Student Announce November 29, 2023

Leadership Suite Applications Are Open

Do you belong to a club or organization actively involved in making a difference in the larger community? Are you solving problems, taking on opportunities, and using your passion and skills to help others? This could take the form of volunteerism, community service trips, public awareness campaigns, fundraising efforts, advocacy, and education.

If so, we invite you to view our Civic Engagement Pioneer page to submit a Leadership Suite proposal. Leadership Suites are designed to celebrate and get others involved in community-minded causes and initiatives locally, regionally, and/or globally.  

Suite applications must be submitted by December 10th, 2023, to be considered for Spring 2024.

- Cyan Corwine

Performing Arts Winter Concert

This Friday, December 1st at 7:00pm in the Cappadonia Auditorium, come ring in the holiday season and support the Performing Arts at Alfred State in our annual Winter Concert. Come rock out and carol your way through some of Broadway’s best tunes with Rock Band, Voices and Instrumental Music. A dessert reception will follow.  We hope to see you there!

- Sarabeth Matteson

School Bus Accident in Wellsville

State Police report that 19-year-old Troy O’Brien was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries following a collision of his car and a school bus on November 27. O’Brien has been a Dean’s List honoree at Alfred State and graduated from Hornell Senior High School. The bus driver and 19 Secondary School students were treated and released from Jones Memorial on Monday morning while O’Brien was taken to Rochester for further treatment.

College administration is in contact with Troy’s family and offering support. Health and Wellness Services are available at 607-587-4200 or for friends who may benefit from assistance to address any needs. Please keep Troy and his family in your thoughts. The Hornell Evening Tribune is updating reports regarding the incident.

- Stephanie LaFever

Holiday Cookie Decorating in the Pioneer Lounge

Join the Student Union Staff in the Pioneer Lounge on December 4th from 6PM - 8PM to decorate some holiday cookies!  Cookies, with frosting and decorations and a fruit punch will be provided.  

- Sandra Burdick

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

Decorate Your Own Cupcake! -TODAY @ The Terrace

Come join us TODAY at The Terrace in CDH to decorate your own cupcake! 11am - 2pm!

- 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

Oasis Open House- 11/30

Join us from 2-4 PM on Thursday (11/30) at SLC 415 to enjoy hot chocolate and snacks while touring this newly redesigned wellness space.  Open to the Alfred State community, this space can help manage stress, find balance, and promote rest/relaxation- especially during this busy time of the semester.  Check out the new grant-funded amenities which include new full-body massage chairs and other calming & relaxing elements.

- Erika Tracy

MEET Dept.- Senior Engineering Project Showcase - Friday, Dec. 1st

On Friday, Dec. 1st from 1-2:00 PM in the SLC Park Space, the Mechanical & Electrical Engineering senior project groups will be displaying posters. The posters will detail their work on specific industry projects. Most industry representatives will be present along with MEET Dept faculty. Come show your support for your fellow Pioneers and take a look! 

- Heather Jackson

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

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

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