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FYE Residential Program Learning Strategies

Running in tandem with the First-Year Seminars is the FYE Residential Program Learning Strategies. The Learning Strategies sessions are geared to helping first-year students succeed at Albion. They introduce students to campus support services, skills such as time management and decision making, assist with academic and personal goal setting, and help students learn what is expected of them as a student.

Throughout the first semester on campus, students will meet with other first-year students to participate in Learning Strategies activities facilitated by Student Affairs staff and resident assistants in first-year residence halls. The resident assistant will also have individual guided discussions with first-year students to assist in their transition to college. First-year students will meet for both academic and social events during the first year at Albion.

First-Year Information

August 18 - 20, 2017

Fall Orientation Program for All New First-Year and Transfer Students

The FYI Fall Orientation Program begins on Friday, August 18, 2017 with first-year and new transfer students moving into their residence hall rooms. The purpose of the FYI program is to help acclimate new students to the College, and assist them in understanding Albion’s expectations prior to the first day of classes on Monday, August 21. This is also a great time to begin meeting fellow classmates.

 pdfFYI 2016 Schedule Brochure 

2017 FYI Schedule will be posted in July.

If you have questions about the FYI Fall Orientation program, please contact the Student Affairs Office at 517/629-0750 or e-mail .

Dean Hall

Dean Hall

The Basics

Dean Hall is a special-interest housing option unit with the designation of the women's cooperative made on an annual basis. This cooperative is for sophomore through senior-status women. Residents of Dean Hall must fulfill the cooperative nature of Dean Hall, which includes the following:

  1. Residents plan, cook, and consume at least five meals together on days when classes are in session (e.g. sit together during meals).
  2. Residents are expected to work in a cooperative manner with respect for each other.
  3. Residents must clean Dean Hall themselves (not College staff), including all common areas and trash removal.

Dean Hall is self-governed by an elected board of the residents consisting of the following positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Social Chair
  • Recruitment Chair
  • House Manager
  • Food Czars (two)

Dean Hall houses 21 women (not including the RA) in 10 double-occupancy and 1 designated single-occupancy room.

Room Furnishings

Per Student:

  • XL twin size bed (80” x 36”)
  • May be bunked or placed as individuals
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Bookcase/shelf
  • Chest of drawers (three-drawer unit)
  • Closet

Per Room:

  • Cable TV hookup
  • Mini blinds

Building your own loft is prohibited. All college furniture must remain in the room/hall throughout the entire academic year.

Board Plan

Students assigned to Dean Hall are required to participate in the Dean Hall Board Plan. The cost of the Dean Hall Board Plan is determined by the residents at the start of the academic year. Residents pay the cost to the Dean Hall treasurer at that time.

Hall Amenities

  • Carpeted living and dining rooms
  • Four restrooms (one on the 3rd floor, two on the 2nd floor, and one on the 1st floor)
  • Fully furnished living room
    • Sofas, lounge chairs, end tables, etc.
  • Dining room table and chairs
  • Full kitchen
    • Stove
    • Sink
    • Refrigerator
    • Deep freezer
  • Laundry Machines
    • One washer and one dryer (free of charge)
    • Located on the first floor

Albion College cleans the restrooms.

Internet Access

Dean Hall has wireless access throughout the building. Wired connections are available upon request (submit work order request to the Helpdesk to be connected).

Key Access

Dean Hall is set up with a card system that allows students to use their Albion1Card as a key to their residential building. Students will receive a key from the Office of Residential Life that will lock/unlock their individual room door.

Residential Life Staff

Residence Hall Director (RD)

  • A full-time professional staff member hired through the Office of Residential Life.
  • Dean Hall is overseen by the Whitehouse Hall RD and resides on the first floor of Whitehouse Hall.
  • Dean Hall RD resides on the first floor of Whitehouse Hall and oversees Whitehouse Hall, Seaton Hall, Dean Hall, Fiske House, and Ingham Hall.

Resident Assistant (RA)

  • One upper-class student leader hired through the Office of Residential Life

Smoking Policy

Dean Hall is a smoke-free facility. For more information about our Smoking Policy, please see page 80 in our 2016-2017 Student Handbook.

Emergency Telephone Locations

Dean Hall has one emergency telephone location that is a direct line to Campus Safety:

  1. North exterior door (Erie street side)

Please see Campus Safety’s Emergency Telephone Location Map for all emergency telephone locations.

Room Sign Up Requirements

Students interested in living in Dean must apply during the Dean Hall phase of the Room Selection Process.

Dean Hall Applications are due by Friday, March 3, 2017 by 4:00 PM.

2017-2018 Dean Hall Application

For information on room rates, please see the Accounting Office's Tuition & Fees page.

Physical Address

400 E. Erie Street
Albion, MI 49224

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Floor Plans

pdfDean: First Floor Layout
pdfDean: Second Floor Layout
pdfDean: Third Floor Layout

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