First-Year Experiences

What to expect at Alfred University

There is much to look forward to during your first year at Alfred University. We offer plenty of ways to connect you to outstanding faculty, staff and fellow students. To us, your education here means far more than grades.


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Learn what to expect with your educational experience at Alfred, about the campus and about the prospect of making friends for life at Kickstart, AU's new student orientation!

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Living at Alfred

Learning includes living. In addition to guaranteed housing, you'll enjoy great meals with great friends in our dining centers with food sourced from local farms.

Annual 传统s

At Alfred University, traditions connect us. Alfred Saxons share unique moments that inspire pride in our community and strengthen our network.

The addition of new students to the Alfred University community each year is a major celebratory occasion. The first year of college is an important growth year for all new students—academically and personally. We invite each first-year student to fully engage with a commitment to making it a successful one. The faculty and staff are here to support new students in that process. In the meantime, get social with us!