Over the summer of 2009, the Facilities Operations department oversaw the addition of the Dow Fitness room. This project also included renovations of the Dow Corridor, expansion of classroom Herrick 506, and sound and lighting upgrades in the Dow Fieldhouse.
To help contain costs, work was performed by a combination of in-house staff and outside contractors and consultants. Design and engineering were also shared between Facilities staff and our architectural and engineering partners.
The Fitness room features all new Cardio equipment, upgraded HVAC systems, new lighting, sound and electrical. The new windowed walls facing the outside and the corridor were designed to maximize the lighting and give the space a more modern feel. Windows were also added into the pool area to further expand this openness.
The Dow Corridor received new carpet, paint, ceiling, lighting and sound.
All lighting in the corridor is motion activated to maximize efficiency. The track lighting seen here as well as the canned accent lighting are all LED lights
The I-House has served Albion College well over the past 40 years, but it is showing its age. Beyond the issues of maintenance and repairs, the I-House’s floor plan does not meet today’s requirements for handicapped accessibility or fire safety. The multi-million dollar cost to renovate the building and bring it up to code is prohibitive.
Therefore, on Monday, December 14, 2009, we will start the demolition process.
Work has been underway in preparation for demolition. All usable building materials and furnishings have been salvaged for use elsewhere on campus. Our intent is to recycle as much of the building as possible. Community groups, such as Habitat for Humanity, have been active in salvaging usable materials. Plantings on the site will be saved to the extent possible, transplanted where appropriate, and have been offered to the College community. The building has been used as a training site for local fire departments.
Plans have been approved for redevelopment of the site into green space including a garden area featuring the courtyard sculpture and other saved landscape materials. A drawing of the new landscape plan will appear on the College’s Web site news page on December 14.
This spring, the green space will take its final shape with landscaping and walkways that will provide yet another welcoming entrance to the campus quadrangle.
After thorough review and consultation in recent months with members of the Modern Languages and Cultures faculty, the Student Affairs Division, and other interested parties, it was determined that we would move our language-learning housing to Whitehouse Hall this fall. The Center for International Education is now located in Vulgamore Hall. The College is committed to the programs that were housed in I-House and will work to find appropriate space as those programs grow and evolve.
If you have questions about the work that begins on December 14 or the scheduled power outages, please contact us.
Summer Tuition and Fees
The Summer program runs for seven weeks, from May 19 to July 3, 2014. Current Albion Students as well as guest students from other colleges are offered opportunities to accelerate an academic program or relax a tight schedule.
Please see the Registrar's page to view admission criteria and courses offered.
Tuition is included in the spring semester bill.
Housing is included on the spring bill at the summer rate noted below.
Summer 2014 Costs
Registration Fee (for guest students)............................................$30.00
Tuition (per unit)..............................................$2,600.00 ($650.00 per quarter unit)($1,300.00 per half unit)(plus any course fee set by instructor)
Housing - Double (7 weeks)(Non-Air Conditioned).......$875.00 ($125.00 per week)
Housing - Single (if available) (7 weeks)............... ..$1,309.00 (Non-Air Conditioned - $187.00 per week)
Housing - Double (7 Weeks)(Air Conditioned)..........$1,092.00 ($156.00 per week)
Housing - Single (if available) (7 weeks)..................$1,540.00 (Air Conditioned - $220.00 per week)
Late Enrollment Fee..................................................$25.00
Each additional Day...................................................$15.00
Additional charges are made for materials in certain courses.
Costs for books are separate from the above.
Payment of Summer 2014 Fees
Payment of all fees is due on or before May 19, 2014. Payment may be made at the Accounting Office, in person, by mail or Online.
DEFERRED PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS AND PAYMENT PLANS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER CLASSES. PAYMENT OF FEES MUST BE MADE PRIOR TO CLASS ATTENDANCE.
Refunds and Withdrawal from Summer College
There will be no refunds of the $ 30.00 registration fee after May 19, 2014 for students who cancel their registration.
Students will be considered officially enrolled in summer college if they are registered for any amount of units on the official start date of the summer term which is May 19, 2014. Late registrations (on or after May 19, 2014) will be considered enrolled upon registration.
If a student desires to withdraw from summer college, a written request for withdrawal must be made to the Vice President and Dean for Student Affairs.
Tuition Refunds are made on the following basis:
Withdrawal within the first five class days - 75% refund
Withdrawal during the second week of classes - 40% refund
Withdrawal after the second week of classes - No refund
There will be no refund on the housing fees.
Financial Aid Refunds are made on the following basis for financial aid recipients:
Albion College scholarships and grants will be reduced in the same proportion and dates as the tuition refunds noted above.
A federal refund calculation will be used for federal financial aid recipients withdrawing before the 60% period of the semester.
Financial aid to students for the Summer College will be limited to campus employment and loans. Those who wish to submit and application should contact: Financial Aid Office, Albion College, 611 East Porter Street, Albion, MI 49224 or see the Financial Aid web page to contact them.
Students can enroll online to receive their student refunds directly deposited into their bank checking or savings account. No need to wait for a paper check to arrive up to three weeks after school starts. eRefunds can be processed as early as the day after the drop/add period ends. Students will receive e-mail notification when their eRefund has been processed and will know when their eRefund will be deposited into their account.
How to Enroll**
1. Go to the ACIS home page to access your account.
2. Log in using your ACIS ID and PIN.
3. Click on Student Information.
4. Click on On Line Account Access.
5. Click on Online Bill & Payment. This will take you away from ACIS to the e-Bill system hosted by TouchNet. This is a secure site.
6. Click on the Create a Refund Profile tab under Quick View.
7. Click on Payment Profile. From there you will be directed to set up you bank account information.
8. Click on the drop down menu and select ‘Electronic Check (Checking) and click on Go.
9. On the Bank Account Information page enter all of the fields and make sure to check the box next to Refund Option. (Please note that only one bank account can be designated to receive refunds).
10. Once you have completed the form and reviewed the accuracy of the account information provided, click on the Save button at the bottom of the page.
11. If you have already saved a payment profile and this is the account you want your refund to go to then all you need to do is check the Refund Option box.
NOTE: It may take up to five business days for your designated account to be verified and available for eRefunds.
** eRefunds can only be designated to an account in the student’s payment profile. This feature is not available to other authorized users.
*** Special Note: Refunds must still requested by the student and verified at the Accounitng Office. Refunds may be requested in person at the Accounting Office or by sending an email to
. This e-mail should include the student name, student ID number and a brief statement requesting the refund. The refund should be in the student's bank account within 48 hours after processing the request.