Inclement Weather Policy

This policy applies to all full-time, part-time and/or temporary faculty, administrative and hourly employees.


Since we are a residential campus as a general policy, the College remains open and fully operational during snow storms and other weather emergencies.  Any need for the cancellation of classes and/or the closure of campus will be determined by the President upon recommendation of the Provost and the Vice-President for Finance and Administration after consulting with Campus Safety and local forecasts.  Cancellation of classes does mean the College is closed.  In the event that conditions are dangerous (usually requires a blizzard warning) a decision to close the College will be made prior to 6 a.m. for a same day closing.  Notification of this decision will be communicated by e-mail, text, and phone via the ConnectEd messaging system.  This information will also be posted on the College website. “Essential" staff must report as determined and communicated to them by their supervisor(s).

A decision to close early (employees have already reported to work, but will be permitted to leave work early) will be communicated via the College e-mail system and by phone/text via the Connect-Ed messaging system.  This information will also be posted on the College website.

A decision to close campus means all events are cancelled and buildings are closed.  Although individual employees may choose to stay or come in, supervisors of non-essential staff must permit staff to go home and/or not report despite proximity to campus.  Student social events and meetings are all cancelled. This policy does not apply to intercollegiate competition events which are subject to NCAA, MIAA, and/or Albion College Athletic Department policies, procedures and decisions.

When the College makes the decision to close:

Exempt staff are paid based on Deportment of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act.  

Union staff are paid or not paid as provided in the union agreement but may use any available vacation, sick or personal time to get paid for lost time.

Students and other staff are generally not paid except for hours worked.


However, the College does not advise employees to take unwarranted risks when traveling to and from work in the event of inclement weather. Each person should exercise his/her best judgment with regard to road conditions and other safety concerns. Road conditions in areas away from Albion may be worse than around the campus area. Therefore, no Employee should come to work if the conditions he/she is facing are felt to be unsafe. If the College is open and an Employee determines that it is unsafe to proceed to work, then the Employee must notify his/her supervisor immediately. Full-time hourly employees may use any available vacation, sick or personal time to get paid for lost time. Administrative full-time employees may use vacation time to cover lost time.

Weather related notifications that do not involve closing will be communicated via the College e-mail system and by text via the Connect-Ed messaging system.  Phone notification will not be made.

In order for the messaging system to be effective each employee is to keep phone, including cell, numbers current with Human Resources. 

Approved December 2017

New to Equestrian, Alicia Espinoza, '20, Is Enjoying the Ride

It’s a long way from the Chicago neighborhood of Bronzeville to the pastoral equestrian setting of Albion College. But for Alicia Espinoza, ’20, it was a trip worth making.

“I was always interested in riding,” said Espinoza, who is double majoring in Spanish and psychology with a concentration in neuroscience. “Unfortunately there are not too many opportunities in downtown Chicago.”


Ludington Center Policies and Procedures

The Ludington Center is a collaborative community space for Albion College and the business and civic endeavors of the City of Albion. More specifically, it is for college programming, professional events, business events, education and economic development-related programming.

Ludington Center Occupants Include

  • Albion College Career and Internship Center
  • Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service
  • Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management
  • Albion College Visiting Scholars
  • Albion College Community Liaison
  • Michigan Works!

Ludington Center Hours

Days Hours
Monday – Friday 7:45 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Check-in Policy

All groups with reserved space must check in at the reception desk upon arrival and departure.

Space Reservation/Rental Policy

All space reservations are managed by Albion College with priority given to the College, City of Albion, and business community activities. When not reserved, spaces are open. Reservations are not confirmed unless you have received an email from the campus scheduler* stating that your request is confirmed for a particular space and date.

Reservation includes

  • Basic room sets (see diagrams available at front desk)
  • Basic technology
  • Staffed reception desk

Space Reservations Contacts

Dates Contact Phone Email
August – April Karen Hiatt 517/629-0336
May – July Nancy Chapman 517.629.0629

Albion College Use

Albion College reservations for space for classes and ongoing activities at the Ludington Center should be made 3-6 months in advance. Requests should be made to Karen Hiatt for College events and activities; requests for classes should be submitted to Drew Dunham, Registrar.

Albion College use also accounts for usage by organizations that are using the space in collaboration with an office of the College. This must be official business and should not include mere affiliation with an organization.

