Student Announce November 9, 2023

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



Mark your calendars for the Grand Opening of The Nook! We will have a special guest appearance of Brian Perry from Perry's Ice Cream, a ribbon cutting ceremony, a raffle giveaway, complimentary ice cream, and more!

Join us November 10th at 2pm - 3:30pm (Ribbon Cutting at 3pm)! 

*Located on the first floor of CDH

- Amy Keyes

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

The Nook - ENTER TO WIN!

Be sure to stop by The Nook (CDH - 1st floor)during business hours to enter to win some awesome prizes! Raffle Winners will be drawn at The Nook's Grand Opening, this Friday! Come enjoy complimentary ice cream and to be a part of our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! Attend and meet Brian Perry, from Perry's Ice Cream!

Friday, November 10th, 2pm - 3:30pm (Ribbon Cutting and Prize Winners announced at 3pm)


- Amy Keyes

Register for a chance to win!

Register for a chance to win!

Register for January classes before Thanksgiving for a chance to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards!  

Alfred Campus students must get their pin number from their academic advisor in order to register in BannerWeb.  

If you have any questions regarding course registration, please reach out to your academic advisor or the Academic Advising Center.  

- Nicole Schroeder

Kitten Yoga!

The Vet Tech Club is sponsoring a Kitten Yoga class! 

Event date Saturday November 4, 2023 at 11am in the Pioneer Studio. Registration is $10 and must be paid in advance by Friday at 4pm to reserve your spot. Space is limited! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Hornell Humane Society. 

Yoga mats available or you can bring your own. Wear comfortable clothes you can move in. Suggested to bring water and a towel. 

Register at or contact Prof. Meghan Smith for further information. 

- Meghan Smith

What’s Going Around - Health and Wellness Services

Upper respiratory viruses continue to be the most common medical diagnosis currently at Health and Wellness Services.  Symptoms may include a runny nose, sore throat, and a persistent cough that could last up to a couple of weeks.  Recommendations from our medical team include rest, fluids, and over-the-counter pain relievers and possibly decongestants. These infections are usually viral and typically resolve within two weeks on their own.  As always, don’t hesitate to reach out if you wish to be evaluated by our team.  Alfred Campus- call us at 607-587-4200 to set up a time to visit (appointment only).  Wellsville Campus- call 607-587-3141 or visit the health center in the PSU for a walk-in appointment.

- Erika Tracy


Join us Thursday, November 16th at The Terrace for our 'Thursday Throwback Dinner'! Miss the Early 2000's? So do we! Bring out your inner 2000 and we'll see you there! 4:30pm-7:30pm

- Amy Keyes

Stay For 4 - Submit Your Application In Time to Register For Spring Classes!

Any students who are planning to graduate this December from either an associate (or certificate) program who wish to continue their education at Alfred State College in a corresponding baccalaureate (or associate) degree program need to complete a SUNY Joint Admissions/Intent to Enroll Form.  This would also include any graduates who wish to pursue the Technology Management or Interdisciplinary Studies baccalaureate degree!

These forms should be completed and returned to the Admissions Office as soon as possible.  Students must submit their completed SUNY Joint Admissions/Intent to Enroll Forms to the Admissions Office in order to sign-up for spring classes when course registration opens on November 13.  As a reminder, there is no application fee since students will be either associate degree (or certificate) recipients continuing in the corresponding program. 

The updated SUNY Joint Admissions/Intent to Enroll form is available at

- Kandi Geibel

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

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

What is REV+FLOW fitness?

What is REV+FLOW fitness? It is functional mobility that is low impact and high intensity at the same time. It is a one of a kind workout that is kind to your body as you develop strength, toning, balance, and flexibility. We offer a FREE weekly class for students, faculty and staff on Thursdays from 5 - 6 pm in The Studio at the Pioneer Center. Yoga mats and light (optional) hand weights are provided. Watch this short promotional video to see what you might expect during the REV+FLOW class. There are four classes left this semester on November 9th and 16th before Thanksgiving Break and November 30th and December 7th after Thanksgiving Break.

If you have questions, contact Lynn Hayes at


- Lynn Hayes

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

Fall 2023 Final Exam Schedule

The Fall 2023 Final Exam Schedule is available at the following link:


Students should contact their course instructors if they have questions regarding their exam schedules.

- Tamara Knapp

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

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


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

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