Student Announce November 14, 2023


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

Student Parking Information/Commuter Lots - University Police

Please remember that parking lots 4, 9 & 13 are designated for Commuter Parking ONLY. Students who live on campus are not permitted to park in Commuter parking at any time (even if you travel to the Wellsville Campus). If your assigned hangtag is not a commuter tag, you will receive a parking violation for parking in the Commuter lots.  Vehicles have also been parking down the middle of parking lot #13, which has no designated (striped) parking spaces. Vehicles should not be parked outside of the striped spaces, as this is a violation of the parking regulations. Here is a link to the online interactive parking map if you have questions about where to park:!ce/5567?ct/27355,0,5567,5572,5573,5574,6683,52487?s/


- Jaime Dennis-Howe

Food for Fine Forgiveness Program

In partnership with UPD, Student Senate, and Civic Leadership we have created a Day of Giving program to help all our students.  If you currently have an outstanding parking ticket you can drop off a minimum donation of $10 of non-perishable, not expired, food items at the Civic Leadership Table in SLC between 12 pm and 2 PM November 13th-17th and provide the workers with your name and 800# for identification of your ticket. Donations can only be made to Civic Leadership Staff, NOT at the University Police office. You can have ONE previously issued parking ticket dismissed. This will benefit the Community Needs Hub for students. If you are unable to meet with civic leadership staff during their tabling hours in SLC this week you can email to coordinate a different drop-off time/location with Staff.

- Chloe Dunn

University Police

Community Action Angels – Holiday Fund Raising Initiatives:

University Police, is again trying to raise money for ACCORD's Community Action Angels.

This year ACCORD is encouraging cash donations so they can purchase gift cards, donations of gift cards in any denomination for WalMart or DG or Amazon or other stores, and new winter coats for boys and girls, any age. 

Food will be a need this year, too. Their pantry has served about 40% more clients each month since July and they welcome donations of any kind of shelf stable products.

At this time, all donations can be dropped off at the University Police Department by Friday, December 8th. 

If you have any questions or would like to work on this initiative with the University Police Department  please contact Lt. Kris Bianchi (

Your support goes a long way to help make the holiday season brighter throughout our community.

- Kristofer Bianchi

Civic Leadership's Kindness and Connection – Tabling and Donation Drive

The Center for Civic Leadership (under the wider umbrella of Global and Civic Well-being) invites our campus community to help fill the Community Needs Hub and connect in a spirit of kindness as we jumpstart a week filled with meaning.

We will have a table Monday-Friday in SLC from 12pm-3pm to foster awareness, spread kindness, and collect donations for our Community Needs Hub and other Charities. Come take part in our kindness chain, bring goods for our food or cloths drive*, donate funds to one of our charities**, learn more about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (with specific focus on Zero Hunger) as part of our tabling initiative to celebrate overlapping and connected advocacy efforts happening this week:

  • November 13th - World Kindness Day
  • November 11th – 18th – Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 
  • November 14th – Day of Giving
  • November 13th – 17th International Education Week (Global Scholar panel on November 16th at 5pm in Allegany Room CDH - all welcome) 

*Community Needs Hub welcomes clean/good condition clothing and outerwear. With the season changing we are particularly grateful for coats, boots, gloves, and hats. In addition, our pantry is happy to receive any non-perishable food items and is currently seeking soups (all varieties), canned spaghetti and raviolis, single serve mac and cheese, and individually wrapped snacks.

** We have fundraising drives happening for Accord's Community Action Angels (specifically seeking un-used gift-cards in any amount to Walmart, Dollar General, or Amazon to support families in need this holiday season), Greater Good Charities, and Doctors Without Borders. 

We are grateful for our community and appreciate all our donors.  Stop by to see us either in the Community Needs Hub or tabling in the SLC during the week!!

- Cyan Corwine

ENDS TODAY - XAE Poinsettia/Wreath Sale!

SALE ENDS TODAY!!! 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 through today, 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! 

Questions? Contact Lynn Hayes at 607-587-4128 or at 

- Lynn Hayes

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

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

Want to Become A UPD Ambassador?

University Police is looking for students wishing to be proactively involved in our community while earning a wage. The duties entail walking, and vehicle patrols, stationary positions within the campus community, and safety walks. Providing information and directions. Alerting police to hazards, medical emergencies, or other possible criminal activity. Will engage members of the community in conversations about safety. 

We are looing for those willing to work between the hours of 9:00PM and 3:00AM. If you are interested, please contact Chief Jeff Wilcox at 607-587-3993 or email at 

- Anna Pensyl-Shutt

Enter To Win - Dining Surveys LAST CHANCE!

Check your emails! Deadline to submit your surveys will be November 15th. 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! Submit your ideas, TODAY!

- Amy Keyes

Pioneers Football Is Headed To The NCAA Football Tournament

Join the Athletic Department in congratulating the Alfred State Football in earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. The Pioneers were one of the 32 schools that made it to the NCAA Football championship, as announced by the national office Sunday Evening.

The Pioneers finished the season with a 6-4 overall record and a 3-1 record in conference play to win the ECFC title and earn the automatic qualifying bid.

The Pioneers will be traveling to Alliance, OH to take on the Mount Union Purple Raiders this Saturday with a time set to be set a later time.


- Will Rollison

ACDOH Focus Group on Family Planning/Reproductive & Sexual Health

The Department of Health (DOH) is seeking volunteers to serve on a focus group to support their ongoing Reproductive & Sexual Health/Family Planning program.  Focus group members simply answer questions and provide input that enable DOH to improve and enhance services in Alfred and in Allegany County.  The focus group will meet with a Public Health Educator on Friday, December 1 from 10:30-11:00 a.m. in TA Parish Hall.   Interested in helping out?  Sign up at this link:

- Erika Tracy

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

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

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