Student Affairs
Residence Life : FAQs

Room Details

  • Room assignments
  • Sizes
  • Computer hook-ups
  • Cable TV
  • Furnishings
  • Storage

Roommates

  • Roommate assignment
  • Selection
  • Changes

Meal Plans

Special Requests

  • Early arrival
  • Medical or disability accommodations
  • Single rooms
  • Exceptions to housing requirement
  • Cars

Contact

Room Details

  • Room assignments - Roommate and hall assignment information is sent during the first week of August.
  • Sizes - See room sizes
  • Computer hook-ups - all halls are wired for Internet access with two ports in each double. Some rooms have wireless access.
  • Cable TV - Cable hook-ups are available in each room. Traditional corridor-style halls have a TV in a lounge for community use. Students are encouraged to discuss with their roommates who will bring the TV for their room. Suites and apartments offer cable hook-up both in the individual rooms and the common living area.
  • Furnishings:
    • Bed, mattress, dresser, desk, desk chair, closet space are provided. You should bring: Sheets (extra-long twin), mattress pad, study lamp, wastebasket, telephone.
    • Due to fire safety and the absence of storage space, students are not permitted to remove any furniture from their assigned student room, including bed frames and mattresses. Large personal furniture may be permitted with the approval of the resident director, but can't block room exits. Waterbeds are not permitted.
  • Storage - Storage is not available on campus during the academic year or throughout the summer. View local storage facilities.

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Roommates

  • Roommate assignment - Roommate and hall assignment information is sent during the first week of August.
  • Selection - First-year students are generally paired with first-years, and transfers are assigned either with transfers or continuing students. Specific roommates may be requested, however, each individual must indicate the other as instructed via the on-line process. If only one student makes the request, the match will not be honored.
  • Changes - Room changes can only be made after the first two weeks of classes. Residents who wish to change rooms must file a Room Transfer Request with their resident director.

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Meal Plans

  • All students who sign-up for on-campus housing are required to purchase a meal plan with the following exceptions:
    • Students who have senior status
    • Students over age 23
    • Students living in the Ford Street Apartments, Environmental Science House, Hillel House, Language House, or Honors House
    • Students living off-campus. Meal plans are available to off-campus students. Please contact the Office of Residence Life if you would like to purchase one.
  • Meal Plan Information.

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Special Requests

  • Early arrival - Students must follow the opening arrival schedule. First-year students and transfers arrive for Orientation and move into their residence halls during the morning of Thursday, August 19, 2010. Continuing students arrive and move into their residence halls Saturday, August 21, 2010. Arrangements for preseason athletics is made by the coaching staff, who will notify student athletes of their required return date (specific to each team).
  • Medical or disability accommodations - Students with special needs who wish to request accommodations should contact the Center for Academic Success, located in Crandall Hall on Main Street in Alfred, or call 607.871.2148. Information regarding disabilities or medical needs will remain confidential and will only be divulged with your knowledge and permission.
  • Single rooms - are available on an extremely limited basis for first-year students and transfers and are usually limited to medical or disability accommodations.
  • Exceptions to housing requirement - If you are 23 or older, married, a veteran or commuting from your permanent home and primary residence of your parent/legal guardian within 60 miles of campus, you may be eligible for an exemption from the on-campus housing requirement. If you wish to be considered for an exemption you must fill out a Residency Requirement Waiver and send it to Victoria Gebel, Associate Director of Residence Life.
  • Cars - All students may have cars on campus once they are registered with AU Public Safety. Proof of campus registration must be displayed in the vehicle at all times.

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Contact
Office of Residence Life
Bartlett Hall
Alfred University
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802

Ph: 607.871.2186


For specific housing questions, email Victoria Gebel, Associate Director of Residence Life

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