Burns Street Apartments

The exterior of Burns St. Apartments

Burns St. Apartments

Burns Street Apartments bedroom
Burns Street Apartments bedroom
Burns Street Apartments kitchen
Burns Street Apartments kitchen area
Burns Apartments Experience

The Burns Street Apartments are the place for junior and senior-level students looking for truly independent living on campus. Each two-student studio or one-bedroom, one-bathroom style apartment comes with a full kitchen, including a stove and full-sized refrigerator, and ample space for studying or relaxing.

Located at the corner of Clark and Burns streets, these apartments house 46 students of junior and senior standing (gender-specific), with two people to an apartment. There are a total of 15 standard apartments (one-bedroom, one-bathroom) and eight efficiency (studio) apartments.

Our construction projects team was able to reinvigorate many of the spaces in Fall 2022 with updated flooring, paint, and surfaces. Throughout the whole building, bathroom fans were added and new HVAC standalone units were installed to increase efficiency and ensure optimal energy use and to provide cooling capacity during warmer months.


Albion College housing on Burns Street began following World War II, when the return of GIs from overseas caused housing shortages nation-wide. A prefabricated “war-surplus” wooden structure was located on Burns Street for veterans attending Albion College after their service. This temporary structure is not the structure you see now!

Room Selection Process

If interested in applying to live in a Burns Street apartment during Spring Room Selection Process, students can apply in a group of two for either a one-bedroom or an efficiency (studio-style) apartment. Juniors and seniors are eligible to apply to apartment options at Albion.

For more information on room rates, please see the Student Accounting Office’s Tuition & Fees page.

Students in Burns Street Apartments are not required to be on a College Board Plan. However, students may purchase a College Board Plan if desired. Please see Dining Services for more information.

Floor Plans:

Quick info: A and B apartments in each building are on the lower level with bedroom/bathroom windows facing street, and the larger living room windows facing the parking lot area. This is reversed in the C and D apartments, which are on the upper level. In efficiency-style apartments, the A, B, C, and D apartments are on the lower level, and the E, F, G, and H apartments are upstairs.

Efficiency-style Burns Apartment floor plan

One-bedroom style Burns Apartment floor plan


Building Amenities

Per Apartment:

  • Carpeted living/dining room
  • Standalone HVAC unit – heating and cooling
  • Wireless access throughout the building
    • Wired connections are available upon request (submit work order request to the Helpdesk to be connected
  • Furnished living room
    • Two pieces of lounge furniture (loveseat, chairs) and a coffee table
  • Dining room table and chairs
  • Full kitchen
    • Stove/oven
    • Sink
    • Refrigerator
  • Free laundry (located in Building 1220)
    • Two washers and two dryers available for Burns Apartment residents

Residents are responsible for the housekeeping in their individual apartments. Students need to bring their own cookware, dishware, and silverware.

Room Furnishings

Per Student:

  • XL twin size bed (80” x 36”)
  • May be bunked or placed as individuals
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Bookcase/shelf
  • Chest of drawers (three-drawer unit)

Building your own loft is prohibited. All college furniture must remain in the room/apartment throughout the entire academic year.

Community Living Staff

Area Coordinator (AC)

Our central office staff are happy to support our Burns Street Apartment residents. Located in 124 Ferguson – feel welcome to stop in, or email [email protected] to set up an appointment.

Smoking Policy

Burns Street Apartments is a smoke-free facility. For more information about Use of Tobacco Products, please see the Student Handbook.

Emergency Telephone

Burns Street Apartments have four emergency telephones that are direct lines to Campus Safety:

  1. North exterior door of 1220 (Burns Street Side)
  2. South exterior door of 1222
  3. North exterior door of 1224 (Burns Street Side)
  4. South exterior door of 1226

Please see Campus Safety’s Emergency Telephone Location Map for all emergency telephone locations.

Physical Address

1220 – 1228 Burns Street
Albion, MI 49224