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 2021. Questions regarding the Albion-O Orientation program may be sent to orientation@albion.edu.

Monday, August 23 - Move-In Day Toggle Accordion

  • 9 to 4 p.m. – Check-In (Kellogg Center)
  • 5-7 p.m. – Welcome Dinner. Parents and supporters are more than welcome to attend dinner with their students. The cost is $11.13 with tax. 
  • 5-7 p.m. – ¡Bienvenidos a Albion College! A dinner welcoming Spanish-speaking students and families (I-Space/Fiske Hall)
  • 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Supporter Send-Off (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 7:45p.m. Floor meetings and introduction to Community Living 
  • *9 p.m. Evening programming hosted by Community Living

*Optional programming

Tuesday, August 24 - Building Community at Albion Toggle Accordion

  • *7 to 8 a.m. – Wellness activities (Meet at the Rock for a walk or run)
  • 7 to 9 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 8 to 9 a.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • 9:30 a.m. – Daily Hype (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 9:40 a.m. – Intro
  • 10 to 11 a.m. – First-Year Seminar group activity 
  • 11 a.m. to noon – Group activities
  • Noon to 1 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Campus Scavenger Hunt
  • 3:30 to 4 p.m. – Wrap-up (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 4 to 5 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • *4:15 to 5 p.m. – Mindfulness and Healing Yoga (Multi-Purpose Room at the Dow)
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Dinner
  • 8 to 10 p.m. – Target Takeover 

*Optional programming

Wednesday, August 25 - Living and Playing in Albion Toggle Accordion

  • *7 to 8 a.m. – Wellness activities (Meet at the Rock for a walk or run)
  • 7 to 9 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 8 to 9 a.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • 9:30 a.m. – Daily Hype (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 9:40 a.m. – Intro
  • 10 to 11 a.m. – School of Public Purpose Break Out Sessions
  • 11:30 a.m. – Class Photo 
  • 11: a.m.- 4 p.m. Experience Albion 
    • 11 to 11:15 a.m. – Line up on Cass St.
      11:15 a.m. – Walk from Cass to Superior St.
    • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Lunch
    • 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Local business bazaar (banks, library, retail, etc.) 
    • 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Live music
    • 12:30 pm to 4 p.m. – Roller skating at Victory Park 
    • 12:30 to 4 p.m. – History of Holland Park 
    • 12:30 to 4 p.m. – Community engagement opportunities 
    • 3 to 6 p.m. – Farmer’s Market
  • Noon to 1 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • 4 to 5 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • *4:15 to 5 p.m. – Open Swim at the Dow
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Dinner
  • 7 p.m. – Rep. Your City

*Optional programming

Thursday, August 26 - Succeeding at Albion Toggle Accordion

  • *7 to 8 a.m. – Wellness activities (Meet at the Rock for a walk or run)
  • 7 to 9 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 8 to 9 a.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • 9:30 a.m. – Daily Hype (Goodrich Chapel)
  • 9:40 a.m. – Intro
  • 10 a.m. to noon – Round Robin Sessions
  • Noon to 1 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • Noon to 1:30p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Round Robin Sessions Continued
  • 3:30 to 4 p.m. – Wrap-Up in Goodrich
  • 4 to 5 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • *4:15 to 5 p.m. – Mindfulness and Healing Yoga (Multi-Purpose Room at the Dow)
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Dinner
  • 7 p.m. – Kaos in the Kellogg Center – late-night programming
    • *Optional activities (lip-sync, crafts)
  • *Midnight – Midnight Movie Showing

*Optional programming

Friday, August 27 - Belonging at Albion Toggle Accordion

  • *7 to 8 a.m. – Wellness activities (Meet at the Rock for a walk or run)
  • 7 to 9 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 8 to 9 a.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • 9:30 a.m. Daily Hype – Goodrich Chapel
  • 9:40 a.m. – Intro
  • 10 a.m. to noon – Group activities
  • Noon to 1 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • Noon to 1:30p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Daily mindfulness activity 
  • 3 to 5 p.m. – Matriculation Ceremony
  • 4 to 5 p.m. – Class Schedule Changes (Ferguson 103)
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Dinner
  • 8 p.m. – Glow Party on the Quad

*Optional programming

Saturday, August 28 - Class Trip to Michigan Adventure Toggle Accordion

  • 7 a.m. – Breakfast (Meet on the Quad)
  • 8:30 a.m. – Depart from Ferguson parking lot
  • 11 a.m. – Arrive at Michigan Adventure
  • 7 p.m. – Depart from Michigan Adventure
  • 9:30 p.m. – Return to campus

Sunday, August 29 - Week of Welcome Kick-Off, Alumni Day Toggle Accordion

  • 7 a.m. – Breakfast 
  • *11 a.m. – Chapel: Chapel Brits will host a Christan Worship service to welcome everyone to campus and help you get connected with our Christian organizations!
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1 to 4 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)
  • 5 p.m. – Alumni and community BBQ dinner
    • Line dancing, tabletop conversations 
  • 9 p.m. – Hall meeting