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Your College Town

As hard as it is to believe, you’ll be moving to Albion THIS MONTH! We hope we’ve prepared you for what to expect as far as classes and campus life goes, but what about the town of Albion? What do students do in their free time? Below, we’ve highlighted just a few of the places […]

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Your Financial Checklist

With only 46 days until move-in, college is right around the corner! That also means Albion’s accounting office will be issuing bills to first year students next week. So, this week’s blog post includes just about everything you and your family need to make sure you have your scholarships, loans, and payment plans all squared […]


The Albion First Year Experience

College is a lot different than high school. In college, you’re not trapped in a classroom from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., which means you have a lot of free time. As great as all that extra time can be, it comes with a lot of added responsibility. Instead of working on homework in class […]


Financial Aid: What to expect this summer

This time of year, we get a lot of questions from students and parents about what steps need to be taken to ensure that they’re receiving all of their financial aid. We understand that this process can be confusing and can assure you that you’re not the only one with questions.
The first thing to know […]



Welcome to Albion Class of 2022’s “Countdown to College!”
Before we tell you anything more about how to get ready for college, we’d first like to congratulate you on your graduation from high school. Whether you’ve already had your graduation ceremony, or if it’s coming up in the next few weeks, just know that we’re excited […]

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Town & Gown 15.10: Minute with Mauri

For the final Minute with Mauri of the semester, we get to catch up with President Ditzler about his New Year’s resolution to have more fun. We also hear a little bit more about me, and my post-grad plans. It has been a pleasure working with Town & Gown podcast this semester, and I cannot […]

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Senior to Senior Advice: Making That Final College Decision

No matter what time of day it is, I have one thing on my mind.
Whether I am just waking up or snuggling back into my twin XL for bed, I can’t seem to get it out of my head. Even when I tell myself to relax and enjoy the present, my mind wanders to the […]


Town & Gown 15.9: Minute with Mauri

Liberal arts: what is it? On this week’s Minute with Mauri, President Ditzler discusses what a liberal arts education truly means, and how it benefits our students and society as a whole.


Town & Gown 15.8: Minute with Mauri

We have heard a lot about the happenings of Albion College on the last few episodes of Minute with Mauri. This week, however, we hear a little more about what makes President Ditzler excited when thinking of the city of Albion.


Town & Gown 15.7: Minute with Mauri

Check out this week’s Minute with Mauri to hear what President Ditzler gets excited about while talking with alumni from across the country.


Town & Gown 15.6: Minute with Mauri

It took a little longer than a minute for President Mauri Ditzler to explain all of the growth he has seen in Albion College as well as the city of Albion since he started at the institution. Hear what he has to say in this week’s Minute with Mauri.


Town & Gown 16: Brits on Break

From traveling cross-country with your sports team, to international service trips, and making the most out of staying at home, our Brits truly have amazing spring breaks. Listen in as four different Albion students tell us all about their spring breaks, and how Albion College was a huge part in making these trips a reality.


Town & Gown 15.5: Minute with Mauri

Episode 19 finally lets us in on the secret behind the significance of the Ditzler t-shirts that were handed out at President Ditzler’s inauguration almost four years ago.


From Norway to Albion College

After graduating high school in 2015, I packed my bags and moved from Cincinnati, Ohio to Stavanger, Norway to accept a year-long internship with the YWCA-YMCA Guides and Scouts of Norway (like Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts here but they merged to be one organization back in 2001.) I stayed with a scout family I […]


Town & Gown 15.4: Minute with Mauri

Episode 18 focuses on the full matriculation of the first class since President Ditzler started at Albion College four years ago, and how he feels about this special group of students graduating in May.


Why Albion?- The Question that Always has an Answer

Why Albion?
When presented with the question, Why Albion? It really comes down to knowing you are in good hands. When I was going through the process of choosing the right college, I kept coming back to Albion. My high school has a student population of 2000+ and I always felt like I knew everybody. I […]


Why I Chose Albion & Why I Think You Should Too

Where I Started:
Making the decision to come to Albion College was one I did not have in mind when I first decided what college I want to attend the fall of my freshmen year. Before attending Albion College, I attended another school on a tennis scholarship. Anyways, to make a long story short; the tennis […]


Why Choose Albion?

The Possibilities
When I started looking at colleges, I thought I had to be practical and margin what I wanted to do. I sat through a couple of meetings at other schools where they gave me reasons as to why I could could not accomplish all that I wanted to in my four years there. While […]