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3 College Freshman

Weather: Once the sun actually comes out, it's beautiful and enjoyable in Alfred.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is not unlike home so i am used to it... but it is kind of bipolar... everyday is different so we have to dress for today, not yesterday or tomorrow. One day it is sunny and 60 degrees but the next day it snows 6 inches, no exaggeration.

2 College Senior

Weather: The saying goes "The Alfred Sun only comes out once a week". It refers to the town newspaper, "The Alfred Sun", that only comes out on Sundays, but the saying is true in relation to the weather too. Winters are very cold. It's always snowing, but never accumulating. In the spring, it rains more than you ever though possible. The autumn is gorgeous and perfect though!

2 College Sophomore

Weather: Most of the college year is very cold and usually snowy. It is beautiful but it does limit my outside experiences because I am not a winter sport kind of person.

1 College Freshman

Weather: it's always so cold. it stays cold for MONTHS. summer doesn't exist


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A joke about Alfred is that students should carry a red balloon so that people can find them under the snow. This joke isn't altogether wrong. It snows so often and in such volume that the landscape is always white and sparkling. The good news is that it's actually a very gentle precipitation. Big, fat, juicy snowflakes fall softly as opposed to stingy ice flecks that may sting your face in Boston or New York. It's beautiful—it just tends to lose its charm sometime around April. Warm weather at Alfred is spectacular. The landscape and the wildlife just burst forth into green and Technicolor.

Alfred students have mastered the art of layering. Thanks to the proximity to the North Pole and something called "lake effect," you can pretty much count on any type of weather at any time during the year. It changes hourly, as well. You may have a perfectly sunny day in March, then hail later that night. Most likely you'll be buried in snow for most of the year. It's not uncommon to have snow on graduation day, either. Still, an Indian summer may last until November. So don't discriminate—just bring everything!

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 56 °F
Spring - Low: 32 °F
Summer - High: 79 °F
Summer - Low: 54 °F
Fall - High: 59 °F
Fall - Low: 37 °F
Winter - High: 34 °F
Winter - Low: 15 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 3.36 in./month
Summer: 3.91 in./month
Fall: 3.32 in./month
Winter: 2.22 in./month
What to Pack
  • Hat, gloves, scarves
  • Snow boots
  • Umbrella
  • Winter coat


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