New Students

Your virtual guide to all things Albion.

Albion College students on the Quad, with the Observatory in the background.Whether you’re a first-year or transfer student, you’ll find fun (and useful!) information on these pages to help you settle into your new home.

If at any time you need additional assistance, please contact the Division of Student Development online or by phone at 517-629-0750.

Not sure what the “Stack” is? Never heard of The Io? Get up to speed on common Albion slang, or as we like to call them, Albion-isms.

First-Year Experience

The William Atwell Brown, Jr., and Mary Brown Vacin First-Year Experience (FYE) program focuses on first-year students and their transitions from high school to college. This program is designed to provide support and encouragement from a student’s first day of orientation to the final day of the first year at Albion.

The FYE Program focuses on two main areas of transition–academic and social–and includes new student orientation (Albion-O).

First-Year Experience

Campus Services

Community Living

This campus office oversees Albion’s residence halls. The staff of Community Living makes room and roommate assignments for incoming students, and helps students with housing issues throughout the year.

Campus Safety

The Campus Safety staff handles parking permit petitions for incoming students. The office also ensures the security of residence halls and will provide an escort to walk back to your hall with you after dark.

Dining and Hospitality Services

Dining Services keeps the student body fed in Baldwin Hall’s dining room. (Hint to parents: You can also contact Dining Services to have a care package sent to your student.)

Post Office

Located in the Kellogg Center, the Post Office is the place to check your mailbox, send outgoing mail, and purchase stamps. The Student Handbook has more information on available services (look under the heading “Campus Communications”).