Student Announce April 21, 2023

Spring Carnival at Alfred State!

Who is ready for some Spring fun? Come join us for carnival rides, concessions, games, inflatables, and more!

Date: Saturday, April 22nd
Time: 1PM - 5PM
Location: Parking Lot #3 near SLC and Town Houses

FREE Entry!
FREE Rides!

Rides include:
* Loop-o-Plane
* Round Up
* Ferris Wheel
* Chair Swing
* Tornado
* Bumper Cars

Games are $1 for each game ticket and include:
* Water Race
* Skeeball
* Ladder Climb
* Ring Toss
* Balloon Dart
* Basketball

Concessions include:
* ACES Feast Beast! Cash, Cards, CSA, Dining Dollars, and Meal Swipes accepted
* Biggies Burritos - Cash or Cards only
* New York's Desserts - Cash or Cards only
* M&M Fun Foods - Cash or Cards only
* Ray's Mobile Foods - Cash or Cards only
* Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones! $1 each, Cash only

See you there!  

- Sandra Burdick

Hot Dog Day Residence Halls Policies

With Hot Dog Day is fast approaching, the Office of Residential Services would like to share a few rules for the weekend:

  • All residents and guests will have to sign in starting Thursday at 8:00 PM and continue until Sunday at 4:00 AM for Hot Dog Day. 
    • Students and guests must enter through the Main Entrance of their building. 
  • Residential students (students who live on campus) may have a maximum of 1 registered residential or off-campus guest. 
    • Off-campus guests must also be 18 years of age or older
    • You must sign out your 1 guest with an RA if you wish to have a different guest in the building with you.
      • If no RA is present to sign out the guest, call your building’s RA on duty number.
  • Wristbands will be provided for residents and guests.
    • Residential students are not required to wear wristbands in their own residence hall, however, if they desire to visit other residence halls, they must wear a wristband received from their home residence hall or they will not be allowed into another building.
    • Residential Students are expected to carry their student ID with them all times
  • Residents and pre-registered guests can pick up their wristbands from their RA staff starting at 8:00 PM Thursday. 
    • Guests must provide a Valid State Photo ID to receive their wristband.
    • Guests who were not pre-registered will have to have their fill out their wristband with an RA before entering the building. 
    • Once guests arrive on campus, they must always wear a wristband and be accompanied by their host.  
- Lee Wascher

Student Photo Contest

Students - As we near the end of the semester, let’s take a look at all the fun we had along the way this academic year! We want to see your best photos in the following categories. Marketing Communications will award 1st ($50 Amazon gift card), 2nd ($25 Amazon gift card), 3rd ($15 Amazon gift card), and 4th ($10 Amazon gift card) place prizes. Submit your photo(s) labeled with each category to Stephanie LaFever at by the Friday, May 5 deadline. Winners will be announced during finals week. All submissions can be used in digital and print publications promoting the college.


  • Yummy campus food
  • Spring carnival fun
  • Hot Dog Day parade
  • Good times in the residence halls
  • Learning in the academic labs
  • Campus outdoor fun
- Stephanie LaFever

Praying mantis adoption event - Jessica Hutchison

The Integrated Pest Management course is holding a baby praying mantis adoption event on Friday, April 21st from 1:30-3 p.m. Mantises will be adopted out on a first-come, first-served basis until gone. No reservations accepted. Mantises are small and housed in a plastic water bottle. They should be misted daily and fed wingless fruit flies every other day. Adopters can use the wingless fruit fly cultures housed in the Botany lab or order their own flies from suppliers like, but no fruit fly cultures can be given away. Mantises can be released at the end of May when the danger of frost has passed. It's amazing to watch them eat, molt and grow! Contact Jessica Hutchison with any questions.

- Jessica Hutchison

Alumni Choir Spring concert

The Alfred State Alumni Choir will return to campus on Sunday, April 22, for the last time to present the 69th Annual Spring Concert. The concert will begin at 2 p.m. in the Anthony C. Cappadonia Auditorium in the Orvis Activities Center. The concert is free and all are welcomed to attend! 

- Mary Perkins

Pool Closed This Weekend

There will be no open swim this Friday or Sunday 8-10pm.

2023 Graduate Survey-Employment & Continuing Education

Are you graduating in May? Please take a few minutes to complete the Graduate Survey [this is the survey that asks if you have secured a job, are transferring to another college, or are still seeking employment].

