New Student Orientation (Albion-O)

Albion-O

Welcome to your new home!

Albion-O is the final component of the Summer Orientation program. It is designed to welcome you to campus and help you build an immediate sense of community, connection and belonging. You’ll explore campus and downtown Albion, get settled into your new home, make friends, meet staff and faculty, learn about resources and programs available to you during your time at Albion, and, above all, have fun!

Below you’ll find the schedule for Albion-O 2022. Questions regarding the Albion-O Orientation program may be sent to orientation@albion.edu.

Monday, August 22 - Move-In Day Toggle Accordion

  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Check-In (Kellogg Center)
  • 5-5:45 p.m. – Welcome to all students (Norris)
  • 4:30-5:45 p.m. – Supporter Session – How to support your student at Albion College (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 5:45-6:15 p.m. – Supporter and Albion Community Welcome Parade and Send-off (Meet on Quad)
  • 6:15-8 p.m. – Welcome BBQ (Quad) – Parents and supporters are more than welcome to attend dinner with their students. The cost is $11.13 with tax. 
  • 8 p.m. Evening programming hosted by Community Living***

***Optional programming

Tuesday, August 23 - Building Community at Albion Toggle Accordion

  • 7-8 a.m. – Wellness activities (Meet at the Rock for a walk or run)***
  • 7-9 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. – Daily Hype (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 9:40 a.m. – Intro 
  • 10-11 a.m. – Campus Scavenger Hunt (Meet on Quad)
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Building Meaningful Relationships at Albion (Quad)
  • 12-1 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. – Lunch
  • 12-2 p.m. – Soccer Scrimmage (Soccer Field)
  • 3:30-4 p.m. – Wrap up (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 4-5 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • 4-5 p.m. – Mindfulness and Healing Yoga (Multi-Purpose Room – Dow)***
  • 5-7 p.m. – Dinner 
  • 7:30-10 p.m. – Target Takeover (Meet outside Goodrich Chapel)

***Optional programming

Wednesday, August 24 - Living and Playing in Albion Toggle Accordion

  • 7-8 a.m. – Wellness activities (Meet at the Rock for a walk or run)***
  • 7-9 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. – Daily Hype (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 9:40 a.m. – Intro
  • 9:45-10 a.m. – Mayor’s Address (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 10-11:40 a.m. – School for Public Purpose and Professional Advancement Session (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 11:45 a.m.- 12 p.m. – Class Photo (Kresge Steps)
  • 12- 2 p.m. – Lunch
  • 12-1 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • 2-5 p.m. – Roller Skating and Activities (Victory Park) ***
  • 4-5 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • 4-5 p.m. – Open Swim (Dow)***
  • 5-8 p.m. – Dinner
  • 8-9 p.m. – First Floor Meetings: Expectations of Residential Community (Residential Halls)
  • 9-10 p.m. – Rep. Your City (Quad)

***Optional programming

Thursday, August 25 - Succeeding at Albion Toggle Accordion

  • 7-8 a.m. – Wellness activities (Meet at the Rock for a walk or run)***
  • 7-9 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 8-9 a.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • 9:30 a.m. – Daily Hype (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 9:40 a.m. – Intro
  • 9:45 a.m.-noon – Round Robin Sessions (Olin/Robinson/Vulgamore)
  • 12 to 1 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • 12 to 1:10 p.m. – Lunch 
  • 1:15-2:15 p.m. – Meet Your FYE Mentors (Quad)
  • 2:20-3:20 p.m. – Round Robin Sessions Continued (Olin/Robinson/Vulgamore)
  • 3:30-3:35 p.m. – Wrap up (Quad)
  • 4-5 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • 4-5 p.m. – Mindfulness and Healing Yoga (Multi-Purpose Room – Dow)***
  • 4:15-5 p.m. – The Philadelphia Center Information Session (Google Meet)***
  • 5-8 p.m. – Dinner
  • 8-10 p.m. – Kaos in the KC (Kellogg Center)
  • 12-2 a.m. – Midnight – Midnight Movie Showing (Bohm Theatre)***

***Optional programming

Friday, August 26 - Belonging at Albion Toggle Accordion

  • 7-8 a.m. – Wellness activities (Meet at the Rock for a walk or run)***
  • 7-9 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 8-9 a.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • 9:30 a.m. – Daily Hype (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 9:40 a.m. – Intro
  • 9:45-11:15 a.m. – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Session (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. – First-Year Seminar Instructors and Mentors Session (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • 12:30-2 p.m. – Lunch
  • 2-3 p.m. – Time to get ready for Matriculation
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Matriculation Ceremony (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 5-8 p.m. – Dinner 
  • 8-10 p.m. – Glow Party (Quad)

***Optional programming

Saturday, August 27 - Class Trip Day Toggle Accordion

  • 7 a.m. – Breakfast 
  • 9:30 a.m. – Departure for off-Campus adventures (Ferguson Parking Lot)
  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. – Social Activity Day off-Campus
  • 5-7 p.m. – Return to Campus

Sunday, August 28 - Week of Welcome Kick-Off, Alumni Day Toggle Accordion

  • 7 a.m. – Breakfast 
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1-3:30 p.m. – Taking care of business ***
    • Kellogg Center: Bookstore, print your schedule
    • Cutler Center: Course registration changes, laptop and calculator check-out, I.T. support
    • Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • Pep Rally
  • 5-8 p.m. – Dinner