Family and Supporters Newsletter: November 2021

November 29, 2021

End of Semester Dates

The end of the semester is swiftly approaching. Students are wrapping up classes and some will graduate this December. We wish all students a happy and healthy winter break. Below is the end of semester schedule. The full academic calendar can be viewed at any time on our website.

  • Friday, December 10, 2021: Last day of classes
  • Saturday and Sunday, December 11-12, 2021: Reading days
  • 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
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022: First day of spring semester classes

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


Tomorrow, alumni, friends and supporters will come together for 24 hours of giving and investing in Albion College. Every gift, no matter the amount, makes a difference in the quality of education provided to our students. Join in on the Fun of Giving to Albion College!

Upcoming Events

Remember to check the website’s event calendar regularly for upcoming events. Of special note is the returning much-loved Lessons and Carols on December 5 at 7 p.m., which will be livestreamed on the College’s YouTube channel. The performance is a holiday celebration put on by the Albion Concert Choir and the Briton Singers.

Faculty Highlight: Helena Mesa

“I can’t imagine not writing and I can’t imagine not teaching,” says professor of English Dr. Helena Mesa in her faculty profile. Her love of writing came later than for most, beginning in her senior year of college. Once the spark ignited, Mesa developed a passion for poetry and for teaching. She encourages students to celebrate their development as writers, and helps them discover an appreciation for poetry.

Meet Professor Mesa