Student Announce November 7, 2023

Drama Club Musical - The Lightning Thief

Alfred State Drama Club presents The Lightning Thief - The Percy Jackson Musical! The show dates are November 16th, 17th and 18th at 7 pm. There is also a matinee at 2 pm on November 18th. Tickets can be purchased through the Alfred State bookstore ahead of time, as well as at a table in the SLC park space November 8th - 10th and 13th - 17th. You can also purchase tickets at the door. Students are $5.00 and general admission is $10.00. Come support the Drama Club and see our show!

- Abigail Hurley

XAE Poinsettia/Wreath Sale!

Are you ready for the Holidays! We have a beautiful 6 inch red poinsettia ($15) or a traditional decorated wreath with red ribbon ($35) that will add a festive look to your home or office! Funds are used to purchase the Induction packets for the newest members to XAE Chi Alpha Epsilon (Honor Society for EOP) for the Spring 2024 Ceremony. The sale runs from Wednesday, November 1st through Tuesday, November 14th. Pick up in the Student Success Center SDC 205 or arranged campus delivery 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, check, or using a QR code on TUESDAY, November 7th from 12 - 2 pm in the Student Leadership Center (SLC) and again on THURSDAY, November 9th also from 12 - 2. Questions? Contact Lynn Hayes at 607-587-4128 or at 

- Lynn Hayes

Academic Advising Center in SLC

It’s almost time to register for Spring classes! Have questions about what classes you need or how to use our online resources? 

The Academic Advising Center will be set up in SLC from 10:30am to 2:30pm Tuesday (11/7), Thursday (11/9) and Friday (11/10). Stop by for help with choosing classes, creating your schedule, navigating Schedule Planner or DegreeWorks, questions about changing your major or any other academic advising questions. 

- Samantha Brockway

Men's Soccer Qualifies For NCAA Tournament

The Alfred State Men's Soccer Team is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history as announced by the national office Monday afternoon.  

The Pioneers won the AMCC conference tournament to receive the conference’s automatic bid after taking down the number one seed Mt Aloysuis Mounties 4-3 in penalty kinks on Saturday.

Alfred State is set to travel to Cortland to take on the Red Dragons this Saturday at 11 am.

Head Coach Gabe Kuhn added “It is an honor to be in the national tournament for the first time in program history. We are excited to play one of the best teams in the country and the team is ready for the challenge!”

The live video link is , and the live stat link is:

- Will Rollison

Orientation Leader Interest Meeting Opportunities

Interested in working as an Orientation Leader this summer? Stop by our interest meetings to learn more about this paid leadership role! Interest Meetings will be held in the Orvis Activities Center, Hall of Fame Room: 

November 7, 6-7PM

November 13, 7-8PM

November 28, 6-7PM 

If you have any questions, please email - we look forward to seeing you there!

- Calsey Bump

Public debate on AI in higher education – Thursday, Nov 9 at 5 PM in the Allegany room

Please join the Alfred State College Debate Club and Dr. Stefanski’s speech classes for a public debate on the following resolution: “As a College of Technology, Alfred State College should offer comprehensive instruction in and encourage the use of generative artificial intelligence in all major programs and General Education courses." Groups of student debaters will deliver prepared arguments to be followed by an open mic and public caucus on the resolution. Coffee and snacks will be served. Come and make your voice heard on this important and timely issue!

- Nicholas Stefanski

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

Campus Mental Health Support Services

Health and Wellness Services recognizes that due to recent events both on campus and across the world, you may be struggling to manage your mental health. If you are interested in our free, confidential counseling services, please contact us at or call 607-587-4200 (M-F between 8:30-4:30) to be connected with our intake clinician.  As a reminder, the Alfred State College Crisis Hotline can be utilized at any time by calling 855-748-1246. In case of emergency, contact University Police at 607-587-3999.  Learn more about our services here

- Erika Tracy

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

Nov. 6 Construction Update

On Monday, November 6, the work for the new bridge to AU will limit access to campus at our front entrance (West Pine St.) to just one lane and will cause a slowdown of traffic in both directions. If possible, please use an alternate route and give yourself a little extra time to travel through this area. 

On Tuesday, November 7, this work will necessitate a brief closure of the Main Street front entrance to ASC (West Pine Street) from 7:30 a.m. until approximately 1:30 p.m. An alternate route to campus will be necessary at these times.

Map of Alternatives to the Alfred Main Street Front Entrance

- Russell Nunley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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