Student Announce November 3, 2022

Sweeney Todd Tickets Now On Sale

The Alfred State Drama Club is proud to announce that Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tickets are now on sale at the campus bookstore and can be purchased with cash, card, or CSA!

$5 for students and $10 for General Admission.

Show Dates and Times:

Thursday, November 17th at 7:00pm
Friday, November 18th at 7:00pm
Saturday, November 19th at 2:00pm
Saturday, November 19th at 7:00pm

Tickets may be sold at the door if we haven't sold out during pre-sale.

If you have any questions please contact the Director, Tyler Ribble,

*Sweeny Todd is rated PG for murder & violence. Parental Guidance is advised.

- Tyler Ribble

Get Ready for Spring 2023 Registration

Spring 2023 registration begins November 14, 2022 at 9 AM!  The first step is printing a copy of the Course Selection Form from BannerWeb.  Next, meet with your academic adviser to review your course selections and receive your Alternate Registration PIN and web registration time.  Internet students should contact their adviser to discuss course selection.  Registration instructions are available at under “Records Office Resources.”


Graduating and re-admitting into a new major?  You will need to re-apply through Admissions and pay your acceptance deposit before you will be assigned a web registration time and Alternate Registration PIN. 


Were you expecting to graduate this semester but now will not?  In order to be assigned a registration time, your academic department chair must remove you from the graduation list.  Follow up to make sure your name has been removed.


Please note that students are not officially registered for classes until their bills are paid/processed with Student Records and Financial Services.  The spring 2023 bill is due by 4:00 PM on January 5, 2023.

- Tamara Knapp

Parking Lot Closure 11/4

Parking lot #20 will be CLOSED beginning at 4pm on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4TH. The lot will remain closed until Saturday morning at which time it will be re-opened for those that wish to tailgate before the game. Students that are being required to move may park in any open STUDENT lot between 4pm on 11/4 and the conclusion of the football game. Parking lot 20 will reopen upon completion of the game.


Vehicles that remain in closed parking lots, or re-enter after the closing time, are subject to enforcement up to and including towing at the owners expense.

Disaster Relief Trip: Call for Volunteers

Interested in volunteering over winter break?  A team is being formed to travel to Port Charlotte, FL December 17-22 to provide support to communities in need.  Hurricane Ian hit the west coast of Florida at a Category 4 strength on 9/28 causing devastating impacts along the coast  along with catastrophic flooding further inland.  In collaboration with long time partner All Hands & Hearts, this team will continue efforts in debris removal and general cleanup.  Cost for students is $100.  Apply now at  Invitations to join the team will be sent out around 11/14.  

Orvis Gym Closed Saturday November 5 - 6, 2022

The Orvis Gymnasium will not be available for public use from 8:00 AM Saturday November 5 through 4:00 PM Sunday November 6.

- Catherine Dimino

XAE Poinsettia Sale!

It is time to think about decorating for the Holidays! Order a beautiful 6 inch red poinsettia to support Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) - the EOP Honor Society. Also available this season will be traditional decorated red wreaths!!! Wreaths are in limited supply (20 maximum this year) so orders will be first come, first serve through the online order form only! This fundraiser will cover the Induction packets for our Spring 2023 Inductees! The sale runs from Tuesday, November 8th through Monday, November 21st. Pick up or arranged deliver will take place starting December 1st. There will be links for both poinsettias ($15 each) and wreaths ($35 each) starting on the 8th, so make sure to check Announcements next week! You may also order poinsettias in person by contacting Lynn Hayes in SDC 227 starting on the 8th. Questions? Contact Lynn Hayes at 607-587-4128 or at 


- Lynn Hayes

Last Day to Drop a Class

The last day to drop a full-term class is 4 p.m. Friday, November 4, 2022. Students wishing to drop a course should go to their academic department to complete a Course Change Notice. The completed Course Change Notice should be brought to the Student Records and Financial Services Office during business hours, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., to be processed. Students are required to speak to a financial aid counselor before dropping a class to review potential impact on their financial aid. A $20 fee will be assessed to the student’s account at the time the course is dropped. This fee can be paid online at or in person at the Student Records and Financial Services Office. A late fee will be added if this fee is not paid within 30 days.


