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Navajo Water Project

Alfred University | 11/28/18

A glimpse into a tasty Taco night fundraiser
A glimpse into a tasty Taco night fundraiser

Alfred University will once again this fall be collecting money for a water-related charity. ENVS 106: The Water Planet will be spearheading a fund-raising campaign for the charity DigDeep’s Navajo Water Project with help from other campus and community groups.


Alfred University will once again this fall be collecting money for a water-related charity.  ENVS 106: The Water Planet will be spearheading a fund-raising campaign for the charity DigDeep’s Navajo Water Project with help from other campus and community groups.  DigDeep installs clean running water systems in houses on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico where approximately 40% of the homes do not have running water or electricity.  Two years ago, the Water Planet class, along with campus and community groups, collected and donated over $15,000 to Haiti Outreach, which paid for the installation of a clean water well in a village in rural Haiti.  This year, the class hopes to raise enough money to provide clean running water to two or more homes on the reservation.


One of the fund-raising activities will be a drive for gently used or new shoes. The group will be paid for each pair of shoes collected by Funds2Orgs and those shoes will ultimately end up in countries such as Haiti and Honduras.  If we collect 2500 pairs of shoes by the end of the fall semester, Funds2Orgs will donate $1000 to the fund-raising campaign. 

Dates to Remember:

December 1:                             Meal Plan changes for Spring Semester; contact Residence Life – 607-871-2186 for more information

December 7:                             Last day of classes for Fall 2018 semester

December 10:                           Final Exams begin

December 14:                           Final Exams end

December 15:                           10 AM – HALLS CLOSE for Winter Break

December 17-January 18:          Allen Term – Check with the Registrar’s Office for list of classes

January 20:                              10 AM - Residence Halls OPEN for Spring Semester

January 22:                               First day of classes for SPRING SEMESTER

January 25:                               Last day to change meal plan for Spring Semester; contact Residence Life: 607-871-2186

If your student needs to leave later than December 15 or return prior to January 20 they MUST contact the Office of Residence Life; 607-871-2186 for permission. Coaches will have communicated housing needs with Residence Life prior to the close of Fall semester and athletes should connect with their coach as well as the Office of Residence Life to make sure they are on the late departure/early arrival list.  Any students found in the residence halls between 10 AM on December 15 and January 20 without permission to be there may be charged additional fees as well as possible judicial charges.