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.-3 p.m. – Check-In (Kellogg Center)
  • 4:30-5:45 p.m. – Welcome to all students (Goodrich Chapel) and first-floor meetings
  • 4:30-5:45 p.m. – Supporter Session – How to support your student at Albion College (Norris 101)
  • 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 (Baldwin Hall) – Parents, supporters and family members are more than welcome to attend dinner with their students (Ages 0-3 yrs. old are free, 4-10 yrs. old are $6.10 and 11 yrs. and older are $11.13; Please register in advance through Briton Bound.)
  • 8 p.m. – Evening programming hosted by Community Living

 

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
  • 8-9 a.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Cutler Center)
  • 9:30 a.m. – Daily Hype (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 9:40 a.m. – Intro 
  • 10-11 a.m. – Campus Scavenger Hunt (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Building Meaningful Relationships at Albion (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 12-1 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Cutler Center)
  • 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 (Cutler Center)
  • 4-5 p.m. – Mindfulness Meditation (Boyd Chapel)***
  • 5-7 p.m. – Dinner 
  • 7-10 p.m. – Target Takeover (Meet in Ferguson Parking Lot)

***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
  • 8-9 a.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Cutler Center)
  • 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 (Cutler Center)
  • 2-4 p.m. – Roller Skating and Excursions hosted by the School for Public Purpose and Professional Advancement (Victory Park) ***
  • 4-5 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Cutler Center)
  • 5-8 p.m. – Dinner
  • 8-9 p.m. – Second floor meeting (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 (Cutler Center)
  • 9:30 a.m. – Daily Hype (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 9:40 a.m. – Intro
  • 9:45 a.m.-12:35 p.m. – Round Robin Sessions (Olin/Robinson/Vulgamore)
  • 12 to 1 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Cutler Center)
  • 12:45 to 2:00 p.m. – Lunch 
  • 2-3 p.m. – Meet Your FYE Mentors (Quad)
  • 3-3:30 p.m. – Wrap up: Matriculation Overview and Rock Activity (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 4-5 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Cutler Center)
  • 4-5 p.m. – Mindfulness Meditation (Boyd Chapel)***
  • 5-8 p.m. – Dinner
  • 8-10 p.m. – Kaos in the KC (Kellogg Center)
  • 12-2 a.m. – “Beast” – 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 (Cutler Center)
  • 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 (Cutler Center)
  • 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 
  • 7-8 p.m. – Book Discussion: American  Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears (Bohm Theatre)***
  • 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