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.


College Response to Governor's Stay-Home, Stay-Safe Order

March 23, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

To All Members of the Albion College Community:

Just a few minutes ago, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a stay-home, stay-safe executive order as the next step in the state's effort to combat and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19. The order goes into effect at midnight ET tonight and will be in effect for at least the next three weeks.

The College has been making preparations for this situation, as this action follows that of other states in the last several days. At the same time, every preparation couldn't be made in advance until official wording from the governor's office was shared.

As such, please be on the lookout for a follow-up communication, which will be sent as soon as possible this afternoon with details on what students and their families, faculty and staff can expect in the days ahead.

Bear in mind that the situation continues to be fluid, and we understand there will be more questions in the hours and days to come. We will do our best to answer them as efficiently and as completely as we can, with the information that we have at the time. Questions can continue to be sent to , and the College's COVID-19 web page will continue to be updated.

Again, a follow-up communication will be sent shortly with more details pertaining to the governor's stay-home, stay-safe order.

Thank you,

Albion College Response Team

Stay safe and stay healthy: 20-second hand-washes; coughs and sneezes into your elbow; if you're sick or feeling sick, stay at home or in your room.

Academic Advising and Pre-registration Planning

March 21, 2020, 7:45 p.m.

Academic Advising for the Fall 2020 semester begins on Monday, March 23. Because of the COVID-19 situation, ALL advising appointments are to be done remotely over video, phone, or email.

All students must have contact with their academic adviser and submit a pre-registration plan for Fall 2020 classes Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3. If you do not have contact with your official academic adviser, a hold will be placed on your registration until you do so and it is confirmed by your adviser.

Planning/Pre-registration

Pre-registration is done through the Planning feature of the registration system. Please build at least one registration plan, although two or three plans are better.

The instructions for Pre-registration Plan are as follows:

All students must complete a pre-registration plan for classes.

Please complete the planning process by following these simple steps:

  1. Log in to ACIS
  2. Select the Student tab
  3. Select the Registration button
  4. Select the Plan Ahead link
  5. Log in using your ACIS ID and PIN again (this will appear only the first time you log in)
  6. Select Fall 2020 for the planning term then choose Continue.
  7. Select Create a New Plan
  8. Search for classes using the search boxes on the page.
  9. Once you have selected the subjects, choose the "View Sections" button to the right of the course. This will tell you if the course is being offered next semester, how many sections, and when they are offered. Only place classes that have active sections for next semester in your plan.
  10. Select the section you would like to take by choosing the "Add" button to the right of the course section.
  11. When you have completed your selection of courses for your plan, choose the "Save Plan" button on the lower right.
  12. Click on the home/house button in the upper left corner and then choose the Plan Ahead link to create at least one other additional plan. You may create up to three plans.

To be clear, this is NOT course registration. However you can use these plans to register once registration starts on April 6 through April 16. Your academic advisor will let you know your registration time.

Please don't hesitate to contact the Registrar's Office if you have any questions about pre-registration planning or the registration process.

Drew Dunham, Associate Dean
Academic Affairs and Registrar
Albion College

Information From Oaklawn Hospital Regarding COVID 19

March 20, 2020, 7:15 p.m.

Oaklawn Hospital has instituted a Coronavirus Hotline for screening for COVID-19. This hotline can also be used for general questions regarding the Coronavirus. Screening done through this hotline will consist of health and travel related questions. The Hotline is available 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily. Call 269/789-7614.

Oaklawn Express Care-Marshall has expanded its hours to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Express Care-Marshall will be open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. every day until further notice. Oaklawn has designated Express Care-Marshall as their Emergency Response Clinic during this time. This clinic will be seeing only patients presenting with a cough and a fever. Express Care Marshall is located at 1174 West Michigan Ave in Marshall. If you are having other problems or are unsure which facility to use, please call 269/789-4390 or your primary care doctor for advice. Testing for COVID-19 is not done through the Emergency Room.

Oaklawn Express Care-Albion will continue its regular hours 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. every day at this time. You may walk-in with symptoms other than those of the Coronavirus, but you should call ahead to 517/654-1020 to discuss your best option for care if possible.

As always, if this is a medical emergency related to COVID-19 or other illness (difficulty breathing or severe shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face) get medical attention immediately. Call Campus Safety at 517/629-1234.

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