Fall Week of Welcome (WOW) Schedule

Orientation Part II

Schedule and locations subject to change. Check back for updates.

*Denotes program is mandatory, attendance will be taken. Please bring your College ID once attained.

(Optional) Monday, Aug. 18 - Community Day

12 Noon - 5 p.m.Early Check-in/Move-in (Various locations)
-New students move in early to their residence hall
5:30 p.m.Pizza Party (The Park, Student Leadership Center (SLC))
6:30 p.m.Team Builders (The Park, SLC)
7:30 p.m.Programming (TBA)

Tuesday, Aug. 19 - Community Day

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.Breakfast (The Terrace, Central Dining Hall)
9 a.m.Community Day Kick-off (SLC)
9:30 a.m.Departure to Community Service Project
3 p.m.Return from Community Service Project
5:30 p.m.Taste of Alfred (The Park, SLC)
6 - 6:45 p.m.Engagement Program (The Park, SLC)
9 p.m.Walk-in Movie on the Green (Between CDH, Agriculture Science, and SLC)

Wednesday, Aug. 20 - Move-in Day

7:30 - 9:30 a.m.Breakfast (The Terrace, Central Dining Hall)
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.Check-in/Move-in (at your Residence Hall)
- Get your Weeks of Welcome (WOW) schedule
11 a.m.*Mandatory Make-up Orientation
(only for students who did not attend orientation in July)
11 a.m. - Registration (Orvis Lounge)
12:15 p.m. - Campus Support Services & Fall Check List (Cappadonia Auditorium)
  • ACES
  • Health and Wellness
  • Student Records and Financial Services
  • Student Success Center
  • Technology Services
  • University Police
Lunch will continue to be served until 2 p.m. for students attending
make-up orientation.
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.Lunch (Your choice)
Your choice options include...
Central Dining Hall: The Terrace/Friendly's and Taco Bell
10 Elm: Featuring Pizza Hut & The Fresh Market Cafe
1 - 5 p.m.Mega Sale (Plaza between CDH and SLC)
The Green Team will be selling clothing, electronics, furniture, and supplies collected at the end of the spring 2014 semester.
4 - 6:30 p.m.Dinner (Your choice)
7 p.m.*Floor meetings (Mandatory for residential students)
- In your own residence hall
4 p.m. - MidnightEvening Events (see below)
What are Evening Events? Evening Events are hosted by clubs/organizations and Orientation Leaders. They’re social and recreational events that introduce new students to life on campus here at Alfred State.
They’re FREE and FUN!
4 p.m.Party on the Green (Outdoor Plaza - SLC (Rain Site, Park Space))
Spend your first night back hanging out on the Green listening to our one-man band, Ari Herstand, who can make it sound like an entire band is on stage with him with a couple of instruments and some tech savviness. If that isn’t enough, stop by Pat’s Ice Cream Truck for some free frozen deliciousness; visit our caricaturist, Eric Jones; or stop by the photo booth with friends or even Alfred State’s one and only, Orvis, instead of taking those selfies.
4 p.m.Craft Night (Outdoor Plaza - SLC (Rain Site, Park Space))
Are you the creative type? Want to do something relaxing? Come to the Green Space outside SLC and go make something. It's college get-in-touch-with-your-inner-grade-school, and try something you’ve seen on Pinterest! It’ll be a great gift for someone back home, or a new friend on campus! And when you’re done, there will be a photo booth to goof around in and commemorate your first week.
5 p.m.Kickball (Orvis Softball Field)
Remember the good old days of kickball during recess? Come out and join us in playing kickball on the softball field! Join in on the game or cheer from the sidelines! Prizes will be awarded to the top team!
8 p.m.Sports Trivia Auction (Pioneer Lounge)
Who was the first African-American player in MLB? Sports questions will challenge how well you know about your favorite sports. Come test your knowledge and win some prizes at a night of trivia and raffles.
8 p.m.Late Night Tekken Tournament (Video Game Room - SLC 319)
Do you think you have the skills to pay the bills? Well, there may not be any money here, but stop in and compete to win some cool prizes and grab some pizza!
9 p.m.Maleficent (Outdoor Plaza - SLC (Rain Site, SLC 310))
“A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. A new take on a classic Disney film, “Sleeping Beauty.”

