Come Visit Us!

You can read all the brochures and websites you want about what college will be like, but nothing can really prepare you for that feeling when you step on campus. You will get to meet admissions counselors, financial aid counselors, faculty, coaches and current students. You will tour campus, performing arts practice & performance areas, classrooms, a residence hall room and a dining hall. You can also see our extensive art and engineering facilities.

There are several ways for you to experience AU:Alfred University Kanakadea


Make an Appointment for an Individual Visit

An individual visit is a great time explore all of what AU has to offer. Choose from:

  • Student-led campus tours, Art, and Engineering tours
  • Financial Aid meeting
  • Sit in on a class
  • Meet with a professor
  • Meeting with an Admissions Counselor

If your interested in our performing arts program or want to see the equestrian center, we can help you see these things too - just let us know when you are scheduling your visit! To schedule a visit during the academic year please register online here.

If you prefer, you can call the Alfred University Office of Admissions at 800.541.9229 or email us to make an appointment.

AU Preview Days
Can't visit in the summer and want to come on Labor Day or Veterans Day? On each day we offer a quick glimpse at what life is like at AU. An AU Preview day will include:

  • The AU Advantage
  • Student-led Campus tours
  • Lunch with Faculty/Staff
  • Student-led Art & Engineering tours

Register online for an AU Preview Day or, for more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 800.541.9229.

AUtumn Visit
Enjoy a comprehensive visit to the Alfred University campus by attending one of our AUtumn Visit Day open house events.

In a casual, friendly environment, prospective students and parents will benefit from valuable opportunities to learn more about the admissions process. You will interact with current faculty and ask questions of AU's professionals.

Your day will include:

  • Academic breakouts
  • Parent & student-only sessions
  • Lunch in one of our dining halls
  • Student-led campus tours, Art & Engineering tours

Register online for an AUtumn Visit Day open house or, for more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 800.541.9229.

Want to come on a Saturday?
We are open on select Saturdays during the academic year. On Saturdays we offer group information sessions, general campus tours and specialized tours of our art and engineering facilities.

  • Group Information Session
  • General Campus Tour
  • Specialty Tours (Optional) in Art or Engineering

Fall 2014 Saturday Dates
September 27; November 1; November 8; November 22; December 6

Group information sessions are held at 10:15 AM with campus tours at 11:15 AM. Art and Engineering tours are held at 12:15 PM. Register online for your Saturday visit!

Tour Hard at Alfred University!
Now you can tour campus in a totally unique way, on a 7-person bike! Imagine 14 pedals, hydraulic disc brakes, and steering like a Porsche, but all without an engine. A special tour route will take you around campus with a tour guide navigating. This one-of-a-kind tour is offered Mondays and Fridays at 12:30 PM during the academic year and at 1:00 PM during the summer, weather permitting of course! Call our Office of Admissions at 800.541.9229 to schedule your bike tour today!


Graduate Students
Throughout the academic year interviews are available weekdays from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM with an admissions counselor. Please contact us in advance so we may assist you in arranging a possible visit with the program department. During the summer, interviews are offered between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM.

Can't Make it to Campus?
See where our admissions counselors will be traveling this fall for our Off-Campus Interviews and National Portfolio Day. Can't make it to campus but still want to take a look at AU? Check out our new image gallery.

Getting to Alfred University
Map and driving directions