Residential Life believes that a student’s residence hall experience should be as individually suited to his/her 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.
First-Year Housing – First-year students can live in any building other than the townhouses. Burdick Hall only houses first-year students.
Baccalaureate Lifestyle – Available in Peet Hall only. This lifestyle option provides an opportunity for students in the baccalaureate programs to reside together.
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 totally committed to the restrictions, this lifestyle is not for you.
24 and Over Lifestyle – This lifestyle option was created to address the special needs of non-traditional students, e.g., self-governed quiet hours and the ability to stay in the residence hall during breaks. Available in Main Gate B only.
Quiet Study – Guarantees a student a quiet area to study and reside. Mandatory 24-hour quiet. Stereos and radios are allowed but kept at a minimal noise level. Areas are available in certain suite-style and corridor-style residence halls.
Over 21 – A student must be 21 or older at the beginning of the academic year. This option is offered in select residence halls.
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. The living space is open to the entire campus community, requested through an application process, and selected on a yearly basis by a committee dedicated to the oversight of that community.
Engage Living and Learning Community – An option for first-year students in Burdick Hall, this LLC provides residents an opportunity to explore diversity, multiculturalism, and other inclusive topics while receiving the benefits from having a faculty member in residence.
Leadership Living and Learning Community – An option for first-year students in Burdick Hall, 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.
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.
Nursing Living Learning Community (NLLC) – First-year nursing students have the opportunity to be a part of a community within Burdick Hall dedicated to helping new nursing students transition into the nursing curriculum. Besides participating in a cohort seminar led by nursing faculty within their residence hall, the NLLC provides a quiet atmosphere and enhanced opportunities to learn from and connect with their faculty.
Summer Prep Academy Living Learning Community – Students accepted into the Alfred State Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) will attend our Summer Prep Academy (SPA) for 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. 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 peer mentors throughout the academic year.
Townhouse Style Living – The complex consists of 25 apartments each offering accommodations to six residents in facilities featuring private bedrooms, a full kitchen, living room, and two-plus bathrooms. The Townhouses, located in the lower area of campus, are primarily available to upper-level students. Within the complex is the Townhouse Commons Building which houses laundry facilities and may be reserved for meetings and social events.
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.
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 or parents, 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 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:
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