Student Announce September 18, 2023

'First Year Success 101' Workshop - SSC

The Student Success Center will be hosting the First Year Success 101 Workshop on Wednesday, September 20th at 5pm in the Student Development Center, Room 109. Both new and returning students who want to learn more about the resources offered on campus to support both your academic and personal success are welcome. 

Find this workshop and future events on Pioneer Link!

View our Fall 2023 Workshop Schedule on the Student Success Webpage:

- Samantha Brockway

Homecoming Family Weekend Basket Raffle

Homecoming Family Weekend is fast approaching and it is time to start thinking  about our Annual Basket Raffle!  Is your department or organization interested in donating a basket for the raffle?  We encourage you to come up with a unique and fun theme for your basket!  Please reach out to Sandra Burdick at or by calling X4098 to let us know if you are planning on donating a basket.  Baskets will need to be wrapped in cellophane and delivered to the Office of Student Engagement in the Student Leadership Center no later than Wednesday, October 11th.  Baskets will be displayed and tickets can be purchased in the Student Leadership Center in Room 204 on Friday, October 13th from 10am until 4pm and again at Homecoming on Saturday, October 14th during the tailgate festivities with tickets being drawn at halftime.  Tickets will be sold as a sheet of 25 tickets for $10.  You may purchase multiple sheets if desired.

- Sandra Burdick

Apply to Graduate in December 2023

All students completing degree requirements this semester need to apply to graduate (diplomas are not automatically awarded) by visiting > Graduation and Commencement > Apply for Graduation.  Prospective graduates should contact their academic department to ensure graduation requirements have been met and view their degree progress on DegreeWorks

The deadline to apply for a December 2023 diploma is October 9, 2023. 

  • There is NO fee for the graduation application.
  • Students with a minor OR students in a 4-year program looking to earn the corresponding 2-year degree (once requirements are met) must apply to graduate by filling out a Paper Degree Application
  • Please DO NOT apply for May 2024 graduation at this time. 
  • Graduating students who plan to return this spring (in a new program) must apply for readmission through the Admissions Office.  Readmission Applicants are unable to register until their application is approved. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Student Records and Financial Services Office at or call 587-4253.

- Tamara Knapp

Last Day to Drop Without a Fee

Students can process a course change notice without a fee until 11 am on Monday, September 18, 2023. 

After this date, a $20 drop fee will be assessed.  Students may pay the fee online by visiting > View/Pay your Bill, or in the Student Records and Financial Services Office located in the Agriculture Science Building. 

Course Change Notice and Withdrawal/Leave of Absence forms received after 11 am on September 18 will be dated when received, but not processed until Tuesday, September 19th.


- Tamara Knapp


The Veterinary Technology Club and the Opt to Adopt Suite is holding their first dog wash since before COVID!  We are so excited to have the ability to do this with the public here are the details:

When: Saturday September 23

Where: the HOPR (the garage looking thing on the front of the SLC)

Time: 10:00AM-2:00PM

Appointments are requested, but not required, just realize that those with appointments will be given priority! For an appointment please email:

Pricing: Please be aware that this is a basic bath-no detangling/dematting or clipping will be performed. This event is for well behaved dogs only-sorry no cats or dogs with aggression issues.  Dogs must be on a leash and should be up to date on vaccinations. 

  • $10 for just a bath
  • $15 wash, nail trim, and ear cleaning
  • $ 5 nail trim
  • $ 5 ear cleaning

Funds will help us with club events and donations worthy events/programs involving animals

Any quesitons can be directed to Kathleen Bliss or Meghan Smith-club advisors 

- Kathleen Bliss

Homecoming & Family Weekend - 2023

Join us for ASC Homecoming & Family Weekend 2023, October 13-15!

  • Do you have a car that you love to show off? Join our car show and the possibility of winning a CASH prize! Registration is FREE for students!
  • Audition for Alfred's Got Talent! 
  • Attend the Pep Rally, bonfire, and fireworks on Friday night!
  • Show your Pioneer Pride at the games on Saturday!
  • & MUCH MORE!

Visit for a full list of events for this fun filled weekend! 

- Calsey Bump

Permanent Parking Pass Pick Up - Students Living On Campus

If you live on campus and were issued a temporary student parking pass please remember to stop by the University Police Department and pick up your permanent hang tag before Monday 9/18.

- Jaime Dennis-Howe



Take a break, sit quietly, and create a piece of artwork, poem, story, or whatever and send to Ergo, Alfred State’s literary magazine, at



Wondering what to submit?  Full wrap cover (front & back) 17.25" wide by 11.25" high or just the front cover 8.75" wide by 11.25" high, 300 dpi, jpeg.  All entries must fit these specifications for consideration.

And better yet, there's a prize!  Winner and a runner-up will both get a $100 gift certificate for the ASC Campus Store, and boasting rights for being featured as the author of the cover on the Fall 2023 ERGO publication! 


- Debra Tomm


Refunding for the Fall 2023 semester has begun.  Students can check on an available refund by visiting  Students who have opted to receive their refund electronically (ACH/Direct Deposit) need not take any additional steps.  If you have not already done so, you can enroll in this method for future refunds by visiting and selecting the E-REFUND icon.  This is the fastest and most convenient way to receive your refund!


For students not enrolled in E-REFUND checks are available in the Student Records and Financial Services Office located in the Agriculture Science Building. Students attending the Wellsville Campus can pick up their refund checks at the Zero Energy House.  Students will be required to present their Student ID card before receiving their check. Refund checks for Wellsville students are sent from the Alfred campus to the Wellsville campus, and as a result, may take a few more days.  Refunds for students studying online or at the Northland campus will be mailed.


Any refund checks not picked up after 5 business days will be sent to the student’s home address that is on file.  If students prefer to have their check sent to their home address, please email the Student Records and Financial Services Office at


Please Note: Refunds are based on enrollment status.  If students are enrolled in part of term courses, their full refund will not be available until students reach 12 credit hours for the semester. Additionally, Refunds may be issued as funds are received and as a result students may receive multiple refunds throughout the semester.           


If you have any questions in regard to a refund check please email the Student Records and Financial Services Office email address at

- Tamara Knapp

Pioneer Center Building: Rec Room is OPEN!

Did you know that we have a Rec Room in the Pioneer Building?  Come on in and play a game of pool, foosball, darts, and air hockey!  Tables and chairs are available for doing homework or to sit with your friends after grabbing a meal a the Feast Beast.  Just looking for a place to lounge and hang out?  We have lots of soft furniture too!  We also host events each week so check out Pioneer Link or Corq to see what's going on.  Bring your friends!

- Sandra Burdick

Take Out BBQ Rib Dinner

Culinary Arts is hosting a take-out BBQ rib dinner on Thursday, September 21st.  The time is 3:00pm - 5:30pm (or until sold out).

The menu includes smoked BBQ Baby Back Ribs (half rack), Salt Potatoes, Corn on the Cobb, Dinner Roll, and Cookie.

Cost is $15.00 cash or check only (no advanced ticket sales).


- Mary Ellen Wood