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Smoke-Free Housing Options

The following buildings will be Smoke Free Buildings during the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • Mitchell Towers
  • Whitehouse Hall
  • Wesley Hall
  • Fiske House
  • Dean Hall
  • Ingham Hall

For more information on the Use of Tobacco Products, please see page 80 in our 2016-2017 Student Handbook

Window Air-Conditioners

Students should note the following information before deciding which phase of Room Selection to participate in. Due to safety restrictions and electrical load limitations, student provided window air-conditioners (A/C units) are permitted on a limited basis, and must be approved by the Petition Committee prior to installation. Students must complete a Window Air-Conditioner Petition. Petitions are available through the Office of Residential Life.

Air-conditioned residences are:

  • 416 Erie Street Apartments
  • 507 Erie Street Apartment
  • The Mae Apartments
  • Munger Apartments

Approved A/C units are permitted in the following residential units if a student has received approval from the Petition Committee:

  • Fraternities
  • Mitchell Towers
  • Seaton Hall
  • Wesley Hall
  • Whitehouse Hall

 

A/C units are not permitted in the following residential units:

  • Briton House Apartments
  • Burns Street Apartments
  • Dean Hall
  • Fiske House (I-Space)
  • Ingham Hall

For more information on Window Air Conditioner Approval, please see page 93-94 in our 2016-2017 Student Handbook.

Internships & Student Teachers

Housing Requirement When Students are on Internships

Students participating in an Internship required by an academic program of study or for academic credit when the Internship site is within the United States must follow the following residency requirements:

  1. If the Internship site is located within a 50 mile radius of Albion College, the student must reside in a residential facility owned by Albion College.
  2. If the Internship will occur during the Fall 2017 Semester, the student must participate in the Office of Residential Life's Room Selection Process in order to secure a room assignment for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  3. When the student has secured a confirmed Internship site, and the Internship site is greater than a 50 mile radius from Albion College, the Office of Residential Life will remove the student's name from the room assignment and re-assign the space to another student.
  4. If a student's Internship assignment begins after the start of an Albion College Semester, the student registered for the Internship cannot reside in College owned housing prior to the start of the Internship assignment.
  5. If a student completes an Internship assignment prior to the completion of the semester at Albion College, the student cannot return to College owned housing during that academic term.
  6. Students cannot store personal belongings on College property during any academic semester if the student is not residing in College housing during that academic semester.

Housing Requirement for Education Majors when Student Teaching

Students completing Student Teaching requirements in the Education Department must follow the following residency requirements.

  1. If the Student Teaching site is located within a 50 mile radius of Albion College, the student must reside in a residential facility owned by Albion College.
  2. If the Student Teaching will occur during the Fall Semester, the student must participate in the Office of Residential Life's Room Selection in order to secure a room assignment for the Fall Semester.
  3. Students cannot store personal belongings on College property during any academic semester if the student is not residing in College housing during that academic semester.

Petition for Special Housing Accommodation

While the classroom is at the heart of the educational mission of Albion College, as a residential college, Albion also believes strongly in the personal growth and learning that comes when students share living space with roommates on campus. Therefore, most student rooms are double occupancy. Living in a single occupancy room or living in housing not owned by Albion College is an exception to the expectations of Albion College.

Medical Single Room Petitions

A limited number of rooms have been designated as single occupancy (based on square footage) and are reserved for students with medical conditions (this includes but is not limited to health conditions such as diabetes using insulin shots, allergies, an emotional or psychological reason, and/or learning disability) which require a single room. Medical single rooms are primarily available in Wesley and Ingham Halls. Students must submit a Special Housing Accommodation Petition to be considered for a medical single.

Students who were approved for a medical single room for the 2016-2017 academic year in the form of a single occupancy (based on square footage) room are not guaranteed approval for a special housing accommodation from one academic year to the next. Students must reapply every year for a medical single. Students who regularly participate in Albion College’s support services may sign a release of information form with the appropriate department in which the student is a regular client (for example, Student Health Services, Counseling Services, Learning Support Services) so that the College staff who serve on the Petition Committee may discuss the applicant’s request with the support service Director familiar with a student’s situation.

There may be an additional cost per semester for a medical single. Because of the limited number of single occupancy rooms, students are strongly encouraged to find a roommate(s) and participate in Room Selection while waiting to learn if they will be assigned a medical single room. Applicants will be notified of decisions by email.

To obtain a Petition for a Special Housing Accommodation, please contact the Office of Residential Life and schedule an appointment. Petitions including required documentation for Medical Single rooms are due Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by 4:00 PM. Petitions received after the deadline will not be accepted.

**Please note that the Petitions Committee only meets once annually. All decisions being rendered are for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Therefore, if a student is interested in Petitioning for a Special Housing Accommodation for Spring 2018, they should submit their Petition during the Spring 2017 Room Selection Process. Students should plan accordingly. 

Double as Single (Private Room) Requests

Students may request a private room in the form of a double as a single (double occupancy, based on square footage). Approval of requests for a private room will be based on space available and will take place during the summer after Room Selection and the Spring semester have ended. Therefore, students will need to find a roommate(s) and participate in Room Selection as usual to secure housing for the following year. Students will be notified by email during the summer if they have been approved for a private room.

Students who were approved for a private room for the 2016-2017  academic year in the form of a single as a double are not guaranteed approval from one academic year to the next. There will be an additional cost per semester for a private room (double as a single).

To request a private room, please visit the Office of Residential Life or email

For more information, please contact the Office of Residential Life.

Petition to Reside in Non-College Owned Housing

If a student has specific conditions that require a special housing accommodation that cannot be met by the College, the student must complete a Petition to Reside in Non-College Owned Housing. Through this petition process, students must describe the specific details for the type of housing accommodation the students needs and the reasons for the special housing accommodation. Students who regularly participate in Albion College's suppor t services may sign a release of information form with the approriate department in which the studnet is a regular client (i.e. Student Health Services, Counseling Services, Learning Support Services) so that the College staff who servce on the Petitions Committee may discuss the applicant's request with the support service Director familiar with a student's situation.

Please Note: Students who were approved for a special housing accommodation for 2016-2017 to reside in Non-College Owned housing are not guaranteed approval from one academic year to the next. A petition to reside in Non-College Owned housing must be reviewed through the Office of Residential Life on an annual basis.

The opportunity to live in housing not owned by Albion College is an exception to the requirement that all students reside in College housing. Students are advised not to enter into a lease agreement unless they first receive notification that their petition has been approved.

Students are strongly encouraged to find a roommate(s) and participate in another phase of Room Selection while waiting to learn if their petition has been approved. Applicants will be notified of decisions by email.

To obtain a petition, please contact the Office of Residential Life and schedule an appointment.

Petitions including required documentation to reside in Non-College Owned housing are due Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by 4:00 PM. Petitions received after the deadline will not be considered.

**Please note that the Petitions Committee only meets once annually. All decisions being rendered are for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Therefore, if a student is interested in Petitioning for a Special Housing Accommodation for Spring 2018, they should submit their Petition during the Spring 2017 Room Selection Process. Students should plan accordingly. 

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