Parking & Transportation
This page contains answers to some frequently asked questions about Alfred University's parking and transportation options.
Do you need to have a car at AU?
Alfred may not be a major transportation hub, but you CAN survive without a car. Everything in the village of Alfred is within walking distance (see what services are available).
How about getting to and from campus during vacations and semester breaks?
Alfred University arranges shuttle service for students to get to and from the Rochester airport on dates that coincide with academic recesses. You can also share a ride with a fellow student using AU's web-based "Ride Board". Again, there is a busy schedule of buses to and from the Village of Alfred, and cars for hire when needed. For detailed information, see Getting to and from AU, Recess Airport Shuttle, and Area Transportation.
What about parking?
As on many campuses, student parking is at a premium at AU. There are parking lots and spaces on campus streets for student-only parking, but finding a space near your residence hall or classroom can be a challenge. In addition, AU is a hilly campus, so walking the relatively long distances from parking lots to campus destinations can be particularly ‘invigorating’… especially in winter!
Is there a parking fee?
If you plan to park your car in campus parking lots, you must purchase a parking permit from the Office of Public Safety (607-871-2108). Fees are $99.05 + $5.95 shipping and handling per vehicle permit. Vehicle registration can take place during orientation or at any time during the semester.
Campus Security Office
Powell Campus Center
Alfred, NY 14802
Call: 607-871-2108 (24-hour emergency)