Welcome Week

Welcome to the family! You're Alfred University bound, so now what? Welcome Week! It's a series of fun and exciting events and opportunities to meet and connect with other new Saxons in your first few days at Alfred University.


Not only informational, but fun, too, Welcome Week is your first real taste of what makes Alfred so very "Alfred." We have an exciting lineup of activities planned to help you transition right into life at AU.

August 2022

Friday August 26th
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. New to AU: Student Check-In
Joyce Walton Center
Students will receive Planner and other SWAG items
Offices will be tabling in Annex, available to students
Football team available to help students move-in to rooms
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Bookstore Open
Powell Campus Center, 2nd floor
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Brick Lawn Barbeque
Under the tent in Brick Lawn for Lunch, served by AVI
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. It Takes a Village – How to Support Your Student
Parent/support person session by Nadine Shardlow, Student Experience
Under the tent on Brick Lawn

Dean’s Informational Meetings
Various locations by school/college
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Miller Theater
College of Business – Olin Building 302
School of Engineering – Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center
School of Art and Design/Performing Arts – Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Allen Walk and Opening Convocation
Intersection of Pine Street and Allen Way
Faculty and Staff available for students and families
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Advising Meetings
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and College of Business faculty advisors to meet with students throughout campus
School of Art & Design/Performing Arts and School of Engineering students will meet with Center for Advising Staff
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Parent Reception
Knight Club, 3rd floor Powell Campus Center
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free time and Goodbyes throughout Campus
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Dinner in Ade Hall
Students IDs available for pick-up
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The People in Your Neighborhood
Resources available on campus and when they can help
Public Safety, Vice President of Student Experience, Conduct, Center for Academic Success, Wellness, Activities, Residential Communities
Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall
9:30 p.m. Comedy Show – Eric O’Shea
Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall
Saturday August 27th
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Ade Dining Hall
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. College work study time
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. College Work Study Meeting
Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center

*Mandatory for all students eligible to receive Federal College Work Study
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Returning Student Check In
Joyce Walton
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Hike & Bike
King Alfred Statue with W.I.L.D., Bike around Alfred with Bike Hub
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mini Golf
Scholes and Herrick Library
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Commuter Connection
Herrick Library

Lunch provided, come meet other students who are commuters just like you. Current Commuters and staff will share tips, tricks and helpful information about navigating Alfred University campus as a Commuter.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
Ade Dining Hall
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Chalk the Walk, Field Day Activities (games, 4 square, etc.)
Brick Lawn Sidewalk
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. BINGO
Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center
5:30 p.m. Honors Orientation, Honors House, 8 Park Street
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
Ade Dining Hall
8:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Floor Meetings
Held in your residence hall
9:00 p.m. Playfair
Joyce Walton
Sunday August 28th
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cartoons & Coffee
Characterize Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center with Courtney
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Brunch
Ade Dining Hall
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Farmers Market Available
Village Bandstand
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Bromeley-Daggett Equestrian Center Tour
Transportation from Powell Campus Center to Equestrian Center & back
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Foster Lake Trip
Transportation from Brick Hall to Foster Lake & back
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tim Collins
Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall
3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. After the Fire
Required: Fire Safety Training
Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall
5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Nacho First Year – Brick Lawn
Welcoming returning students and transfer students, music
7:00 p.m. Honors Program Students, Honors House, 8 Park Street
Death by Chocolate
8:00 p.m. House of the Dragon at 8pm in Nevins Theater
Episodes 1 & 2 will be shown. Snacks provided.
Dusk Top Gun: Maverick
Outdoor movie near Fiat Lux sign (second floor of Powell Campus Center (outdoors). Snacks will be provided.