Summer Programs
Summer Sessions: General Information

Summer classes are open to current Alfred University students, incoming freshmen, transfer students and undergraduate and graduate students from other colleges and universities. (Courses at the 100 and 200 levels are also open to local, commuting, high school juniors and seniors.) Summer Sessions, an integral part of Alfred University's education program, offer a variety of courses for students who wish to accelerate their programs, who need to complete certain requirements, or who wish to expand their knowledge or skills in a variety of fields and subjects.

Summer Session 2014 Dates and Deadlines
Summer Course Registration began March 17, 2014.

Students are able to register up until the first day of class, but are strongly encouraged to register as early as possible. Courses with less than the required minimum enrollment may be cancelled on the last business day before the course begins. Early registration can help to avoid an unnecessary cancellation of a course.

Summer Session I: May 19-June 27, 2014
Summer Session II: June 30-August 8, 2014
Special Short-term Courses: Course dates vary.

Immunization Form due: with course registration (for new students)
Housing Contract & payment due: 4 weeks prior to first class (for students who wish to reside on campus)

Summer Sessions Registration Began: March 17, 2014

Late registration fee ($35) assessed after: 1st day of class

Last day to receive 100% refund of tuition and fees charged: 1st day of class (Student must drop course on-line before midnight of the first day of class.)

Last day to receive a 50% refund of tuition and fees charged: 2nd day of class (Student must withdraw in person in the Student Service Center by the end of the second day of class.)

Last day to withdraw: The halfway point of the course.

Important: Students who qualify for tuition remission must submit their tuition remission request forms at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the class(es) for which they are registering.


All students must register for courses. Currently enrolled AU full-time and part-time students must register for summer courses on-line using BannerWeb. Web registration is available 7 days a week, from 8 am to midnight. Contact the Student Service Center for help if you have questions about web registration by calling 607.871.2123.

High school juniors and seniors must use the special registration form included in the next section.

Other individuals wishing to take summer courses must complete a registration form. Completed registration forms may be brought in person to the Student Service Center in Seidlin Hall, mailed to the address listed on the form, faxed to 607.871.2347, or scanned and attached to an email sent to

New students must submit an Immunization Form before course registration can be completed. Please see Immunization Requirements, below.

Registration must be completed prior to the first class, with full payment due on or before the first class meeting. Students who have registered, submitted their Immunization Form, and paid their bill should go directly to their classes at the start of the session. After that time late fees will be assessed and, since some classes have limited enrollment, no guarantee of admission can be made.


Registration of High School Students
Local high school juniors and seniors, commuting from home, can take summer courses at the 100 and 200 levels. High school students must use a special registration form. The approval of the student's school counselor or principal is required each year. Special tuition arrangements made for high school students to attend AU classes during the fall and spring do not apply during the summer. If a high school student wishes to take a course during the summer, he/she must register, pay full tuition for the class and provide proof of immunization. (If the student is eligible for tuition remission, forms must be submitted at least two weeks before the class begins.) Registration for any course depends on available openings. High school students enrolled in summer courses are not guaranteed acceptance into any AU degree program at a later date. Campus housing is not available for high school students attending summer courses.


Additional Requirements for International Students
To comply with the United States government's financial regulations for F-1 visa students, Alfred University requires proof of full financial support. International students must submit the following documents to the Office of International Programs at least 6 weeks prior to the start of classes in order to receive the Form I-20 from Alfred University:

  • A legible copy of the student's passport
  • Alfred University Summer Sessions Financial Statement for International Students with an official stamp from a notary or bank. The student's sponsor must complete this form.


  • An official letter from the sponsor's bank indicating sufficient funds (officially translated into English) OR
  • An official letter from the student's government or sponsoring organization indicating the terms and amount of financial support

As soon as this information is received by the AU Office of International Programs, they will start the process for the I-20 and send it to the student's home address. The student will then need to make an appointment with the U.S. Consulate to obtain a visa. Please visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website for instructions on how to apply for an F-1 visa. All students must also show proof of health insurance.