Thursday, Aug. 21 - New Student Convocation

7 - 8:30 a.m.Breakfast (The Terrace, Central Dining Hall)
9 - 10 a.m*Mandatory department meetings (various locations)

School of Architecture, Management & Engineering Technology Department meetings for new students:

Applied Technology Department meetings for new students:

Arts and Sciences Department meetings for new students:

10 a.m.*New Student Convocation (Orvis Gymnasium) Mandatory
10:45 a.m.Activities Fair (Outside Pioneer Stadium)
Come out and connect with our campus clubs and organizations. Learn about opportunities on campus and get to know your classmates and faculty/staff here at Alfred State!
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.Lunch (Outside Pioneer Stadium (Rain site, The Terrace & Student Gathering Place, Central Dining Hall))
1 - 5 p.m.Mega Sale (Plaza outside the third floor, SLC)
The Green Team will be selling clothing, electronics, furniture, and supplies collected at the end of the spring 2014 semester.
2 - 6 p.m.*New Student Workshops (see groups and meeting times below) Mandatory

Group A: All new student commuters and residents in MacKenzie North and MacKenzie South
Group B:
All new student residents in MacKenzie West, MacKenzie East, Braddon, and Peet.
Group C:
All new students in Burdick, Getman, Main Gate A, Main Gate B, R/C, and Shults.

*2 p.m.
Group A - The Ultimate Pioneer (SLC, The Park – 309)
Group B - Alfred State Experience Part 2 (Cappadonia Auditorium)

*3:15 p.m.
Group A - Alfred State Experience Part 2 (Cappadonia Auditorium)
Group B - Floor Meeting/Debriefing in your Residence Hall Lounges
Group C -The Ultimate Pioneer (SLC, The Park – 309)

*4:30 p.m.
Group A - Floor Meeting/Debriefing in your Residence Hall Lounges
-Commuters meet in the Orvis Lounge
Group B - The Ultimate Pioneer (SLC, The Park - 309)
Group C - Alfred State Experience Part 2 (Cappadonia Auditorium)

*5:45 p.m.
Group C - Floor Meeting/Debriefing in your Residence Hall Lounges
Commuter Debriefing (Cappadonia Auditorium following presentation)

5 - 7 p.m.Dinner (Your choice)
 LeaderShops (see groups and meeting times below)
What are “Leader-shops”? They’re a series of “Well-being” opportunities for incoming new students who are looking to get involved and meet others with similar interests. Each workshop has been identified within a Well-being sphere to amplify your experience here on campus and build upon your soft skills. Soft skills are a key component in the attainment of students’ leadership skills and successful employment.
Stop by for fun or begin to track your involvement on your co-curricular transcript. All Leader-shops are open to students but some require that you RSVP by emailing Leadership@alfredstate.edu. You can also stop by the location stated to see if the Leader-shop has availability, but RSVP’ing will ensure you a seat.
6 - 7:30 p.m.Self Defense for Women, physical(SLC Small Event Space)
Part of being empowered as a woman knows how to defend yourself. Join Modern Arnis’ fourth degree black belt, Sensei Marion Kellogg, as she hosts a Leader-shop just for the ladies and some of the men and women from Modern Arnis’ and Martial Arts Club. They will teach you some basic self-defense moves. Who knows… you may even join our Martial Arts Club this semester!
6 - 8 p.m.ORC Rock Wall Experience, physical (SLC Rock Wall)
We have our own Rock Wall here in the SLC. Come meet the Outdoor Recreation Club, check out the Rock Wall, and see what the club has in store for the semester!
6 p.m.Bingo for Snacks (SLC Park Space)
Everyone needs and wants munchies throughout the day and especially late at night. You will have a chance to win some snacks. All you have to do is get BINGO.
6 - 8 p.m.Musika Insanities, social (Orvis Music Room)
Were you a member of the band in high school? Do you just love to play? Come join our Instrumental Music Club along with Gerry Ives, adviser & director, for a one-hour jam session. Learn how to get involved and perform with the club, or meet some people who play that you could get together with and jam while you are here in Alfred. Bring your own instrument, though some may be provided.
6:30 p.m.Pioneer Dash (SLC Park Space)
Good at riddles? Solving clues? Come test your mind and your body at Alfred’s Pioneer Dash! Complete mental and physical challenges to earn clues. Work your way around campus and the town of Alfred competing as you go. Move quick - first groups to cross the finish line get prizes! See ya there!
8 p.m.“Seen” It (Small Event Space - SLC 310)
Do you think you know everything about your favorite movies? Well, it’s only one way to find out. Come out and play jeopardy on your favorite movies and win some awesome prizes.
9 p.m.3-on-3 Basketball Tournament (Orvis Gymnasium)
Do you have what it takes to be the next “Big 3”? Get a team of three or just show up and we’ll pair you at the Orvis gymnasium for a 3-on-3 tournament for the ages. Prizes for the winning team and refreshments for all!
9 p.m.Walk-in Movie: The Neighbors (MacKenzie Quad (Rain Site, Orvis Aud))
A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.

