Student Announce November 30, 2022

Future of Engineering Seminar - Dr. Gabrielle Gaustad

Dr. Gabrielle Gaustad, Dean of the Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University will present "The Future of Engineering" on Wednesday, November 30 from 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. in SET 215.

The seminar will focus on career paths, future opportunities, and their requirements. 

This seminar is brought to you by the AGC Club.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Reza Yadollahi.

- Brenda Clancy

Winter Break Housing

Residence halls will close at 10:00pm on Friday December 16, 2022, for the Winter Break. The Residence halls will reopen at 8:30 am on Friday January 20, 2023Only 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)
  • Need housing until the bus to NYC on Sunday, December18

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


Please note that the application closes at 3:00 pm on Monday, December 12. 

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

- Donald Schrader

Winterbreak Transportation Options

Winterbreak Transportation Options Available

**Please note residence halls close on Friday, December 16 at 10 p.m.**

**Be mindful and purchase your tickets early as Megabus tends to sell out quickly and we are not the only college in town!**

Bus Services:

Megabus (

  • Depart from Alfred to New York City on Friday, Dec 16 at 7:45 a.m.
  • Depart from Alfred to New York City on Sunday, Dec 18 at 7:45 a.m.

***If you purchase a bus ticket for Sunday, Dec 18th you will need to fill out the break housing application to remain on campus***

Alternative bus services available through Trailways (


Bus services operate Monday through Sunday departing from Hornell, NY to New York City at 9:45 a.m.

Transportation to the Hornell, NY bus station will not be available unless Megabus is sold out for Dec 16 and 18.


Rochester Airport Shuttle:

  • Depart from Alfred, NY on Friday, December 16 at 6 a.m.
  • Depart from Alfred, NY on Saturday, December 17 at 6 a.m.

**Please note there will be no transportation offered on alternative dates or to alternative locations.**

- Erika Winans

Registration Giveaway Winners!

Registration Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to the following students who won a $50 gift card in the Thanksgiving early registration raffle:

  • F. Sacko, A. Aldrich, N. Rein, I. Oliver

Thank you for all who have registered for your January classes. If you have not yet registered, please meet with your advisor, and get your pin number to register on BannerWeb!

- Nicole Schroeder


Santa Paws is so very thankful for the generosity shown so far towards the animals residing at the Hornell Humane Society (the Veterinary Technology program is working with them this semester!)

The Vet Tech Club and the Opt to Adopt Leadership Suite are still collecting donations to help Santa Paws make this season even brighter for the animals who don't have homes during this season of warmth and love. Cleaning supplies, toys, chewy treats, cat treats, name it...the animals will love getting a little something special under their tree this year!  

Donations can be dropped off at the Opt to Adopt suite in the box out front, or at the offices of club advisors Kathy Bliss  (Ag 303) or  Meghan Smith (Ag  304).  

- Kathleen Bliss

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

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.