Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest Update June 4, 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.

Summer Camps and Conferences Update

April 29, 2020

From the Office of Conference Services and Events:

The pace of and response to the coronavirus pandemic has made clear that empathetic, compassionate, service-oriented leadership is needed more than ever. We are balancing finding a way to hold camps and conferences safely with the desire to not take something away from young people who have already lost so much. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel it is impractical if not impossible, to host outside overnight groups contracted at Albion College for the 2020 summer season.

We remain hopeful about the possibility of athletic day camps run by our Albion College coaches to happen in July or early August, if the Executive Order for Michigan allows group gatherings. If day camps can happen, dining will not be an option for food service and campers will be asked to bring their own food and drinks.

Please visit the Conference Services website for information on specific events impacted.