Student Announce November 28, 2023

Alfred State Dance Team Christmas Showcase

Come one and all to celebrate a holiday showcase by the Alfred State Dance Team at the Pioneer Center Lounge 1st Floor on Thursday, November 30th at 9:00pm and Friday, December 1st at 7:00pm. 


Watch an all-dance act of Christmas music, and we are excited to celebrate the holidays with you. Please reserve your spots for the selected shows, as seating is limited available for both days. You can reserve on PioneerLink or Croq. 


If you have questions about the showcase? Please reach out to our Co-Presidents at or for seating.


We hope to see you soon!”


Thank you and have a great day!

- Anna Pensyl-Shutt

TRIAL RUN at The Terrace! Secondary Register is Open for a Limited Time!

THIS WEEK, MONDAY - FRIDAY from 11am - 1pm!

We will be holding a TRIAL RUN to open a secondary register to get you through the line faster at The Terrace!

Plan on paying with a Meal Swipe, CSA or Dining Dollars?

Head over to the Express Lane on the 4th floor of SLC!

*At this time all other forms of payment must be taken at the Main Register in CDH (cash/credit/debit).

* To-Go Containers are only available at the Main Register in CDH.

- Amy Keyes

Family Feud Late Night Edition

Brother to Brother, CAB, & The Cultural Life Center are proud to present the first in a series of Family Feud Events at Alfred State.

This is an opportunity to be among the first to participate in the tournament-style version of Family Feud at A-State with planned variations and events expanding during the upcoming Spring semester (Professionals, Mixed Team, Special Populations, Res Halls).

This first event is part of the late-night programming with a call for 5 person teams. The event will take place in the Underground Lounge in the Pioneer Center. Teams will compete in the traditional "Family Feud" competitions with survey rounds and "Fast Money" where the team can compete for Gift Cards and a chance to advance to a "Champions Bracket" and future tournaments.

The event will occur Thursday, Nov 30th from 9:00 PM EST to 12:30 AM in the Pioneer Center's Underground Lounge (Games Nation Lobby)

Use this link to sign up your 5 person team today to compete.

- Brian Saltsman

Winter Break Transportation Options

Megabus to New York City 

  • Thursday December 14 depart from West University St @ 2:45 p.m. 
  • Friday, December 15 depart from West University St  7:45 a.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 17 depart from West University St @ 7:45 a.m. 

Flight out of Rochester  

  • Saturday, December 16 depart from shuttle stop in front of Shults hall at 6 a.m.  

Transportation from Alfred University to the Rochester Airport, Amtrak, or Rochester Bus Station

  • Monday, December 11 leaves AU Powell Center @ 6 a.m., 12 p.m., & 6 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, December12 leaves AU Powell Center @ 6 a.m., 12 p.m., & 6 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, December 13 leaves AU Powell Center @ 6 a.m., 12 p.m., & 6 p.m. 
  • Thursday, December 14 leaves AU Powell Center @ 6 a.m., 12 p.m., & 6 p.m. 
  • Friday, December 15 leaves AU Powell Center @ 6 a.m., 12 p.m., & 6 p.m. 
  • Saturday, December 16 leaves AU Powell Center @ 6 a.m., 12 p.m., & 6 p.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

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 Winter Break on Friday, December 15 at 10 p.m. If you are requesting to remain on campus for a portion, or duration of Winter Break please be sure to fill out the Winter Break Housing Application in eRezLife.

- Erika Winans

Winter Break Housing Application

Residence halls will close at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2023, for the Winter Break. The Residence halls will reopen for the Spring semester on Friday, January 19, 2024. 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 Friday, December 15 please contact your Residence Director to remain on campus that night. However, you must plan travel arrangements for the morning of Saturday, December 16.

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)
  • Student athlete commitments for games/practice (confirmed with Athletics)
  • Sunday, December 17 bus to New York City

If you wish to apply to stay for the break, please complete the "Winter Break Housing Request" form on eRezLife. To access this form, please sign in to, select "sign up for housing," and then select the "Winter Break Housing Request" form. 

Please note, that this form will close on Monday, December 11. 

Prior to leaving for winter break please be sure to: 

  • Close all windows and blinds/ shades
  • Unplug ALL electronics (including refrigerators)
  • Take out all garbage
  • Lock your room door

Your room will be inspected by a member of the Residential Life staff and the staff will unplug any electronic devices that are left plugged in. Please notify your Resident Assistant of an approximate time you will be leaving campus. 

If you have any questions, please contact Residential Services at 607-587-4371 or email:

- Erika Winans

Pest Deterrent Plans- University Police

Between the hours of 5pm-9pm on Tuesday November 28th, University Police will be utilizing air cannons in an attempt to deter our local crow population from taking up winter residence on our campus. While these canons emit a loud boom to scare these birds away, there should be no cause for concern. Please feel free to reach out to University Police should you have any questions. 

- Jennifer Chiaino

Title VI Guidance

As you may recall from sessions provided to you at new student orientation, Alfred State College works to provide all students an environment free from discrimination based on race, color, or national origin, including shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics.  Based on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we work to prevent and address discrimination against students and any others on our campus—including those who are or are perceived to be from a race, ethnicity, or religious identity. Every student has this right.  Harassing conduct can be verbal or physical and need not be directed at a particular individual. A hostile environment is created when unwelcome conduct based on shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics is offensive and is so severe or pervasive that it limits or denies a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from the recipient’s education program or activity.  


The Associate Dean for Student Conduct and Community Standards oversees the administration of Alfred State's Student Code of Conduct, including violations of Bias-related harassment in Section 5.3 (pages 16-17) here:


The Title IX Coordinator is a resource available to you and can investigate reports of discrimination, as described here:


The Chief Diversity Officer serves the institution's overall DEI strategies and institutional policy development, handling matters that involve College employees.  Alfred State maintains an institutional discrimination report form here:


We are reminding you of these resources and re-affirming our shared commitment to promptly respond in the event of reported discrimination or harassment.  The College's three longstanding Principles of Community speak directly to this shared commitment.  These Principles were read aloud and shared on screen at New Student Convocation in August,  They are here:


Everyone has the right to a safe educational environment. This happens, with unity, when we learn together- and from one another, as Pioneers.   



Dr. Gregory Sammons

Vice President for Student and Employee Affairs


- Deena Smith

Late Night Breakfast - 12/10

Kick off finals week with a Late Night Breakfast served by your faculty & staff on Sunday, December 10 from 10PM-12AM in the Terrace, CDH. This is the time to take a quick break from studying and enjoy a meal & conversations with friends and professionals. This breakfast is meant to help you relax and destress from finals! If you have a meal plan it will be one meal swipe; however, if you do not, you are still welcome as you will get a meal voucher!

- Calsey Bump

Decorate Your Own Cupcake! -The Terrace

Come join us Wednesday, November 29th at The Terrace in CDH to decorate your own cupcake! 11am - 2pm!

- Amy Keyes

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

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

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

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 1st from 10:30-11:00 a.m. in TA Parish Hall.   Interested in helping out?  Sign up at this link:

- Erika Tracy

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

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