Albion College affirms the educational benefits inherent in the residential aspect of the undergraduate experience, and as such requires all students to reside and board within the College residential system. As a residential campus, students are expected to reside in College housing for the duration of their enrollment. The Office of Residential Life is committed to helping students make a housing decision that will best meet their individual needs. Albion College's housing options are designed for students to have the opportunity during their 4 years to progress from a traditional housing option as first and second year students to housing options which provide opportunities for greater responsibility and independence to their assigned residential community as seniors.
Student Residence and Board Policies
Exemptions to the residence policy are granted to students who fall under one or more of the following categories:
Application to apply for one of the exemptions must be made on a form available at the Office of Residential Life, with supporting documentation as required in the instructions with that form.
*“Principal residence” means the one place where an owner of the property has his or her true, fixed, and permanent home to which, whenever absent, he or she intends to return and that shall continue as a principal residence until another principal residence is established.
Automatic exemptions to the board policy are granted to students who fall under one of the following categories:
There will be no refund of the room fee once the semester begins, including the room fee charged to students who are granted an exemption to the residence policy.
To Petition for Residency Exemption, students must complete a Petition through the Office of Residential Life by Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by 4:00 PM. These students must fall into one or more of the 5 categories listed above. Petitions can be obtained online as well as from the Office of Residential Life (Ferguson 124).
Please note that the Petitions Committee only meets once annually. All decisions being rendered are for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Therefore, if a student is interested in Petitioning for Residency Exemption for Spring 2019, they should submit their Petition durng the Spring 2018 Room Selection Process. Students should plan accordingly.