Student Announce October 24, 2023

Community Needs Hub - Open Hours and Donations

The Civic Leadership team has been busy filling pantry requests and making sales since our Community Needs Hub grand opening on Monday October 9th!  If you haven’t checked us out yet, we invite you to stop by! We are grateful to be able to have this space for your campus community and are currently seeking donations.

Our hours of operation in the Community Needs Hub (ground floor of Peet Hall) are*:

  • Monday 12-3
  • Tuesday 12-6
  • Wednesday 12-6
  • Friday 12-6
  • Saturday 10-2

*While we aim to have abide by the above hours, there are occasionally changes in staff availability, so we have a large blue feather flag that says OPEN to help signify when we are open for business.

Currently Seeking*:

  • Winter attire (coats, hats, gloves, boots, sweaters)
  • Men’s clothing
  • Ramen Noodles (vegetarian and meat options – these fly off the shelf)
  • Pasta Sauce (expensive to ship and running low)

*we are happy to receive any clean/good condition clothing and non-perishable food but the above are items are of particular interest.

Donations can be dropped off during open hours in our Community Needs Hub, which is accessed through the two front facing doors on ground floor of Peet Hall or dropped off in our donation bin at the 3rd floor entrance of the SLC.  Alternatively, you can email to make drop off plans.

Thank you for your continued support!

- Cyan Corwine

Remaining Zumba classes this semester

Only a few more Zumba classes remain this semester! There will be no class on Thursday, October 26. The final three classes will be held on November 2, 9, and 16 (Thursdays) at 6pm in the Pioneer Studio. For more information on Zumba, contact Meghan Smith at

- Meghan Smith

Looking for an on-campus job? The OASIS is hiring!

We are looking for motivated work-study eligible students to help staff our Oasis in the Student Leadership Center.  We will have shifts available daily, 7 days per week.  Basic responsibilities will include checking in guests, sanitizing equipment after use, supporting events within the space, and working with students and guests.  Please reach out to Sandra Burdick at for more details if you are interested in this fun, new opportunity.  

- Sandra Burdick

Family of Derek Correa

Last Sunday morning, we were all shocked and saddened to learn of the four men with no known Alfred ties who were arrested for savagely assaulting one of our students.  This short video by President Mauro provides an update regarding this senseless crime as we all rally in support, work together against any future violence, and care for one another. The family of the assailed student will provide updates on his condition on their fundraising GoFundMe page.

- Russell Nunley

The Haunted Infirmary - Come if you DARE!

Are YOU looking for a harrowing fright? ..Hearing those spooky sounds lurking deep in the night?

Look no further! Back by popular demand, the Allied Health Department is again hosting the Alfred State Haunted Infirmary!  Come wander the 3rd floor of the Ag/Science building, and see if YOU have what it takes to survive the chilling terrors that await you!

It has long been rumored that the souls of patients wander these halls, crying for help.  Tortured and terrified, they remain - looking for lost souls to join them.  Will YOU survive?...or will you become the next victim?  There's only one way to know for sure - COME, if you DARE!

Date: Friday, 10/27

Time: 7-10 PM

Cost: $5.00/person

All proceeds will support the endeavors of the Alfred State Medical Imaging Club. 

- Sarah Claud

Campus Activities Board Announcements

  1. Thursday night football 

- Thursday, October 26th, 8-11pm, SLC ; Bills VS Buccaneers 

- Refreshments available 

  1. Paint the Fred Pink 

- In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, come celebrate our late night gathering in Pioneer Center from 10pm-2am, all proceeds go to Susan G. Komen, $5 entry all night 

  1. If anyone is interested in creating a new club, interest forms are available, contact Steven Edwards or any CAB member 
  1. For new events on campus, follow @Cabatalfred on Instagram and Snapchat (qr codes available)
- Anna Pensyl-Shutt

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

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

Launch of the 2024–25 FAFSA Form – Student Records and Financial Services

There are major changes and improvements coming to the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form!  The changes include expanded eligibility for federal student aid and a more streamlined application process.

As a result, the new FAFSA form will be available in December 2023, not in October.

What can students do now?

  • Learn more about FAFSA Simplification 
  • Stay Informed.  Check your email and student portal regularly for updates.  We will notify you as soon as the new FAFSA form is available.
  • NYS residents can review information on the TAP Grant and apply starting November 1, 2023.   

Please contact the Student Records and Financial Services Office with any questions regarding the launch of the 2024–25 FAFSA Form. 

- Angela Allen