The official First-Year Move-In day is Friday, August 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The official move-in dates for returning students are Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Any student who is requesting to arrive to campus early can email . If students are already on the Early Arrival list through Athletics or another department, they will receive an email from Residential Life no later than August 9, 2019.
Residential Life staff including Resident Assistants will be available on campus throughout move-in weekend to assist you with getting checked in and ready for the academic year. Our hope is that the move-in experience is smooth, convenient, and fun! In addition to our Residential Life staff, various departments and leaders from across campus will be available to assist you, greet you, and help you get settled before classes begin.
One of the more convenient ways to navigate around campus is by going online to view our campus map. In addition to viewing the campus online, Albion College staff members will be handing out maps at several locations, specifically at each check-in desks within the residential halls. Check-in time is from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for first year students on August 23rd. For our upperclassmen, you will be permitted to check into your space between the hours of 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th. If you arrive after 6:00 p.m. then you will need to contact the RA on duty and please be patient while we try to locate a staff member to assist you after hours.
You will see various staff members from the Department of Residential Life throughout the entire day. Be sure to introduce yourself and your family to them. Each of the residence halls will have information posted about events, activities, meals, and campus safety.
Are you curious to know what items are permitted in the residence halls? First of all, we encourage you to connect with your roommate(s) to discuss which items you plan to share in order to avoid cluttering the room. You may also check out the Items you may want for your residence hall room and Items to Leave at Home sections of the New Students page.
Please note that all student rooms in the residence halls are not the same, especially in size. You can view each residence hall on the Building Information page.
If you have not already made contact with your roommates, then we strongly encourage you to do so. You may find that information in your Albion email and or call the Department of Residential Life at 517/629-0224. It may be helpful to get to know one another prior to move-in day. Please be sure to discuss with your roommates about your living style preferences. Keep in mind that your roommates don't have to be best friends but it's important to discuss a shared common goal on what a successful living experience may look like for everyone.
Students can go to the IT HelpDesk, located on the ground floor of Ferguson, across from the computer lab. Each new Student ID costs $5.00, which is added to the student's account.
Students who are looking to get their ID updated for the semester can visit one of the ID Kiosks across campus. The ID Kiosks are located on the ground floor of Ferguson, in Upper Baldwin (near the stairs/entrance of Baldwin Cafe), and on the West end of the Kellogg Center (KC).
If a Student ID is not working, students can visit the IT HelpDesk to get it fixed.
Students are unable to change their room for the first two weeks of each semester. Students are permitted to seek approval for a room move between Monday, September 9th and Monday, September 30th ONLY.
If students are experiencing roommate conflicts, we encourage students to following this process:
Board plan changes are permitted until the 10 th day of the semester. Students must email Residential Life to let us know they would like to change their meal plan. For example, "I would like to change my meal plan from the 18 meal plan to the 21 meal plan for Fall 2019."
Students that reside in the residence halls (Wesley, Mitchell, Whitehouse, Seaton, Fiske, and Ingham) are required to be on a residential board plan. The different Meal Plan options are listed on the Tuition & Fees website.
Students that reside in the fraternities and apartments are not required to be on board but may purchase a board plan if they wish.
Students can go to the IT HelpDesk, located on the ground floor of Ferguson, across from the computer lab for a new Student ID. Each new Student ID costs $5.00, which is added to the student's account.
For fraternity keys, students can email, call, or visit Residential Life to explain that they need a new key for their room. There is an automatic $90.00 lock change charge for a new fraternity key or if the key is lost. Facilities staff typically changes the lock within 1–3 business days.
All furniture must remain in the designated room/apartment for the duration of the school year, per the Student Handbook. Students may be charged for removing furniture.