Friday, Aug. 22 - Final Registration Day

*Don’t forget to pick up your Student ID card at ACES today!

7 - 9:30 a.m.Breakfast (The Terrace, Central Dining Hall)
9 a.m.Agriculture & Veterinary Technology Department meeting (SET 215)
9 a.m.Wellsville Campus Students
Meet with Applied Technology advisers, staff, and instructors (Wellsville campus) Mandatory
-Buses will be leaving the Alfred campus beginning at 8:30 a.m.
NOTE: Freshmen in the machine tool technology program will meet on the Alfred Campus, Room 378, Engineering Technology Building.
9:30 a.m. - 12 NoonAlfred Campus Students
*Meet with academic advisers (various locations) Mandatory
- See information attained at department meetings on Aug. 21
- Check on BannerWeb for information about your adviser
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Lunch (Your choice)
11:30 - 5:30 p.m.LeaderShops (see descriptions below)
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.Yoga!, physical(Small Event Space - SLC 310)
Whether you regularly practice or have never done yoga before, everyone is welcome! We will have fun yoga-themed give-a-ways, go over some basic breathing techniques and yoga poses, and put them into a sequence. RSVP at leadership@alfredstate.edu today as space is limited.
12 - 1 p.m.Come Get the Scoop!, social (CDH “The Bubble” (The Gathering Place, 2nd floor))
Do you have a passion for reporting the news? Love to be on the up-and-up of everything that’s happening? Maybe you love to take pictures.
12:30 - 4 p.m.Community Garden (The Gardening Crew (community), depart from Central Dining Hall)
Did you know that Alfred has its own community garden located right behind the new Veterinary Technology Center? The garden is home to individual plots where you can start and maintain your own garden. Come learn about the garden, help plant some flowers/veggies, and take home a free plant!
1 - 5 p.m.Mega Sale (Plaza outside the third floor of SLC)
The Green Team will be selling clothing, electronics, furniture, and supplies collected at the end of the spring 2014 semester.
1 p.m.ABX Sugar Rush (MacKenzie Quad (Rain Site, Orvis Lounge))
Come down and enjoy a sweet treat with the sisters of Alpha Beta Chi. Neapolitan ice cream, candy toppings, 50s music, and drinks will be provided. Make your own sundae or float and enjoy the music and maybe even compete in the Ultimate Olympics.
1 p.m.Ultimate Olympics (MacKenzie Quad)
Come compete in all your favorite field day games for awesome prizes. Events include: sack race, beach relay, egg & water balloon toss, Kan Jam, ladder golf, an ultimate relay, and tons more. You’ll also get to enjoy ice cream and the chance to make name plates while your team waits for their turn. Rain or shine, let’s see that Pioneer spirit!
2 p.m.Flag Football (Practice Field behind Orvis)
Come out and show everyone your touchdown dance! It is a first come, first served event - there are limited spaces with five players to a team. There will be contests and trivia throughout the afternoon to give everyone a chance to win a prize. Oh and don’t worry, the winning team gets prizes too!
2 - 3 p.m.Mind Spa, physical (TA Parish Hall)
This is not your typical “how to avoid the freshman fifteen” or “how to deal with homesickness”. This is a holistic view of what it means to be “well.” Health & Wellness Services is thrilled to share their brand new Mind Spa with you, featuring non-traditional methods of healing and relaxation that includes a massage chair, aromatherapy, bio feedback, and much more…space is limited so sign up today.
