Athletics

Due to continued challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Alfred University and fellow members of the Empire 8 Conference will not engage in athletic competition this fall. The conference voted unanimously to postpone fall competition in the sports of men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, men's golf, men's and women's soccer, women's tennis and women's volleyball.

The Empire 8 is committed to contesting robust fall sports schedule and championships next spring.


  • Reopening date: Thursday, October 1
  • Hours: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Monday - Friday
  • Restricted to active Alfred University students, faculty and staff
  • Reservations Required - users are able to sign-up for one 45-minute slot per day
  • Users must check-in at the front-desk in McLane Center, present an AU ID and have their temperature checked for entry
  • Must wear an approved face covering at all times - no bandanas, gators, neck sleeves
  • Drinking fountains and locker rooms are offline. There is a water bottle filling station outside of the Gibbs Center (restrooms are online)
  • Users must clean all equipment before and after use including all free weights and dumbbells
  • Users must maintain at least 6 feet social distance. 2 per rack where spotting safety is necessary. All others should be one per rack
  • Must have proper attire including shirt and dry, closed toe athletic shoes
  • All gear must be hung on hooks outside the facility
  • Failure to comply with all guidelines can result in denial of entry, removal from the facility and/or risk the ability to sign-up for future times
  • Hours: 11:15 AM - 12 PM; 12:15 PM - 1 PM; 8 PM - 8:45 PM; 9 PM - 9:45 PM Monday - Friday
    3 PM - 3:45 PM; 4 PM - 4:45 PM Saturday & Sunday
  • Restricted to active Alfred University students, faculty and staff
  • Reservations Required - users are able to sign-up for one 45-minute slot per day
  • Swimmers must enter through hallway entrance, exit through exit on opposite side of pool
  • Everyone must wear a mask when not swimming
  • Anyone entering the facility must follow Alfred University guidelines for COVID-19 daily procedures
  • Currently no changing is allowed at the pool - the locker rooms are closed. Swimmers must arrive and depart in their suits
  • Restrooms for emergency use only
  • Towels, clothing, personal items can be left in designated areas that are sanitized between usage
Remains closed