1-800-4-ALFRED (425-3733)

Experience Alfred Program

Accepted students are invited to participate in our overnight visit program.

Choose from the following 2018 dates:

Tuesday, & Wednesday, Feb. 20 - 21    NYC/Downstate students only:
Thursday, & Friday, Feb. 22 - 23   Tuesday, & Wednesday, April 3 - 4 (five boroughs only)
Thursday, & Friday, March 22 - 23   Tuesday, & Wednesday, April 24 - 25 (NYC/Downstate)
Tuesday, & Wednesday, March 27 - 28    

Register and pay online in BannerWeb.

What is Experience Alfred?
three male students in a residence hall, 2 playing chessA program designed to offer high school seniors, who have been accepted, the opportunity to visit and witness first-hand the Alfred State community.

What is involved?
An overnight stay, a campus tour, an academic department tour, several information sessions, campus dining, meeting current and future Alfred State students, exposure to the life lived by our students here on campus, as well as an opportunity to have all of your questions answered.

Where do I sleep?
Spend the night in a residence hall with a current Alfred State student. Student hosts are proven campus leaders who are involved in a variety of campus clubs and organizations.

Will I get to visit my specific academic department?
Yes, all students attending this program will meet with a representative from the program they have been accepted to and will have the opportunity to ask questions specific to their major.

Do I need spending money?
Meals are provided and any activity organized for Experience Alfred is at no additional cost to you beyond your initial $20 registration fee. Bring money if you wish to make a purchase at the campus store. Please note, those riding the bus should bring money for meal stops to and from Alfred State.

Program includes:

  • Students at Alfred StateInformation sessions
  • Academic department tour
  • Campus activities
  • Overnight accommodations in one of our residence halls with a current student

Meals provided include:

  • Dinner upon arrival
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch prior to departure

NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Alfred State, with the exception of the NYC bus trip. Those riding the bus should bring money for meal stops to and from Alfred State.

If the NYC bus is not an option for you, Shortline Bus service is available into the village of Alfred. The bus stop is within a block of campus. You must buy your round trip ticket before coming to Alfred.

two female students in dining hall, one giving the other a bag of foodThe program begins at 4:30 p.m. and will conclude at 1 p.m. the following day.

Please note you must be 17 or older at the time of the event to participate.

What to bring

Checklist of personal items needed:

  • Visitor parking pass for those driving (emailed to you with confirmation letter)
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries, towel, and washcloth
  • female student on the rock climbing wall with safety harnessAlarm clock
  • Warm clothing and comfortable shoes
  • Spending money (not required)
  • Appropriate clothing if you plan to use the indoor rock climbing wall

School of Applied Technology checklist

If you're in one of the following majors, be sure to bring the personal protection items noted below for your visit to your academic department:

Automotive Service Technician; Autobody Repair; Heavy Equipment, Truck & Diesel Technician; Motorcycle & Power Sports Technology; Motorsports Technology:

steel-toed work boots, safety glasses with Z87 approved side shields

Building Construction (BC); Masonry; Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC); Heavy Equipment Operations (HEO):

several culinary students in uniform standing around a table of plateswork boots (steel-toed work boots for HEO), safety glasses with Z87 approved side shields, warm clothes for outside work (BC)

Culinary Arts; Baking, Production & Management:

non-skid shoes, wear black pants

Electrical Construction & Maintenance Electrician:

work boots, safety glasses with Z87 approved side shields, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt

Machine Tool Technology:

work boots, safety glasses with Z87 approved side shields, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt

Welding Technology:

leather steel-toed work boots, safety glasses with Z87 approved side shields, long cotton pants, and a long-sleeved shirt (if you have and bring a welding helmet with 10 and 11 lens, leather or green fire resistant jacket, leather gloves, and ear plugs or muffs, you will be prepared to use the welding equipment)

Contact us

The Admissions Office is open from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Should any questions or concerns arise, please contact us at: 800-4-ALFRED 800-425-3733. Due to limited space, if you need to cancel, please call us as soon as possible.

Emergency contact: University Police 607-587-3999

We can’t wait to see you! map of check-in and departure locations (pdf)