes in France.

  • Other opportunities have included faculty research for non-French specialists at the Bibliothèque nationale as well as student internships involving the restaurant business, organic farming, translating admissions materials, community service, and shadowing medical professionals.

Lessons Learned, and Looking Ahead

Small institutions have incredible opportunities to harness energies, enthusiasm, and bold ideas and dreams, and pair them with the "person power" that comes from relationships. Here, the City of Albion, the Sister Cities of Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly, and Albion College happen to share and treasure joint values, namely "the ability to function as well-informed citizens both locally and globally" and often "to go beyond our comfort zones."

At the core of it, relationships matter. Indeed, they are essential. They grow, and they enable growth. They sustain, they are substantive, and they are substantial. And, in the case of this enduring relationship, they cement bonds that are an ocean or a sea apart.


The following representatives would be happy to share more information on the Sister City relationship and upcoming collaborations between Albion, Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly, and Albion College:

Albion College
Dianne Guenin-Lelle, professor of French

City of Albion
Mary Slater
Sister City Committee web page

Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly
Sister City website

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