Student Announce November 16, 2023

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. If emailing, please make sure you reference the Food for Fine Forgiveness Program in your subject line.

- Chloe Dunn

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

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

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

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

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

Spaghetti Take Out Dinner - Benefit Student Derek Correa

Culinary Arts will be hosting a Spaghetti Take Out Dinner TODAY 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

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

Winter Aid Application Available

Winter course registration is now available!  Register for courses and complete the Winter Aid Application if you are interested in using financial aid.  Your eligibility information will be sent to your ASC email after your application is reviewed.   

- Angela Allen

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

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

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

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