Student Announce October 19, 2023

Community Trick-or-Treat Event October 30th

Alfred State is reviving a pre-covid tradition and opening the doors to the SLC park-space and leadership suites for our wider community to bring their children for a trick-or-treat event and we invite you to be part of the revival!  

  • Date - Monday, October, 30th 
  • Location - 3rd Floor of Alfred States Student Leadership Center 
  • Time- 5pm to 7pm

There are a few ways to be involved:

  • If you are a club, organization, or department you can sign up to have a table in the SLC to hand out "treats" to the community "treaters" (celebrate your campus affinities while engaging in this spirited community engagement event
  • Can't donate your time, we are happy to receive supplies! Donate candy or Halloween-themed swag to be handed out by campus organizations on the night.
  • Looking for something fun to do with your own children, bring them in costume to "trick-or-treat" in the SLC and help us spread the word to the wider community (we can even print a poster for you to put up if you have known spots for parents and guardians to take note)

As an added bit of seasonal fun, we will be having a casual door decorating contest between leadership suites in the SLC and invite you to cast your vote by scanning a QR code that will be available in the window of our Civic Leadership Suite (recently named in honor of Pat Fogarty) for your favorite space during the week of October 23rd (the winning suite will be announced after the trick-or treat event on Monday, October 30th!

For more information or if you wish to get involved please email 

- Cyan Corwine

'Midterm Recovery' Workshop - SSC

The Student Success Center will be hosting the Midterm Recovery Workshop on Thursday, October 19th at 5pm in the Student Development Center, Room 109. If you are looking at your midterm grades and want to improve them, start with this workshop. Strategies and options will be discussed as to the best course of action to achieve your goals this semester. All are welcome and encouraged to join!

Find this workshop and future events on Pioneer Link!

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

- Samantha Brockway

CAL Club's Haunted Trail

Come join us for a spooktacular time at the CAL Club Haunted Trail!!

Where: Pick up will be at the Pioneer Center and you will be shuttled up to the college farm for a wagon ride up to the trail which is located behind the farm

When: October 30th and October 31st, with rain day of November 1st

Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM *last call will be at 9:15PM*

Prices: $10 for Single and $18 for couples

Your admission includes the trail and Cider and Doughnuts after the trail provided by Vet Tech Club and your shuttle rides to and from the Pioneer Center

Funds from this event will help us advocate for agriculture at future club events and activities

Any questions can be directed to Tara Sleeman-club advisor through email-


- Tara Sleeman

Please Excuse Students- Forensic Pathology Field Trip 10/20/23 (Nicole DiRado)

Please excuse the following students for a Forensic Pathology field trip to the Monroe County Crime Lab on Friday, Oct. 20th: 

Jack Blehar

Kyle Brown 

Alyssa Burdick 

Makenzie Dullen 

Sam Erbland 

Deanna Gannon 

Kayla Green

Ben Jordan 

Ethan Kuhn

Terrence Masse

Makenzie Matthews

Alex McGill 

Belle-Lissa Miller 

Jamie Roberts 

Emma Terhune 

- Nicole DiRado

Virtual Registration Readiness Workshops

The Academic Advising Center is hosting two virtual Registration Readiness Workshops to help prepare students for Spring Registration. Both sessions will be held on Friday, October 20th via Microsoft TEAMS.

10/20/2023 - 12pm 

10/20/2023 - 6pm 

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!

- Samantha Brockway

Mid-Semester Reminders from Health and Wellness Services

Health and Wellness has a few reminders: We are still appointment ONLY! Please call 607-587-4200 or email to get an appointment to be seen BEFORE walking in. We also are not able to provide any notes/excuses for classes, but you can access your upcoming and previous appointment history on the health portal (Alfred State Student Health Portal Link). This could be used as documentation for your visit. Lastly, cold/flu season is here so please be sure to stay hydrated, wash your hands, and get plenty of exercise to keep your immune systems strong to finish out the rest of the semester!

- Erika Tracy

Open House Parking Lot Closures

On Friday October 20th at 4pm, parking lots 3, 20 and 20a will be closing for Open House on Saturday.  Students may park in any other open student parking lots.  All lots will reopen on Saturday at approximately 4 pm.  Please move your vehicles out of the listed lots prior to 4pm on Friday.  

- Gregory Howe

Winners of the Homecoming Car Show!

Here are the winners of our Homecoming/ Family Weekend 2023 Car Show!

Maple City Dodge sponsored the student category for the CASH prize and the votes were split between Aiden Wagner with a 1972 Dodge Dart and Grady Campbell with a 1983 Buick LeSabre! 

Perk's Auto Care sponsored the Alumni/Guest category for the CASH prize and the winner was Mark Wojtkowiak with a 1986 Dodge Diplomat!

Thank you to all who registered and participated by bringing a car or submitted a vote during the tailgate at Homecoming/Family Weekend! 

- Mary Perkins

Thanksgiving Break Transportation Options

Thanksgiving Break Transportation Options



Will depart from Alfred on:

              Tuesday, November 21 at 2:30 p.m. from Orvis

              Tuesday, November 21 at 2:45 p.m. from West University St.

Return to Alfred on:

              Sunday, November 26 at 10:15 a.m. from Port Authority Bus Terminal

Be sure to secure your ticket today at

Rochester Airport:

Will depart from Alfred on:

              Wednesday, November 22 at 6 a.m.

Return to Alfred on:

              Sunday, November 26 at 5 p.m.  

If you are requesting transportation to the Rochester International Airport please fill out the Online Travel Request Form

As a reminder the Residence Halls will close for Thanksgiving Break, Tuesday, November 21 at 10 p.m. If you are requesting to remain on campus for a portion, or duration of Thanksgiving Break please be sure to fill out the Break Housing Application in eRezLife.

- Erika Winans

Tor Echo

Are you interested in journaling? Interviewing? Drawing? Or just curious on what its like to be a newspaper editor?

Join Tor Echo! We are the school newspaper and are looking for interviewers, writers, artists, and much more to help with the school newspaper! 

Contact Chandler Kemp, Heaven Elliott, or Professor Ianovici for more information or to sigh up! 

- Chandler Kemp

Alfred State Debate Club

Are you interested in learning how to debate? Like to argue with your friends? Or even just want to be part of a fun and interesting club? Join the Debate Club and help us Debate the use of AI in classes! Meetings are Wednesdays at 5pm in SLC 314! 

Contact Chandler Kemp or Professor Stefanski for more information! 

- Chandler Kemp