Student Announce November 2, 2023

Movie Night in the Pioneer Lounge, TONIGHT!

Join the Student Union Staff TONIGHT in the Pioneer Lounge at 8PM to watch the movie Cars!  FREE Popcorn, FREE Candy, and FREE Drinks!  Bring your friends and play a game of pool or darts while you watch the movie and relax.  The Pioneer Lounge is located on the first floor of the Pioneer Building.  

- Sandra Burdick

Alfred State Cybersecurity Team

Do you want to learn how to protect your computer from threats? Do you want to see how network admin's protect different services like emails and different computers?

Well come join the Cybersecurity team! 

We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm-6pm in the SET building, room 446. 

We look forward to meeting you!

- Zachary Clarke

Power Shut Down

On Friday, Nov. 3, NYSEG will be conducting a very brief power shut down at 5 a.m. This will only last a few minutes, and should not interrupt operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Facilities main office at 4750.

- Rachel Brandow

Exploring Global Citizenship and Value of Cultural Exchange with the 2023-2023 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows

International Education Week is just around the corner and we are proud to once again welcome distinguished international scholars to our campus to broaden perspective as we engage in meaningful cross-cultural dialogue. Have a look at the incredible bios for the  2023-2024 Cornell Humphrey Fellows and come be part of the conversations had during their visit! 

This years distinguished fellows will be engaged in various guest speaking opportunities across campus on November 16th and 17th to help us celebrate International Education Week. In addition, we will host a panel discussion and encourage faculty, staff, and students to attend 

  • When: November 16th 5-6pm 
  • Where: Allegany Room (CDH)
  • Topic(s) Explored: 2023-2024 Cornell Humphrey Fellows discussing their roles as professionals in their home countries, what it means to be a global citizen, and the value of cultural exchange. 

Should any faculty wish to offer extra credit for this event, please contact Cyan Corwine ( with the name of your course(s) so that we can have a sign in sheet available for you. 

- Cyan Corwine

Enter To Win - Dining Surveys Now Available!

Check your emails! The Dining Surveys are now available! Your answers remain anonymous yet every entry will get you entered into our prize drawing. The more surveys you fill out, the more chances you have to win! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! These surveys will only be available for a limited time so submit, today!

- Amy Keyes

Alternative Spring Break Applications Are Now Open!

Winter is coming, and the Civic Leadership team is celebrating by thinking ahead to Spring Break! Do you love giving back to communities in need and soaking up some sunshine when the snow just won’t let go? If so, this spring break service trip could be perfect for you! The application for our Alternative Spring Break trip is now open! 

We will once again be traveling to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to work with Habitat for Humanity during our 2024 spring break (March 10th-March 16th).  If you are interested in learning more or wish to be considered for the trip, we invite you to visit our Civic Engagement Pioneer page to submit your application. While we open this opportunity up for student volunteers, we welcome interested faculty/staff to also reach out in case we have need for additional chaperone support. 

Not sure if this trip is for you, please help us spread the word to others regarding this wonderful opportunity to take part in Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge event so we can send a rock-star group of Alfred State Pioneers to support some community wellbeing down south!

We have limited spaces available and will be finalizing our cohort shortly after Thanksgiving Break! Should you have any questions, please reach out to Cyan Corwine (

- Cyan Corwine

Come celebrate your friendships with a Friends-Giving!

Join the Office of Student Engagement for a fun night of friends, food, DJ, crafts, and more! Stop by the Pioneer Center 5-7PM for our Friends-Giving, stick around for a movie from 7-9PM. 

- Calsey Bump

R.A.D. Self-Defense Course

Join our University Police for our first R.A.D. Self-Defense Course this semester. It will take place November 9-11 from 5-9PM in the Pioneer Center. This three day course is open for everyone (faculty/staff/student) to learn more ways on how to protect yourself. 

11/9 - Lecture with open discussion & self-defense techniques.

11/10 - Review of previous days techniques. Continue technique instruction.

11/11 - (Optional, and only for females this day) Review all techniques and participate in scenario training.

If you can't make it this time but want to participate in a future class, please email Officer Middaugh, To RSVP to this course or for more details, please email OR sign up on Pioneer Link. 

- Calsey Bump

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

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

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

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


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

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