Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life is committed to providing an environment where opportunities and experiences for learning outside the classroom exist that challenge and support the development of students in becoming mature, responsible community members. Our well-trained and diverse team serve as role models and act as a resource within the residence halls and University, promoting the celebration of differences, supporting students' academic success and overall achievement.

Alfred University is a residential university. We believe that residence hall living is a key component of a student-centered educational experience in which academic learning is integrated with student development. For this reason, students are required to live on campus for six semesters.

Students who are 23 or older, married, a veteran or commuting from a permanent home or primary residence of a parent/legal guardian within a 60 mile drive of campus, may be eligible for an exemption from the on-campus housing requirement. Students who wish to be considered for an exemption must fill out the Residency Requirement Waiver and return it to Melanie Auman, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Bartlett Hall, One Saxon Dr., Alfred, NY, 14802.

Alfred University offers students several distinct living styles and communities. All residence halls are co-ed, either by floor or by room/suite/apartment (same gender in room). Bathrooms are designated male or female, and in some cases gender neutral. Click on the "Guide to Residence Hall Living" below for more specific hall information. We offer a variety of housing options:

  • Traditional corridor-style room
  • Suites and apartments for small groups
  • Single rooms
  • Living-Learning Communities
    • Alfred Al Fresco at Barresi
    • Alfred Al Fresco at Joel's House
    • Ann's House (upper class students)
    • Environmental Studies House 
    • Extended Quiet Study at Cannon
    • Hillel House 
    • Honors House 
    • International House (for our 21 and older students)
    • Language House
    • Unity House at Moskowitz 
    • Graduate Student Housing (53 West University, 15 Terrace Street)

Alfred University is a smoke-free campus. No one is permitted to smoke anywhere within residence halls, buildings, foyers, entry ways, or immediately outside any facility. If you are a smoker, you must be 25' from any building on campus to smoke.

A Resident Director (RD) who promotes community growth supervises each residence hall/area. Each serves as a resource person for the residents as well as a facilitator. Resident Directors (RD) are graduate students attending Alfred University. All RDs are supervised by a professional staff member from the Office of Residence Life. In addition, a Resident Assistant (RA) is available in each living area or section. The RA is a current Alfred University sophomore/junior/senior student who assists the Resident Director in fostering an atmosphere of individual and community growth. The RA is available to assist students with questions and problems and to help them become acclimated to their new environment.

  • Room assignments - Roommate and hall assignment information is sent during the first week of August.
  • Computer hook-ups - all halls are wired for Internet access with two ports in each double and wireless access in all rooms.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 23, 2018. Continuing students arrive and move into their residence halls Saturday, August 25, 2018. 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.
  • 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.
  • Guide to Residence Hall Living provides information on our residence halls for new first year, new transfer and returning students

Off-campus environment
The Town and Village of Alfred, New York are distinguished by their rural setting, the vibrancy of a collegiate atmosphere, the intimate size of the neighborhoods and business center, and a spirit defined by friendly and caring residents.

Eligibility to live off-campus
Students who are in good academic standing at the end of the Fall semester prior to Spring housing sign-ups may be eligible to move off campus. If a student chooses to move off-campus without being released by the Office of Student Affairs to do so, he or she will still be charged the double room rate.

Requirements for moving off-campus

Finding rental units

The following sites are representative of rental information and not to be considered as a complete resource of all off campus housing rentals available in Alfred and the surrounding areas. No one at AU has verified these listings or inspected any properties; students are entirely responsible for conducting their own research on available properties and making the decisions that are best for them.

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Hunt Real Estate
Brown Property Development
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