IMPORTANT: As of April 1, 2012, the Michigan Flyer is no longer making stops in Jackson. Transportation will be provided to/from the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, and the cost will increase to $50 each way ($35.00 if more than one student is traveling).
Since this service is accessed in Ann Arbor, Campus Safety will now provide transportation for students to/from Ann Arbor for this service at any time during the academic year, subject to the limitations and process listed below.
To guarantee transportation, students must register for transportation with Campus Safety at least one week prior to the date of the transport.
Arranging transportation to and/or from Detroit Metro Airport
1. After you have made your flight arrangements, make a reservation to ride the Michigan Flyer.
2. Fill out Campus Safety Airport Transportation Form, provide the required information, and click 'send' . Campus Safety will contact you to confirm the arrangements for your transportation to the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, where you will meet the Michigan Flyer.
Cost and payment
- You are responsible for payment to the Michigan Flyer for transportation to and from the airport. Rate information is available on the Michiigan Flyer website.
- In addition to the Michigan Flyer cost, you will be charged $50 each way by the College for transportation to and from Ann Arbor. This amount will be added to your student account.
- Campus Safety will offer a reduced rate of $35 each way for two or three persons traveling together.
Requirements and limitations
- This service is only available for currently enrolled Albion students during the academic year.
- Students are wholly responsible for all arrangements and communication with the Michigan Flyer. This includes making, changing, or cancelling reservations, and making payment.
- Campus Safety will only guarantee transportation to/from Ann Arbor if students complete the shuttle sign up form at least one week in advance of the date transportation is needed.
- Students are responsible for notifying Campus Safety of any changes in travel plans. Students who fail to do so are subject to an additional $50 fee.
- Campus Safety can transport a maximum of three students per trip to/from Ann Arbor. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis.
- Campus Safety is not able to provide this service to student organizations or other groups.
College Vehicle Driver Registration
May 7, 2015 - The College vehicle driver approval process is now being managed by the Office of Campus Safety. Questions about this process may be directed to Audra Masternak (
) or Ken Snyder (
Please provide the following information via the form below. This information will be used to obtain your driving record in accordance with College policy.After you click on 'submit' information will appear below that explains how the vehicle driver approval process works. Please carefully read that page, as it answers most of the questions you may have about the process. The entire process may take up to a month, and Campus Safety will notify you by email when you are approved to operate a College vehicle.
Parking on Campus
Parking questions or comments? Email
All motor vehicles parked in College lots must be registered with the Office of Campus Safety. Any unregistered vehicle parked on campus is subject to being ticketed and/or towed at the owner's expense. The City of Albion also prohibits overnight parking on all city streets, and the Albion Department of Public Safety issues citations to vehicles found in violatin of this ordinance.
Visitor Parking and Temporary Parking Permits
Temporary parking permits are available for students who have visitors on campus or who need to being a vehicle to campus for a short period of time. Students are allotted fifteen (15) days of free temporary parking per semester, with a charge of $5 for each day over this limit. Students are not permitted to obtain temporary parking permits for other students. Students are responsible for all parking citations received by their visitors. The Temporary Parking Permit Regulations are listed below.
Student Parking Information
- The permit fee for academic year 2013-2014 is $300 per year. Students assigned to park around the Dow Center are charged $280 per year. The fee for the permit is placed on student accounts after permits are picked up.
- Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors register for permits in the spring will register in the spring prior to for the upcoming school year, and may pick up their parking permit at Campus Safety when they arrive on campus for the fall semester.
- First-Year students register after they have paid their deposits, and permits and permits are distributed at Wesley Hall on move-in day. First-year students who come to campus prior to move-in day may pick their permits up at the Office of Campus Safety.
- All students are required to show their vehicle registrations when picking up their permit.
- Parking lots and areas on campus are the private property of Albion College. Unauthorized or unregistered vehicles are subject to being ticketed and/or towed from campus at the owners risk and expense.
- Except as described below, students may only park their vehicles in their assigned zones. It is never permissible to park in the Ferguson lot during normal business hours, and students who drive to class or other locations around campus are expected to park their vehicles in the street..
- Vehicles with valid permits may park in any campus lot from 5:00 p.m. Friday through 5:00 p.m. Sunday. The only exceptions to this are handicapped spaces, fire lanes, the employee parking spaces behind Baldwin Hall, and any spot marked as reserved.
- Students who find that their designated parking area is full should immediately contact Campus Safety for directions on where to park. Students who do not contact Campus Safety are subject to being ticketed for parking in an unauthorized lot.
