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First-Year Student Orientation

First-Year Student Orientation

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2020 Summer Dates

There is limited enrollment for each session based on first come, first served. To reserve your spot, sign-up. (Students must pay their enrollment deposit before signing up for orientation.)

Date Session
Thursday, July 9 Overnight session for July 10 (limited to students riding special bus from NYC) No parent/guest sessions available on this date.
Friday, July 10 Session I: NYC Session (limited to students riding special bus from NYC) No parent/guest sessions available on this date.
Sunday, July 12 Overnight session for July 13 (limited to the first 100 students)
Monday, July 13 Session II: (open to all incoming students)
Wednesday, July 15 Session III: (open to all incoming students)
Friday, July 17 Session IV: (open to all incoming students)
Sunday, July 19 Overnight session for July 20 (limited to the first 100 students)
Monday, July 20 Session V: (open to all incoming students)
Wednesday, July 22 Session VI: (open to all incoming students)


For all orientation sessions, check-in is at 8:45 a.m. in Orvis Activities Center. The program will end by 4 p.m.

Through our orientation program you will:

  • Learn about campus resources.
  • Learn about academic and campus policies.
  • Get your class schedule and meet with someone from your school of study.
  • Meet other new students.
  • Have fun!

Orientation Fees

All full- and part-time, new and transfer students will be assessed a mandatory one-time orientation fee on their student bills (online students are excluded). If students are attending an overnight session, they will be charged a fee of $20.

Each guest will be charged $20 to attend an orientation session and an additional $20 will be charged to guests staying overnight as part of our Overnight Experience.

These fees support:

  • Orientation session staffing and activities
  • Food & snacks
  • Registration materials
  • August welcome week
  • New student programming

Participation fees for guests and overnight accommodations should be paid online when you sign up using BannerWeb.

Refund Policy

If the student is no longer intending to enroll at Alfred State, the additional participation fees shall be refunded if both of the following steps are completed:

  1. Written request for refund of orientation payments is postmarked on or before June 1 and sent to the Admissions Office, Alfred State, 10 Upper College Drive, Alfred, NY 14802, and
  2. The request must come directly from the student.

Contact Us

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

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