Student Announce November 1, 2023

XAE Poinsettia Sale!

It is time to think about decorating for the Holidays! Order a beautiful 6 inch red poinsettia ($15) or a traditional decorated wreath with red ribbon ($35) 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 in the Student Success Center SDC 205 or arranged deliver will take place around November 30/December 1. 

Click here for the On Line order form for those wishing to pay electronically! 

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

Spaghetti Take Out Dinner - Benefit Student Derek Correa

Culinary Arts will be hosting a Spaghetti Take Out Dinner on November 16th from 3:00pm - 5:30pm or until sold out whichever comes first at the Culinary Arts parking lot. 

The proceeds from the dinner will go to the parents of Alfred State College student, Derek Correa

The cost is $15.00, cash or check only. 

The menu will include spaghetti, with meatballs, Italian bread, side salad with Italian Vinaigrette, and cookie.  

No reservations taken.  If you have any questions, call Mary Ellen at ext. 3170.

- Mary Ellen Wood

The Last Day To Drop a Full-Term Class is Friday, November 3, 2023 at 4 p.m. 


  • Students must work with their academic department to complete a Course Change Notice to drop a class
  • The completed Course Change Notice should be brought to the Student Records and Financial Services Office for processing. 
  • Financial aid will review all course drops to determine any financial aid implications.   
  • A $20 fee is charged for a course drop. This fee can be paid online at or in person at the Student Records and Financial Services Office.  A late fee will be added if it’s not paid within 30 days.
- Tamara Knapp

Parking Lot Closures - Tailgating & Open House - University Police

Parking lots 3, 20 and 20A will be closed beginning at 4pm Friday November 3rd. Students that are being required to move their vehicles may park in any open STUDENT lot between 4pm on the 3rd and Sunday night. Parking lots 3, 20 and 20A will reopen upon completion of the Open House on Sunday. Vehicles that remain in closed parking lots, or re-enter after the closing time are subject to a parking summons. 

Please continue to monitor your daily announces, as there will be many parking lot closures throughout the academic year.

- Jaime Dennis-Howe

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

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


Do you know a faculty member who should be recognized for their dedication to Alfred State College?  The SUNY Chancellor’s Award committee is soliciting nominations in the following three categories:

  • Faculty Service – consistently superior service to the college and/or students
  • Scholarship and Creative Activity – excellence in scholarship/research and/or creative performance
  • Teaching – consistently superior classroom/laboratory/studio teaching

These awards are based on student, faculty, and staff nominations.  Please take a moment to submit a nomination by completing the brief survey available at: 

Anyone wishing more information may contact Wayne Bensley at Submit nominations by Friday, Nov. 17. A complete listing of the awards and criteria is available at  The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence

- Wayne Bensley

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

Tuesday Talks: Navigating Student Loan Repayment

Are you graduating in December 2023 or May 2024? Join Financial Aid Counselor, Keri Edsall, on Tuesday, November 7 @ 7 p.m. in the Small Event Space (SLC 310) for an overview of federal student loan repayment options, including updated Income Drive Repayment (IDR) Plans and the new Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) Plan.

- Calsey Bump

Wrestling Team Gear Store Now Open

The Alfred State Wrestling team gear store is back for a short period of time! Get your gear in time for wrestling and the winter seasons in brands like Carhartt, Under Armor, Cliff Keen and more to rep the Ox Gang and to stay warm! Use the link to check it out and be sure to get your orders in before Nov. 6th deadline. Ship to home or free shipping to Coach available.

- Justin Signorelli

'Improving Your _________' Workshop -- SSC

The Student Success Center will be hosting the Improving Your __(you pick)__ Workshop on Wednesday, November 1st at 5pm in the Student Development Center, Room 109. How often do you catch yourself saying, “I wish I were better at _________.” Well now is your chance to do it! In this workshop you will learn how to improve at something by recognizing the skills you already have and combining them with some new simple and effective strategies. 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

Food Club is going to Sprague's on Friday, Nov. 10

The Food Club is going to Sprague's in Portville, NY on Friday, Nov. 10.  The van will be outside the PHS-CDH exit on Friday, 11/10, at 2:30 pm for pickup to go to Sprague's.  We should get there by 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm and then be back to campus by 6 pm.  If you're interested in joining, please contact Dr. Bauer at

- Katherine Price

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