Student Announce November 21, 2022

SLC Hours of Operation during Thanksgiving Break

The SLC will have the following hours of operation during the Thanksgiving holiday break:


Tuesday, 11/22 open from 6AM - 5PM

Wednesday, 11/23 through Saturday, 11/26 open daily from 7AM - 5PM

Sunday, 11/27 regular hours of operation resume, daily 6AM - 12AM


Thank you!

- Sandra Burdick


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 November 21, 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). REMEMBER: We will be accepting donations through the end of finals week!!!


- Kathleen Bliss

Breakfast with Santa hosted by Alfred A.E. Crandall Hook & Ladder Co.

Hello Alfred Community!  Come join the Alfred A.E. Crandall Hook & Ladder Co. on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, from 8:30-11 a.m. to enjoy Breakfast with Santa.  Located at: Alfred Fire Hall, 4 South Main St., Alfred, NY. 

Bring your friends and family for:

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Photo with Santa
  • Kids' Craft Table
  • Basket Raffle (drawings start at 11 a.m.). 

Consider donating food items or a basket for the raffle; reach out to Jess Lippa at to pick up any donations.

Kids under 7 years - FREE

Kids 7-13 years - $3

Ages 14+ years - $5

Brought to you by: A.E. Crandall Hook & Ladder Co & Alfred-area businesses.  For more information, call 607-587-8880 or email

Breakfast with Santa 2022.pdf

- Jessica Lippa

Looking for a Ride Home for Thanksgiving Break?


Megabus is currently sold out for Tuesday, November 22nd. 

Limited seats are available for return to campus on Sunday, November 27

Alternative Options: 

Trailways - depart from Hornell, NY Tuesday, November 22nd at 9:45 a.m.

Trailways - return to Hornell, NY from New York Sunday, November 27 - bus departs at 10 a.m. 

If you require transportation to the Hornell bus stop on Tuesday, November 22nd please meet at the Office of Residential Services located in the Townhouse Commons at 9 a.m. 

If you require transportation back to campus on Sunday, November 27th there will be a vehicle there to pick up students. 

- Erika Winans

Professional Headshot Photos on Campus 11/29

Those looking to add a professional headshot to their resume or LinkedIn now have the opportunity to do so on campus! On November 29 from 10am to 4pm in the SLC Small Event Space, anyone can get theirs taken. For just $5, we'll take pictures of you, and send all of them to you. Be sure wear professional attire and consider bringing another shirt for different pictures.


All proceeds benefit our chapters of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students, Women in Nontraditional Studies, and the American Institute of Architecture Students. 


- Anna Shutt

Feeling Sick? - Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Services is here to help should you be feeling ill.    Below is a quick reminder on how to access care from our team of registered nurses and nurse practitioner. 


Alfred Campus:  Call us at 607-587-4200.  We will schedule an available time for you to be evaluated and treated by our medical staff.  Another option is for you to self-schedule a morning appointment via this health portal link.  Setting up an appointment is the best way for you to be seen promptly upon arrival at our location in TA Parish.  Appointments can be scheduled throughout the day except between 12:00-1:00.  We are open 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday when classes are in session.   


Wellsville Campus:  Call us at 607-587-3141 or visit the health center on the first floor of the Pioneer Student Union for a walk-in appointment.  If the health center is temporarily closed, there will be a note with directions on how to contact help.  We are open 7:30-3:30 Monday through Friday when classes are in session.   


Learn more about the services we can provide by visiting us online at this link


As always, call 911 if you develop symptoms requiring emergency assistance which might include difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, or persistent pain/pressure in the chest.  An on campus after-hours contact is University Police at 607-587-3999.  Otherwise, area weekend and after hour options for healthcare include the following options:



- Anna Shutt

No Mail - PAMS closed Nov. 23-25

Print & Mail Services will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 23 - Friday, Nov. 25. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

- Molly Andrus

Thanksgiving Hours - Technology Services Help Desk/Engineering Plotter Room

The Technology Services Help Desk hours for Thanksgiving week will be as follows:

Tuesday: 8 a.m.4- p.m.

Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 1-5 p.m.


The Engineering Plotter Room (ENG213) hours for Thanksgiving week will be as follows:

Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wednesday-Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 2-10 p.m.


- Rawle Crawford

Job opportunity: Academic Peer Mentor (APM) positions available for Spring 2023

The Office of Residential Services and Student Success Center are hiring Academic Peer Mentors (APMs) for the Spring 2023 semester. Academic Peer Mentors (APMs) are live-in residential staff that are co-supervised by Residential Services and the Student Success Center (SSC). APMs will connect with mentees in their residence hall to establish academic, social, and career goals. The APMs will also engage residents in timely and topical conversations to help student develop a deeper understanding of how to be successful in college. Additionally, APMs will serve as a resource for students helping them identify and use appropriate campus resources. APMs will serve as a positive role model in the classroom and within the community at large and must maintain a 2.75 GPA. APM will receive a half-room compensation. 

To apply:

- Amy Miller

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

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.

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

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!