Student Announce October 18, 2022

Presidential Inauguration ~ Classes Cancelled 1-5pm

Another Announce request from Craig Clark, please.


Classes Cancelled 1-5pm on Thursday, October 20, 2022

Classes will be cancelled from 1-5pm on Thursday, October 20, to allow all faculty, staff, and students to participate in the Presidential Inauguration celebration.  The ceremony will begin at 2pm in the Orvis gym and will be followed by a reception in the Student Leadership Center.

- Lisa Gardner

Gamma Theta Gamma Haunted House

Gamma Theta Gamma will be hosting their haunted house on October 26th and October 27th from 6-10pm at their house, located at 52 North Main Street. It's $5 / person, and all proceeds go to Relay for Life.

Registration Readiness Workshops - Academic Advising Center

Registration Readiness Workshop (New & First Year Students) – Tuesday, October 18th at 6pm, EJ Brown 109

It's time to look to the future and plan for next semester! Learn about course registration, meeting with your advisor, staying on track with your degree planning, and graduation requirements! Most students get to register themselves for classes. The sooner you can get registered for next semester, the better schedule you will have. Learn about the digital tools that can help make registration quick and easy! The Registration Readiness Workshops are hosted by the Academic Advising Center. All are welcome and encouraged to join!

Understanding Your Degree Plan (All Students) – Wednesday, October 19th at 6pm, EJ Brown 109

The Understanding Your Degree Plan workshop will help you get ready to take the lead in your education! In creating a degree plan you will have the ability to strategically plan courses to meet graduation requirements. Students will learn how to read and understand their degree requirements in Degree Works (the "Plans" tool in Degree Works). Now you will know exactly which courses are planned for each semester of their degree plan. All are welcome and encouraged to join!

- Samantha Brockway

Tor Echo Tie Dye Event

Tor Echo, Alfred State's student newspaper, is hosting a t-shirt tie dye event today (October 18) in the SLC common area, from 11am-1pm.  Stop by for a shirt and conversation!    

Annual Square Dance

This Friday night, a square dance featuring the Geneseo String Band will be hosted by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship from 7:30pm until 10:30pm in the Joyce & Walton Annex attached to Alfred University's McLane Center on Main Street.  Basic instruction will occur from 7:30pm until 8:00pm with directed dancing occurring thereafter.  Come join students, faculty, and staff of both colleges for an evening of music, dancing, and conversation.

- Peter McClain

1969 Pontiac Firebird Car Sweepstakes- Coming to a close!

Last day to purchase tickets for your chance to win a 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am – is this weekend - Saturday Oct 22nd! Students can take advantage of our special promo code Homecoming2022 and receive 25% more tickets. We THANK YOU for your support that will go directly to our Auto Trades Program and a winner will be announced on Monday Oct 31st. 

- Jason Sciotti

Parking Lot Closures

The west end of parking lot 19 is currently closed through Saturday 10/22/22 @ 4:00pm .

Parking lots 20 and 20A are closed  Wednesday 10/19/22 @ 4:00pm through Saturday 10/22/22 @ 4:00pm.

Parking Lot 22 is closed Wednesday 10/19/22 @ 4:00pm through Thursday 10/20/22 @ 3:00pm.

SRFS Office Closed

The SRFS Office will be closed during the Inauguration of our Thirteenth President on Thursday, October 20, so that staff may attend.   

- Angela Allen

Office Closure

Health & Wellness Services on both the Alfred and Wellsville Campus will be closing at 12pm on Thursday, October 20th to attend the President's Inauguration.  Should a student have a medical or mental health emergency, please contact University Police at 607-587-3999.  Thank you.

- Jaime Palmatier

Pioneer Exchange (campus thrift store) and The PLATE (campus food pantry) Information

Pioneer Exchange is open, and the civic leadership team would like to invite you to stop by and see the items we have on offer! 

The space is located in the ground floor of Pioneer Center (next to the barbershop) and our hours of operation can be found on the Civic Engagement Pioneer Link landing page. 

The PLATE food pantry is a campus resource to address food insecurity by sharing nutritious emergency food & personal care items to current students.   The process is very straightforward:

(1)  Complete the form at    

(2)  A bag of food containing 3-4 days’ worth of supplies will be prepared within a couple days

(3)  You will be advised via email once it is ready to be picked up.  

The food pantry is administered and funded through Student Senate and the Center for Global Engagement/Civic Wellbeing.

Community food pantry information may also be found on the CCE Pioneerlink page at this link.

Whether you would like to utilize or donate to these resources , we are here for you!

Any questions?  Stop by SLC 412 or email

Outdoor Fitness Center Survey

We need your opinion on the possibility of having an outdoor fitness court on campus.   This type of space can be an effective way to support mental and physical health.  The hope is to expand access to high quality, accessible recreational and fitness space on campus, but we need your input!  Could you take a minute to complete this short survey?  

Ergo Submissions/Cover Contest/Poetry Reading


Take a break, sit quietly, and create a piece of artwork, poem, story, or whatever and send to Ergo, Alfred State’s literary magazine, at



Wondering what to submit?  Full wrap cover (front & back) 17.25" wide by 11.25" high or just the front cover 8.75" wide by 11.25" high, 300 dpi, jpeg.  All entries must fit these specifications for consideration.

And better yet, there's a prize!  Winner and a runner-up will both get a $100 gift certificate for the ASC Campus Store, and boasting rights for being featured as the author of the cover on the Fall 2022 ERGO publication! 


- Debra Tomm