Student Announce November 15, 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

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

Caribbean Student Association Laser Tag Event

The Caribbean Student Association (CSA) is hosting a late night laser tag event on Thursday, November 16th from 10 p.m.-12 midnight in the Small Events Space. All students are welcome to attend. 


- Cassaundra Stone

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

One Love Workshop - 11/27

Join ACCORD and The Office of Student Engagement for a Domestic Violence workshop on November 27 from 4:30-6PM in SLC 408. One love workshops can start life changing conversations about healthy and unhealthy relationships. The One Love Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the goal of ending relationship abuse. It empowers young people with the tools and resources they need to see the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and bring life saving prevention education to their communities.

- Calsey Bump

NYSMATYC MATH CONTEST - This Thursday 4 - 5 PM

The Fall portion of the Math Contest sponsored by the New York State Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (NYSMATYC) is scheduled for Thursday November 16th from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in PHS 106. All students are eligible to compete and doing so requires only a one-hour commitment. The purpose of this contest is to foster create thinking and peak student’s curiosity in mathematics. The contest consists of twenty challenge questions (mathematical puzzles) designed to challenge the creative problem solving skills at the pre-calculus level. Copies of previous contest questions are available in the math lab (SDC 332). If you are able to answer the weekly math contest questions or 3 or 4 of the twenty questions on old NYSMATYC contests, you should consider participating. Please     e-mail the campus contest coordinator Simon Whitehouse ( if you wish to participate or have further questions. If you are unable to make the time above, please contact Professor Whitehouse to see if a make-up time can be scheduled. 

- Simon Whitehouse

ESports Tryouts

Interested in joining the Alfred State ESports Apex Legends or Overwatch team? Alfred State ESports will be hosting tryouts for both teams this week!
Apex Legends will be hosting tryouts on November 16th at 5:00 pm in the Student Leadership Center (SLC) 319.
Overwatch will be hosting tryouts on November 18th at 6:00 pm in the Student Leadership Center (SLC) 319.

Those interested in tryouts are not required to bring any equipment, but if you have a mouse and keyboard that you prefer to use, you are welcome to bring them. 

We hope to see you there!

- Donald Schrader

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

'Real Talk: Your Struggles' Workshop - SSC

The Student Success Center will be hosting the Real Talk: Your Struggles workshop on Wednesday, November 15th at 5pm in the Student Development Center, Room 109. The countdown has begun! Are you exhausted? Over it? Let’s chat about these last few weeks and how to wrap our minds around staying positive, healthy, and focused. What can you do to keep yourself in the right frame of mind to get to point Z of this fall semester? Come to this workshop and find out! 

Find this workshop and future events on Pioneer Link!

View our Fall 2023 Workshop Schedule on the Student Success Webpage:

- Samantha Brockway

Food Pantry Donations Wanted!

In support of my internship, I am looking to gather donations for our local food pantry. Some key items that are needed are items that include but not limited to canned/goods, rice, pasta, cans other nonperishable items.  Donations can be dropped off at the Student Leadership fundraiser table from 12-2pm on Monday, November 20th.  In addition to this, if you are interested in community service hours for helping out with this please contact Leilani via email

Thank you in advance for your support!

- Anna Pensyl-Shutt

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

Orientation Leader Applications Available - SLC 204

Interested in a summer job? Orientation Leader applications are now available for pick up in the Office of Student Engagement, SLC 204. The application deadline is January 31, 2024.

Orientation Leaders are responsible for the successful preparation of students and parents for each new student’s academic career at Alfred State. You will be expected to provide effective guidance to new students and parents, as well as overall support to help make each Orientation program a success. 

Please reach out to with any questions regarding the position or application process. 

- Calsey Bump

Thanksgiving Break Transportation Options

Thanksgiving Break Transportation Options


Alternative Transportation Methods: 

Alfred University has a shuttle going up to the Rochester Airport, Bus Terminal, and Amtrak on the following dates and times: 

Tuesday, November 21 - Shuttle leaves campus at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Wednesday, November 22nd - Shuttle leaves campus at 6 a.m. and 10 a.m.

If you need transportation to Rochester through Alfred University please contact Max Koskoff at and provide the following information: 

  • Name
  • Mobile Number
  • Indicate where you need to be dropped off at - Airport, Bus Terminal, or Amtrak Station
  • Airline or Bus Terminal
  • Scheduled Departure Time

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

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)

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

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