W.I.L.D. About Alfred

Wilderness Immersion, Learning and Discovery

W.I.L.D. about Alfred helps you make the most of Alfred's unique physical setting in Western New York. Our job is to get you outside to experience our gorgeous location and have fun in the outdoors with your friends, professors and staff.

W.I.L.D.-ness all around us!

W.I.L.D. Events

  • W.I.L.D. Orientation
    Spend 2 ½ days learning about the local outdoor opportunities available for you here at Alfred University, taking a day trip to a nearby high ropes adventure course in Ellicottville, NY. This event will introduce you to your new surroundings while meeting friends who share your interest in the outdoors.
  • Friday Night Hikes
    Join us for a Friday Night Hike, leaving from the Powell Campus Center Mailroom Lobby, we explore our Pine Hill trail and the Alfred State Hiking trails
  • Saxon 7-Miler
    Held in October, this is a 7-mile hike from Phillips Creek to the AU Equestrian Center with aid stations and a s'more station along the way, and a BBQ at the end. Transportation is provided to and from the starting point at the Phillips Creek
  • Ridgewalk
    Ridgewalk & Run is one of the areas largest and one of the most unique fall activity lifestyle events. This event is held every October in nearby Wellsville

Stay up to date with W.I.L.D. events and photos on our Facebook page and on AU Connect.