Student Announce March 24, 2023

Bandwagon is Hiring!

Bandwagon is hiring for the 2023-2024 academic year! We are a student-run content creation organization here at Alfred State. We make videos, produce podcasts, design posters and graphics, cover events, and encourage creativity throughout the student body. Responses are due April 12th and students must have a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA to be eligible for employment in the Bandwagon. If you have any questions, please reach out to Sofia Baldwin (

Open House - Sunday, March 26, 2023

Admissions is excited to host our first spring 2023 Open House program, this Sunday, March 26. The program will start at 9:30 a.m. with presentations on both the Alfred campus and Wellsville campus. Once students have completed their academic tours on the Wellsville campus, they will be directed to the Alfred campus to go on a residence hall tour, and participate in financial aid and campus life presentations. Both campuses will be offering academic tours at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm. Open House is a great opportunity to show potential students and their families all that Alfred State has to offer.

If you have any questions, please contact Calsey Bump, Admissions Counselor, at or ext. 4058.

- Calsey Bump

VPAA Candidate forum and information

The third candidate for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs will be on campus Monday and Tuesday (3-27, 3-28).  Candidate information and feedback links will be found here:

As a reminder, forums are:

  • March 27 from 3:00-3:20 p.m. in the SLC Small Event Space (Alfred)
  • March 28 from 10:00-10:15 a.m. in the Culinary Arts Council Room (Wellsville)
- Deena Smith

Nursing Students going to Ireland - Chicken Barbeque Fundraiser

Nursing students will study abroad in Ireland this summer and want to help defray the cost. They will be selling Stearn's Chicken complete meals on April 20, 2023, beginning at 1500 (3 pm); the price will be $15 per meal. They must presell tickets, so if you are interested in helping defray costs for these students to benefit from a study abroad program, don't hesitate to contact the following students. Bethany Gayhart , Avery Grusendorf , Leah McCormick , Maxwell McCumiskey , Oluwatobi Adebowale , Molly Arnold , Phoenix Frick , and let me know how many meals you would like.

- KathyAnn Sager


Date:  March 24th at 6 p.m.

Snow Date:  March 31st at 6 p.m.

Location:  Allegany Room located within CDH

Refreshments will be provided.

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a woman living in the 19th century?  Now is your chance to ask!  Come listen to a panel of living historians who portray notable women from the 19th century.  Audience questions are encouraged as the panel will address everything from marriage and children to education and careers.  

- Debra Tomm

Join Student Senate!

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!
If you would like to run for President or Executive Vice President, attend General Assembly on 3/28/2023 and 4/11/2023.
If you would like to run for any of the other VP positions, apply via Pioneer link on the Student Senate page, applications close on April 2nd, 2023:

If you have any questions, please contact Soumya Konar, President of Student Senate through email (

Stay for 4

If you are planning to graduate this May from either an associate (or certificate) program and wish to continue your education at Alfred State College in a corresponding baccalaureate (or associate) degree program, please complete a SUNY Joint Admissions/Intent to Enroll Form.  This would also include any graduates who wish to pursue the Technology Management or Interdisciplinary Studies baccalaureate degree!


These forms should be completed and returned to the Admissions Office as soon as possible, but no later than March 24.  Students must submit their completed SUNY Joint Admissions/Intent to Enroll Forms to the Admissions Office by March 24 in order to complete the admission process in time to be able to register for classes for the fall semester during the April course registration time period.  As a reminder, there is no application fee since students completing this form will be either associate degree (or certificate) recipients continuing in the corresponding program.


The updated SUNY Joint Admissions/Intent to Enroll form is available at Please bring the completed form to the Admissions Office so that we can review it and answer any questions regarding the appropriate codes; it only takes a few minutes.


The opportunity exists for graduates to continue their education right here at Alfred State! 

New Oasis Hours for the Spring!

Come in and enjoy a peaceful moment at the oasis, pick from several different essential oils, relax in the massage chairs, and grab a cup of tea on your way out. SLC RM 415

The Oasis will be open for the Spring 2023 semester, and will be following the below schedule throughout the semester.

  • Monday (2-8pm), Tuesday (2-8pm), Wednesday (4-7pm), Thursday (2-6pm), Friday (2-4pm)

Use of the Oasis space can be booked by appointment (24 hours in advance) for certain days and hours. It will also be open for walk-in’s/first come, first served basis.


To Schedule an Appointment to use a Massage Chair in the Oasis:

Please keep in mind:

  • Oasis slots are 20 minutes long.
  • No food, drinks, or vaping allowed.
  • Phones are to be silenced, no loud music, or phone calls.
  • Students who are not observing the Student Code of Conduct, are disruptive to others, or are not complaint with social distancing regulations, will be asked to leave the space.



Angie Lopez

Health & Wellness Liaison


- Anna Pensyl-Shutt

Apply to be a Resident Assistant!

The Office of Residential Services is now taking applications for the Resident Assistant Position for Fall 2023.


RAs, on top of getting their room paid for, get leadership development, mentorship with professionals, soft skill development and a resume builder, as well as opportunities to advance into paid positions!

Use this link to apply:


To qualify for the RA position, candidates must have a minimum 2.25 GPA and no current student conduct status.


If you have questions about the position or the hiring process, please contact Area Coordinator Antoinette Gress by email at

Seeking Donations – gently used lab coats and goggles

Do you have a lab coat or goggles no longer needed or spare that you are willing to part with?  If so, please donate to our student initiative to provide support to current and future students! 

Donation bins can be found in the Cultural Life Center (CLC), SLC 401, and in the main entrance of the Physical and Health Sciences Building. The students leading this initiative would like for any students in need to feel free to pull directly from donations that have been received in bins. 

At the end of the semester, remaining donations will be inventoried and made available through the Exchange (campus thrift).  Should you have questions about this initiative please reach out to Cyan Corwine in the Center for Civic Leadership ( or Cultural Life Center Student Ambassador, Danielle Abihzer  (

- Cyan Corwine

Ramadan Meals at The Terrace

Ramadan Meals Are Available At The Terrace During Dinner Hours (4:30pm - 7:30pm).

Offering daily Halal-Approved chicken breast from Stearn's Poultry each night as well as rotating vegetarian and seafood options. 

Dates: 3.22.23 - 4.20.23

- Amy Keyes

Pioneer Wellness Workshops

Counseling services will be facilitating five wellness workshops over the course of five weeks that are open to all students. The workshops are based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy curriculum and will cover the following topics on the following dates:  


 Mindfulness 3/23

·       Distress Tolerance 3/30

·       Emotion Regulation 4/13

·       Relationships with Others/ Boundaries 4/20

·       Communication 4/27


 Students will have the option to attend one workshop or the entire series, though it is encouraged to attend all. The first workshop will take place at the Oasis in the SLC Thursday March 23rd at 5PM. 

- Anna Pensyl-Shutt