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.
- 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 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 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.
- Quiet Study – Members of this lifestyle all sign an agreement 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
- Over 21 – A student must be 21 or older at the beginning of the academic year. This lifestyle option in available select areas.
- Gender Inclusive Housing– This option allows individuals who are not the same gender, who may identify outside of the gender binary (male or female), who may be questioning aspects of their sexuality/gender or who may be in the process (or completed) a gender transition, to live in an environment that is safe and supportive. This living space is 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.
- 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.
- Civic 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 Emerging Pioneers Leadership Program (EPLP) with a connected academic component.
- 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 an atmosphere with enhanced opportunities to learn from and connect with their faculty.
- 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.
- Affinity Housing– Members of recognized clubs/organizations and athletics teams will be provided preference during returning student housing sign up to live together in the suite style housing within the Townhouses, MacKenzie Complex, Main Gate A, and Main Gate B.
You can choose from one of our five living and learning communities:
- You will be enrolled FNAT 2333- Survey of Design. This course, taught by the department chair, Dr. Alex Bitterman, will be a strong foundation course for your architectural career.
- You will have the opportunity to attend presentations by architects and educators from around the nation as part of the Department of Architecture and Design Lecture Series. These lectures will be mandatory for all LLC participants and will give you a unique look into to the world of architecture and design.
- Six lectures will also be held in Peet Hall for LLC participants throughout the semester from Alfred State faculty and invited guests on varying topics.
Civic Leadership LLC
- While living in the Civic Leadership Living Learning Community, students examine their strengths, develop mentoring skills, engage in fireside chats with campus resource professionals from the Division of Student Affairs, local community members, alumni, explore political issues, participate in team-building activities and attend the Emerging Pioneers Leadership Program. This program is a developmental partnership between the Department of Residence Life, the Office of Student Engagement and The Center for Civic Engagement.
- The Civic Leadership LLC challenges students to integrate leadership, knowledge, theory and experience to increase their individual understanding of leadership and how it is applied in multiple contexts. Activities, Involvement and Leadership’s role in the Civic Leadership LLC includes helping to coordinate various leadership initiatives speaking on a wide array of topics to help develop perceptions of leadership Alfred State; promoting existing leadership opportunities including the Alternative Spring Break, NYLEC Leadership Conference, The Emerging Pioneers Leadership Program/minor; and providing support to the participants as they complete their first year on campus.
- Students who wish to live in the Civic-Leadership Living Learning Community must sign up for the first core credit class of the leadership minor. Students do not need to pursue the minor in the future, but do need to take the first class, EPLP 1031 Social Change in Leadership.
- Students who are part of the Civic Leadership Living Learning Community must be active and participate in the community and class in order to live in the community.
- Seeks to provide its residents with an opportunity to explore diversity, multiculturalism, and other inclusive topics, while receiving the benefits from having a faculty member in residence.
- English and Humanities Department Assistant Professor Dr. Brian Quinn will be living in the residence hall and will be there to provide additional academic support for the LLC community as you transition from high school student to college scholar.
- In addition to a one-hour weekly seminar deigned to be interactive and engaging, members of the Engage LLC will also have a three credit class they will take together, taught in the comfort of their own building.
- Freshman nursing students have the opportunity to be a part of a community dedicated to helping new nursing students transition into the nursing curriculum.
- Be a part of a cohort led by nursing faculty within their residence halls, this LLC provides a quiet atmosphere and enhanced opportunities to learn from and connect with their faculty.
- Live with other first-year nursing students and make connections around your academics.