International students with questions should contact the Office of International Programs at 607.871.2269.


On-line and "Hybrid" Courses
Several summer courses are being offered in an on-line or "on-line hybrid" format. (Hybrids are on-line courses with some required on-campus meeting dates. The first class meeting day, time and location will be indicated in the course description in Banner. Subsequent required class meeting days and times will be included in the course syllabus.)

Courses offered totally on-line or as on-line hybrids are identified with an asterisk in the "quick reference course list" accessible on the Summer School courses webpage.

Please check out the Online Learning Readiness Checklist to view the technical requirements for on-line courses, and to assess your readiness to take an on-line course.

Students with questions about on-line course technology requirements should contact the Alfred University ITS Helpdesk at 607.871.2222 or via email.


As final grades are recorded they become viewable and printable by students on BannerWeb. Requests for copies of official transcripts should be made to the Registrar’s Office in the Student Service Center. See the Transcript Request web page for information on how to obtain an official transcript.


Transfer of Credits
It is a good idea for Summer Sessions students who are regularly enrolled at other colleges and universities, and who intend to transfer credits from Alfred University to their home institutions, to secure advance approval of their Alfred University course selections from their home institutions. Even though courses at AU are fully accredited and are generally accepted for transfer credit, decisions on transferability rest with the receiving college or university.


Summer School Schedule Changes and Course Cancellations
Due to circumstances beyond our control it is sometimes necessary to make changes to the summer course schedule. Course information may be changed, courses may be added or cancelled. In the event a change is made, we will do our best to contact the students affected. The most up-to-date course information will be accessible online at BannerWeb.

The administration reserves the right to cancel any course for which fewer than two students register (not counting tuition remission students). The University will attempt to notify students enrolled in canceled courses prior to the first class meeting via messages to their official AU e-mail accounts and by keeping the course information on this website and in Banner updated. It is the students' responsibility to check their email and this website regularly for summer course additions, changes, and cancellations. It must be understood, however, that under certain circumstances beyond our control the decision to cancel a course may not be made until the first class meeting.

Students traveling a distance to campus for summer courses should check course status before setting out on their trip to avoid the expense and inconvenience of a wasted trip in the event their course has been cancelled.



Residence Hall Opening and Closing Dates
Campus residences will be open from noon Sunday, May 18 to noon Saturday, June 28, 2014 for Summer Session I and from noon Sunday, June 29 to noon Saturday, August 9, 2014 for Summer Session II. Students must check-out by noon.

Housing Reservations
Summer campus housing is available for students aged 18 or older. Students who require summer housing must complete a summer housing contract and submit it to the Office of Residence Life at least four weeks prior to their first class. You will be notified of your housing assignment shortly before the start of the summer session you are attending. Summer Housing Code of Conduct

Units are rented for either summer session and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Campus housing facilities are clean and adequate, but spartan. There are no linens, no phones or TVs, no maid service, no fans or air conditioning. (Bed linens may be rented through an outside contracted linen service. Students who wish to receive this service must contract for it when making arrangements for on-campus housing. The cost of linen service is $15 per week and it includes one pillow, one pillowcase, one top sheet, one bottom sheet and one blanket.) All housing locations are smoke-free. No pets are allowed (unless assisting the visually impaired).

Additional information concerning where to go and how to obtain your key when you arrive on campus will be provided to you with your housing confirmation. If you have any questions concerning housing, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 607.871.2186.

Living Accommodations on Campus
Summer students are housed in shared apartments or suites according to preference and availability. Accommodations are furnished with twin beds (36"x80"), dressers, desks and chairs. Apartments and suites have either 2 or 3 bedrooms, shared bathrooms, furnished living rooms and kitchenettes.

