Student Announce March 29, 2023

Residence Hall Registration Drop-Ins

It's time to look to the future and plan for next semester! Learn about course registration, meeting with your advisor, staying on track with your degree planning, and graduation requirements! Most students get to register themselves for classes. The sooner you can get registered for next semester, the better schedule you will have. Learn about the digital tools that can help make registration quick and easy! All are welcome and encouraged to join!

An Academic Advisor will be present to discuss registering for classes. 

Drop-In Schedule:

Monday, 4/3 - 4 to 5pm in Shults Hall Lobby

Monday, 4/3 - 5 to 6pm in Braddon Hall Lobby

Tuesday, 4/4 - 5 to 6pm in Mackenzie South Lounge

Wednesday, 4/5 - 4 to 5pm in Peet Hall Lobby

Wednesday, 4/5 - 5 to 6pm in Burdick Hall Lounge 

- Samantha Brockway

VPAA Candidate forum and information

The fourth candidate for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs will be on campus Thursday and Friday (3-30, 3-31).  Candidate information and feedback links will be found here:

As a reminder, forums are:

  • March 30 from 3:00-3:20 p.m. in the SLC Small Event Space (Alfred)
  • March 31 from 10:00-10:15 a.m. in the Culinary Arts Council Room (Wellsville)
- Deena Smith

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:  


     Emotion Regulation 3/30 @5PM

     Mindfulness/Distress Tolerance 4/13 @5PM

     Relationships with Others/ Boundaries 4/20 @5PM

     Communication 4/27 @5PM


 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 30th  at 5PM. 

Empty plastic bottles needed for mantises - Jessica Hutchison

The Integrated Pest Management class needs your empty plastic bottles to house baby praying mantises. If you have some you would like to donate, please drop them off outside 123A in the Agriculture Building or email Jessica Hutchison ( for pickup. Also, if you would like to see the baby praying mantises, please let us know!

- Jessica Hutchison

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 (

'Effort is Everything' Workshop - SSC

The Student Success Center will be hosting the Effort is Everything Workshop on Wednesday, March 29th at 5pm in the Student Development Center, Room 109. “E is for EFFORT” is a phrase most of us have grown up hearing but what does that really mean? Join the Student Success Center for a workshop on the value of effort and the role it plays in helping students achieve academic success. 

Find this workshop and future events on Pioneer Link!

View our Spring 2023 Workshop Schedule on the Portal - --> Office of Student & Faculty Development --> Spring 2023 Student Success Workshops

- Samantha Brockway

2023 to 2024 Individual Room Sign-Ups

The Office of College Housing would like to announce that Individual Room Sign-Ups have begun. The Individual Room Sign-up Process is based on accrued credit hours (including this term) as follows:

  • 90+ hours | March 27, 2023
  • 60+ hours | March 28, 2023
  • 30+ hours | March 29, 2023
  • 29 and less | March 30, 2023
  • *New incoming students will have access beginning April 10, 2023

To sign up for housing, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Enter your
  2. Select the "Sign up for Housing" icon
  3. Log into eRezlife using your Alfred State email credentials
  4. Select "Housing Overview" under Housing
  5. Select your Admit Term "202301",
  6. Select your Class (freshman, senior, etc)
  7. Select your Full/Part time status (should be full time for housing)
  8. Select your Student Type (new freshman or transfer)
  9. Select the "Apply Now" button **if you have not completed your housing profile and housing profile questions you will be re-directed to do so** 
  10. Select your Residence building preference(s). Once completed click "Save and Continue"
  11. Fill out the "Application Form"
  12. Confirm your application and select "Submit Application"
  13. Confirmation page will appear if you have successfully completed this process. 
  14. Return to "Housing Overview" 
  15.  Select the green "Browse Rooms"
  16. You can search for specific rooms by building/section and/or other residence preferences set up. This may take a couple of attempts pending on your preferences and room availability. "No bed available" will appear if there is not a room available through the preferences you set up. 
  17. Click the "bed" icon to select your room of choice. 
  18. Dialog window will be prompted with details of the selected room. 
  19. Click the "choose this bed" button
  20. Review the details of your room reservation. Click on "Assign me now" to confirm your assignment.  Click the "look at other rooms" link to browse other rooms. 

Information on housing sign-up can also be found on the Room Selection page for Residential Services.

Please contact Residential Services at or call 607-587-4371 with any questions. 

- Donald Schrader

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

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 (

Orvis Gym General Student Body Open Hours - Jack Dignan

“Orvis Gym has open times to the general student body during the day from 8 AM – noon Monday-Friday.  For night hours, the gym will be open 8PM – 11:55PM Monday and Friday, and 10PM – 11:55 on Wednesday.  Tuesdays and Thursdays the gym will be closed for the remainder of the night starting at 8 PM for intramurals. It is imperative that games are wrapped up and students collect their belongings and head out by 11:55 PM as the building closes at 12, and we need to allow the staff member to lock up on time.  Please note some of these times are subject to change due to inclement weather that might force outdoor varsity teams to utilize Orvis gym for practice space.”

- Catherine Dimino

Resolved: “Alfred State College should discourage the use of traditional testing and other high-stakes summative assessments as primary methods for evaluating students.” (Public Debate Event)

On Tuesday, April 11th at 6:30 pm the campus community is invited to attend a public debate event in the SLC Small Events Space. There will be a short, organized debate featuring student debaters to help frame the relevant issues followed by a public caucus-style debate in which YOU, the campus community, will have an opportunity to speak. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. We look forward to hearing your voice as we engage in a spirited but collegial debate on an issue of importance to students, faculty, and members of the campus community!

- Nicholas Stefanski

Leadership Suite Renewals and New Applications

It is that time of year again, leadership suite applications for both new applicants and renewals are due by April 14th.

What are Leadership Suites? Leadership Suites highlight student organizations actively involved in identifying community challenges- and creating solutions. The primary purposes for Leadership Suites- and the Student Leadership Center- is to inspire uninvolved students to become civically engaged, generate positive community impact, and build leaders for the future


Application access: under "Forms"

If you have any questions or concerns please contact:

Or more information can be found in Pioneer Link news:


We look forward to our Leadership Suites finishing this semester strong and next year’s opportunities. Get your applications in before it is too late!





An Ergo publication is distributed each semester.  Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit their original works of art, poetry, and prose by sending them to  Dr. Aniko Constantine (SDC Bldg., Rm. 309), is the Faculty Advisor for ERGO.  If you wish, your submission could be published anonymously or under a pseudonym.

Take a moment and review one of our previous publications located in several of the buildings around campus, and then take a moment to create a submission for the Spring 2023 publication.


- Debra Tomm