FERPA: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act


 Dow Center Thanksgiving Break Hours

Monday:             6:30am – 12:00am

Tuesday:             6:30am – 9:00pm

Wednesday:       12:00pm – 6:00pm

Thursday:            CLOSED

Friday:                 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Saturday:            12:00pm – 4:00pm

Sunday:               6:00pm – 12:00am

The pool is closed Wednesday - Saturday. Sunday open swim is from 7:00 - 9:00pm.


 Hours are subject to change based on College holidays, breaks, or athletic and special events. 

Dow Recreation and Wellness Center

Monday - Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Ungrodt Tennis Center

Monday - Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Dean Aquatic Center

Monday - Friday (Afternoon) 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday (Evenings) 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


The boathouse will be open if the temperature is above 60 degrees but can be closed due to the weather. It will close for the season on October 15. 

Day Hours
Friday 3:00 - 6:00pm
Saturday 12:00 - 4:00pm
Sunday 12:00 - 4:00pm


VMware (virtual network)

VMware is a virtualization technology which allows you to connect to your Albion office/lab machine when you are home or traveling so you may access the Albion network as you would on campus.

Instructions to connect to VMware via a web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome):

  • Enter https://hvgw1.albion.edu/portal/webclient/index.html#/disclaimer into your browser of choice
  • Read and accept disclaimer.Click Accept.
  • Enter your Albion network Username and Password. Please be certain the "Domain" field is left as "Albion"
  • Select the "Staff" or "Student Lab" button
  • If prompted, select "I understand the Risks" "Add Exception" and "Confirm Security Exception"
  • You will soon see a campus desktop with the Albion background through which you can access campus resources. 
  • When finished, select "Log Off" from the Start menu.

WARNING: Save all documents and files onto your network drives (G, H, W, P) as files saved onto the virtual machine desktop will be lost. 

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the helpdesk at 517-629-0479 or email .

Joanne (Joey) Miller, '75

Joey Miller, '75, Albion College Board of TrusteesProfessional Association: Vice President of Information Technology for Magna International.

Education: B.A. in Anthropology, Albion College, 1975. Masters in Sociology, Oberlin College.

Miller has global responsibility for Magna IT and is also chair of the Magna IT Council, which is the governance board for all IT activity within Magna International. Miller has more than 25 years of experience working in the information technology field. Prior to her current position, Miller was Director of IT for Magna Donnelly. She also served as Manager of Global Infrastructure and Manager of Global Support for Donnelly Corporation. Her area of expertise focused on building effective virtual teams to support the global enterprise. Miller has also served as Project Manager and Divisional Manager at Clark Equipment, where she designed and implemented systems for Clark's international manufacturing facilities and dealer network. Miller's other experiences include technology and business consultant to Western Michigan University and independent consulting for Fortune 500 corporations and a number of organizations.

Miller is a member of several CIO networks, IT, and Management organizations and is actively involved with community organizations such as United Way, Voluntary Action Center, and Guidance Clinic.

Office of the President

Welcome to Albion!

Dr. Mauri A. Ditzler officially became the 16th president of Albion College on July 1, 2014.Albion College was founded on the frontier of Michigan Territory more than 180 years ago with a single primary purpose: to enhance, enrich and empower its community, benefiting those who made the bold decision to head west and find the best place to build better lives for themselves and their families.

Well into the 21st century, that purpose is just as relevant. We still imagine ourselves as a frontier college. The frontiers are different—driven by intellectual, societal and technological forces—and our mission is much broader, but our founders' extraordinary efforts serve as a valuable guide. They confronted their challenges, and our community today is doing the same—like many communities across America facing similar challenges.

That means bold decisions must continue to be made, and Albion students, graduates, faculty and staff together are doing just that. They are thoughtfully addressing the issues and making the decisions that not only are building our local and regional communities, but enriching society nationally and internationally.

In short, Albion College is an exciting place. Our students are learning 24/7—in the classroom and lab, in the professor’s office and on the playing field, and in the dining hall and dorm room. The uniquely American creation that is the residential liberal arts college is seen here every day through the close interactions between students and faculty, and it is reinforced by the discussion, debate and critical thinking that is required not only to determine the many local, regional and global challenges we face, but to tackle them—and solve them.

Indeed, the bigger the challenge, the greater the need for the liberal arts approach. The collective impact of Albion’s 23,000 alumni, who have found their vocation across all walks of life, stands as proof of the timeless techniques that have served them and our society well.

Another thing about our graduates: They are unusually fond of their alma mater. Continue to explore Albion College—both online and on campus—and you will begin to see why. Here’s a hint: It starts with community.

Signature of Mauri A. Ditzler, president, Albion College

Mauri A. Ditzler

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