Albion College Announces Fully In-Person Instruction for Fall 2021

Following successful risk management amidst the pandemic throughout the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, Albion is returning to its standard academic calendar.

March 20, 2021

Two Albion College students wear face masks outside Baldwin Hall.

Two students wearing masks outside Baldwin Hall. Thanks to proactive measures taken by students, faculty and staff, Albion has maintained a low COVID-19 positivity rate throughout the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.

Albion College, one of the top 50 innovative liberal arts colleges in the country, announced plans today to return to 100% in-person instruction for the Fall 2021 academic semester. Albion College President Dr. Mathew Johnson made the announcement.

As a result of advanced testing protocols including over 8,000 tests administered since January 2021, and responsible decision making on behalf of students, faculty and staff, many elements of the on-campus experience at Albion College have remained intact. Fall 2021 will mark the return to full in-person classes with appropriate COVID-19 policies in place, as well as the return to the standard academic calendar from the module approach taken last year.

“With extraordinary cooperation, collaboration and effort from our students, faculty and staff alike, our campus has maintained an incredibly low COVID-19 positivity rate throughout the pandemic. We’ve taken action as a community to mitigate the spread and the Spring 2021 semester has been our best yet in terms of risk management,” said Johnson. “Our top priority when making decisions that affect our broader campus community is the health and safety of those impacted. We are eager to make strides toward a fully in-person campus experience this fall, with a continued focus on proactive safety measures. This includes a return to our regular academic schedule and increased opportunities for on-campus gathering and student activities.”

While COVID-19 remains a global health concern, Albion College is working closely with local health authorities to ensure a safe return in the fall. More details on Albion’s approach to the Fall 2021 semester, including important updates regarding both academics and student activities, can be found on the College’s Together Safely website as the semester nears.