Residents are expected to furnish their own bed linens, towels, soap, blankets, pillows, cleaning supplies, dishes, cooking utensils, pots and pans, lamps, fans, wastebaskets, hangers, phones, TVs (if desired), etc. Apartments come equipped with stoves; suites have microwave ovens. Laundry facilities are available.

2014 Campus Housing Rates (for shared apartment or suite with shared bathroom)

Summer Session I or II - 6-week rate: $855/person

4-week rate: $570/person

3-week rate: $428/person

2-week rate: $285/person

Weekly rate: $180/person

Linen Service (if requested): $15/week (includes one pillow, one pillowcase, one top sheet, one bottom sheet, and one blanket)


While no meal plan is available during Summer Session I, most summer students are housed in suites or apartments with kitchen facilities so they can prepare their own food if they wish to. Meals may also be obtained at restaurants in the Village of Alfred. Local Restaurants

The dining hall will be open during most of Summer Session II and there may be a limited meal plan available students residing on campus. (SSII students interested in the meal plan should contact the Residence Life Office at 607.871.2186 or via email for further details.)


Control of Animals Policy
Animals are not allowed in any University building unless trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.


Current students should consult their faculty advisors if they have questions about the courses they wish to take. Prospective students with questions are invited to call the Office of Summer Programs at 607.871.2612 or contact us via email. These students will be referred to the appropriate academic department for advice and additional information if necessary. (For information and advice concerning summer art courses, please contact the art office directly at 607.871.2412 or via email.)


Please visit the library web pages for complete information and summer hours:

Herrick Memorial Library

Scholes Library of Ceramics

Summer hours will be in effect from May 19-August 8.


Health Care Services
The AU Health Service is closed except for administrative functions during the summer. Students who have a health care provider/family doctor in the area should consider calling their office first. Other options include:

Emergency Care (24 hours a day, 7 days a week):
St. James Mercy Hospital, 411 Canisteo St., Hornell, NY 14843,
607.324.8000. website

Jones Memorial Hospital, 191 North Main, Wellsville, NY 14895,
585.593.1100. website


Immunization Requirements
All Summer Sessions students must provide the AU Health Service with appropriate proof of immunity, if they haven't already done so, by completing and submitting an Immunization Form. This form should be submitted directly to the Health Service as instructed (please see Immunization Form & check-list for further information). Current AU students who already have this information on file at the Health Service are not required to provide this proof again.

Students who do not comply are not allowed to complete registration for courses. If registration is already accomplished, students not in compliance with the immunization law will be removed from courses.

Direct any questions concerning New York State immunization requirements to the AU Health Service at 607.871.2400, or via email.


Students who wish to park their cars on campus should visit the Campus Safety Office in the Physical Plant Building to obtain a parking permit. For further information, call the Safety Office at 607.871.2108.


Information about textbooks needed for summer courses and how to purchase them can be found on the AU Bookstore webpage.


Residential students should visit the Mail Room in the Powell Campus Center (lower level) to be assigned a mailbox number. For further information, call the Mail Room at 607.871.2666.


Summer Sessions Contact Information

Summer Course Registration & Student Accounts: Student Service Center, Seidlin Hall 607.871.2123

Financial Aid: Financial Aid Office, Alumni Hall 607.871.2159

Housing & Meal Plan: Bonnie Dungan, Residence Life, Bartlett Hall 607.871.2186

Summer Art & Design Courses: Cathleen Johnson, Dean's Office, School of Art & Design, BMH 156, 607.871.2412

Downstate Programs: Jay Cerio, 607.871.2212 and Tim Werner, email

Admissions: Office of Admissions, Alumni Hall, 607.871.2115

Graduate Admissions: Office of Graduate Admissions, Alumni Hall, 607.871.2141

Dining Service: John Dietrich, Ade Hall, 607.871.2247

Center for Academic Success: Andrea Burch, 607.871.2148

General Summer Sessions Information: Office of Summer Programs, Greene Hall, Room 203, 607.871.2612

Alfred University Summer Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (May 19-August 8)