Student Announce October 31, 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

Dinner honoring veterans Friday, Nov. 10 - Joann Bloxsom

A dinner will be held on Friday, Nov. 10, in the Allegany Room from 5-6 p.m. to honor Alfred State and Alfred University veterans who have served. Limited seating. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 1 to Joann Bloxsom, veterans advisory committee chair via email:

- Stephanie LaFever

Get Ready for Spring 2024 Registration

Spring 2024 registration begins November 13, 2023 at 9 AM!  The first step is printing a copy of the Course Selection Form from BannerWeb.  Next, meet with your academic adviser to review your course selections and receive your Alternate Registration PIN and web registration time. Registration instructions are available at under “Records Office Resources.” 


Graduating and returning in a new major?  You will need to re-apply through Admissions and pay your enrollment deposit before you will be assigned a registration time and Alternate Registration PIN.  


Were you expecting to graduate this semester but now will not?  In order to be assigned a registration time, your academic department chair must remove you from the graduation list.  Follow up to make sure your name has been removed.


Please note that students are not officially registered for classes until their bills are paid/processed with Student Records and Financial Services.  The Spring 2024 bill is due by 4:00 PM on January 11, 2024.

- Tamara Knapp

National First-Generation College Student Day Celebration

Please join the Pioneer Family in celebrating National First-Generation College Student Day on Wednesday, November 8! This day is to celebrate those who are first-generation college students. From 11AM-4PM, in the SLC Park Space, there will be activities, a photo booth, & giveaways. In addition, from 5-6:30PM in the SLC Park Space, come listen to a First-Generation ASC faculty, staff, & alumni panel. All are welcome even if you are not a first-generation student, come celebrate those who are and show your support! We hope to see you there!

*First-Generation college students are those whose parent(s)/guardian(s) did not complete a college or university degree, regardless of other family member's level of education. Be proud that you are FIRST!

- Calsey Bump

XAE Poinsettia Sale!

It is time to think about decorating for the Holidays! Order a beautiful 6 inch red poinsettia or a traditional decorated wreath with red ribbon to support Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) - the EOP Honor Society. This fundraiser will cover the Induction packets for our Spring 2024 Inductees! The sale runs from Wednesday, November 1st through Tuesday, November 14th. Pick up or arranged deliver will take place around November 30/December 1. There will be links available soon for both poinsettias ($15 each) and wreaths ($35 each) for those wishing to pay electronically, so make sure to check Announcements next week! We will have a table for in person purchase by cash or check on THURSDAY, November 2nd from 12 - 2 pm in the Student Leadership Center (SLC) and then the follow week Tuesday the 7th and Thursday the 9th also from 12 - 2. You may order poinsettias in person by contacting Lynn Hayes in SDC 252 (EOP Lab) starting the afternoon of November 1st after 3 pm. Questions? Contact Lynn Hayes at 607-587-4128 or at 

- Lynn Hayes

Thanksgiving Break Housing Application

Residence halls will close at 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, for the Thanksgiving Break. The Residence halls will reopen at Noon on Sunday, November 26, 2023. Residential Services is aware that the final bus scheduled to leave Alfred leaves before 10:00 p.m. If you are here for an academic reason and cannot make travel arrangements for the evening of Tuesday, November 21, please contact your Residence Director to remain on campus that night. However, you must plan travel arrangements for the morning of Wednesday, November 22.

Only students who have been approved to stay for the break will be allowed in the residence halls.

All others may be charged with trespassing.

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)
  • Working for the college during the break (with Supervisors Approval)
  • Part of an official athletic team, listed on the Roster received from Athletics, and have practice or a game during the break

If you wish to apply to stay for the break, please complete the "Break Housing Request" form on eRezLife. To access this form, please sign in to, select "sign up for housing," and then select the "Break Housing Request" form. 

Please note, that this form will close on Thursday, November 16.

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

- Donald Schrader

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

Up to $1,000 in Grant Money Available for Part-Time Students!

Part-time students can apply for up to $1,000 through the Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) grant for the fall semester. To apply you must:

  • Be enrolled in a degree granting program taking between 3 – 11 credit hours.
  • Be a New York State resident
  • Have completed a 2023-2024 FAFSA application
  • Be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Not be receiving TAP or Part-Time TAP this semester

If you are interested, please send an email to to receive an application.  The deadline to apply is Friday, November 3, 2023. 

- Angela Allen

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

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