New Student Orientation (Albion-O)

Albion-O

Welcome to your new home!

Albion-O 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!

Albion-O 2024 will take place Wednesday, August 21 – Sunday, August 25, 2024. The full orientation schedule is below. We look forward to welcoming you to campus soon!

Questions regarding the Albion-O orientation program may be sent to orientation@albion.edu.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2024 Toggle Accordion

  • Move-In (between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) – Kellogg Center
  • Student and Supporter Welcome (4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) – Goodrich Chapel
  • Student Welcome and Supporter Sessions
    • Student Session (4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.) – Goodrich Chapel
    • Supporter Session (4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.) – Norris
  • Welcome BBQ Dinner for Students and Supporters (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) – Quad
  • First Floor Meetings (8 p.m. to 10 p.m.) – Residence Halls

Thursday, August 22, 2024 Toggle Accordion

  • Breakfast (7 a.m. to 9 a.m.) – Baldwin
  • Daily Hype (9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.) – Goodrich Chapel
  • Building Meaningful Relationships / Morning Session (9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.) – Goodrich Chapel
  • Intro to Your Academic Journey and First Year Seminar Session (10:45 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.)
  • FYE Peer Mentor Activities (11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.) – Quad
  • [Optional] Class Schedule Changes (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) – Registrar’s Office
  • [Optional] Meet the Institutes and Centers for Lunch (12 p.m. – 1 p.m.) – Upper Baldwin
  • Lunch (12 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.) – Baldwin
  • First Year Seminar Selection (1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) – Goodrich Chapel
  • Scavenger Hunt (2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) – Goodrich Chapel
  • [Optional] Class Schedule Changes (4 p.m. to 5 p.m.) – Registrar’s Office
  • Dinner (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.) – Baldwin
  • Target Takeover (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.) – Meet at Ferguson

Friday, August 23, 2024 Toggle Accordion

  • Breakfast (7 a.m. to 9 a.m.) – Baldwin
  • Daily Hype and Mayor’s Welcome (9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.) – Goodrich Chapel
  • Round Robins (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) – Goodrich Chapel
  • Microexcursions (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) – Meet on Quad
  • [Optional] Class Schedule Changes (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) – Registrar’s Office
  • Lunch (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) – Baldwin
  • Round Robins (1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.) – Quad
  • Matriculation (3 p.m. to 4 p.m.) – Goodrich Chapel
  • [Optional] Class Schedule Changes (4 p.m. to 5 p.m.) – Registrar’s Office
  • Dinner (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) – Baldwin
  • Second Floor Meetings (8 p.m. to 9 p.m.) – Residence Halls
  • Glow Party (9 p.m. to 11 p.m.) – Quad
  • Movie at The Bohm (11 p.m.) – Meet at The Rock

Saturday, August 24, 2024 Toggle Accordion

  • Breakfast (7 a.m. to 9 a.m.) – Baldwin
  • Daily Hype / Class Photo (9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.) – Kresge Steps
    • Reminder: Wear your class t-shirt!
  • DEIJ/Belonging Workshop (10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) – Goodrich Chapel
  • [Optional] Class Schedule Changes (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) – Registrar’s Office
  • Lunch (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) – Baldwin
  • Consent Workshop (1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) – Goodrich Chapel
  • Wrap Up Session and Survey (2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.) – Goodrich Chapel
  • Break (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • [Optional] Class Schedule Changes (4 p.m. to 5 p.m.) – Registrar’s Office
  • Dinner (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) – Baldwin
  • Kaos in the KC (8 p.m. to 10 p.m.) – Kellogg Center

Sunday, August 25, 2024 Toggle Accordion

Sunday has two options:

  • An off-campus adventure to South Haven beach (10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) – Meet at Ferguson, or
  • Stay on campus and engage in optional social activities
Time
ActivityDescription
7 a.m. - 9 a.m.Breakfast at Baldwin
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.Campus Walk at The RockCome join the Albion-O leaders who will be taking a walk starting at the Rock! Use this time to destress and decompress after a busy week.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.South Haven Trip (Departs from Ferguson Parking Lot)Join us for fun in the sun! We will be spending most of the day in South Haven, MI which is right on Lake Michigan. Bring beachwear and sand supplies.
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.Time Management Workshop at Kellogg Center 3rd floor Conference RoomAs you prepare for your first day of classes, time management will be key. This session will introduce you to critical strategies for managing your time and setting you up for success!
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.Yard Games on the QuadWe'll have yard games set up all day on the quad. Gather a group of friends and come hang out!
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.Class Schedule Changes at Registrar's OfficeNeed help with your class schedule? Stop into the Registrar's office for help!
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.First Gen Gathering at Kellogg Center Living RoomAre you the first person in your family attending college? First of all, congratulations! Second of all, you're not alone. Come join other students, faculty and staff who are also first-gen students to connect.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.Texas Student Gathering at Kellogg Center 4th Floor LoftMissing the Lone Star State? Pop in to connect with other fellow Texans and reminisce about home! Maybe you'll even meet a new friend from your home city!
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.Class Schedule Changes at Registrar's OfficeNeed help with your class schedule? Stop into the Registrar's office for help!
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.Swingin' at the Shell at Victory ParkSwingin' at the Shell is a free summer concert series that takes place in Victory Park, less than a mile from campus! Join us for some music and enjoying your last evening before classes begin.

Monday, August 26, 2024 Toggle Accordion

First day of classes!