- Tamara Knapp

Leadership Suite Applications are now open

Do you belong to a club or organization actively involved in making a difference in the larger community? Are you solving problems, taking on opportunities, and using your passion and skills to help others? This could take the form of volunteerism, community service trips, public awareness campaigns, fundraising efforts, advocacy, and education.

If so, we invite you to view our Civic Engagement Pioneer page to submit a Leadership Suite proposal. Leadership Suites are designed to celebrate and get others involved in community-minded causes and initiatives locally, regionally, and/or globally. 

Suite applications must be submitted by November 18th, 2022, to be considered for Spring 2023.

Looking for a Ride Home for Thanksgiving Break?

Students going home for Thanksgiving Break?


Megabus is offering non-stop bus services to New York City and Alfred for Thanksgiving break. Dates and times of bus travel are listed below!


To New York City:


Tuesday, November 22, 2022 departing from Orvis Activities Center or West University St at 2:30 p.m.


To Alfred, NY


Sunday, November 27, 2022 departing from Port Authority at 10:15am


Secure your ticket today at


Trips to Rochester Airport will not be available for Thanksgiving Break


Alternate bus options are available through Please note that Trailways bus leaves from Hornell, NY and you will need to find transportation to the bus station. 

- Erika Winans

Alternative Spring Break Applications Are Now Open!

Winter is coming, and the Office of Global and Civic Wellbeing is celebrating by thinking about Civic Engagement and Spring Break! Do you love giving back to communities in need and soaking up some sunshine when the snow just won’t let go? If so, this spring break service trip could be perfect for you! The application for our Alternative Spring Break trip is now open! We will once again be traveling to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to work with Habitat for Humanity during spring break (March 12th-March 18th).  If you are interested in learning more or wish to be considered for the trip, we invite you to visit our Civic Engagement Pioneer page to submit your application

We have limited spaces available and will be finalizing our cohort shortly after Thanksgiving Break…don’t miss out!

University Police, Office of Global Engagement, Civic Wellbeing, and Pi Rho Zeta

Community Action Angels – Holiday Fund Raising Initiatives:

University Police, the Office of Global Engagement and Civic Wellbeing, and Pi Rho Zeta are partnering with Community Action Angels this Holiday Season and are seeking your support!

Pi Rho Zeta will be collecting toys and winter clothing for children of all ages in partnership with Accords Community Action Angels.  Donations can be dropped off to their leadership suite, Room 306 in the Student Leadership Center.  The deadline for donations is Friday, December 2nd

In addition, UP and Global and Civic Wellbeing will be working to collect much needed funds and gift cards to further support the community needs through the Action Angels Holiday Assistance program. If you would like to make a financial donation you may do so at one of our tabling events or stop by either UP campus dispatch or the Center for Global and Civic Wellbeing in SLC 416. 

Should you have any questions or want to find ways to further support these initiatives please contact Kris Bianchi (, Sandy Burdick (, and Cyan Corwine (!

Your support goes a long way to help make the holiday season brighter throughout our community.

- Kristofer Bianchi

Vice President of Commuter Affairs of Student Senate Position is Open!

Interested in politics? Want to be more involved on campus? Join Student Senate and be a voice for the student body! We need individuals that want to improve our campus!

We currently have our Vice President of Commuter Affairs position open. 

Some of the requirements for this position are –

  • Every Tuesday Availability from 5 pm to 8 pm for our Executive Board Meeting and General Assembly.
  • Ideally some experience in programming events for the student body. (If not, guidance will be provided throughout the tenure)
  • This position is designed only for commuters.

Vice President of Commuter Affairs for the Student Senate is responsible for the exchange of information and the initiation of projects and problem-solving pertaining to Commuter Life. Only a Commuter Student can serve in this position. They shall co-chair the  Commuter Council and they are responsible for establishing strong communication links with the Asst.  Director of College Housing and Judicial Affairs. This chair should act as one of the Student Senate  representatives on the Faculty Senate Student Life Committee. This chair will serve as the liaison to Greek Senate. They shall also meet or exceed the expectations set forth for the members of the Executive  Board of the Student Senate within the Policies and Procedures of the organization.

