Plan Your Visit

Planning a trip to Alma for your college visit? There are many hospitality and travel options for your trip to Alma, including accommodations right here on campus. 

Overnight Accommodations

Hospitality and Event Services offers overnight accommodations, wedding venues, personalized event planning, and superior guest services. The Smith Alumni House is a home away from home. Located on the corner of Philadelphia and Superior Streets, the Smith Alumni house has four guest rooms each with a private, attached bathroom. Guests also have access to use the first floor kitchen and living room.  Another available overnight option, the Meyer House, is a two bedroom bungalow located one block for the Smith Alumni House. This option offers private accommodations including a full kitchen, dining room, and living room.

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There are additional hotel options available in Alma, Ithaca, St. Louis, and Mt. Pleasant. 

By Plane, Train or Bus

If home is out of state or you’re looking for alternate transportation methods, we have many options for you. We’ve provided information on some of the most common transportation modes below.

By Plane

The following are major airports in the State of Michigan: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) Bishop International Airport: Flint (FNT) Gerald R. Ford International Airport: Grand Rapids (GRR) Capital Region International Airport: Lansing (LAN) Midland-Bay City-Saginaw International Airport (MBS)

By Train

The closest Amtrak station to Alma College is in East Lansing (LNS).

By Bus

Greyhound There is a Greyhound Bus stop in Alma, Mich. We recommend you call Greyhound at 1-800-231-2222 regarding schedules, routes and fares. Students can receive a 15% discount on Greyhound fares by purchasing a Student Advantage Card. Indian Trails Indian Trails busses stop in Alma as part of their Lansing to Boyne City route. We recommend you call Indian Trails at 1-800-292-3831 regarding schedules, routes and fares.

Driving Directions

Alma College is located in the city of Alma, population 10,000, in the center of Michigan’s lower peninsula. Fifty miles north of Lansing and two and one-half hours northwest of Detroit, Alma is found at the intersection of US 127 and Route 46. The 100-acre main campus is a block and a half west of downtown Alma, and within two hours of Michigan’s beaches and ski areas.

Alma College
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801
(989) 463-7111

From the north

Take US 127 to Alma, 17 miles south of Mount Pleasant. Take the first Alma exit, which is Business 127. At the fourth light on Business 127 (also called Wright Avenue), turn right on Superior Street; the College will be on your right.

From the south

Take US 127 to Alma, 48 miles north of Lansing. Take the first Alma exit to Business 127, and follow this route (which becomes Superior Street) through the downtown business district. Continue on Superior Street past Wright Avenue; the College will be on your right.

From the west

Take Route 46 from US 131, about 40 miles. Turn right on Business 127. At the fourth light on Business 127 (also called Wright Avenue) turn right on Superior Street; the College will be on your right.

From the east

Take Route 46 from Saginaw, about 35 miles.

Individual and Group Visits

We offer a variety of visit options and are excited to help plan your personalized Alma experience.

Athletics Visit

Athletics Visit

Are you interested in cheering on the Alma Scots? If so, we would love to have you and your guests join us on campus for athletic event. Find your sport and register for a visit.

Please note: if you would like to take a tour, meet your admissions rep, or speak to a faculty member while you are on campus, you should also register for a personalized admission visit.

Group Visits

Group Visits

If you’re interested in planning a visit for your school, church or other group, both in person and virtual visits are available. Contact the Admissions Office at (989) 463-7139.

Examples of group visits include:

  • College 101 – Hear from an Admissions representative and a panel of Alma College students, professors and staff on how best to prepare for college
  • Athletics-Focused Visit – Speak to coaches and current student-athletes
  • Virtual Academic Workshop – Classroom instruction complemented by a fun lesson from an Alma College professor or staff member
  • Financial Aid – An admissions representative explains the financial aid process and shares tips for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Daily Visits and Twilight Tours

Daily Visits and Twilight Tours

Visit during the week and get a personalized schedule and campus experience.

Each Monday at 5 p.m. through the end of September and 4p.m. through the month of October, our Twilight Tour features a small group talk with an admissions representative and a campus tour. After the tour, enjoy a meal voucher that allows you to choose from some of the wonderful local restaurants in the area. Also, while most say “no dessert before dinner,” we will join around a bonfire to roast a s’more and chat about your visit experience before you depart.

Schedule your visit today!

If this is your first visit to campus and you’re interested in becoming an Alma College student, you could be eligible for our Scottish Hospitality award! Your admissions representative can provide more details.​

Virtual Visit

Virtual Visit

If you do not live in the state of Michigan or prefer a virtual visit experience, please contact us to schedule one.