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First-Year Student Orientation

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Mondays & Fridays in July

There is limited enrollment for each session based on first come, first served. To reserve your spot, sign-up. (Students must pay their enrollment deposit before signing up for orientation.)

Date Session
Sunday, July 9 Overnight session for July 10 (limited to the first 55 students)
Monday, July 10 Session I Session I is closed.
Friday, July 14 Session II Session II is closed.
Sunday, July 16 Overnight session for July 17 (limited to the first 55 students)
Monday, July 17 Session III Special bus from New York City available for this session
Friday, July 21 Session IV
Sunday, July 23 Overnight session for July 24 (limited to the first 55 students)
Monday, July 24 Session V Special bus from New York City available for this session
Thursday, July 27 Overnight session for July 28 (limited to the first 55 students)
Friday, July 28 Session VI


For all orientation sessions, check-in is at 8 a.m. in Orvis Activities Center. The program will end by 4:30 p.m.

Through our orientation program you will:

  • Learn about campus resources.
  • Learn about academic and campus policies.
  • Create your class schedule and meet with someone from your school of study.
  • Meet other new students.
  • Have fun!

Orientation Fees

All full- and part-time, new and transfer students will be assessed a mandatory one-time $110 orientation fee on their student bills (online students are excluded).

Participation fees for guests and overnight accommodations should be paid online when you sign up using BannerWeb. Each guest will be charged $20 to attend an orientation session. An additional $20 will be charged to guests staying overnight as part of our Overnight Experience.

These fees support:

  • Orientation session staffing and activities
  • Food & snacks
  • Registration materials
  • August welcome week
  • New student programming

Refund Policy

If the student is no longer intending to enroll at Alfred State, the additional participation fees shall be refunded if both of the following steps are completed:

  1. Written request for refund of orientation payments is postmarked on or before June 1 and sent to the Admissions Office, Alfred State, 10 Upper College Drive, Alfred, NY 14802, and
  2. The request must come directly from the student.

Contact Us

Office of Student Engagement
Student Leadership Center, Suite 204
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
Phone: 607-587-3114 OR
Email: orientation@alfredstate.edu