Health Care, Parking Permits, First Year Reflection

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We hope you had a nice Memorial Day Holiday!

The Summer Orientation Program would like to recognize the recent Memorial Day holiday and pay special tribute to all of those who have served and sacrificed for their country. In addition, we recognize and thank any students and their family members who have or are currently serving in the U.S. armed forces.


First-Year Students: Transfer Students: Student Health Information

Medical Services:

The health and wellness of Albion College students is important to all of us. To assist students in maintaining the greatest degree of wellness possible, Albion College has partnered with Oaklawn Medical Group and Express Care-Albion. Their facility includes both the Oaklawn Family Practice Office and Express Care. Both facilities are located on campus, downtown in the lower level of Munger Apartments. This is an upper class student housing unit, and the entrance is located on the N. Monroe Street side of the building (facing Biggby Coffee).

Oaklawn Medical Group and Medical Assistance Information

Insurance:

Albion College requires students to be covered by commercial, private, or State of Michigan insurance prior to arrival on campus. With the current ongoing pandemic, it is even more important to be prepared to take care of your health. Please make sure to check with your insurance provider to make sure you are covered. Check with your Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), or if you reside from outside the State of Michigan, check with your insurance provider to make sure you are covered while you reside in Albion. Do not wait until you need health care before you check on your insurance coverage. If you do not have insurance coverage, there are various ways to obtain health insurance prior to arriving on campus. The links below take you to websites that will aid you in evaluating your options for obtaining health care insurance:

  • Many commercial companies have policies available that provide coverage for college students
  • The Health Insurance Marketplace healthcare.gov
  • The MI Bridges self-service website to apply for State of Michigan government assistance newmibridges.michigan.gov

If you have questions or need further assistance please call Cheryl Krause BSN, RN-BC at 517-629-0220 from 8 p.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

The Student Health Record - Immunizations:

Albion College requires students to submit immunization records showing they received appropriate doses of the Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Measles-Mumps-Rubella, and Polio vaccines before arriving on Campus. Additionally, you must provide a record of either a history of Varicella (Chicken Pox) or show that you have been vaccinated for the disease. If you received the vaccines in the State of Michigan, the record of those vaccinations are available from the State of Michigan vaccine registry by checking with your health care provider. The Student Health Record immunization is required for all incoming students. This form is located in your Briton Bound account and is due by August 1. If you have questions, please call 517-629-0220 or email .

First-Year Students: Transfer Students: Parking Permits

First year and transfer students who wish to bring a car to campus must have a permit to park on campus. To register for a permit please fill out the Student Parking Permit Registration form in your Briton Bound account. For information about permits and their costs, please refer to this linked handout and the Campus Safety parking information website.

First-Year Students: Transfer Students: Reflections on Residential Learning

One of the core values at Albion College is the residential living experience. Whether you are living in a traditional residential hall or apartment style living, the residential community living experience is an integral part of being a student at Albion College. Many students at Albion look back at their time as a first-year student and recall living in our traditional residence halls as one of their favorite experiences. It is the place where new friends and lasting memories are waiting just down the hall. Watch this video message from some of our current students as they reflect back on their first-year residential life experience.