First-Year Cohort Housing

Wesley & Seaton Halls

Traditional first-year students begin in our First-Year Community Cohort housing options at Wesley Hall or Seaton Hall. These buildings have historically been the location of first-year housing and continue to provide a gateway to the Albion experience. Both halls sustain unique Themed Housing options for first-year students, and are supported by professional staff and peer leaders that live in the building to help build community, advise, and care for our students.

Named after Susanna Wesley, Wesley Hall is approaching her Centennial Year. The building, beloved by alumni and local residents alike, is our largest residence hall and houses most of our first-year students. A refresh project is currently underway to update the halls and care for this keystone of Briton tradition. Substance-Free Housing is available in Wesley Hall.

Learn more about the Wesley Hall experience here

Seaton Hall houses both first-year and upper class students. Located next to Baldwin Hall on the intersection of Ditzler Way and Cass Street, it is central to all academic buildings, amenities, and dining options, and the student center. Seaton Hall hosts our Honors Residential Community.

Learn more about the Seaton Hall experience here.

After the First Year

At the end of a student’s first year, they will be invited to pursue a variety of options in our Upper Class Communities through the Room Selection Process (RSP) each Spring. Through RSP, students will learn to consider their own interests, lifestyle patterns, and goals as they decide where and with whom they want to live. Students apply as a group of two or more during RSP.

Transfer Students

Transfer Students are not housed in the First-Year Cohort, but are instead considered according to the experience they seek and as space permits. Generally, transfer students are assigned to live in one of our Upper Class Student Housing.