Technology, Community Resources, Summer Playlist Challenge

Listening to any good songs this summer? We wanna be too!

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Help us put together a great summer playlist with the best summer jams. We started our own playlist, and let’s just say it needs a little help. Who better to help us than the next class of Albion College Brits!

Share with us your “Summer Before College Playlist” to give us some ideas of good songs to add to the official Albion College Summer 2020 playlist. Create your own, share it on Instagram and Facebook and tag us. Follow the #AC2020summerplaylist to see what your future classmates are listening to.

Tag us and get entered to win some Albion College swag to help you start the year in style. We’re accepting entries until August 1!

First-Year Students: Transfer Students: Albion College Information System (ACIS)

The Albion College Information System (ACIS) provides access for students to accept financial aid awards, set up payment plans through TouchNet, access to grades and to register for classes (after your first semester).

Students will be receiving a separate email today, containing their student ID number and login information to access their account.

Students can give parents/guardians authorization to access their ACIS account. It does not require a student ID and password, however, it does require that the authorized user be set up by the student.

First-Year Students: Campus Safety Emergency Alerts

Albion College is a safe place, but we are prepared to respond in the event of an emergency that might impact our campus.  One of the most critical aspects of our response is communication with students, faculty, and staff through our Emergency Alert System, which utilizes Blackboard Connect to notify our campus community if a dangerous situation is occurring or has occurred on or near campus.  Student cell phone numbers are added to our system when they move on campus in the Fall, so please be sure your student provides their cell phone number to Residential Life when they check into their residence hall.

The College also uses Blackboard Connect to keep parents and family members informed of these types of situations, and the City of Albion uses Nixle to send alerts to members of the Albion community about potentially dangerous situations.  Please see the attached flyer for information on how parents and family members can register to receive messaging from both of these alert systems.  NOTE;  As Nixle is not a College program, students who wish to receive Nixle alerts must also sign up for this service, and may do so through the same website that is listed for parents below.

First-Year Students: Transfer Students: parent family button Albion Community Resources

To help you familiarize yourself with your new community, below are some links for community resources, things to do and places to go when you are in Albion. The City of Albion has many options, and as you settle on campus you will find plenty of friendly community members who are willing to help you navigate your new home.

  • Planning on visiting Albion overnight and need a place to stay? In addition to the Courtyard by Marriott and the Palmer House Bed and Breakfast, there are options in neighboring communities of Jackson, Marshall, and Battle Creek.
  • From the Festival of the Forks celebration, Concert in the Park events, and the Cardboard Classic sled race, to Kids & Stuff Hands On Museum and Schuler Arts studio, many opportunities exist for arts and entertainment. Also, the Bohm Theater hosts current theatrical release movies (free of charge, courtesy of the Union Board student organization, to Albion College Students with a current Albion College ID card) and a variety of special events such as Blues at the Bohm.
  • Albion has many parks and trails to enjoy. Victory Park is home to a disc golf course and the College’s Whitehouse Nature Center, located on the banks of the beautiful Kalamazoo River is a must see. 
  • Albion has many local dining options when you are looking for a break from the on campus options. American, Brewery/Pub, Mexican, Bakery, Pizza, Coffee cafe style establishments along with national chain eateries provide lots of culinary options.
  • Banking support is available locally by three financial institutions (*two of which are within walking distance of the college) and all have automated teller machines (ATMs). In addition, the Accounting Office located on campus will cash a check up to $100, Monday thru Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM.
  • Public transportation direct to and from Albion, Michigan are available by train and bus services.

First-Year Students: Transfer Students: Information Technology

To help you get prepared to be an Albion College student and for classes in the fall, our Information Technology (IT) department has put together a Student Computing Guide to answer technology support questions. The guide contains information on campus computing resources and support, purchasing a new computer, free software available and more!

First-Year Students: Transfer Students: Student ID Card Photos

Now that you are an official Brit, you will need your student ID card to access all of the great opportunities that are waiting for you on campus. To get a jump start on making all of the new student ID cards for the fall, we are asking all new students to send us a photo of themselves which will allow us to create an ID card for you over the summer. The advantage of doing this is that your ID card will be ready for you to pick up when you arrive on campus, saving you that step during fall check-in. To participate in the early ID card program, simply send a digital JPEG format photo of a high school picture, passport photo, or any reasonable head shot that we can crop and use for your student ID picture. If you are unable to make the photo a jpeg, any other version will be fine. Please email your name, student ID# (located in Your Albion College Information System (ACIS) Login email), and your picture to by July 1.

First-Year Students: Math Placement Assessment

Want to prepare for your math placement assessment or try for a better score? Your math placement account includes access to a set of online modules that you can use to refresh and practice your algebra skills. You can even retake the test to increase your course placement. Just log in to your Briton Bound account and access the math placement test, if retaking it is the same process you did initially. For more detailed information, please visit the Math Placement website or contact us with questions at .