2 - 3 p.m.DramaShop, social (Orvis Activities Center, Cappadonia Auditorium)
Come meet the Drama Club and participate in some fun acting activities!
2 - 3:30 p.m.So You Want To Be On The Radio?, career (SLC 4th Floor, WETD Studio)
Love music? Talking? Politics? Weather? Giving Advice? Have you always dreamed of having your own radio show? Here is your chance! WETD 90.7 The Leap is hosting this Leader-shop in the hopes that you will be a DJ on air this semester. Come see what it takes! (Space is very limited so sign-up now)
3 - 4 p.m.Jesters, social (Orvis Activities Center, Cappadonia Auditorium)
Love improv? Fan of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Well, this is your Leader-shop! Come meet the Jesters and their adviser, play some fun improv games, and win some prizes.
3 - 5:30 p.m.Across the Universe Sing-a-Long, social (SLC, Small Event Space)
Love the Beatles? Interested in the counter-culture of the 1960s America? This is your Leader-shop! Come watch “Across the Universe”. When the movie is over, one of our most unique and dynamic professors, Dr. Brian Quinn from the English Department, will host a brief discussion on how the Beatles’ music coincides with the events that were happening in the world during their time. This program is one not to miss.
3:30 p.m.Adopt a Fish (SLC, Park Space)
Missing your pet back home? Well don’t worry because we have the solution - fish! Come down and adopt your very own pet fish to have in your room. Quantities are limited - first come, first served.
4 - 6:30 p.m.Dinner (Your Choice)
6 p.m.Super Game Night (SLC, Small Events Space)
In the mood for some moderate competition? This game night you can exercise your skills, meet new people, and build relationships. We will have various board games, chess, connect 4, cards, and dominos.
8 p.m.Chris Johnson, Hypnotist (Outdoor Plaza - SLC (Rain Site, Park Space))
APB and Orientation present Mr. Chris Johnson, professional comic hypnotist. Be prepared to be mesmerized by his hypnotic performance, or even take the chance and be hypnotized yourself. Either way, you’ll be in for a good laugh!
9 p.m.Drama Club presents Karaoke Night (SLC, Small Events Space (SLC 310))
Join the members of the Alfred State Drama Club in a fun night of good and bad singing. If you can find the Karaoke version to any song you want on YouTube, then you can sing that song. This isn’t like any other Karaoke you’ve ever been to. Snack food will be provided.
9 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.Movie: Godzilla (MacKenzie Quad – 1st showing @ 9 p.m. (Rain Site, Orvis Aud) *Location: Orvis Aud. - 2nd showing @ 11:30 p.m.)
Grab your blanket and come check-out the movie “Godzilla” on the lawn (MacKenzie Quad) at 9 p.m. Don’t like the outdoors? No problem - the movie will be shown again in the Auditorium at 11:30 p.m. Come out and enjoy a movie with free popcorn and drinks!
11 p.m.Late Night S’moresfest (MacKenzie Quad (Rain Site, SLC Park Space))
Did you know that it’s actually spelled S’mores and not Smores? In light of this recent discovery, Late Night and Orientation are celebrating by having a big ol’ (controlled) bonfire and a S’more-gishboard of S’more necessities. Come join in the festivities!

