Greater Rochester International Airport Transfer Service for International Students
In order to serve the transportation needs of our international students, the International Student Services Office has the following services for students.
College Pickup Service
The college will provide free transportation service only from Greater Rochester International Airport  to Alfred State. If students fly into other airports in New York State, they must use alternative transportation services for travel to Alfred State. These services include Trailways Bus , taxi, or limousine. International students can also choose an alternative pickup service, such as a friend or a taxi, if they do not wish to use the college pickup service.
Students must submit their request for transportation to the International Student Services Office ten (10) business days before service is needed. For arrival at Greater Rochester International Airport, in most instances, a college representative will meet students by the baggage claim area. For departure, students should wait for the bus at Orvis or the Administration Building.
Required Flight Information
It is the responsibility of the student to provide to the International Student Services Office the following information:
- Name of airline carrier
- Date of flight
- Time of flight to Greater Rochester International Airport
- Flight number
- Flight connection city prior to arriving in Rochester
Flight Delays and Cancellations
In the event of weather delays, flight cancellations, or missed flights, the International Student Services Office should be contacted by phone 607-587-4059 in order to reschedule drivers for airport pickup. If these changes in flight schedules occur after college business hours while traveling, it is best to contact the University Police Office by phone 607-587-3999. A police officer will inform staff in the International Education Office as soon as possible to relay your message.
College Airport Shuttle Bus Service Schedule
The following is the shuttle schedule. If students arrive outside the schedule, they will need to find their own transportation to the college.
Spring 2014 departure from Alfred State is 6 a.m.:
- Thursday, May 15
- Friday, May 16
- Monday, May 19
- Tuesday, May 20
Fall 2014 pickup service is 6 p.m. at Greater Rochester International Airport (baggage claim area):
- Friday, Aug. 15
- Saturday, Aug. 16 (orientation begins Monday, Aug. 18)
- Wednesday, Aug. 20
- Thursday, Aug. 21
- Friday, Aug. 22
Fall 2014 departure from Alfred State is 6 a.m.:
- Friday, Dec. 12
- Saturday, Dec. 13
- Sunday, Dec. 14
Spring 2015 pickup service is 6 p.m. at Greater Rochester International Airport (baggage claim area):
- Tuesday, Jan. 20
- Thursday, Jan. 22
- Friday, Jan. 23
- Saturday, Jan. 24