Our Community

Community Celebration

Tuesday, October 23, 6:15 p.m.

Stop by 315 S. Superior St. to view renderings of tomorrow's downtown, share your feedback, and show your support for Albion's future.

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What's New in Albion?

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Post-industrial dreams made real.

While many communities romanticize the idea of revitalization in a post-industrial America, the community of Albion is investing millions to make it happen. From lodging and food to business and entertainment, there has never been a better time to become involved in this exciting rebirth. Explore the many current projects below.

ARC

Albion Reinvestment Corporation

Investing in the future starts now.

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market

ARC Market Project

Fresh retail market adjacent to the Courtyard Marriott

Coming soon...

Peabody

The Peabody Block

Eat, shop, work and live. Right downtown.

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Davis

Davis Athletic Complex

Brits win in world-class facilities.

Win here

Hotel

Courtyard Marriott

The centerpiece of downtown Albion's renaissance.

Stay here

Black Box

College-Community Theatre

A stage for both College and Community expression.

Perform here

Ludington Center

Ludington Center

A space for College and Community to meet, as well as the home of the Albion Institutes.

Meet here

Brewery

Albion Malleable Brewing Company

3 local guys. 1 mission.


Socialize here

Stirling

Stirling Books & Brew

It's more than a bookstore. It's a great place to meet for coffee, study, or catch a performance.


Read here

Superior St

Superior Street

The heart of downtown, and the center for festivals, shopping, and community.


Shop here

Washington Gardner

Washington Gardner

A recently renovated and exclusive space for students to work out.


Exercise here

Harrington

Harrington Neighborhood

We live where we work. This neighborhood is home to faculty and staff.


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Harrington Neighborhood

A newly restored house from the Harrington Neighborhood.

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We live where we work, and invest in our community.

Thanks to a generous gift by Mike, ’85, and Judy, ’86, Harrington, faculty and staff have the opportunity to help revitalize the neighborhood connecting campus and downtown Albion. Through their gift, Mike and Judy have made it possible for Albion College to provide forgivable loans that will incentivize faculty and staff to live near campus. This will, in turn, support and enhance the true liberal arts experience.

"I think there's a compelling need to continue to bring the College and community together to advance the interests of both the College and the city… We've started to do it in the last couple of years. I think it's a powerful idea. It says that Albion is America—it resonates." - Mike Harrington, ’85

Read more about the gift announcement.

Community Profile

Downtown Albion, Michigan

We’re part of something bigger.

Our campus is located in the city of Albion, Michigan. It’s small, it’s close, and it has a lot to offer. To start with, it’s charming—the handsome Victorian homes, redbrick main street, lovely Georgian buildings on the Albion College quadrangle.

And there’s lots to do. At night, students meet in a number of downtown hangouts over a slice of pizza or to listen to live music. On weekends, you’ll find opportunities to give back to your adopted community through service projects and outreach. And if you’re just looking for a way to pass a lazy afternoon, you can try your hand at a top-rated disc golf course or gaze out over the water in one of Albion’s many parks.

The scenic Kalamazoo River runs along the southern border of our campus, and canoeing is a big part of the Albion experience. Some of the best views of the area can be found with a paddle in hand and water dripping down your elbow.

Downtown has seen a tremendous post-industrial revitalization. The Bohm Theatre, The Food Hub, Stirling Books and Brew, plus many more attractions has Albion feeling like the classic American college town. Citizens, students, and visitors alike will be right at home. At the same time, all will be inspired by the vibrant initiatives by both city and college alike. We hope you’ll be a part of this story with us.

For many students, they've been members of the community, and have witnessed the vibrancy of our campus from young ages. In order to engage young minds in our community, Albion offers four-year tuition, room and board to as many as 10 first-year students from the Greater Albion Area in the Build Albion Fellows Program. In order to engage with students and community before college, Albion participates in The Big Read.

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