Housing Options if I am a Rising Senior
To be considered a Senior-level student you must have 21.50 units by the start of the Fall 2015 semester. Please read through the Room Selection Eligibility section in Important Information for more information regarding qualifications for participating in Room Selection.
During room selection, senior-status students are able to apply for College-owned apartments. There are five apartment options that range from two to eight person. No one group is guaranteed an apartment. Selection is solely based upon the combined sum of the group members' lottery numbers. Students residing in the apartments are not required to be on a College Board Plan but may purchase one if they choose. Click the name of an apartment for more building specific information and access to the application.
Apartment/Ingham Applications are due Thursday, March 26, 2015 by 5:00 PM.
* Students must be in "good standing" socially and academically to be eligible for these options. A waiver is required (so the Office of Residential Life can request your records through Student Affairs) when applying for these options.
Ingham Hall is a small residence hall housing 13 women of junior and senior status. There are five double-occupancy rooms that are available during the room selection process. Residents of Ingham Hall are required to be on the College Board Plan. For more information regarding hall amenities and to access the application please see Ingham Hall page.
Apartment/Ingham Applications are due Thursday, March 26, 2015 by 5:00 PM.
Mitchell Towers and Whitehouse Hall are two residence halls within the "suite-style" housing option. Both halls have two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom (gender specific). There are common areas on each floor that offer opportunities for studying or socializing. Within each hall, Residential Life student staff work to create thriving communities. Students residing in Mitchell Towers and Whitehouse Hall are required to be on the College Board Plan. Click the name of a residence hall for more building specific information and access to the application.
Suite Applications are due Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by 5:00 PM.
General Room Selection
The general room selection is the final phase of the room selection process. The rooms available for selection during this phase are determined at the completion of all other phases and are based on the remaining students' need for housing assignments balanced with the need for space to assign housing to the incoming first-year class. A selected number of returning students will be assigned to Wesley Hall during this process. The available Seaton Hall rooms are currently being set aside for incoming first-year students.
Special Interest Housing
Dean Hall is a women's cooperative housing unit open to sophomore through senior-status students. As a cooperative, Dean offers a unique community living experience. This includes regular community gatherings, shared meals, and other responsibilities as determined by the women living in the hall. All residents are required to be on the Dean Hall board plan.
Dean Hall Applications are due Friday, March 6, 2015 by 5:00 PM.
For more information and to access the application, visit the Dean Hall page.
Fiske House (I-Space)
I-Space is the living-learning component of the Modern Languages and Cultures curriculum. Language students have the opportunity to hone their language skills by residing with native speakers and other students in their major or minor. Residents also participate in cultural activities open to the campus community. Residents of the Fiske House are required to be on the College Board Plan.
Special Interest Housing Applications are due Friday, March 6, 2015 by 5:00 PM.
For more information and to access the application, visit the Fiske House (I-Space) page.
Student Health Services
Infectious Mononucleosis or "mono" is diagnosed on campus every year, however this Fall it is being seen eariler and in a greater number than usual. Unfortunately, mono is caused by a virus and cannot be treated with medication to hasten an infected person's recovery. It must run it's course. The symptoms of mono may last weeks to months. Resting is the key to a recovery, and rest in the busy world of college never seems to be long enough For answers to questions or other concerns, call Student Health Services at 517-629-0220.
For additonal information on mono click on http://www.cdc.gov/epstein-barr/
If you have a medical emergency, please call Campus Safety at 517-629-0911 or call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If you are in doubt about what to do, call Campus Safety 0911 for assistance.
To provide holistic and comprehensive care to Albion College students.
Student Health Services is open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Monday- Friday. Walk-in hours to see the Registered Nurses are 8:30am-4:00pm.
Appointments are available with the College Physician--Tueday from 1:30pm-4:00pm or the Physician Assistant- Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am or Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm. You may schedule an appointment by calling 517-629-0220 or ext 0220.
If you have a medical emergency after office hours, please call Campus Safety at 517/629-1234 or, 517/629-0911 from a cell phone.
Student Health Services is located at 1003 E. Cass St., in the Cass Street Building. For appointments and other information call 517/629-0220 or ext. 0220.
