Student Announce April 3, 2023

VPAA Candidate forum and information

The fifth candidate for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs will be on campus Monday and Tuesday (4-3, 4-4).  Candidate information and feedback links will be found here:

As a reminder, forums are:

  • April 3 from 3:00-3:20 p.m. in the SLC Small Event Space (Alfred)
  • April 4 from 10:00-10:15 a.m. in the Culinary Arts Council Room (Wellsville)
- Deena Smith

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

Student Ambassadors Wanted - Office of Admissions

The Admissions Office is currently looking for students who would like to become part of the Alfred State student ambassador team. Student ambassadors are dynamic leaders in the community and classroom and help provide a lasting impression of the College. The student ambassador position is highly prestigious and allows students to build valuable career skills like problem-solving, public speaking, and communication.  As an added bonus you will earn some extra spending money!

Available positions are for Summer 2023 and the 2023-2024 academic year and all applicants must be in good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or better). Students can apply here by April 14 to be considered for the position!

- Calsey Bump

Error with housing software, eRezLife

Attention Students

The Office of Residential Services is aware of an issue with our housing software, eRezLife, where you may not be able to sign in or sign up for housing. We are working on the issue and aim to have this resolved as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience while we work to get all students the ability to sign up for housing and access relevant forms.

Once the issue is resolved, Residential Services will provide our students with an update.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

- Donald Schrader

Don’t Miss Out on Fall Registration – Take Care of Your Holds Now!

Fall registration begins April 10, 2023.  Admissions (AD), Health Center (HF & IL), Student Accounts, Parking Ticket (UR) and Vice President (VP) holds will prevent you from registering.  Take care of your holds now before course registration begins.  Please contact the appropriate office as indicated if you have any questions regarding your hold(s). 


- Tamara Knapp

Passover Seder Service on Alfred University campus

Alfred University’s Hillel is hosting a Passover Seder on Wednesday, April 5th at 6:00pm in the Knight’s Club. Please see the message below for more information. Alfred State community members who are interested in attending but aren’t familiar with the Alfred University campus can meet Angela Koskoff (DEI Specialist form Human Resources – in front of the Alfred University Bookstore (enter Powell Campus Center at the entrance nearest to the Fiat Lux Sign) at 5:30pm to head to the Knights Club.



- Elijah Blumberg

Accepted Student Day Events

As a friendly reminder, Admissions is excited to host our third round of Accepted Student Day events on campus the dates below this week. As a result, some parking spaces in lot #3 & all spaces in lot #35 will be reserved for our visitors. 

  • Wednesday, April 5
  • Thursday, April 6
  • Friday, April 7

If you have any questions, please contact Calsey Bump x4058 or - thank you for understanding!

- Calsey Bump

Courses Approved as Acceptable for General Education Requirements

Courses Approved as Acceptable for General Education Requirements

The following courses have been approved by the Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs as acceptable for General Education requirements under the Natural Sciences (and Scientific Reasoning) category effective fall 2023.

BIOL 1104 - General Biology I

BIOL 1114 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 1313 - Nutrition

BIOL 1404 - Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 2204 - General Biology II

BIOL 2214 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOL 2303 - Human Biology 

BIOL 2504 - Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOL 4254 - General Microbiology 

BIOL 4403 - Pathophysiology

- Lisa Gardner

Course Approved as Acceptable for Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements

Course Approved as Acceptable for Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements

The following courses have been approved by the Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs as acceptable for Liberal Arts and Sciences under the Natural Sciences category effective fall 2023.

BIOL 1313 - Nutrition

BIOL 3403 - Essentials of Pathopharmacology

BIOL 5104 - Kinesiology

The Records Office will update the listing on the website.  The complete listing of courses acceptable for Liberal Arts and Sciences will be updated and can be found here: under "Records Offices Resources" / "Approved Liberal Arts (LAS) Courses".

- Lisa Gardner

Volunteers Wanted for Annual Special Olympics!

Alfred State is hosting our annual Special Olympics event on Friday May 5th and we’re looking for volunteers to help make this a special day for all involved! The event runs from 9am-1pm

For more information or to volunteer, please email Ethan Thomson at

- Ethan Thomson

Domestic Violence Shelter Supply Drive – Spring into Action Initiative

This year our Leadership Suites are leading the charge with identifying ways to give to their wider community as part of our Spring into Action initiative.  Our Women in Non-traditional studies club (WINS) are partnering with Accord to create supply bags for women and children in need.  While they are sourcing several items themselves, we would love to engage the wider campus community for some of the specialty items that were mentioned as needs within shelters and support groups.

Specialty items being sought (new/unused) are:

  • Socks of all sizes for women and children (special request for fuzzy socks)
  • Baby bottles, pacifiers, and sippy cups
  • Washcloths
  • Leggings and/or pajamas for women and children
  • Sports bras all sizes

Donations can be received in the WINS, STAR, and NOMAS Leadership Suite (SLC 315) throughout the week (April 3rd – 7th) or dropped off with Cyan Corwine in the Global and Civic Wellbeing office (SLC 416)

Should you have any questions or wish to coordinate your donation drop off, please contact Grace Lockwood ( or Cyan Corwine (

- Cyan Corwine

Courses Approved as Acceptable for General Education Requirements

Courses Approved as Acceptable for General Education Requirements

The following courses have been approved by the Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs as acceptable for General Education requirements under the Natural Science (and Scientific Reasoning) category effective fall 2023:

CHEM 1013 - Introductory Chemistry

CHEM 1114 - General Chemistry I

CHEM 1984 - Chemical Principles I

CHEM 2984 - Chemical Principles II

CHEM 3514 - Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 4524 - Organic Chemistry II 

- Lisa Gardner

Game of Tiara Tickets: Now on Sale

Tickets for Alfred State Drama Clubs Spring Show are now on sale at the Alfred State Book Store.

Thursday at 7:00pm and Saturday at 2:00pm are General Admission
doors open half an hour before show-time.

$5/students and $10 for General Admission

Friday at 7:00pm and Saturday at 7:00pm are Dinner Theater.
Doors open at 5:30pm & Dinner is served at 6:00pm

Tickets are $25 or two meal swipes for Alfred State Students.

Tickets can be purchased at the Alfred State campus store or by calling 607-587-4020. Dinner Theater Tickets must be ordered by April 5th.

For more information on General Admission Show Times:

For more information on Dinner Theater Show Times:

For any questions please contact the Director, Tyler Ribble,

- Tyler Ribble

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

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

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

BBQ Drive-Thru Dinner Today

Alfred State Culinary Arts BBQ Dinner

April 6th 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm (or until gone)

Cost - $15.00 (cash or check only!)

Dinner includes

Smoked BBQ Beef Brisket,

Macaroni & Cheese, Coleslaw,

Corn Muffin, and Cookies



Proceeds from the dinner go to Alfred State Culinary Arts scholarships.



- Mary Ellen Wood

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 (

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 (

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

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