On 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 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. Alfred State even has a program for younger brothers and sisters of the Alfred State student. Let us show your student’s sibling what college is like by putting them in a real classroom lab and seeing where their older sibling will learn and live.
Please note: Orientation 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.
*All new and transfer Health Information Technology  and Coding & Reimbursement Specialist  students will receive an email with login information for a mandatory online orientation course . All other online programs are exempt from orientation participation.
- "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