Frequently Asked Questions
If I am going off-campus in the fall, do I register for a permit now for spring semester?
Yes. Be sure to choose the "Spring Semester" option on the registration form. You will not be assigned a parking spot or charged for the permit until after fall semester.
Do I have to register for a permit if I am living in Munger or an annex?
Yes. Permits are required for these areas as well. Campus Safety will assign all available annex parking spots to residents who apply; however, annex residents are only guaranteed a parking spot near their residence if they register for a permit by the May 5 deadline.
Do I have to pick a parking lot or zone?
No. We work closely with the office of Residential Life to assign students parking spaces based on the building that they will be living in next year.
What if I'm not sure whether I am going to bring a car back?
You should still register. If you elect not to bring a car next semester, you can cancel your registration without being charged for a permit as long as you do so by September 1.
What if I don't know what kind of car I'm going to bring?
You should still register now. We will contact you later to obtain your vehicle information.
When will I find out where I am assigned to park?
We will e-mail this information to you in August before the semester starts.
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Albion Department of Public Safety Website
Albion College has an established Crisis Management Team and a Crisis Management Manual. The manual addresses issues such as weather, natural disaster, fire, weapons, and acts of terrorism and provides protocols to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff during emergencies. Questions related to the manual and the specific procedures outlined there should be directed to the Director of Campus Safety and Crisis Management Team coordinator.
Designated departments are already staffed 24/7 to ensure emergency preparedness; additional staff will be added to this coverage when warranted.
In the event of an emergency, the Crisis Management Team will constantly assess the situation as it unfolds and adjust its response as needed to protect the health and safety of the campus community.
In light of recent national events, the College has developed protocols for addressing a threat of biological, chemical, or radioactive exposure. The City of Albion is not a suspected target for terrorism; however, it is prudent to be prepared for the secondary effects of a crisis that may occur in our region of the country.
Listed below are important steps that need to be followed in the event of a biological, chemical, or radioactive incident. County experts have advised the College that threats from all three substances may be covered by the same protocol.
Threat of Biological, Chemical, or Radioactive Exposure Protocol
- Facilities Operations staff will turn off HVAC systems in residence halls and Stockwell Library.
- Students living in residence halls including fraternities: When informed of an imminent threat, return immediately to your residence hall room. Close your doors and windows; stay in your room.
- Students living in Dean Hall, Fiske Hall, and College-owned apartments and annexes: When informed of an imminent threat, return immediately to your room. Close your doors and windows. If applicable, shut off individual room thermostats. Proceed to the lowest level of the building.
- Faculty, staff, and commuter students on campus at the time of a threat: When informed of an imminent threat, proceed immediately to the lowest level of Stockwell Library.
Authorities are insisting that the best approach is the one outlined above, which is referred to as “Secure in Place.” Because an actual threat would most likely be airborne, authorities say it is safest not to attempt to drive away from your location. It is difficult to predict the movement of hazardous material, and staying indoors offers the best protection until the threat has passed.
Faculty and Staff
Referrals to Student Affairs Staff
If faculty and staff members have concerns they feel Student Affairs staff members should be aware of, please send your message to
. This e-mail address is checked during business hours Monday through Friday. Faculty and staff may also call the Student Affairs office to consult with Dr. Sally Walker, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students or Connie Smith, Assistant Dean of Students.
For urgent situations, faculty and staff should call Campus Safety immediately at extension 1234. The Campus Safety office is staffed 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The Dispatcher knows how to contact appropriate Student Affairs staff members.
If a student is ill, please refer a studuent directly to Student Health Services in the Cass Street Building, west entrance. See the Student Health Services website for more information about hours, services provided, and contact information.
If a student is having personal and/or emotional problems, please refer a student directly to Counseling Services at 616 East Michigan Avenue. See the Counseling Services website for more information about hours, services provided, and contact information.