Saturday, Aug. 23

10 a.m.Health and Wellness Club 5K, physical (Orvis)
Come join the Health and Wellness Club for the first ever Welcome Week 5K. The event is Super Hero- themed so come dressed as your favorite caped crusader and get ready to run!
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Brunch (The Terrace, Central Dining Hall)
1 p.m.Paint Twister (Outdoor Plaza, SLC)
Remember the game Twister that essentially created a human knot and was the ultimate test of your flexibility and personal bubbles? Well, it’s back and better than ever! By adding paint, we’ve created probably the coolest most colorful event on campus! Come on down to get down and er…color-y.
P.S., wearing a white t-shirt is the best way to create a memory worth remembering!
2 - 3:30 p.m.So You Want To Be On The Radio?, career (SLC - WETD Studio, 4th floor)
Love music? Talking? Politics? Weather? Giving Advice? Have you always dreamed of having your own radio show? Here is your chance. WETD 90.7 The Leap is hosting this Leader-shop in the hopes that you will be a DJ on air this semester. Come see what it takes! (Space is very limited – sign-up now)
3 - 4 p.m.Engineering Design Challenge, career(SLC, Small Events Space)
The Robotics Club will be hosting a challenge during this Leader-shop. It is going to be a timed, 45-60 minute challenge where participants are given various materials in order to construct a functioning BLANK (you think we are going to tell you ahead of time?!). Points will be awarded at the discretion of our organization as a whole where extra bonus points will be allotted to teams who meet various extracurricular criteria; for example, calculating and predicting the distance that the marshmallow will travel, bug correction, as well as overall design style. If time allots, a debrief session will be conducted to speak about various opportunities in STEM-related careers paths, as well as what we do as a club to help better the institution and community.
3 p.m.Ultimate Frisbee (Practice Field behind Orvis Activities Center (Rain Site, Orvis Gym))
Ready for some intense competition? Come out for Ultimate Frisbee. If football and Frisbee had a baby, you’ll get Ultimate Frisbee. Come with a team of five or get drafted into one.
3 p.m.APB Bull Riding Barbecue (Outdoor Plaza (Rain Site, SLC Park Space))
4 - 6 p.m.Dinner (Your Choice)
5 p.m.Backyard Barbecue Rush (MacKenzie Quad)
What’s black and white and red all over? It’s Delta Chi Omega and Kappa Sigma Epsilon having a BBQ! Join us for food straight off the grill, yard games, music, and a slip-n-slide. There is no better way to spend your Saturday afternoon!
7 p.m.Dueling Pianos (Outdoor Plaza (Rain Site, SLC Park Space))
Dueling pianos is a form of entertainment, on stage with two pianos each played by a professional player who sings and entertains; humor and audience participation are prevalent. Most of the songs performed are Top 40, Rock, classic rock, R&B, or country, played primarily by request.
Music isn't your interest? Come build your own tacos or nachos at our Nacho/Taco Bar and make your own air brush art.
9 p.m.Robotics Dodge ball (Orvis Activities Center, Gym)
Come join Orientation and the Robotics Club as players’ battle to show who’s the best! Real dodge balls, real fun! Bring some friends or come alone.
9:30 p.m.A Million Ways to Die in the West (SLC, Small Events Space (SLC 310))
Come enjoy the latest comedy from Seth MacFarlane. Set in the Wild, Wild, West, this movie is about a cowardly sheep farmer who needs to find his courage in order to win the girl. Come out and enjoy a night filled with laughs.
11 p.m.Late Night - Chill Fest (MacKenzie Quad (Rain Site, Pioneer Center))
Are you ready to unwind from all the madness? Stop by the MacKenzie Quad to enjoy some live music, good food, and a chance to win some great prizes at our late night raffle.

Sunday, Aug. 24

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Brunch (The Terrace at Central Dining Hall)
11 a.m.Magic Draft Tournament (SLC, Small Events Space (310))Join us for a night of gathering! Bring your own deck or use one of ours. Either way, pay attention, watch your corners and your opponent because you better be ready when the MAGIC begins.
(Booster packs limited, first-come, first-served)
1 p.m.Volleyball Tournament (MacKenzie Quad, Volleyball Court)
Professional volleyball player? Or maybe not? No biggie - come down with a team or roll in solo to a friendly competition of 6 vs. 6 and get ready to bump, set, spike to victory! War paint is encouraged, as always.
2 p.m.Super Smash Bros’ Tournament (SLC Video Game Room (SLC 314))
Who is the best warrior? Let’s find out by putting your skills to the challenge in a battle. We’ll be meeting in the SLC game room. Winner gets prize. Other games will be available such as NBA 2K13, COD, and more. Co-sponsor: Games Nation.
2 p.m.Drama Club Tie Dye (Outdoor Plaza (Rain Site, SLC Park Space))
Everyone loves tie dye! Make your own tie dye item. We will provide some shirts but bring whatever you want, as long as it’s white! Hang out with the members of Drama Club while you’re waiting and play yard games and listen to some music.
4 - 5:30 p.m.Dinner (Your Choice)
5 - 7 p.m.*Mandatory residence hall meetings (at your own Residence Hall)
7 p.m.Activities Carnival (Orvis Gymnasium)
Up to $2,500 in prizes!
That week was fun right? What better way to end it than by coming to our Carnival and competing in games to have a chance to win some amazing prizes! You don’t want to miss out on a chance to win a new TV, game system, or futon!

Monday, Aug. 25 - First Day of Classes

First day of classes - Student follows their class schedule.

Check-out the events we're offering over the next six weeks!

Contact Us

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