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User Services - (Help Desk) - 517-629-0479 -

The User Services Department provides technical support for all campus users, alumni, and guests:

  • New user information
  • Password and log in help
  • General hardware and software support for college-owned computers
  • Basic troubleshooting support for student computers
  • Albion 1Card support
  • Staff and faculty telephone support
  • Online self-help documentation

In addition, after hours student-staffed technology service available in Stockwell Library, Sunday - Thursday, 7pm - Midnight. 

Employee Discounts and Purchase Programs

The College is pleased to provide employees with an Employee Discount Program that covers a variety of products and services. These discounts serve as additional benefits to our valued employees. Our Employee Discounts Program focuses on the communities where our employees live, work, and thrive! We strive to develop a program that is a bridge between campus and the larger community; a benefit for both our employees and our local businesses.

Organizations or vendors interested in participating, please contact Human Resources at or (517) 629-0205.

Please direct comments or suggestions about additional discount opportunities to .

Disclaimer:  Albion College does not negotiate, guarantee, or endorse discount vendors or discount prices.  You should research and compare prices, levels of service, and any licensing or certification requirements before agreeing to any arrangements, contracts, or purchases. Any arrangement, service or product purchased with this discount program is the sole responsibility of the employee.  Albion College assumes no obligation for these arrangements and does not endorse any of the organizations or their services, products or programs.  All arrangements are strictly between the employee, as a consumer, and the service provider.


Dell Member Purchase Program:

  • Special deals for Albion College employees/students on Dell products, use above link to access savings.

Del-Immune - Website:

  • Del-Immune V is a one-of-a-kind nutritional supplement that provides immediate, natural immune system support.
  • Delpro supplements are an advanced probiotic formula containing Del-Immune V plus essential probiotics that contribute to intestinal health.
  • Albion College employees receive a 10% discount on all purchases of either Del-Immune V or Delpro. When checking out, use coupon code ALB10.

Sprint Works Program

  • Albion College Employees Qualify for Savings on New and Existing Sprint Accounts plus a 25% Accessory Discount!  Use the Corporate ID: GVSMI_WCA_ZZZ
  • New Sprint Customers shop online at , visit your local Sprint Store ( or call 866-639-8354 to find out about Special Promotions. 
  • Existing Sprint Customers can register your account at from your computer or smartphone. Select Current or New Customer. Enter your phone #.  There will be an option that says are you an educator or student. Fast track your verification.  Select this option and follow the instructions.

pdfTomac Woods Golf Course

  • Discounts on walking and riding rates
  • 25% off greens fees and carts
  • Must show College ID

Albion College reserves the right to deny or revoke any proposed or previously approved application at any time


Our Mission

Purchasing supports academic and operational excellence by working with on-campus constituents and developing external partnerships in the purchase of materials, supplies and services for the College.

We are located in the Facilities Operations building. Please feel free to contact us at extension 0289 or via email to .

The purchase of computer equipment and computer supplies should be directed to the IT Department.

Several college departments are members of associations that offer discounts with certain vendors. If there is an item that is also sold from a vendor that provides additional savings to the college, Purchasing will contact the department and discuss changing vendors.

A current vendor listing is available in Banner, screen FTMVEND. If you do not find a person or company in this listing please contact Purchasing for assistance. If you know that this is a first time use of a vendor, a W-9 is required before a requisition can be completed. Please ask that W-9’s be sent or faxed directly to Purchasing, fax number is 517/629-0598.

Office Max as the primary vendor for ordering office supplies. Please contact purchasing for access to online ordering.

Purchase Requisition

A purchase requisition is the departmental request to purchase goods and services. Purchase requisitions must be processed on line through ACIS, which is located on the college home page. An approved requisition authorizes Purchasing to buy goods and services against a specific college budget.

Please contact the Purchasing department to request access to ACIS for requisition posting. This requisition module is a product of Banner.

Purchase Order

A purchase order is the contract between the college and vendor. Purchasing will process an approved purchase requisition to a purchase order after the necessary approvals. The purchase order will be sent to the vendor unless specified otherwise by the department requestor.

A purchase order is needed when purchasing any goods or services and is the only means for payment to a vendor other than a direct pay. For guidelines for using direct pay is available in the Accounting folder on the college W drive.

Storage Inventory

There are items that the college stores as surplus inventory. This is generally furniture and office type supplies (trash cans, bulletin boards etc). If you or your department has a need for this type of item, please contact the purchasing office to see if it is available as a surplus item.

Property Disposal

Policy: The Purchasing office is responsible for the disposal of surplus, obsolete and worn out equipment. All items acquired by the college, regardless of the department funding source, are generally considered college property and subject to the disposal procedures. Contact Purchasing to request removal of property or equipment.

*Computers and related equipment is the responsibility of IT.


Items that have a redeemable value, but are no longer needed by the college, may be sold. Purchasing will coordinate this activity, including advertising. The sale price will be determined by Purchasing. All sales are final, cash and carry and with no guarantee or warranty. Proceeds for any sale of surplus property will be deposited in a general revenue fund.

Computer Sale

The college will have a separate sale for computers that have been deemed obsolete by the IT Department. This sale will also be coordinated by the Purchasing Department. The same conditions apply as in the surplus sale. As approved by the Office of the President, 10% of the available computers for sale will be donated to The Albion Economic Development office and appropriated to a non-profit organization.

Campus Post Office

The mission of the Campus Post Office is to provide a broad range of mail services to all members of the Albion College community, including intra-campus mail, incoming and outgoing U.S. mail, postage stamps, and shipping and receiving of expedited mail.


The Campus Post Office, located on the main floor of the Kellogg Center, has the following window hours:

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed


Campus mail or outgoing U.S. mail may be dropped off at the Campus Post Office. Services provided at the Campus Post Office include:

  • Postage stamps
  • Shipping and Receiving of Overnight/Expedited services including U. S. Express Mail, Federal Express and Priority mail.

Note: In addition, outgoing mail and packages can be shipped via United Parcel Service (UPS) at the Albion College Bookstore, also located in the Kellogg Center.

Students should report all lost mailbox keys to the Campus Post Office. The first replacement key costs $30.00, and the second replacement key costs $40.00.

For further information, contact the Campus Post Office, ext. 0201.

Campus Mail System

The campus mail system is a service to aid in the communication among College community members. Official College mailings (e.g., administrative mailings that deal with a person’s enrollment or status as a student), individually addressed inter-office mail to faculty, staff and students, or individually addressed U.S. mail are handled by the Campus Post Office.

Correspondence to students must be addressed with the person’s full name and campus mailbox number for example:

Jane Briton
Albion College
1234 Kellogg Center
Albion, MI 49224-0000

Individuals on campus and recognized groups may use the campus mail system for all-campus mailings to faculty and staff.

Written communication with campus residents, faculty or staff from individuals or groups not affiliated with the College must be sent through the U.S. mail.

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