New Student Orientation

orientation image, Make It HappenOn behalf of Alfred State, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the incoming students and their families. In order to help in your transition, Alfred State has put together a new student orientation for the whole family. Guided by some of Alfred State's finest students, the orientation program works with other departments like Admissions, Academics, Health and Wellness Services, Student Life, Athletics and more to make sure you have all of your questions answered by the time you end your day. Our goal for new students and their families is not only to introduce them to the rich history of Alfred State, but also begin a relationship that will continue on well after graduation.

Students and their families will attend several informative and interactive programs throughout the day, answering questions on items such as registration, financial aid, and housing. Students and their families will tour a residence hall and see what a room similar to theirs will look like. Parents will have the chance to talk with some of our administrators about what to expect in the transition and first semester. We even have a program for younger brothers and sisters of the Alfred State student. Let us show your student’s sibling where their older sibling will learn and live.

Please note: Orientation Leaders 2013Orientation is necessary for all full- and part-time, new and transfer students. The $100 orientation fee on the tuition bill will be assessed whether or not the student participates in orientation. Online and readmission students are not required to attend and will not be charged the orientation fee. Any student taking an online course will be required to take the online student success course prior to course access.

  • "My son and I had a blast, thanks for taking away the anxiety!" – Parent at orientation
  • "The staff was amazing, thanks for all the help." – Student at orientation
  • “It was a great time; all students should go to it. I met a lot of parents who live around us as well!” – Parent at overnight orientation

Contact Us

Office of Student Engagement
Student Leadership Center, Suite 204
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
Phone: (607) 587-3114 OR