Shared Community Spaces

To help protect the greater Gratiot County community, we have temporarily changed our practices and policies around shared community spaces. Our interactions with the greater Alma community enrich campus life and help our students become more well-rounded citizens, and we look forward to returning to full guest capacity when it is safe to do so.

These policies may change as we continue to follow the Governor’s guidelines for our state. 

Please note that gatherings and events are not permitted in student housing. Visit Housing and Residence Life for more information on student safety guidelines. 

To learn more, click on the arrows in the table below.

Alma College Bookstore and Starbucks
  • The number of people in the store, including employees, is temporarily limited to 25 percent of the total occupancy limits established by the state or local fire marshal. Customers are required to wear a face covering when inside the store. Starbucks is currently closed for in-person dining.

  • Our space has been redesigned to encourage employees and customers to maintain six feet of social distancing.

  • Employees have been trained on enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocol, including training for cashiers on cleaning between customers.
Alan J. Stone Recreation Center
  • The Alan J. Stone Recreation Center is open to current students, faculty, and staff. Hours of operation are: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing measures will be in place.

  • To enter, you must present your Alma ID and your Daily Health Screening checkmark.

  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we plan to reopen the facility to community members on June 1, 2021. We truly value your membership and your support, however at this time we must safeguard student health and safety in all our policies and practices. Learn more, including information on membership refunds.

  • Please contact us at (989) 463-7949 or almarec@alma.edu with any questions.
Oscar E. Remick Heritage Center
  • In order to allow families and community members to appreciate the work our students are doing, we are live-streaming many events. Currently, only students and campus community members are permitted to attend Heritage Center events in person.
Alma College Library
  • To protect the health and safety of our campus community, the library is currently open to only current Alma College students, faculty, and staff. Community members may call the library with questions at (989) 463-7229.