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Residential Life believes that a student’s residence hall experience should be as individually suited to the student's needs and interests as possible. On this basis, Alfred State offers a lifestyle approach to residence hall living. Within the limits of college policy, various lifestyle areas are offered, and students may choose the area which best suits them. The following styles are located in designated areas of certain residence halls:

No Smoking – All of our residential facilities are smoke-free.

First-Year Housing – First-year students can live in any building other than the townhouses. Burdick Hall only houses first-year students.

Baccalaureate Lifestyle – Available in Peet Hall only. This lifestyle option provides an opportunity for students in the baccalaureate programs to reside together.

Substance-free Lifestyle – This lifestyle is designed for the student interested in living within a tobacco-free and alcohol-free area. All guests and visitors are also required to abide by the substance-free lifestyle while visiting the area. Each student signs a contract pledging to remain substance free while living in this area. If you are not committed to the restrictions, this lifestyle is not for you.

24 and Over Lifestyle – This lifestyle option was created to address the special needs of nontraditional students, e.g. self-governed quiet hours and the ability to stay in the residence hall during breaks. Available in select areas within Main Gate B only.

Quiet Study – Members of this lifestyle all agree to uphold mandatory 24 hour quiet hours. Television and music are allowed in this area, but must be kept at a minimal and respectful volume. This lifestyle is available in certain suite style and corridor style residence halls

Over 21 – A student must be 21 or older at the beginning of the academic year. This lifestyle option in available select areas.

Gender Inclusive Housing – This option allows individuals who are not the same gender, who may identify outside of the gender binary (male or female), who may be questioning aspects of their sexuality/gender or who may be in the process (or completed) a gender transition, to live in an environment that is safe and supportive. This living space is open to the entire campus community, is requested through an application process (password required), and selected on a yearly basis by a committee dedicated to the oversight of that community.

Leadership Living and Learning Community – An option for first-year students in Burdick Hall, this LLC will help students learn more about their strengths and leadership, develop mentoring skills, and connect with professionals from the campus and community while taking part in the Leadership Minor.

Summer Prep Academy Living and Learning Community (SPA) – Students accepted into the EOP program will attend Summer Prep Academy four weeks throughout July and August. These first-year students will have the option of remaining in their summer housing building without the stress of relocating to another residence hall room for the fall semester. The SPA Living Learning Community will allow SPA students to continue to live with their EOP cohort and maintain regular contact with their summer SPA mentors throughout the academic year.

Architectural Living and Learning Community (ALLC) – Baccalaureate architecture students can study, live, work, and engage with their faculty, all in their own residence hall (Peet Hall). The ALLC provides access to architecture work labs, study space, and a gallery.

Nursing Living Learning Community (NLLC) – First-year nursing students have the opportunity to be a part of a community within Burdick Hall dedicated to helping new nursing students transition into the nursing curriculum. Besides participating in a cohort seminar led by nursing faculty within their residence hall, the NLLC provides an atmosphere with enhanced opportunities to learn from and connect with their faculty.

Townhouse Style Living – Apartment-style living for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Services available in the residence halls include laundry and vending machines, kitchenette, study areas, and computer labs.

Affinity Housing – Members of recognized clubs/organizations and athletics teams will be provided preference during returning student housing sign up to live together in the suite style housing within the Townhouses, MacKenzie Complex, Main Gate A, and Main Gate B.

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