Student Announce November 16, 2022

Events This Week - Office of Student Engagement

The Office of Student Engagement would like to announce the following events taking place this week:

  • 11/16: Cultural Potluck, Pioneer Lounge, 7pm-9pm
  • 11/16: Rock Wall 6-9pm
  • 11/16: Zumba 6-7pm in Pioneer Studio
  • 11/17 Thursday Night Football, SLC Parkspace (big screen) 8:15-10:30
  • 11/17: Intramural Volleyball Championships 4-6pm at the Mackenzie Quad
  • 11/18: Rock Wall 6-9pm
- Anna Shutt

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

November 17th Blood Drive

Thursday, November 17th from 12pm to 6pm the ΠPZ fraternity will be helping the Red Cross run a blood drive for the Alfred State campus and local community. In the week leading up to the event the ΠPZ fraternity will be running a table in the SLC between 11am to 5pm each day so stop by if you would like to sign up. You can also sign up at this link:

Free OB Ultrasound

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is looking for pregnant volunteers (due between 12/15/22 and 3/15/23) for students to scan on Thursday 11/17. Each participant has a chance to win a FREE heartbeat animal. Anyone who's interested please contact Jen Updyke ( for available times.

- Jennifer Updyke

Thursdays Student Panel Discussion: Student Survival Guide

 Please join us for the last Student Panel Discussion of this semester, Thursday November 17 at 7 p.m. in the Small Events Space of the SLC.  Dr. Silva's Abnormal Psychology Class will present on the topic: "The Truth and Myths: Suicide Prevention."   Student will have an opportunity to ask questions. It is our hope the student leave with a better understanding of this difficult topic. 

- Michael Colomaio

Register for a chance to win!

Register for January classes before Thanksgiving for a chance to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards! 

Alfred Campus students must get their pin number from their academic advisor in order to register in BannerWeb. 

If you have any questions regarding course registration, please reach out to your academic advisor or the Academic Advising Center

- Angela Allen

Real Talk - Your Struggles Workshop - SSC

The Student Success Center will be hosting the Real Talk - Your Struggles workshop on Wednesday, November 16th at 6pm in EJ Brown Hall, Room 119.  Temperature check time. What are you struggling with and lets get through it. As we enter the homestretch of the semester, lets discuss how everything is going. What challenges and barriers are you encountering, then discuss resources and options for progress available around campus. Time to finish strong! 

Find this workshop and future events on Pioneer Link.

View our Fall 2022 Workshop Schedule on the Portal - --> Office of Student & Faculty Development --> Fall 2022 Student Success Workshops

- Samantha Brockway


The Vet Tech Club and their Opt to Adopt Suite are holding a Santa Paws event starting now and going through finals week.  This year we are supporting the Hornell Humane Society who we have been working with all semester.  Help us help the animals by donating cleaning supplies, paper towels, toys, special treats…we will make sure everything makes it to them!

We are holding a special donation day Monday the 21st of November from 10:00 to 2:00 at the Student Leadership Center. 

Can’t make it then?  You can also drop items at the Leadership Suite for Opt to Adopt (right next to the climbing wall) or at the offices of Professors Kathy Bliss (Ag 303) or Meghan Smith (Ag 304).

- Kathleen Bliss

Commuter Appreciation Week

On behalf of Residential Services and Commuter Council, we have arranged a Commuter Appreciation Week from Monday, November 14 to Friday, November 18. Here is the breakdown of events for the remainder of the week.

  • DIY Car Accessories
    • Tuesday, November 15
    • 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
    • SLC Park Space (Third floor)
  • Commuter Luncheon and Trivia
    • Friday, November 18
    • 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Allegany Room (first floor of CDH across from the ACES Office)

For the  Commuter Luncheon, commuters do not need to pay for the meals or use their meal plan, just show up and sign in!

At these events we will also be giving away windshield wiper fluid for commuter students to take home!

Hope to see you there!

- Donald Schrader

SNAP pre-screening Announcement

Are you SNAP eligible? Take our pre-screening to find out more!

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can be a valuable resource for those who qualify!  We do not want any of our students going hungry and are working with a community partner to help identify and support students through the application process who may qualify for SNAP. If you are curious to see if you may qualify for SNAP, please complete our SNAP Pre-Screening Eligibility Form.  This form has been created to identify potentially eligible students and guide them to the next steps in a review process. Once we have conducted an initial review of potentially eligible students, we will schedule a workshop with our community partner to help walk through the next steps. In addition, we want to remind you that ThePLATE (campus food pantry) is available for all our students and you can requests can be submitted by completing the campus food pantry assistance form.

- Cyan Corwine

Holiday Cards for Nursing Homes – Community Service Initiative

Help the sisters of Alpha Sigma spread Holiday cheer this season by donating Holiday cards for the residents in our local nursing homes. Each donated card is special and will make someone smile! There will be a drop-off box in SLC suite 305 Monday-Friday from 12-2pm.


Have blank Holiday cards but no time to fill them out? We will take them anyways. Don’t have cards but want to fill some out to support the cause? Look on Pioneer Link for any upcoming events Alpha Sigma Sorority is hosting, they will have cards at their events. These times don’t work for you? Reach out to us on Instagram to schedule a different time at alphasigmasorority.

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!

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