Residential Life believes that a student’s residence hall experience should be as individually suited to the student's needs and interests as possible. On this basis, Alfred State offers a lifestyle approach to residence hall living. Within the limits of college policy, various lifestyle areas are offered, and students may choose the area which best suits them. The following styles are located in designated areas of certain residence halls:
No Smoking – All of our residential facilities are smoke-free.
21 and Over Lifestyle – A student must be 21 or older at the beginning of the academic year. This lifestyle option is available in select areas.
24 and Over Lifestyle – This lifestyle option was created to address the special needs of nontraditional students, e.g., self-governed quiet hours and the ability to stay in the residence hall during breaks. Available in select areas within Main Gate B only.
Affinity Housing – Members of recognized clubs/organizations and athletic teams will be provided preference during returning student housing sign-ups to live together in the suite-style housing within the Townhouses, MacKenzie Complex, Main Gate A, and Main Gate B.
Baccalaureate Lifestyle – Available in Peet Hall only. This lifestyle option provides an opportunity for students in the baccalaureate programs to reside together.
First-Year Housing – First-year students can live in any building other than the MacKenzie Commons Apartments and The Townhouses. Braddon Hall and Burdick Hall house only first-year students.
Gender Inclusive Housing – This option allows individuals who are not the same gender, who may identify outside the gender binary (male or female), who may be questioning aspects of their sexuality/gender, or who may be in the process of (or completed) a gender transition, to live in an environment that is safe and supportive. This living space, open to the entire campus community, is requested through an application process (password required), and selected on a yearly basis by a committee dedicated to the oversight of that community.
Substance-free Lifestyle – This lifestyle is designed for the student interested in living within a tobacco-free and alcohol-free area. All guests and visitors are also required to abide by the substance-free lifestyle while visiting the area. Each student signs a contract pledging to remain substance free while living in this area. If you are not committed to the restrictions, this lifestyle is not for you.
Quiet Study – Members of this lifestyle all agree to uphold mandatory 24-hour quiet hours. Television and music are allowed in this area, but must be kept at a minimal and respectful volume. This lifestyle is available in certain suite-style and corridor-style residence halls.
Townhouse Style Living – Apartment-style living for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Services available in the residence halls include laundry and vending machines, kitchenette, study areas, and computer labs.
Our five Living Learning Communities:
Architectural Living and Learning Community (ALLC) – Baccalaureate architecture students can study, live, work, and engage with their faculty, all in their own residence hall (Peet Hall). The ALLC provides access to architecture work labs, study space, and a gallery.
Creative House, LLC (DLLC) – Designed specifically for students in the digital media & animation or graphic & media design programs, this Living Learning Community (LLC) features studio workspaces for its residents. Students live and learn with like-minded colleagues in a space made for productive and creative collaboration. With large screen monitors, a production studio, a space to screen work, and other extras, students who live in the Creative House LLC are prepared to hit the ground running on their creative projects.
Leadership Living and Learning Community (LLC) – An option for returning students in Main Gate A, this LLC will help students learn more about their strengths and leadership, develop mentoring skills, and connect with professionals from the campus and community while taking part in the Leadership Minor.
Nursing Living Learning Community (NLLC) – First-year nursing students have the opportunity to become part of a community within Burdick Hall dedicated to helping new students transition into the nursing curriculum. In addition to participating in a cohort seminar led by nursing faculty within their residence hall, the NLLC provides an atmosphere with enhanced opportunities to learn from and connect with their faculty.
Summer Prep Academy Living and Learning Community (SPA) – Students accepted into the EOP program will attend Summer Prep Academy four weeks throughout July and August. These first-year students will have the option of remaining in their summer housing building without the stress of relocating to another residence hall for the fall semester. The SPA Living Learning Community will allow SPA students to continue to live with their EOP cohort and maintain regular contact with their summer SPA mentors throughout the academic year.
Pioneer Cup: The Pioneer Cup is a friendly (but fierce!) competition between the college's residence halls for leadership in civic engagement, sustainability, and wellness. You can help your residence hall earn points and win prizes at the same time by participating in activities, programs, and events related to the competition themes.
Be advised that a prior felony conviction may impede a student’s ability to reside in campus-administrated housing. Felony conviction will be considered on an individual basis. Students may be required to submit court records and other information as required by SUNY Board of Trustees Policy to be used in assessing their eligibility for on-campus housing.
SUNY – Board of Trustees' Policy
Every student in full-time attendance at a state-operated unit of the university, other than married students or students residing with a parent(s), shall be required to live in a residence hall maintained and operated by such a unit or to have the permission under such provisions as may be made therefore by the chief administrative officer of such unit to live off campus.
Local Campus Policies
Any full-time student who wishes to live off campus must request a waiver of the Board of Trustees’ Policy. This waiver form is available from the Office of Residential Services and/or online. All waiver requests will be considered in accordance with the SUNY policy and the Board of Trustees’ intent to maximize the educational process. Certain conditions, if met, assure an individual of permission to live off campus. These specific exceptions are as follows:
Academic Eligibility: Fourth-year students in baccalaureate programs are eligible for off-campus status subject to the following minimum requirements: good academic standing with at least 90 credits and minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and no current disciplinary status through the time of off-campus occupancy. Or, fifth-year students in a five-year program must be in good academic standing with at least 120 credits.
Greek Organization Eligibility: Information relative to organization eligibility is available from Residential Services and Student Engagement. Individual members of eligible Greek organizations may apply for a housing waiver if all criteria are met:
All other reasons will be reviewed according to the Reasons for Waiver stated on the form and will be considered according to uniformity and intent of the Board of Trustees’ policy. Submission of false or intentionally misleading statements may result in waiver revocation, campus disciplinary sanctions, and other penalties. All waivers are granted for the academic year or the remaining portion thereof. Each student must resubmit a waiver application each year he or she is in attendance.
II. DETERMINATION OF FULL-TIME STUDENT STATUS
III. WAIVER PROCEDURE