If you or someone you know requires emergency medical care, on campus call Campus Safety from a campus phone at ext. 0911, from a cell phone call 517/629-0911, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Twenty-four-hour-a-day emergency services can be accessed at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall (12 miles) or Foote Hospital in Jackson (15 miles). If you have the following life-threatening symptoms, it is important that you receive emergency treatment immediately:
- No breathing or pulse
- Difficulty breathing
- Severe bleeding
- Head or neck injury
- Severe sudden onset abdominal pain
- Drug overdose or alcohol poisoning
- Displaced fracture
- Severe sudden onset testicular pain •
- Diabetic emergencies
If you are on campus, you should call Campus Safety at ext. 0911 or ext. 1234 so that an ambulance can be contacted. If you are off campus you should call 911.
Sick After Hours?
For symptoms that are not life-threatening when Student Health Services is closed, call FONEMED at 1-855-851-2208 toll-free, confidential for advice from Registered Nurses and follow their instructions. In these situations, Campus Safety can only transport you to a hospital after hours with prior authorization from FONEMED.
If you are having respiratory or stomach illness, remember to check out the Self-Care Guide on-line or contact FONEMED toll-free at 1-855-851-2208 to speak with an after-hours triage nurse.
Try the Online Self-Care Guide (Current Albion students will need to log in with their network ID and password.)
Medical Excuse Policy
Student Health Services does not provide medical excuses for missed classes, exams, or assignments. “The student has the responsibility to inform his/her faculty member, whenever possible in advance of an absence that is caused by circumstances beyond his/her control. In the event of serious sudden illness or accident, students may contact Student Health Services. Notification of this emergency to faculty may be made on the student’s behalf with a signed release of information.” (Albion College Student Handbook, 2014-15 pg. 18).
After visiting Student Health Services, students may request a card verifying their visit. This card IS NOT an excuse, and does not give a diagnosis.
It is the expectation of students to discuss absences from classes, exams, or missing assignments directly with their faculty. This policy is consistent with the recommendations of the American College Health Association and is similar to other colleges.
Further questions? Contact Student Health Services at ext. 0220.
Student Health Services Payment Policy
Student Health Services does not accept payments (cash, check, or credit card) for services not covered by Wellness Access. Any and all charges incurred at Student Health Services will be posted to your student account. You can make payment in the Accounting Office, located on the first floor of the Ferguson Student Services Building.
Should you prefer to pay for services rendered and avoid the charges being posted to your student account, the balance will be due within 30 days of the date of service. A receipt for the amount due will be given to you at the time of service. The charges may be paid in the Accounting Office. If the balance is not paid within 30 days, the charge will be added to your student account as a "Student Health Services Charge."
Please feel free to contact Student Health Services with any questions or concerns regarding our payment policy.
Student Health Insurance
Albion College does not offer a Student Health Insurance Policy except for International Students. If you are in need of health insurance you may consult https://www.healthcare.gov/young-adults/college-students/. This site will link you to other sites and explain your options under the Affordable Care Act.
Please wash your hands!
Help protect yourself and others from illness. To learn more about preventing illness go to Student Self-
got consent? Only Yes means Yes
Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual contact that is coerced through threats or physical force, or any sexual contact that occurs while the victim is not able to give consent, such as while intoxicated.
To report a sexual assault, call any of these offices:
- Campus Safety at ext. 1234 or 0911.
- Counseling Services at ext. 0236
- Student Health Services at ext. 0220
- Sexual Assault Services 888/383-2192 (toll-free)
You have the right to report a sexual assault.
Sexual Assault and Harassment Procedures
There really is no such thing as “safe sex”. Sexual activity of any type, eg. oral, vaginal, anal, genital-to-genital contact without penetration, can put you at risk for contracting an sexually transmitted disease or STI even if you wear a condom or use a dental dam. Both Condoms and dental dams are available free of charge in the lobby area of Student Health Services.
Use a condom or a dental dam. Always. For any type of sex.
For additional information on Safer Sex go to www.albion.edu/shs and click on the Self-Care Guide, for testing options click on Sexually Transmitted Diseases on the left navigation bar. More questions? Call Student Health Services at x0220.