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.