Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest Update June 30, 2020

An Albion College Response Team continues to monitor the situation, respond to developments, and work with on- and off-campus resources to best support our community members who may be impacted by the spread of COVID-19.

We are also working closely with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) to monitor coronavirus developments in our region. Additionally, we are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and are communicating regularly with the Albion College community through email and this webpage.

The Spring 2020 semester has concluded.

  • Classes moved to online instruction the week of March 16 and concluded in an online format. Residence halls closed on March 24 to comply with the Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Limited exceptions have been granted for students with extraordinary need.

  • Decisions on previously scheduled events will continue to be communicated as they are made.
    • A virtual Honors Convocation was held May 1.
    • A virtual Commencement was held May 2, and an on-campus celebration of the Class of 2020 is tentatively scheduled for October 16 at 4 p.m. Details for the on-campus event will be shared promptly once they are firm.
    • Summer camps and conferences have been impacted. Learn more
  • Read about how the situation is affecting the admission and enrollment process.

MDHHS has created a statewide hotline to respond to health-related questions about COVID-19. The phone number is 1-888-535-6136 and is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

Again, the best way to keep updated on the COVID-19 pandemic and Albion's response is through this page, as it is being regularly updated by the College.

And it can't be said often enough: Wash your hands frequently. Cover your coughs and sneezes. If you are sick, stay at home or in your room.

Because You're a Briton

April 9, 2020

The Institutional Advancement office teamed up with BluFish Consulting, a marketing firm based in nearby Marshall, to produce a brief video for Albion College students, and indeed the entire College family, "in this time when everyday life feels so far from normal."

Extension of the Stay Home, Stay Safe order through April

April 9, 2020, 5:15 p.m.

From Lisa Locke, Director of Human Resources:

Dear Colleagues,

Today Governor Whitmer extended the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order through the end of April. This means Albion College will continue to operate on-site limited to the identified critical workers in order to ensure our minimum basic operations are met as well as our basic infrastructure activities and continued support of remote teaching, learning and work activities.

Thank you for your commitment to Albion College. Please stay well and stay safe.

Counseling Service is Still Supporting Students

April 9, 2020

Counseling Services continues to be available to assist all Albion College students for the remainder of the semester. We are not available for face-to-face appointments but can arrange phone or virtual consultations. We are available during our regular business hours — Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.. You can call Counseling Services at 517/629-0236 or email us at to request an appointment. We also continue to have a counselor available for after hour consultations. To speak to a counselor after hours call Campus Safety at 517/629-1234 and ask to speak with a counselor.

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