The Dean Hall Experience

Dean Hall has historic significance to the Albion College community. It was the longstanding home of the Dean Hall women’s cooperative, where residents planned, cooked, and ate together regularly, worked in a cooperative and respectful manner, and managed the building’s custodial needs collectively.

For the 2024-2025 Academic Year, Dean Hall is home to I-Space, The Modern Languages and Cultures (MLAC) Living Learning Community.

The community has a large kitchen, dining room, and living area where students often host gatherings. Laundry facilities are also located in the hall.

I-Space: Modern Languages and Cultures (MLAC) Living Learning Community

I-Space Community Application, 2024-2025 Academic Year (eRezLife form)

I-Space is intended for students pursuing language development and global interactions. Students majoring or minoring in a modern language are required to live for at least a semester in I-Space. Students interested in developing language and cultural skills or in related programs are strongly encouraged to consider the benefits of living in the LLC as well, as hands-on and experiential learning is deeply formative and allows for additional practice beyond the classroom. Residence in the house will include required program attendance and engagement. These initiatives will be fun, profound, and will form powerful relationships and self-awareness.

This living area is designated for students studying the French, German, or Spanish language. Its goals are to promote second-language acquisition and to encourage international awareness among its residents and the campus at large. Selection for residency in this living area is based on a declared major or minor in French, German, or Spanish, previous or current participation in an off-campus program of study in any country where French, German, or Spanish is spoken, and previous or current study of foreign language. Students pledge to speak the intended language within their living quarters. Eligible students can earn .25 unit for residency in I-Space for one semester and active participation in weekly programs in the student’s respective language house as well as in cultural events for all Fiske residents.

I-Space residents are selected on a semester-by-semester basis by the Modern Languages and Cultures LLC Selection Committee. Students interested in living in I-Space must apply through the I-Space application form available in eRezLife each semester. Approved individuals will be assigned to a specific room and roommate by the Modern Languages and Cultures LLC Selection Committee.

Important Reminders:

  1. First-year students are not eligible for I-Space residency.
  2. Fiske House cannot support window air conditioners. Please email [email protected] to see the list of housing options with central air or capability for approved window air conditioning units.
  3. Students residing in I-Space are required to be on a College Residential Meal Plan (15, 18, or 21 swipes per week).
  4. All application information will be kept confidential and used for purposes of making placements in I-Space. Applications are reviewed by MLAC faculty.

Room Selection Process

Students interested in applying to live in Dean Hall should prepare to complete the Returning Student Housing Form during Spring Room Selection Process in eRezLife, as well as the I-Space Community Application, which is reviewed by MLAC Faculty.

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

Students residing in Ingham Hall are required to select the 15, 18, or 21-Block Residential Meal Plans. Please see the Dining Services page for more information.

Hall Amenities

Room Furnishings and Hall Amenities

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)
  • Closet

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

Shared community restrooms

  • Four restrooms (one on the 3rd floor, two on the 2nd floor, and one on the 1st floor).

Common Area Space

  • Large first floor living and dining areas.

Internet Access

  • Wireless access is available throughout the building. Wired connections are available upon request (submit work order request to the Helpdesk to be connected).

Key Access

  • Our card system allows students to use their Albion1Card as a key to their residential building as well as their individual room.


  • The building’s full kitchen offers the following amenities:
    • Stove
    • Sink
    • Refrigerators
    • Deep freezer

Laundry Machines

  • One washer and one dryer (free of charge)
  • Located on the first floor

Residents are responsible for the housekeeping of their individual rooms. Albion College cleans the restrooms and common areas.

Community Living Staff

Area Coordinator (AC)

  • A full time professional staff member hired through the Office of Community Living.
  • Dean Hall AC resides on the first floor of Mitchell Towers and oversees Mitchell Towers, Fiske House, Ingham Hall, Dean Hall, Munger, Munger Annex, and Apartments.

Community Assistant (CA)

  • One upper-class student leader hired through the Office of Community Living.
  • The CA resides on the first floor near the entrance.

Smoking Policy

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

Emergency Telephone Locations

Dean Hall has one emergency telephone location that is a direct line to Campus Safety:

  1. North exterior door (Erie street side)

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

Physical Address

400 E. Erie Street
Albion, MI 49224

Floor Plans