The Alfred State summer overnight experience offers you a unique opportunity to meet your future classmates, get a taste of college life, and stay overnight in a residence hall. Orientation leaders (current students) will guide you through your overnight experience and assist in your acclimation to Alfred State. You will have the opportunity to learn about life as a college student, find out about campus traditions, and discover the many resources and services available to you.
Parents - don’t miss an opportunity to speak with administrators about what awaits your student. In a small venue like this, you will have the attention you need to get those individual questions answered. Save time the morning of orientation by checking-in the night before.
The overnight experience is optional and limited to 110 students in addition to family members/guardians. Students and guests will be accommodated in separate residence halls. All overnight guests will be provided with linens, pillows, blankets, and towels. You will want to bring a fan and umbrella with you as Alfred weather can be unpredictable.
Overnight sessions include various programs for both students and family members, including a bus tour of the village, walking tour of campus, and an evening social (students can enjoy a chance to socialize with other new students). All sessions offer the opportunity to ask questions of our dedicated staff and orientation leaders. Check-in begins at 5 p.m. in the Student Leadership Center.
Please note: We offer a special bus from the New York City area for the July 17 and 24 sessions (for all student types). If you are arriving by bus from the New York City area for any other session, you will need to plan to stay two nights on campus due to orientation and bus scheduling. The second night is at no additional cost. For information on ticket costs and arrival/departure times, etc., please contact the Alfred Travel Center at 1-800-263-3167. Please also call our office for accommodations at 1-800-425-3733 or 607-587-3114. The college does not provide meals the second night, however, there are eating establishments within walking distance.