MSPS 2011: Registration
- $25 per student registration fee
- One Advisor FREE for every five students registered! Additional Advisors: $20 each
- 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
Albion College Chapel
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
The College Chaplain coordinates interfaith life on Albion College's campus, by training, supervising, and supporting student leaders.
The Bridge is an interfaith advisory team of the Office of the Chaplain. The Bridge advises the College Chaplain, actively supports members (and their student organizations) in individual religious, spiritual, and philosophical traditions, and helps to create and lead interfaith opportunities for campus. The group takes a leadership role in addressing discrimination.
The Bridge seeks to be a representative body, and will include as much diversity of religious, spiritual, and philosophical traditions as possible. Due to schedule conflicts or lack of sufficient numbers available from certain traditions, full representation is not always possible. In these cases, members of The Bridge will create liaisons with traditions not at the table.
Bridge members are involved at a regional, national, and international level in interfaith leadership.
Visiting Churches, Temples, and Mosques
The Office of the Chaplain maintains strong relations with most religious, spiritual, and philosophical communities in the area and in the region. The Bridge helps the Office of the Chaplain to facilitate visits to a variety of communities each academic year. The Office of the Chaplain can assist individuals and groups in planning a visit, as well as providing resources for preparing for the visit in terms of etiquette.
Heritage Weeks and Months
The Office of Intercultural Affairs coordinates Albion College's celebration of Latino/Latina Heritage Month, Coming Out Week, Black History Month, and Asian Pacific Heritage Month, and other awareness celebrations. The Anna Howard Shaw Women's Center coordinates Women's History Month. The Office of the Chaplain (including Bridge and Chapel) as well as student organizations often sponsor programs during these heritage weeks and months that have a religious, spiritual, or philosophical theme.
Now in its tenth year, the Interfaith Supper program consists of the Bridge (Office of the Chaplain) serving home-made dinners at the Umbrella House, giving a relaxed opportunity for students to dialogue with unique guests from various traditions. While most Bridge meetings are private, these suppers are usually open to campus and sometimes to the public.
Umbrella groups, supported by the Office of Intercultural Affairs and the Office of the Chaplain, regularly sponsor programs with significant religious and/or philosophical themes.