If you are interested in the above position, please email Student Senate President, Soumya Konar at

Do You Know a Great Teacher?

Do You Know a Great Teacher? 

 Do you know a great teacher? Someone that can keep you awake after a long night, or goes that extra mile to help you succeed? A teacher that stays involved with students long after the class is over? The Chancellor’s Award committee is asking for your help, and you can make a difference in just a few short minutes!  

The Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty Service or Scholarship and Creative Activities, Distinguished Professorship, Distinguished Service Professor, and Distinguished Teaching Professor are SUNY System-level honors conferred to acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement. 

Nominations for these Chancellor’s Awards are now being accepted by the Faculty Senate Chancellor’s Awards committee for teaching faculty. Students, staff, faculty, or administrators may nominate individuals for this award. The names of individuals you wish to nominate may be submitted through a brief electronic survey at  Anyone wishing more information may contact Mike Ronan at 

Submit nominations by Monday, November 14. A complete listing of the awards and criteria is available at: The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence

- Michael Ronan

Check out these career related events!

Below,  are a few upcoming career events!  Register ahead of time in JobLink so that you can be reminded of the event.  The leadership series events were created so that students are aware and can identify some of the NACE core competencies.   The National Association of Colleges and Employers states that all students should have 8 competencies by the time they graduate college.    The leadership series is a good way to learn about these, so don’t miss out!   To learn more about the competencies go to:     If you have questions about any events, we offer or would like to make an appointment for one of our services feel free to reach out by email or stop in to see us in SLC 404!   We look forward to seeing you at one or all of these.   

November 1st-Leadership Speaker series virtual on teams featuring alum Lenford Lindsay(Alstom) speaking about Teamwork.(link on joblink)

November 8th-Leadership Speaker Series virtual on teams featuring alum Shea Dailey(Cybersecurity) speaking about Career & Self exploration.(link on joblink)

- Valerie Daciw

Transport Team Positions Open

Residential Services in conjunction with Health & Wellness is looking to hire 6 Motor Vehicle Operator positions for the Transport Team. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

Candidates must possess a New York State Driver's License appropriate for the type of vehicle to be operated, valid for a minimum of one year, have a clean driving record, and be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds.  Candidates will be required to complete the LENS Driving Certification. 

The Campus Transport team is a part of the Residential Services department within the Division of Student Affairs at Alfred State. It is composed of a dedicated, student-oriented group of professionals who create an environment conducive to learning about oneself, the community, and society. We provide learning opportunities, skill development, and personal contacts that foster a successful, well-balanced, and fulfilling life experience for the students of Alfred State and our community.

Students who live on campus and are hired for this position also receive half-room compensation! 

For more information regarding this position and to apply please visit - 

- Erika Winans

Thanksgiving Break Housing Application

Residence halls will close at 10:00pm on Tuesday November 22, 2022, for the Thanksgiving Break. The Residence halls will reopen at Noon on Sunday November 27, 2022. Residential Services is aware that the final bus scheduled to leave Alfred leaves before 10:00pm. If you are here for an Academic reason and cannot make the bus, please contact your Residence Director to remain on campus the evening of Tuesday, November 22. However, you must plan travel arrangements for the morning of Wednesday, November 23.


Only students who have been approved to stay for the break will be allowed in the residence halls.

All others may be charged with trespassing.


Students will only be approved who:

• Live over 500 miles away (according to your home Banner Address)

• Have a Special Circumstance (ex. You do not have a place to go)

• Working for the college during the break (with Supervisors Approval)

• Part an official athletic team, listed on the Roster received from Athletics, and have practice or a game during the break


If you wish to apply to stay for the break, please complete the following application:



If you have any questions, please contact Residential Services at 607-587-4371.

- Donald Schrader