Third Party Use

Select rooms are available for reservation/rental by third parties. Third party reservations should be made two weeks or more prior to event date. Payment is due at time of signed rental agreement for third party rentals.

For-Profit Organizations

Below please find a fee structure for for-profit organizations reserving space at the Ludington Center. Please note, for groups of 10+, food and beverages must be provided by Albion College Dining Services (contact and additional information below).

Non-Profit & Government Organizations

The fee structure for non-profits and government organizations is currently under review and will be in place January 1, 2018. With proof of non-profit status (501(c)(3) or IRS documentation of status), no fees will be assessed for non-profits until that time. Please note, for groups of 10+, food and beverages must be provided by Albion College Dining Services (contact and additional information below).

Non-Profit & Government Organization Grant/Fee Waiver

Albion College recognizes the rich opportunities that come as a result of strong collaborative relationships. These relationship are important to the College regardless of an organization's ability to pay for space in the Ludington Center. The usage fees may present a financial hardship to some organizations and the College has the ability to offer credits (or grants towards building usage) to some organizations.

If you are requesting a usage grant, please submit your request and indicate how room fees are a financial hardship for your organization and approximately how much you plan to use the space.

Please note that any grants approval cannot include any waiver for the catering requirements.

submit your request

Available spaces

Room Number Room Type Price per hour Price per 4 hours Price per 8 hours Additional hours
Room 103 A/BCollaboration$150$300 $500$50 each additional hour
Room 113Classroom$50$75 $100$25 each additional hour
Room 211Conference$50$75 $100$25 each additional hour
Room 217Classroom$50$75 $100$25 each additional hour
*Pricing effective September 1, 2017.

Catering Policy at Ludington Center

  • All food planned for an event must be provided by Albion College Dining Services. For catering information please contact the catering manager listed below. All requests for exceptions to this policy should be directed to Vicky Hanifl.
  • Catering requests must be placed two weeks prior to your event.
  • An email or voicemail request is not confirmed unless you receive an email from Dining Services stating the order has been accepted
Dining Services OfficePat Miller517/629-0318

TV Channel Guide

TV Channel Guide


FOX (WXMI)                       2

CBS (WWMT)                     3

ABC (WZZM)                      4

The CW (WWMT)               5             

MyNetworkTV (WXSP)       7             

NBC (WOOD)                     8             

PBS (WKAR)                       9             

ABC (WOTV)                      10          

QVC                                    11          

ION (WZPX)                        14          

C-SPAN                               16          

HSN                                    426

Evine Live                           19                          

PBS (WGVU)                      21                          

WLLA                                  22                          

National Geographic           23          

Food Network                     24          

Disney Jr.                            25          

TV Land                              26          

Oxygen                               27          

Nickelodeon                       28          

Lifetime                              29          

Disney Channel                 30          

Cartoon Network                31          

ESPN                                 32          

ESPN 2                              33          

FOX Sports Detroit            34          

FX                                      35          

CNN                                   36          

CNN Headline News          37          

FOX News Channel            38          

CNBC                                  39          

The Weather Channel         40          

MSNBC                               41          

truTV                                   42          

Spike TV                             43          

VH1                                     44          

CMT                                    45          

MTV                                    46          

E!                                         47          

USA                                     48          

TNT                                     49          

TBS                                     50          

Travel Channel                    51          

Freeform                              52          

AMC                                    53          

A&E                                     54          

Big Ten Network                  55          

FS1                                      56          

History Channel                   57          

HGTV                                   58          

Discovery Channel               59          

TLC                                       60          

Animal Planet                        61          

WE TV                                   63          

Lifetime Movie                       65          

Comedy Central                    70          

BET                                        73          

NBC Sports Network              74          

WGN America                        75          

Investigation Discovery        103

FXX                                      121        

Bravo                                    124        

SyFy                                     139        

Cozi (WXSP)                         150

Bounce TV (WOOD)              151        

LAFF (WOOD)                       152        

WZZM Doppler                       153        

Antenna TV                            154        

PBS Create (WKAR)              155        

PBS World (WKAR)               157        

This TV (WXMI)                     159        

Escape (WXSP)                     160        

JTV - Jackson Television       161        

C-SPAN2                               162        

IFC                                         163        

Sundance                               164        

GET TV (WOTV) D2               165        

COZI TV (WMAQ)                  165                        

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