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Albion-O Fall Orientation Schedule and Paint the Rock Activity

This edition provides instructions for both First Year Students and Transfer Students regarding the Albion-O Fall Orientation and a starter schedule. In addition, a “Paint the Rock” Activity is available for all new students.

Fall Orientation Overview, Family Transitions, Virtual Meeting with President Johnson and Dean Wright

move-inThis edition will provide an overview of the new Student Fall Orientation Program, give you great conversation starters to have with your family before moving to campus, important reminders about the fall, and a link to register for the virtual meeting tomorrow night with President Johnson and Dean Wright.

Together Safely in the Fall, Fall Orientation, Mailings & Packages, and Alumni Association Welcome

move-inThis week’s edition introduces the new Together Safely in the Fall website detailing students returning to campus and the Albion-O Orientation program. Information on sending letters and packages is provided to parents and family members and the Alumni Association provides a warm Welcome to new students.

Find a Campus Job, Register to Vote, Top 10 Albion Bucket List Items

electionIn this week’s edition we will share more information about preparing for the fall, finding a campus job, registering to vote in upcoming elections, winter weather and our Top 10 Albion Bucket List items.

Meet President Johnson, Explore the Division of Student Development, and Important Reminders

robinsonThis week you will get to know some important people and departments on campus. Don’t miss the Live Q & A Zoom with President Johnson and learn about the departments that make up the Division of Student Development.

FYS Course Selection, New College Bill Timeline, Community Education and Briton Spirit Guide

robinsonAs fall gets closer, we’re here to help you get prepared. Some of the items in this issue include selecting your First Year Seminar Course Pair, information about the new timeline for your college bill, community education training and learning the insider scoop on what it means to be a Briton!

Academic Updates, Athletic Department Information and the Bookstore

robinsonAdditional details have been released regarding the two module academic semester. This week’s edition covers the two module semester system, early fall courses, requirements for student athletes to practice and play, new Varsity Sports announcement and textbook purchasing information from the Bookstore.

Briton Path, Campus Safety, Technology Survey and Engage

This week’s blog contains information on our Briton Path academic support program and video from Campus Safety highlighting the services they provide. We also are asking you to take a quick technology survey and create an Engage profile so you can sign into events and meetings in the fall.

Fall Calendar, What to Bring, and Academic Skills Center

tpcPreparing for the fall semester takes many steps. Some of the items in this issue include learning more about our fall 2020 academic calendar, preparing for what to bring to campus, available academic support resources, and hearing from current students about what they wish they would have known before starting at Albion.

Centers and Institutes, Tuition Bill Information and Classroom Mythbusters

This edition spotlights opportunities that exist for students within our Centers and Institutes. In addition, please see information on our Career and Internship Center, Disability Accommodations and Services, and Tuition Bill Support. Students check out our helpful classroom Mythbuster tips.

Technology, Community Resources, Summer Playlist Challenge

robinsonThis week the Summer Orientation team highlights critical technology information including login credentials and the student computing guide. Other highlights include Albion Community Resources and an invitation for students to join our Summer Playlist Challenge for a chance to win Albion College swag. This issue is our first to feature parent tagged information, which focuses on emergency alert systems this week.

Health Care, Parking Permits, First Year Reflection

robinsonHealth care is extremely important while attending college, and more importantly to have a plan before you need it. Check out information on health care while at Albion College, as well as parking permits, and listen to reflections of upper-class students regarding their first year residential living.

Summer Orientation Program - Class Registration and Housing

Discover what the Summer Orientation program is all about, and get a start on your first “to-do” items — one step closer to coming to campus!

Meet your Summer Orientation Directors

Summer Orientation Directors, Tracey Howard and Jennifer Yawson, welcome you to Albion College, and give you an overview of the Summer Orientation - A Countdown to College Program.

What's Next

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Hey incoming class of 2024! It’s hard to believe that we are just a few months away from Move-In Day and that beginning of your college career! To help you prepare for college, we’re going to be uploading periodic “Countdown to College” posts like this one to give you some insight on how to make sure you’re as ready as possible for the semester to begin!