Student Announce November 17, 2023

Corral of Care

Stop by the SLC Green Space today from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. to visit the pop-up Corral of Care, meet some new barnyard friends, and de-stress!  

We care about you and hope you’ll find a few minutes to swing by to say hello to the mystery animals who want to meet you!  

The event is sponsored by your friends in the Ag and Vet Tech program, Health & Wellness Services, Dr. Carrie Cokely (Vice President for Academic Affairs), and Dr. Greg Sammons (Vice President for Student and Employee Affairs).

- Paul Welker

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

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

Office Closure - Student Engagement

The Office of Student Engagement will be closed Wednesday, November 22nd - Friday November 24th, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving everyone!

- Anna Pensyl-Shutt

Steve's Friday Feature

Planning alumni events, cultivating donor relationships, and teaching current students the importance of philanthropy are only part of the duties that our Institutional Advancement Office takes part in here.  Read Steve's Friday Feature

- Paul Welker

Thanksgiving Hours - Technology Services Help Desk/Engineering Plotter Room

The Technology Services Help Desk hours for Thanksgiving week will be as follows:

Tuesday: 8 a.m.4- p.m.

Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 1-5 p.m.


The Engineering Plotter Room (ENG213) hours for Thanksgiving week will be as follows:

Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wednesday-Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 2-10 p.m.


- Rawle Crawford

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

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

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

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

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

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