Matriculation Ceremony

A time-honored Albion College tradition.

Matriculation is a formal process of becoming a student or enrolling into a college. This event marks the moment when all new students (both first-years and transfers) officially become a part of the Albion family in College history.

During this event, our students are formally welcomed to the Albion community of scholars by the College’s president, faculty, and upperclass students. On the Friday of Fall Orientation each year, Friday, August 27, 2021, this year, students go through the following traditions to Matriculate into Albion College;

  • Learn the College hymn, “Albion, Dear Albion”
  • Sign the College’s student pledge
  • Walk through the Petherick Walk of Scholars and through the Faculty Gauntlet (robed in their traditional academic regalia.)