- Permits must be placed on the lower left side of the back window of the vehicle to which the permit is assigned by Campus Safety. Students must immediately notify Campus Safety if they change or replace the vehicle that they have registered with Campus Safety. Altering, forging, or fraudulently obtaining or displaying a permit is a violation of College policy, and is addressed through the College Judicial Process.
- Students may not give or sell their parking permit to another student without prior authorization of the Office of Campus Safety. Parking permits are only valid while students reside in College-owned housing. Students who move off campus may return their permits to Campus Safety for a refund of the remainder of the yearly fee. Once students move off-campus, their permits become invalid, whether or not they are returned to Campus Safety.
- Students who need to load or unload vehicles in an area where they are assigned to park should contact Campus Safety. Students will be given a reasonable time to load or unload vehicles. Students who do not Campus Safety prior to loading or unloading their vehicles are subject to being ticketed.
- Students wishing to appeal citations must do so within 14 days of the ticket issuance date. Appeal forms are available at Campus Safety.The Appeals Board, which consists of a faculty member, a non-Campus Safety staff member, and a student recommended by Student Senate, meets monthlyt to consider parking appeals. Their decisions are final.
- All visitors who park vehicles in campus lots must obtain a visitors permit from Campus Safety. Permits are available at the Office of Campus Safetyo 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
- Those who park vehicles in College-owned lots do so at their own risk. Albion College is not liable for any loss or damage of vehicles that are parked on College property.
- Flagrant violators of parking regulations may be referred to the College Judicial Process..
Citations issued for vehicles found parked in violation of the College parking regulations result in the following fines:
|No Parking Zone
|Parked on Grass
|No Valid Permit Displayed
|Handicapped Only Parking
Ticket Appeal Forms
Parking_Appeal_Form.pdf may be printed, filled out, and turned in to Campus Safety withing 14 days of the ticket issue date. Forms may also be picked up at the Campus Safety office.
Temporary Parking Regulations
- All vehicles parked in College-owned lots must be registered with the Office of Campus Safety and display a valid parking permit.
- All students are allotted fifteen (15) days of free temporary parking, which may only be used for their non-student visitors or for themselves. There is a charge of $5 per day for every day over this limit.
- Students may not obtain temporary parking permits for other students for any reason.
- Temporary permits are normally only issued for Lot 24, which is the fenced dirt lot near the Nature Center with the blue emergency phone at the entrance.
- Visitor parking spaces in the Ferguson parking lot and other lots on campus are designated for those who are doing business with the College and are only on campus for short periods of time.
- Vehicles with temporary parking permits may park in any campus lot from 5:00 p.m. Friday through 5:00 p.m. Sunday. The only exceptions are handicapped spaces, fire lanes, and parking spaces marked reserved.
- Students are responsible for all parking citations issued to vehicles for which they have obtained a Temporary Parking Permit.
The Office of Campus Safety will request a copy of your driving record from the state that issued your driver's license. You will be notified by email as to whether you have been approved to drive college vehicles after your record has been received and reviewed. Please note that obtaining driving records can take up to 30 days. Campus Services will be notified once you have been authorized to operate college vehicles.
In exceptional circumstances, drivers may be approved provisionally pending the completion of this process. You should contact Ken Snyder directly if you need provisional authorization to operate a college vehicle.
If you have requested to be authorized to operate 15 passenger vans, some additional training is required as described below.
You will receive an email (normally within a week of when you submitted the form) from Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators, Inc, with the subject line 'Your AlertDriving.com Log in ID and Password'. The message contains the URL and password you need to log on to take your test. Please note that, if you have a junk mail folder set up in your e-mail account, this message may be delivered directly to that folder. You must complete the online training programs within 14 days of receiving the email with your password and log-in information.
Upon your successful completion of the online training, print your completion certificate and contact the Campus Safety office to schedule your driver training session. You must complete the online training before scheduling a van driver training session. These sessions are conducted on Thursdays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.. To schedule a session, call Campus Safety (x0213) and inform the dispatcher that you need to set up a time to drive a College van to complete your van training. Training sessions may be administered on days other than Thursdays under special circumstances, and you should contact Ken Snyder (
) or Carl Field (
) if you want to schedule van driver training on a day other than Thursday.
It is recommended that you print this page so you have it for future reference.
Questions about any of the above information may be directed to Audra Masternak (
), or Ken Snyder (