There are two copiers available for student use located in the Hinkle Library and the first floor of Central Dining Hall. Each copy costs $.10. Each machine is card reader equipped for use with the Campus Spending Account.
There are washers and dryers in every residence hall available for use on a first come, first serve basis. A system called LaundryView is available on-line to assist students in tracking machine availability.
All standard double rooms are furnished with two of each of the following: beds and mattresses (twin size, extra long), floor or ceiling lamps, dressers, closets, desks, desk chairs, and mirrors. Furniture assigned to your room is your responsibility - it's for your room only and must not be removed or traded with other students.
Room sign-ups for returning students occur in late March. Returning students are given first opportunity to select their preferred housing style. Freshmen and transfer students are assigned to rooms over the summer, priority based on receipt of deposit. As a freshman or transfer student, you can request a certain residence hall or lifestyle, but Residential Life cannot always honor your request. For example, single rooms are heavily requested and only people who paid their deposit early will be assigned to one of those halls. There are opportunities for room and residence hall changes during the first week of classes of each semester. After that first week, room changes are only made in emergency situations.
Yes, a student may choose his/her roommate. On your BannerWeb Room Preference Survey, there is a section designated for this purpose. Students may choose their own roommates if both students agree to live with each other and write each other's name on the residence hall selection form. The Office of Residential Life will attempt to honor these requests. Any questions concerning room assignments should be directed to the Residential Life Office at (607) 587‑4326 or 1-800-4-ALFRED.
Generally a parent is not notified. If your student is 18 years of age or older, a law called the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits colleges from sharing confidential information like grades and disciplinary status with parents. This is a general provision. FERPA has been amended to allow campuses to share concerns relative to personal safety and/or significant alcohol or substance abuse issues with parents and Alfred State is very aggressive in incorporating you in the solutions phase of concerns of this nature.
Our online master calendar, Cable Channel 3, the Tor Echo (student newspaper), and WETD-FM provide real-time updates of activities and programming on-campus. If students are bored, they are not looking hard enough.