While there is very little crime on campus, students are encouraged not to walk alone on campus after dark. From dusk to dawn students can call Campus Safety for an escort to and from locations on campus. In most cases, the escort will be provided with a vehicle; however, depending on staffing, the location of the escort, and availability of officers, an officer may provide a walking escort, or provide an escort utilizing the Campus Safety golf cart. This is entirely at the discretion of the Campus Safety officers on duty.
Students coming back to campus by car after dark can call ahead and request that Campus Safety meet them in their assigned parking lot for an escort to their residence hall. Students should provide a vehicle description, and should remain in their vehicles until Campus Safety arrives.
Students can request an escort by calling extension 1234 from any campus phone. While in most cases officers are able to respond to provide escorts within 10 minutes, in the event of an emergency or unusual situation officers may be delayed. Students should remain inside until a Campus Safety officer arrives.
NOTE: The escort service is provided to ensure student safety. It is also intended for students going to and from on-campus locations. Students going off-campus should take responsibility for their own safety and ensure that they have appropriate transportation to and from campus. A Campus Safety supervisor may make an exception to this policy in cases of extreme need.
Transportation to Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Van Driver Registration
Important Information about transportation services:
- From sunrise to sunset, regardless of weather conditions, healthy, able-bodied students are expected to walk to and from locations on campus and adjacent to campus, including the Dow Center, Burns St. apartments, Munger apartments, Harrington School, and Washington Gardner Middle School.
- The transportation services provided by Campus Safety are primarily intended for students who live in on campus housing and do not have vehicles on campus. Students with vehicles on campus are expected to use their vehicles for their own transportation needs. An exception to this policy is the dusk to dawn escort service.
- Campus Safety officers have many responsibilities, the most important of which are responding to and addressing emergency or potentially dangerous situations that occur on campus. At times all on-duty staff may be called to deal with such issues, and so transportation for students may be delayed during those instances.
- Non-emergency services, such as transports and admittances, are normally performed by officers in the order that they are requested. This may create some delays in answering requests for transportation by Campus Safety officers.
- When possible, students should notify Campus Safety 30 minutes prior to when they wish to be transported to a specified location (for medical appointments outside of Albion, 24 hour notice is needed).
- With the exception of the shuttle service to the Michigan Flyer, all transportation services are free for students.
Note regarding transportation to Oaklawn Hospital after regular business hours
Campus Safety staff members do not transport students to Oaklawn Hospital for unknown medical conditions. Campus Safety should be contacted for all medical emergencies that occur on campus so that an ambulance can be contacted for assistance.
24 hour a day, 7 day a week escorts for students living on campus
- To and from classes, to Baldwin, or other locations on campus for students who are injured or disabled.
- As requested by Student Health Services or Counseling Services Staff
- From Oaklawn Hospital
- To and from pharmacies in Albion
- To and from the Equestrian Center
- To and from the Albion Bus/Train Station, for students with a train/bus ticket. Transportation is not provided for guests.
- To and from places of employment in the city of Albion
Escorts provided on certain days or at certain times for students living on campus
The following transportation services are not provided by Campus Safety:
- Medical appointments out of town (except as listed above)
- Out of town for entertainment or personal reasons (except as listed above)
- To or from local Taverns (except in extraordinary circumstances)
- To or from home
- To or from out of town train or bus stations
- To airports
- Transportation for non-students
Exceptions may be made in cases of emergency or extreme need. Requests should be made to the on duty supervisor.
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.
Van Driver Registration
NOTE: This process is required only for those who wish to be approved to drive 15 passenger vans. Questions about the process for approval to drive other College vehicles should contact Janice White in Facilities Operations (
or ext. 0230).
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 van 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 you will be notified in writing by Facilities Operations when you are approved to operate a College van.
Parking on Campus
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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, 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.