Family and Supporters Newsletter: December 2021

December 15, 2021

End of Semester Dates

The end of the semester has arrived. We hope that you have a restful winter break, and we look forward to your students returning in January. You can refer to the end-of-semester schedule below. The full academic calendar can be viewed at any time on our website.

  • Monday-Thursday, December 13-16, 2021: Final exams
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021: All residential buildings close at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 22, 2021: Final grades viewable on ACIS at 5 p.m.
  • Friday, December 31, 2021: Degrees awarded to December graduates (no commencement ceremony)
  • Sunday, January 16, 2022: All residential buildings open for spring semester at noon
  • Monday, January 17, 2022: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no classes
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022: First day of spring semester classes
  • Friday-Sunday, January 28-30, 2022: Sorority formal recruitment

As your student prepares for winter break, you can read up on our check-out process, including timelines, transportation resources, and other information, on the Office of Community Living website.

Mental Health Resources

Did you know that all Albion College students have access to free, 24/7 mental and physical telehealthcare? We take the mental health of our students very seriously, and our staff and faculty are committed to ensuring that students have access to the care they need. The College offers free mental health support, both through our counseling services on campus and through AlbionCare, a virtual platform where students can receive mental health support 24/7, 365 days a year.

Class of 2022 Commencement

Parents and supporters of students walking in the Class of 2022 Commencement can stay informed about Commencement plans on our website. Feel free to start planning your trip!

If you have questions about ordering caps and gowns, invitations, or other commencement merchandise you can contact the Albion College bookstore at (517) 629-0391.

If you have questions about events, you can contact Hannah Mattson at [email protected] or (269) 223-2236.

Faculty Highlight: Darren Mason

“Learning mathematics and computer science, while challenging, enables students to better understand the data-driven world that surrounds them,” says professor of mathematics and computer science Dr. Darren Mason. “Any amount of new knowledge is positive. And you don’t have to understand the entirety of math to reap its benefits. Somewhere down the road, math is essential to getting something done and making all of our lives better.” In his faculty profile, Mason discusses his warm and fuzzy approach to math, his love for his students, and his obsession with the Grateful Dead.

Meet Professor Mason.