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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I love where I live on campus, and have lived in several different dorms and living spaces. I have also lived off campus, and can say that there is a lot of places available, but they are more expensive than staying on campus.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus could definitely be a lot better. Many of the dorms and suites are out dated, and the food is awful many students have gotten sick/ food poising from AVI and they blame the large percent of students sick/ hospital bound on a "stomach bug" although its only found in students eating from the ade dining hall

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's not great, I lived in Reimer (which I heard is one of the worst freshmen dorms), and nothing was very clean. The bathrooms were frightening and the building was usually too hot or too cold. Nothing I didn't expect.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I think just the process of going from having my own room to having to sharing it with a complete stranger was hard for me. As well as losing privacy when it comes to the bathrooms. The women I lived with in my dorm floor weren't the cleanest either and disobeyed many rules.

Other than that the rooms were a good size and had a lot of storage options. When I needed things fixed, putting in a work order was super easy and fast.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: This one is hard because some of the dorms are great, close to the classes you want, and respectful. However, there are others that are in more remote locations on campus, are noted for their obnoxious behavior, and generally just awful. Personally, my favorite dorm so far is the Brick.

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Your residential experience at Alfred will vary greatly according to where you live. It’s mandatory for students to remain on campus until their senior year. Openhym is the largest and the most social. It tends to house the most art students. The rooms have dividers to add an extra hint of privacy. The rest of the freshman dorms (Tefft, Barresi, Cannon, and Reimer) are smaller with larger doubles. These are cozier. Although most students are pleased to leave the freshman dorms behind, many miss the sense of community they provided.

Students who stay on campus as upperclassmen have the option of the Brick, Pine Hill Suites, Kruson, Bartlett Hall, or the Ford Street Apartments. The majority settles in Bartlett Hall, the suites, or the Kruson. Special-interest houses are very selective and only house five to six students. The suites have kitchens, but the doubles are too small. With its spacious rooms and quaint wood floors, the Brick is the most popular. The building is ancient and has a ton of character. It may also be haunted. The Ford Street apartments experience less paranormal activity. These are strictly for juniors and seniors, and resemble the suites. The kitchens are huge. The only way to get in is to get a posse together and lobby like hell about a year in advance.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,469
Average Housing Costs
$6,020
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
76%
Freshmen Living On Campus
97%
Number of Dormitories
10
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Cannon Hall
  • Openhym Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Ford Street Apartments
  • Joel's House
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Reimer Hall
  • Tefft Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Bartlett Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV jack
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • Window coverings
Also Available
Special-interest housing for upperclassmen includes academic houses like environmental studies, honors, and languages, as well as cultural houses like Hillel and international.
Available for Rent
Minifridge with microwave
Did You Know?
  • Built in 1858, the Brick is listed in the National and State Historical Register. It has been used as a boarding house, gymnasium, and even an infirmary after WWI. All this history has left the Brick literally "haunted by its past." There are many accounts of paranormal encounters in its halls.
  • All residence halls and immediate areas are smoke-free.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Ann's House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, TV lounge; Silver LEED rating
Barresi Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Computer lab, large front lawn, recreation room with pool table, social lounge
Bartlett Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, computer lab, laundry facilities, pool table, social lounge with fireplace
The Brick
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Basement art studios, community kitchen, computer lab, laundry facilities, social lounge
Cannon Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, computer lab, laundry facilities, social lounge, study lounge; friendly atmosphere
Joel's House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, patio, social/study lounges; home to outdoor living-learning community, close to trails for biking and walking
Kruson Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, computer lab, laundry facilities, meeting space, social lounge, study lounge; close-knit community, close to Herrick Library, Powell Campus Center, Academic Alley
Openhym Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Largest facility on campus; for students into quiet studying
Reimer Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Large lounge, pool table, ping-pong table; close to dining hall
Tefft Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community building, community kitchen, computer lab, laundry room, recreation room, social lounge, study lounge; near a natural wildlife area

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Ford Street Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and three-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas; complex features Commons area with community kitchenette, computer lab, laundry facilities, Women's Leadership Center.
Ford Street Apartments consist of six buildings: Athena, Bacchus, Medusa, Mercury, Pegasus, and Thor. Located up the hill from Openhym Hall.
Pine Hill Suites
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Three-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Units include kitchenette, furnished living areas; complex features computer lab, laundry facilities, social/study lounges
Pine Hill Suites consist of seven buildings: Crawford, Davis, Kenyon, Norwood, Phillips, Shults, Tredennick.

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