  • To complete the graduate survey click HERE (it will take you to Bannerweb) Then enter your username and PIN > click on Student Services & Financial Aid > click on Graduate Survey
  • If you have a job/employment after graduation, choose “employed” [even if you haven’t started working yet!] and list your employer information [please do not choose “not looking”]
  • If you are continuing your education/transferring, choose “transferring” and list the college and major.
  • If you do not have a job lined up yet, choose “Seeking” and be sure to check the 3,000+ jobs in Alfred State's JobLink and schedule an appointment with the Career Development Center
  • Need assistance with your resume? Be sure to utilize the resume database available on Alfred State's SkillsFirst with 600+ sample resumes!
- Maureen Sibble

Summer Housing Application

Residence halls will close at 7:00pm on Saturday May 13, 2023, for Summer Break at which time all items must be removed from your room and return your room key to a Residential Services Staff member. Only students who have been approved to stay for the break will be allowed in the residence halls after that time. All others may be charged with trespassing.

There is a $50 change per week for summer housing. Payments must be paid within 30 days of your bill, any remaining amount at the end of the summer will be placed onto your student account in the form of a hold. Additional information on acceptable payment methods and payment locations will be provided to those approved for summer break housing. 

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, homeless, etc.)
  • Working for the college during the break (with Supervisors Approval)
  • International Student
  • Taking summer classes (will be confirmed with your academic advisor and/or class professor)

If you wish to apply for break housing, please complete the "Summer Break Housing Request" form on eRezLife. To access eRezLife, log into your and select the "sign up for housing" option.

Please note that the application closes at 3:00 pm on Monday, May 8. 

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

- Donald Schrader

Alfred Student Storage

Alfred Student Storage will be at the Central Dining Hall April 21st 11am-2pm.

Students needing Summer Storage can get information and reserve space.  A free box will be given to Students who stop by.

Win a Lobster Dinner at The Terrace!

LOBSTER DINNER RAFFLE!!! You asked, we listened! 

Fill out a raffle ticket every time you eat at The Terrace until April 25th!


*Students only, sorry staff/faculty!

Be sure to submit YOUR ideas to ACES for special events, giveaways, etc.!

- Amy Keyes

Criminal Justice/Human Services Career Fair

Criminal Justice and Human Services Career Fair -- Allegany Rm. (within CDH) -- Tuesday, April 25 -- 10-1:00 p.m. -- OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS

If you're seeking an internship, a job, or community service project you'll find many opportunities at this Career Fair.  Corning Global Security will be conducting interviews while others will accept your resume and talk to you about opportunities available.  The agencies attending include:  Allegany Cty. Probation, Allegany Cty. Sheriff, ASC's Police Academy & University Police, Cattaraugus Cty. Sheriff, Corning Global Security, FBI, Hornell Police Dept., Jamestown Police Dept., Livingston Cty. Sheriff, NYS Env. Conservation, NYS Police, Rochester Police, ROTC, Steuben Cty. Sheriff, TSA, US Border Patrol, US Customs, Aim Independent Living, Allegany ARC, Allegany Council on Alcoholism, Office of the Aging, Social Services, Concern for Youth, Partners for Growth, Journey Health, and Literacy West.  

Don't miss out on this opportunity!  Mark your calendars!  Come and chit chat with agency personnel!  

Hosted by:  Social & Behavioral Sciences Department 






- Debra Tomm

Nursing Senior Capstone Survey

Please take a moment to fill-out the below survey to help the Nursing seniors with their capstone project!



Angie Lopez

The Center for Civic Leadership is Hiring Civic Engagement Advocates for Fall!

Our Civic Engagement Advocates (CEAs) are dynamic student leaders that play a key role in our civic leadership team! CEAs work to support a campus culture that promotes care and community involvement by initiating, enhancing, and engaging others in efforts designed to make a positive difference in our community and beyond. 


Our team works with individual students, clubs/organizations, community partners, and faculty/staff to identify and address community challenges together- here in Alfred, regionally, and beyond. Some of our areas of oversight and engagement include The PLATE (our campus food pantry), Disaster Relief, Habitat for Humanity Builds, Voter Awareness and registration, and Leadership Suite Civic Initiative Support.


If you like to help raise awareness, cultivate connection, provide support services, and engage others in community building and care, then we want to hear from you! Applications can be found in JobLink reference number 800813803


Should you have any questions, please reach out to our team leads at

- Anna Pensyl-Shutt

Individual Room Selection - 2023 to 2024

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

  • All new incoming and returning students now have access to sign up for 2023 - 2024 housing options
  • Individual Room selections end Tuesday, May 30, 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 "202401",
  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. 
    1. Please note, any applications that are completed between 5:00 pm and 8:00 am may not be granted access to sign up for a room until the following day (ex. If you complete your application at 8:00 pm on Monday, you might not be able to sign up for housing until 8:00 am Tuesday). This is due to the formatting of our housing software and our department reviewing applications before permitting students to sign up for housing.
  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