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Briton Bash

Event Details

Briton Bash will be held Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 from 4:30 PM until 7:30 PM on the Campus Quadrangle.  Featured at the event is Albion College's Student Organizations.  New and returning students will have the opportunity to explore the opportunities provided by membership in these organizations. 

In case of rain the event will take place in Upper Baldwin.

Picnic Dinner

Dining and Hospitality Services will be providing a campus picnic during the Briton Bash. All students, including non-board students, can eat at the picnic for free with your Albion College ID.  Additionally, all faculty, staff and their families can eat for free too. Baldwin Hall will not be open for dinner this evening.

For employees wishing to bring guests, you will be able to purchase meals with Dining and Hospitality Services at the picnic. The price for guests will be $6.36 for each additional guest.

Organization Participation

Participation in Briton Bash is reserved for current Albion College Clubs and Organizations, Interests Groups recognized by Campus Programs and Organizations and Albion College Departments / Programs.  Due to limited resources, Briton Bash cannot accommodate outside parties, such as community orgainzations, businesses, politicial candidates and other similar organizations/causes.


All registered student organizations, interest groups, and are invited to participate. Registration can be found here.

Registration for academic or campus departments can found here.

P-250 Scholarship 2017

The P250 President Bernard T. Lomas Endowed Scholarship - logo. The P250 Endowed Scholarship was created to recognize outstanding student contributions in the areas of leadership and service to the College and the Greater Albion Community.


A group of Albion College students came together during the 1971 academic year and collected money to establish an endowed fund to honor former Albion College President Bernard T. Lomas. Those students raised more than $250,000 to create the Bernard T. Lomas Project P250 Endowed Scholarship. The number 250 comes directly from the $250,000 raised in endowment funds.


The purpose of the Project 250 Scholarship is to encourage students to contribute to significant improvements of self, campus, and community. Award recipients will be determined:

  • Based on the applicant’s broad range of activities and without regard to financial need.
  • On the basis of the applicant’s leadership contributions as measured by the quality of the applicant’s involvement with activities and organizations.
  • On the contribution to the applicant’s personal goals in higher education.

Award & Eligibility

The 2017 Scholarship amount will be $10,000 – $12,500 per recipient and 7 scholarships will be awarded.

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled at Albion College and have obtained Junior class status, defined as completing 14 academic units. Graduating Seniors are not eligible, but Seniors who are returning for an additional semester(s) may apply.

It is anticipated that the Project 250 Endowed Scholarship for 2017-18 will be $10,000-$12,500 per recipient. Because of the value of this scholarship it may impact your financial aid eligibility. If you are receiving other Albion College assistance those funds may be replaced with the P250 Scholarship. We encourage students to apply for the P250 Scholarship to be recognized for their leadership achievements and contributions while understanding that any funds awarded may replace Albion College grant assistance.

Recipients of the Scholarship will have their funds applied to their college account in two installments, half of the money will be applied in the fall semester and the other half applied in the spring semester. You must be a full time student, and enrolled both semesters in order to receive the full funding.


To apply, a candidate must complete the following three items:

  • Online application form (with embedded essay questions) found on this web site.
  • Completed grade and social status release form, turned into the Campus Programs and Organizations Office located on the 3rd Floor of the Kellogg Center.
  • Two personal recommendations, one of which must be a Albion College Faculty or Staff member, who can provide additional insight to the Selection Committee on your extra-curricular contributions.

Selection Process

A selection committee comprised of faculty and staff members will review applications and determine the recipients of the P250 Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Sleight Leadership Dessert Awards Program.

Recipient Expectations

P250 applicants are expected to attend the Sleight Leadership Dessert Awards Program to either support the new scholarship winners or to accept a scholarship. In addition, recipients of the P250 Scholarship will be asked to write a thank you note to be sent to Alumni that were instrumental in establishing the P250 Endowed Scholarship.

Note: Revision of the P250 Scholarship

The College has worked with Alumni who were part of the creation of the P250 Endowed Scholarship to revise the application process, eligibility, quantity and amount of the Scholarship prize. These new parameters create a process to the P250 Scholarship that is different than in years past.

Enroll in a SOAR Session

We are so excited you have decided to become a Briton and we can't wait to help you get started on this new journey. Our SOAR program will introduce you to life at Albion College, while ensuring that this is a seamless and enjoyable transition for you.

All New Students Must Attend SOAR

Each new student is required to attend one of the SOAR sessions in order to enroll for the fall semester. A parallel program is offered for parents/families but parent and family participation is optional.

Soar Registration

Important: please read the following guidelines carefully before registering.

Please log in to the Student Portal using your email address and the PIN provided to you via email by your admission counselor (please note, this is NOT your ACIS account credentials). Once you have logged in you may register for SOAR.

Register Now

If you've lost your PIN, you may reset it at: If you need help with your account credentials or have any other questions, please contact your admission counselor, or the Office of Admission by calling 800/858.6770, or via email at .

Student SOAR Registration Cost

There is no cost for each entering student participant. The student's lunch and other program expenses are covered by Albion College.

Parent/Family Registration & Cost

The participant fee for Parent/Family members is $10.00 per person and includes lunch and all program materials. Children under 12 may participate for $5.00. While we do ask that you register in advance, we do not accept pre-payment and ask that you pay your balance the day you arrive at your assigned SOAR program. Methods of payment acceptable on that day include cash, check, and credit card.

Special Physical and/or Dietary Needs

If the student or any member of the student's family who will be attending has special dietary or physical needs, please contact the SOAR Program Office at 517/629-0433, or via e-mail at . Lunch will have a vegetarian options.

Select a Session

All SOAR session requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Sessions will be capped at 160 students per session to keep small groups with individualized experiences.  

Once you complete the sign up page, you will receive an email confirmation of your placement into a particular SOAR session.  A second copy will be sent to the primary parent listed on the SOAR sign up page.      

If you did not receive an electronic confirmation, please contact the SOAR Program Office at 517/629-0433, or via e-mail at .

Register for SOAR

SOAR Schedules

Get ready. Your life's about to go Brit.

All times listed are Eastern daylight savings time.

Student Schedule

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Checkin for SOAR Program - Kellogg Center Lobby

Continental breakfast items available after check-in


Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:20 a.m.

Small Group Introductions

10:55 a.m.

Introduction to the Albion Academics

12:00 p.m.

Lunch / Institute, Centers and Program Meetings

1:00 p.m.

Preparing to Live in Albion's Resiential College

2:00 p.m.

Afternoon Reception

2:30 p.m.

Informational Break Out Sessions

4:30 p.m.

Information Tables


Parent Schedule

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Check-in for SOAR Program - Kellogg Center.

Continental breakfast items available after check-in

9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:25 a.m.

Parents as Partners

10:45 a.m.

Your student in the Residential College

11:30 a.m.

Albion Academics

12:00 p.m.

Lunch / Institute Sessions

1:00 p.m.

Letting Go

2:00 p.m.

Afternoon Reception

2:30 p.m.

Informational Break Out Sessions

4:30 p.m.

Information Tables

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