College is very different from the work-a-day world or from high school, and getting started on the right foot is important. Orientation offers a relaxed atmosphere in which to get acclimated and to start your Alfred State career.
Making a rapid transition is important. Your active participation in orientation offers you a head start on meeting key people in your academic area, recognizing the academic requirements of your curriculum, and getting to know the campus and services available. These are big steps on your road to success!
Many students have never been away from home for an extended period of time. Orientation offers you the opportunity to meet new friends and participate in activities before classes begin, which helps make the transition smoother.
For students attending classes on the Alfred campus (School of Architecture, Management, and Engineering Technology and School of Arts and Sciences), one of the main components of your day will be to schedule your fall semester classes.
For students attending classes on the Wellsville campus (School of Applied Technology), you will experience a session on the Wellsville campus with the academic dean and Student Affairs personnel. In addition, you will have the opportunity to visit with various tool vendors. Before you leave, you will also receive an outline of your fall class schedule.
A special note to transfer students: Not all colleges are the same. Orientation will help you to become familiar with Alfred State's people and procedures. Please make sure that all appropriate transcripts are provided at least one week in advance so that you may depart Alfred State with your complete fall semester schedule.
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