Reservations and Policies

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.

Check-in Policy

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

Using the Ludington Center

For more information or for questions regarding the use of the Ludington Center, please contact:

Brittany Middlebrook
Assistant Director, Gerstacker Institute
517/629-0705

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.

Non-Profit & Government Organizations

With proof of non-profit status (501(c)(3) or IRS documentation of status), 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.

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/B Collaboration $75 $150 $275 $50 each additional hour
Room 113 Classroom $50 $75 $125 $25 each additional hour
Room 211 Conference $50 $75 $125 $25 each additional hour
Room 217 Classroom $50 $75 $125 $25 each additional hour
*Pricing effective January 1, 2019.

Catering Policy at Ludington Center

  • Food planned for an event can be provided by Bon Appétit or an external vendor. There is a list of local dining options below.
  • For Bon Appétit catering information please contact the catering manager listed below. 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 Bon Appétit stating the order has been accepted.
Catering Contact Phone Email
Bon Appetit Shannon Welihan 517/629-0589

Local Food Options

Albion Malleable Brewing Company
420 S. Superior St.
Albion, MI 49224
517/343-2202
albionmalleable.com

Arby's
27790 C-Drive N
Albion, MI 49224
517/629-5890
arbys.com

La Casa Mexicana
1510 N. Eaton St.
Albion, MI 49224
517/630-0215
lacasamexicana.weebly.com

Cascarelli's of Albion
116 S. Superior St.
Albion, MI 49224
517/629-3675
cascarellisalbion.com

Charlie's Tavern
111 W. Porter St.
Albion, MI 49224
517/629-9582

Foundry Bakehouse and Deli
400 S. Superior St.
Albion, MI 49224
517/680-0092
foundrybakehouse.com

Full Moon Restaurant
200 B-Drive N.
Albion, MI 49224
517/630-0627

Gina's Pizza & Deli
301 N/ Clinton St.
Albion, MI 49224
517/629-9330
ginaspizzadeli.com

Hungry Howie's Pizza
111 W. Cass St.
Albion, MI 49224
517/629-2924
hungryhowies.com

Kentucky Fried Chicken
1317 N. Eaton St.
Albion, MI 49224
517/629-5007
kfc.com/menu/chicken

Little Red Lunch Box Café
113 E. Michigan Ave.
Albion, MI 49224
517/629-9753

Lopez Taco House
205 N. Superior St.
Albion, MI 49224
517/629-2800

McDonald's
1507 N. Eaton St.
Albion, MI 49224
517/629-2092
mcdonalds.com

Pizza Hut
1435 N. Eaton St.
Albion, MI 49224
517/629-2137
pizzahut.com

Rosie's Flavor (weekends only)
112 E. Erie St.
Albion, MI 49224
517/513-1184
rosiesflavor.com

Splitters Classic Grill - University Lanes
16653 E. Michigan Ave.
Albion, MI 49224
517/343-2005

Subway
104 W. Erie St./27815 C-Drie N.
Albion, MI 49224
517/629-6776 and 517/629-8651
subway.com

Taco Bell
1440 N. Eaton St.
Albion, MI 49224
517/629-3379
tacobell.com