A Day as an Alfred Student

Hello, Everyone!

This is my first ever blog, and I thought this could be a good chance to go through what a day as an Alfred State student can look like for any potential students.  First of all, I'm currently a Sophomore in the Architectural Technology program, and I am also a tour guide, student caller, and e-ambassador.  So if any of you come for a tour, maybe I'll see you then!

Well, for me and those that I know, our days start off with breakfast (or in my case a lot of coffee) at CDH, or the Central Dining Hall.  From there we go to our classes, which could be held in any of the class buildings on campus, but as technology students the majority of ours are held in the engineering building.  Depending on how you set your schedule up, you could have classes spread throughout the day and over every day, or if you really want to you could put them all on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and have two days off!  It's up to you.  I like to spread mine throughout the week.  If you happen to pass your professor's office in between classes or see them in the halls, most are almost always willing to help you and work with you if you have any questions or problems.

After classes, you can go relax with your friends and food, or you can keep going if you want!  There are now over 90 clubs and groups at Alfred, so if you like to stay busy, there's probably something here for you.  If not, create your own!  If there's a group you want to start that the school doesn't have, you can gather interest and start it. A lot of clubs are after classes get out, but sometimes they meet during the day if that's what works for the group.  Personally, I'm involved with my residence hall's council, the sustainability club, health & wellness club, and architecture club.

There are also activities going on almost every night somewhere on campus.  Whether it's a concert, movie premiere, or karaoke, there's bound to be something for you.

After clubs and relaxing, it's time to start homework.  Even though it's my least favorite part of the day, I just think of it as a necessary evil.  As an architecture student, I do get some interesting homework in the form of projects.  This is where you get to use your creativity to show off your skills to prove to your professors that you have what it takes.  We get 24-hour access to the engineering building and studios, in case you work best at three in the morning.

Hopefully I'll be back soon with something more interesting to tell you about!  Thanks for reading, and hopefully I'll see you here soon for a visit!

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