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

Fall/Spring Hours

August 27 – May 2

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

Summer Hours

May 3 – August 26

Days Hours
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

The non-profit price is half that (50% discounted rate) of the for-profit price, for example making the classroom just a $25/hr charge.

Room Number Room Type Price per hour Price per 4 hours Price per 8 hours Additional hours
Room 103 A/BCollaboration$75$150$275$50 each additional hour
Room 113Classroom$50$75$125$25 each additional hour
Room 211Conference$50$75$125$25 each additional hour
Room 217Classroom$50$75$125$25 each additional hour
*Pricing effective January 1, 2019.

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 Pat Miller.
  • 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