First-Year Student Orientation

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Mondays & Fridays in July

Check back for an itinerary of your orientation session in early May.

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 7 Overnight session for July 8 (limited to the first 75 students)
Monday, July 8 Session I
Thursday, July 11 Overnight session for July 12 (limited to the first 75 students)
Friday, July 12 Session II
Sunday, July 14 Overnight session for July 15 (limited to students riding special bus from NYC and students attending the overnight session without any parents or guests) No parent/guest sessions available on this date.
Monday, July 15 Session III (limited to students riding special bus from New York City and students attending the orientation session without any parents or guests) No parent/guest sessions available on this date.
Friday, July 19 Session IV
Sunday, July 21 Overnight session for July 22 (limited to the first 75 students)
Monday, July 22 Session V
Friday, July 26 Session VI


For all orientation sessions, check-in is at 8:45 a.m. in Orvis Activities Center. The program will end by 4 p.m.

Through our orientation program you will:

  • Learn about campus resources.
  • Learn about academic and campus policies.
  • Get 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 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

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